As an advisor to Governments, including those of Liechtenstein, Israel, and Switzerland, on business law, I have always acted based on the conviction that law has the function to steer economic and social processes.

Government Consulting

Advisor or expert of the following Governments/Parliaments

Republic of Austria

Austrian and European company and financial market law as well as European State aid law (2014)

Bericht der unabhängigen Untersuchungskommission der österreichischen Bundesregierung zur transparenten Aufklärung der Vorkommnisse rund um die Hypo Group Alpe Adria / Report of the Independent Commission of the Austrian Government which Investigated the Events Surrounding the Hypo Group Alpe‐Adria, Wien 2014 (together wird Irmgard Griss, Manuel Ammann, Ernst-Wilhelm Contzen, and Claus-Peter Weber), 344 Seiten, mit deutscher Zusammenfassung und mit english summary (http://www.untersuchungskommission.at/).

 

Republic of Chile

Comparative constitutional law

El modelo de consulta institucional de Suiza (2016)

 

Israel

Trademark and unfair competition law (1997)

 

Principality of Liechtenstein

European law

Main expert advisor of the Government in all sorts of EU and EEA law questions (1990-1994).

 

Swiss Confederation

EU/EFTA law and policy

Advisor to Federal President Doris Leuthard and to other members of the Federal Council (from 2010).

Advisor to several members of the Swiss Parliament.

Advisor to members of cantonal governments.

Advisor to the President of the Conference of the Cantons

Swiss and European competition law

Expert of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs (2008/2009)

Evaluation des Kartellgesetzes: Institutionelles Setting -Vertikale Abreden – Sanktionierung von Einzelpersonen – Zivilrechtliche Verfahren
Strukturberichterstattung des Staatssekretariats für Wirtschaft, Nr. 44/3, Bern: Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO 2009, ISBN: 3-907846-77-X.  Link

Swiss and European copyright law

Expert of the Swiss National Council (1990)

Zur Europafähigkeit der Urheberrechtsgesetzes-Reform,
WIV-Stichworte 1/ WIV-Stichworte zum Europarecht, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag: St.Gallen/Berlin, 1991
ISBN/ISSN: 3-909161-05-7 (together with Irene Klauer).

Swiss and European competition law

Expert of the Swiss State Council (2003)

Legal framework of cross-border business activities

Expert of the Government of the Canton of St. Gallen (1995)

Verbesserung der rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen grenzüberschreitender Wirtschaftstätigkeit: Gutachten zu Händen des Regierungsrates des Kantons St. Gallen, St. Gallen/Berlin, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag 1995, ISBN: 3-909161-14-6.

 

United Kingdom

Dispute resolution post Brexit

Expert of the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee (2018)

Expert of the House of Commons‘ Exiting the European Union Committee (2018)