Jean Nicolas Druey

Jean Nicolas Druey

Jean Nicolas Druey is an Emerite Professor of Civil and Business Law at the University of St. Gallen. He obtained his doctoral degree in 1966 at the University of Basel and was admitted to the bar of Basel in the same year. One year later he obtained an LL.M. at Harvard Law School.  From 1968 to 1974, Druey was a member of the legal department of the pharmaceutical firm Hoffmann-La Roche. From 1974 to 1980, he was first a member, then managing senior of the law department of the auditing firm of Allgemeine Treuhand in Zurich (ATAG), which later became the Swiss branch of Ernst & Young. In 1976 he was admitted to the Faculty of Law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) on a proposal by Prof. Peter Jäggi. In 1980, he was named Chair for Civil and Commercial Law at the University of St. Gallen, from which he retired in 2000. Druey was a co-founder and still is a member of the Board of the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen. From 1991 to 2000 he served as a member, then as Chairman of the Swiss Association of Jurists. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Swiss Review of Business Law from 1981 to 1995 and was the Chairman from 1982 to 1992. Druey is a member of the American Law Institute and of the Forum Europaeum Konzernrecht, Heidelberg, then Frankfurt. He was honoured by a Festschrift for his 65th anniversary, edited by Rainer J. Schweizer, Herbert Burkert and Urs Gasser.

His major publications are:

Aufgaben eines Konzernrechts, Bericht zum Schweizerischen Juristentag, ZSR 1980 II 273-387; Wertpapierrecht, Basel 1985 (with Peter Jäggi and Christoph v. Greyerz); Grundriss des Erbrechts, Basel 1986, 1988, 1992, 1996 und 2002; Das Recht faktischer Unternehmungsverbindungen, Gutachten zum Deutschen Juristentag, München 1992 (with Peter Hommelhoff); Information als Gegenstand des Rechts, Zürich 1995; Das schweizerische Konzernrecht in der Praxis der Gerichte, Zürich 1999 (with Alexander Vogel); Gesellschafts- und Handelsrecht, Zürich 2010 (10th edition with Eva Druey Just and Lukas Glanzmann)

References, personal website by Jean Nicolas Druey

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