About Prof. Dr. iur. Dr. rer. pol. h.c. Carl Baudenbacher


Independent Arbitrator and Consultant, Urumea AG. St. Gallen; Door Tenant at Monckton Chambers, London

1 January 2003 – 31 December 2017
President of the EFTA Court

September 1995 – April 2018
Judge of the EFTA Court

1987 – 2013
Chair of Private, Commercial and Economic Law at University of St. Gallen

Visiting Professor for German and Swiss company law at the University of Geneva

1990 – 2014
Managing Director of the Institute of European and International Economic Law at University of St. Gallen

Since 2013
Member of the Liechtenstein Judicial Selection Committee, appointed by HSH Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein

Since 2014
Director of the Center of European and International Law at University of St. Gallen

Permanent Visiting Professor for European and International Law at University of Texas at Austin School of Law

1996 – 2017
Director of the global postgraduate program Executive Master of European and International Business Law at University of St. Gallen

1994 – 2017
Chairman of the St. Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF

Acting Professor at several German Universities, i.a. Bochum, Free University Berlin, Tubingen


Commander’s Cross with Star of the Princely Liechtenstein Order of Merit (2018)

Commander’s Cross of The Icelandic Order of the Falcon (2018)

Listed as No 7 of the 15 most influential intellectuals of Switzerland in 2017, 2016, 2015 by Basler Zeitung

Dr. rer. pol. honoris causae of Leuphana University Lueneburg (2012)

Gold Star for Merit to the Land Vienna (2008)

Small States Prize of the Herbert-Batliner Europe Institute Salzburg (2004; other laureates: Lennart Meeri, President of Estonia, Jordi Pujol, President of the Province of Catalonia, Varia Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia, Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister of Luxembourg).

Cross of Honour for Science and Art First Class of the Republic of Austria (2003)