Professor for civil procedure law and contract law; Board member CCR

Dr. iur., Attorney-at-Law

T +41 41 229 53 92

Frohburgstrasse 3, Room 4.A53


Lorenz Droese (born 1969) studied law at the universities of Zurich and Lausanne and obtained his licentiate at the University of Zurich. Following work at the Zurich District Court and Zurich District Attorney Office, he was admitted to the bar. From 2000 he worked as a lawyer in a Zurich law firm practising commercial law (specialising in the conduct of a case). He gained a doctorate in 2007 under Professor Jürg-Beat Ackermann at the University of Lucerne with a thesis entitled “Die Akteneinsicht des Geschädigten in der Strafuntersuchung vor dem Hintergrund zivilprozessualer Informationsinteressen” (Access to the files of the injured parties in criminal investigations in light of civil procedure information interests). Before being appointed Assistant Professor, he worked at the University of Lucerne as a lecturer in private law and the manager of the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR); he remains part of the CCR as its current director. He publishes papers on matters of civil procedure law and is the co-editor of the journal Schweizerischen Zeitschrift für Zivilprozessrecht (SZZP).



Research Priorities

Professor Lorenz Droese’s research focus is Swiss civil procedure law. He is particularly interested in interfaces with other areas of law, including the various areas of private law as well as criminal law.


Book Section

Case Notes


Contribution/presentation at a non-scientific event

Single lecture, talk, presentation at invitation

(Co-) editor of book series/member of a journal's editorial board/(Co-) editor of scientific blog