Professor of Private Law, Comparative Law, Private International Law and European Law
Director Center for Logistics and Transport Law KOLT
Director primius scholarship program

Andreas Furrer was a partner at MME law firm in Zurich and Zug from 2007 until 2020. As from July 2020, he acts as a legal Counsel and expert at MME. Andreas Furrer is the Head of the Legal Department of the Zenotta Group and a founding member of the Swiss Arbitration Academy.

Prof. Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney-at-Law

T +41 41 229 53 60, Room 4.A47

Frohburgstrasse 3, 6002 Lucerne / Switzerland


Andreas Furrer graduated from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) in 1989, going on to receive his Master of European Law from the University of Saarbrücken (Germany) in 1992. He completed his doctorate at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence (Italy) in 1993. His doctoral dissertation was awarded the 1994 Latsis Prize for outstanding scientific achievement. He was admitted to the bar in the same year.

Between 1995 and spring 2000, he was a researcher at the Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP) at the University of Bremen (Germany), where he also taught law. He completed his post-doctoral qualification at the University of St. Gallen in 2000. In spring 2001, he started a professorship with the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). When the School of Law was founded at the University of Lucerne, his SNSF professorship was gradually transferred to a full professorship at the University.

Between 2003 and 2005, Professor Furrer was one of the directors at the former KMU Institute for Small Businesses at the University of Lucerne. He was head of the research committee between 2003 and July 2010, and prorector responsible for research from October 2006 to July 2010.

Since September 2014, Professor Furrer has been the director of the Centre for Logistics and Transport Law (KOLT) and since 2011 he is the director of the primius scholarship programme. This unique programme supports particularly able and ambitious students and doctoral candidates.


The research projects in Professor Andreas Furrer’s professorship focus on: 

  • Transport and logistics law
  • IPR and European private law
  • Swiss Code of Obligations
  • Arbitration 
  • Blockchain and Smart Contracts


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Online Media: Blog, Forum, Newsgroup, Website


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Event organisation

Single lecture, talk, presentation at invitation

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