Education and professional activities:
Professor Dr. Peter Nobel studied political science at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). He graduated in 1973 with a doctoral thesis entitled “The Harmonization of Corporation Law in the European Common Market”. Professor Nobel was also a visiting scholar at the Lomonossov University of Moscow and at Columbia University School of Law in New York. He received his Habilitation from HSG in 1981, where he was also a lecturer since 1982. In 1984, he was awarded the title of Professor and in 1997, he became a professor “Extraordinarius” for private, trade and commercial Law. Professor Nobel also served as director of the Institute for European Law at HSG.
Although he retired from HSG in 2010, he continued to hold the position of “Ordinary Professor ad personam” for Swiss and international business and commercial law at the University of Zurich, a position he has held since March 2007. Professor Nobel has also served as Editor-in-Chief of the “Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht” since 1995, and he has been a member of the editorial board of the “European Company and Financial Law Review”. Since 2006, he has also been a member of the editorial team of the on-line professional magazine “Jusletter”.
Professor Nobel became a founding partner of Nobel & Hug in 1982. For 17 years, he served as a part-time professional judge at the Superior Court and the Court of Commerce in the Canton of Zurich. From 1988 to 2000, he served as a member of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission Board (today, “FINMA”).
List of publications:
Europäisierung des Aktienrechts, Diss., St. Gallen 1974.
Anstalt und Unternehmen, dogmengeschichtliche und vergleichende Vorstudien, Diessenhofen 1978.
Praxis zum öffentlichen und privaten Bankenrecht der Schweiz, Bern 1979, Ergänzungsband, Bern 1984.
Einführung in das Schweizerische Aktienrecht (co-authored by P. Forstmoser and A. Meier-Hayoz), 4th Edition, Bern 1983.
Aktienrechtliche Entscheide, 2nd Edition, Bern 1991.
Medienrecht (co-authored by L. Schürmann), 2th Edition, Bern 1993.
Vom Umgang mit eigenen Aktien, Schriften zum neuen Aktienrecht, Volume 6, Zurich 1994.
Schweizerisches Aktienrecht (co-authored by P. Forstmoser and A. Meier-Hayoz), Bern 1996.
Schweizerisches Finanzmarktrecht, Einführung und Überblick, Bern 1997.
Die Auswirkungen eines EU-Beitritts auf den Finanzplatz Schweiz (co-authored by C. J. Meier-Schatz and P. Waldburger), Zurich 2001.
Swiss Finance Law and International Standards, The Hague/London/Boston/Bern 2002.
Aktienrechtliche Entscheide (co-authored by G. Roger), 3rd Edition, Bern 2005.
Transnationales und Europäisches Aktienrecht, Bern 2006.
Finanzmarktrechtliche Entscheide (co-authored by M. Senn), 2nd Edition, Bern 2006.
Board und Management Compensation – Ein Inventar rechtlicher Art, Schriften zum Aktienrecht Volume 23, Zurich 2007.
Medienrecht (co-authored by R. H. Weber), 3rd Edition, Bern 2007.
Unternehmenskommunikation – Die rechtlichen Aspekte, Bern 2009.
Schweizerisches Obligationenrecht, Orell Füssli Handkommentar, in: Kren Kostkiewicz/Nobel/Schwander/Wolf (eds.), Zurich 2009.
Dies., Schweizerisches Zivilgesetzbuch, Orell Füssli Handkommentar, Zurich 2011.
Internationales und transnationales Aktienrecht, Band 1: IPR und Grundlagen, Band 2: Europarecht, Bern 2012.
Was heisst „Internationale Standards“?, SZW, P. 556 et seqq., 2015.