Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer

Legal Partner, LL.M.


Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer  acts as attorney, arbitrator or expert in the areas of national and international commercial and contract law and international private law. His focal areas are national and international distribution, logistics and transport law. He is a professor of private, comparative, international private and European law of the University of Lucerne (part time).  

Business activities

  • Swiss and International law of transport, logistics and distribution
  • Trade Compliance
  • Export Controls
  • Swiss and International Contract and Economy Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Litigation
  • Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law and International Judicial Assistance
  • Legal Opinions on Swiss Law


University of St. Gallen (Promotion to professorial status)  
University of St. Gallen (Dr. iur.) 
University of Saarbrücken (LL.M.)  
University of Freiburg (Licentiate)


  • German
  • English
  • French 


The Legal 500 (

Recommended lawyer 2019 for Transport:

MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance handles dispute resolution, compliance, insurance and contractual advice regarding Swiss trade, distribution, logistics, transport and shipping law. Andreas Furrer and Raphael Brunner assist DPD Schweiz with all business matters, including the drafting of agreements with subcontractors and customers, and representation in negotiation and litigation proceedings. The Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and SBB also feature in the client roster.

Recommended Lawyer 2018 for Transport & Logistics

"MME – Legal | Tax | Compliance’s ‘professional and knowledgeable’ team provides an ‘excellent service due to pragmatic and uncomplicated cooperation and appropriate response times’. The practice handles trade, distribution, logistics and shipping matters, and further focuses on compliance issues, financial claim enforcement and negotiations with business partners and administrative authorities across the entire transport sector. ‘International transport law expert’ Andreas Furrer has ‘great practical and theoretical knowledge’, ‘perfect client understanding’ and ‘tactical skills’, Raphael Brunner is ‘experienced in high-value marine insurance disputes’ and Peter Henschel is ‘deeply knowledgeable in export control law’.

Teaching Assignments

  • Law of Obligations
  • Private International Law
  • Transport Law
  • International Commercial Law (KLU, Hamburg)
  • Transportation Law (CAS Commodities Professional, Zug) 

Practical Experience   

since 2007
Legal Partner at MME
Lawyer/Consultant (since 2003) of a commercial law firm in Zurich
Research assistant at the Centre for European Law and Politics, University of Bremen 
Internship in a law firm 
Internship in a law firm 

Further professional activities

  • Professor of private, comparative, international private and European law of the University of Lucerne (part time)
  • Director of the Center of Competence in Law of Logistics and Transportation (KOLT)
  • Lecturer at the University of Lucerne, KLU Hamburg
  • Lecturer at CAS Commodities Professional, Zug
  • Research, lecturing and publishing activities
  • Founding Member of the Swiss Arbitration Academy


  • BIMCO, The Baltic and International Maritime Council
  • German Society of International Law
  • German Association for Transport Law
  • Deutsch-Schweizerische Juristenvereinigung (DSJV)
  • ecsasuisse european communities studies association
  • Freunde des Hamburger MPI für ausländisches und internationales Recht
  • Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung
  • HSG Alumni
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Law Association (ILA)
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Europarecht / Association Suisse pour le droit européen (ASDE)
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Internationales Recht (SVIR)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Schifffahrt und Hafenwirtschaft (SVS)
  • Swiss Maritime Association (SMLA)
  • Swiss Institute of Comparative Law (SICL)
  • Swiss Shippers‘ Council (SSC), Founder and Member of the Law Commission
  • Verein Netzwerk Logistik
  • Zurich Bar Association