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Prof. Dr. iur. Daniel Girsberger Attorney, Of Counsel


2022 - today
Of Counsel, Kaufmann Rüedi Attorneys at Law

2014 - 2022
Of Counsel, Wenger Vieli AG

2007 - today
Chairman of the Center for Conflict and Procedure - Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), University of Lucerne

2001 - today
Professor of Swiss and International Private, Commercial and Procedural Law and Comparative Private Law, University of Lucerne

1997 - 2014
Partner, Wenger Vieli AG

Habilitation, subsequently lecturer in private law, international private law, comparative private law, courses on the law of obligations, international private law and civil procedure, University of Zurich

Development and implementation of the Moot Court in Sales Law, University of Zurich

1992 - 2014
Attorney at Law, Wenger Vieli AG

1991 - 1992
Foreign Lawyer, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, Washington D.C.

LL. M. in Common Law Studies, Georgetown University Law Center / International Law Institute Washington D.C., USA

1990 - 1991
National Fund Scholarship (Foundation "Heinrich Kronstein"), Georgetown University Law Center / International Law Institute Washington D.C., USA

Doctorate (Dr. iur.), University of Zurich

1988 - 1996
Lecturer for seminars, exercises in the Law of Obligations and Private International Law, University of Zurich

1988 - 1990
Attorney at Law, Staehelin & Hafter

1987 - 1988
Assistance for Prof. Dr. Max Keller, University of Zurich

Bar exam, canton of Zurich

Law degree (lic. iur.), University of Zurich


  • Swiss Arbitration Centre (ehemals SCAI)
    Member of the Court and the Advisory Committee on Mediation
  • Swiss Mediation Association (SDM)
    Member of the jury for the award of the annual company prize
  • Swiss Chamber for Business Mediation (SKWM)
    Member of the ZNO Committee (Central, Northern and Eastern Switzerland)
  • Swiss Review for International and European Law (SRIEL)
    Member and former Chairman of the Editorial Board
  • Swiss Private Law (Helbing & Lichtenhahn)
  • Schulthess Commentary on Private Law
  • Textbook Series "litera B"
  • Hague Securities Convention
    Member of the Swiss Delegation (2000-2001)
  • Haager Choice of Law Principles
    Chairman of the Working Group (2010-2015)


Prof. Dr. iur. Daniel Girsberger 

Prof. Dr. iur. Daniel Girsberger
Of Counsel


Registered with the attorneys' registry LU
(admitted to practise in all of Switzerland)

Arbitration / ADR

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