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Andreas Bucher

Andreas Bucher
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Andreas Bucher

Doctor iuris


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Business law
  • Civil law and civil contracts
  • Commercial law and commercial contracts
  • Company law
  • Construction law
  • European law
  • International arbitration
  • International commercial law and international commercial contracts
  • International investment arbitration
  • Investment arbitration
  • Investment projects
Year of birth







Director of the Department of Civil Law (1987-1993) and of the Department of Private International Law (1993-1998 and 2000-2008).

President of the Section on Private Law (1998-2000).

President of the Senat of the University of Geneva (1995-2000).

Member of the Swiss delegation at the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th diplomatic sessions of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (1993, 1996, 2001, 2005) and at the session of the Special Diplomatic Commission on the International Protection of Adults (1999; vice-chair).

Expert of the Swiss delegation at the Special Commission on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (1997-1999, 2003/2004);

President of the Commission on choice of court agreements at the 20th diplomatic session (June 2005). General Course on Private International Law at the Hague Academy of International Law (2009), special courses on the Family and on Public Policy in Private International Law (2000, 1993).

Chairman or arbitrator in several international arbitrations (ICC, ICSID, ad hoc)


La dimension sociale du droit international privé, Cours général, Recueil des cours de l’Académie de droit international de La Haye, tome 341, 2009 (526 p.). Droit international privé, Bâle/Geneve/Munich, 2e éd. 2004 (364 p.). Co-auteur: Andrea Bonomi. International Arbitration in Switzerland, Bâle/Francfort sur le Main 1989 (230 p.). Co-auteur: Pierre Yves Tschanz. Le nouvel arbitrage international en Suisse, Bâle/Francfort sur le Main 1988 (203 p.). Die neue internationale Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in der Schweiz, Bâle/Francfort sur le Main 1989 (221 p.). La Convention de La Haye sur les accords d’élection de for, Revue suisse de droit international et de droit européen 16 (2006) p. 29-62.

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