Practice Areas

  • Planning and environmental protection law (in particular emissions and contamination law)
  • Public and private construction law
  • Contract law (in particular general contractor and construction agreements, and architectural law)
  • Tenancy law
  • Property law
  • Inheritance law


  • Postdoctoral studies at the University of Zurich: «Internationales Vertragsrecht und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit»
  • Admitted to the bar in 1973
  • Graduated in 1967 as lic. oec.; 1969 Dr. oec.
  • (Dissertation: «Die Abgrenzung des Vorbenutzungsrechts vom Patentrecht bezüglich Voraussetzungen und Wirkungen»)
  • University of St. Gallen

Professional Experience

  • Technical University Zurich: part-time lecturer and examination expert
  • Attorney at law in Zurich since 1974
  • District Court St. Gallen: extraordinary clerk of the court
  • Cantonal Council St. Gallen: Secretary
  • Planning Department of the Canton of St. Gallen: legal employee
  • Member of Zurich Bar Association
  • Member of Swiss Bar Association
  • Member of DACH (European Association of Attorneys) Member of VUR (Swiss Association for Environmental Law)
  • Languages: German, French, English