Claire HugueninClaire Huguenin

Claire Huguenin is an ordinarius professor of civil, commercial and European law at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Her main fields of research are contract and corporate law.

Claire Huguenin graduated from the University of Berne in 1980. She was admitted to the bar in the Canton of Zurich in 1985. She worked as an attorney-at-law and was a fellow at Columbia University, New York (LL.M. in American Law) and at the University of Amsterdam (LL.M. in European Business Law). In 1995 Claire Huguenin was a visiting scholar at the University of Berkeley, California. From 1997 to 2000 she served as professor of civil, European and comparative law at the University of Berne.

From 1998 to 2007 Claire Huguenin was vice-chairman of the Swiss Takeover Board. She was elected onto the executive board at the Centre for Legislative Studies (ZfR) at the University of Zurich in 2000. Furthermore, Claire Huguenin initiated the research project «Schweizerisches Obligationenrecht und Europäisches Vertragsrecht» in 2007. The aim of this project was to work out new general provisions of the Code of Obligations (Contract Law, OR 2020). From 2010 to 2014 Claire Huguenin was a member of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Fund. Claire Huguenin is a founding board member of the European Law Institute Association (ELIA) and founding council member of the European Law Institute (ELI).

Claire Huguenin has published several books, articles and book chapters.

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