• From 2018 Counsel of Roesle Frick & Partners Attorneys at Law
  • 2003 – 2018 Full professor for private and commercial law, private international and civil procedure law and comparative law at the University of Zurich
  • 1993 – 2003 Full professor for private law at the University of Basel
  • 1987 – 1993 Corporate legal adviser to the general secretariat of the Zurich insurance group, from 1992 in the capacity of member of the management
  • 1983 – 1990 Habilitation: Law of the Conflict in Economic matters – Special offers and Extra-Territorial Application of Economic Standards with Special Consideration of Market Law; Research work at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and Private International Law in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1982 LL.M., University of California, Berkeley (USA)
  • 1981 Dr. iur., University of Zurich (summa cum laude); Professor-Walther-Hug-Prize awarded for doctoral thesis
  • 1979 – 1981 Academic assistant of professor Max Keller (University of Zurich)
  • 1978 Lic. iur., University of Zurich (magna cum laude)


  • Commercial and contract law
  • Private international law and civil procedure
  • Liability and insurance law


  • German
  • English
  • French


  • Chairman of the Federal Commission of Experts for the Overall Revision of the Insurance Contract Act (until 2006)
  • Chairman of the Federal Appeals Commission for the Supervision of Private Insurance (until 2007)
  • Advisor to the Liechtenstein Government and the Financial Market Authority on insurance legislation and other financial market regulations
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law (2002-2012)
  • Member of the international project groups “Restatement of European Insurance Contract Law” and “Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law” (until 2018) (Link:
  • 2015-2021 Substitute judge at the Supreme Court of the Principality of Liechtenstein
  • Member of several domestic and foreign scientific associations