Curriculum Vitae - Prof. Dr. Peter V. Kunz

Managing Director of the Institute for Economic Law

Full-Tenure Professor for Economic Law
and for Comparative Law


Phone: +41 31 684 55 88
Phone: +41 31 684 89 72 (Reception)
E-Mail: kunz@iwr.unibe.ch


 
Curriculum Vitae

1. Personal Information

Last name: Kunz
First name: Peter V.
Date of Birth: February 1, 1965

2. Education

2001 : Appointed by the Government of the Canton of Bern as "Privatdozent" (Associate Professor) with venia docendi for Private Law and Economic Law
2001: Habilitation ("Der Minderheitenschutz im schweizerischen Aktienrecht"), Promotion with Venia docendi for Private Law and Economic Law
1996: Master of Laws with Honors, Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M.)
1995 - 1996: Postgraduate Studies at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C./USA (with grants from the University of Bern and Swiss National Science Foundation for a habilitation research project)
1995: Awarded the Prof. Dr. Walter Hug Prize
1993: Doctorate in Law earned with Honors (Dissertation topic: "Rechtsnatur und Einredenordnung der aktienrechtlichen Verantwortlichkeitsklage")
1991 – 1993: Research and Teaching Assistant for the Economic Law Seminar and for the Institute of Economic Law at the University of Bern
1991: Admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Bern
1987 – 1988: Legal Trainee at Bratschi Emch & Partner, Attorneys at Law, Bern and Zurich
1987: Legal Trainee at the District Court in Bern
1986: First Degree University of Bern Law School
1984 – 1991: Legal Studies at the University of Bern Law School
1984: Secondary School Graduation (Matura Type B, Olten) Valedictorian
1977 - 1984: Secondary School in Olten, Switzerland (Matura, Type B)
1971 – 1977: Kindergarten and Primary School in Dulliken / SO

3. Professional Activities (Selection)

2015 - 2020: Dean of the University of Bern Law School
2015 - present: Head of Certificate Course in Capital Market Law (Certificate of Advanced Studies in Capital Market Law: CAS CML Unibe), together with Prof. Dr. Thomas Jutzi
2015 - present: Member of the International Committee at the University of Bern
2014 - 2015: Vice-Dean of the University of Bern Law School
2006 - 2010: Head of the Economic Law Department at the University of Bern
2006 - present: Board Member of the Swiss Federal Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne
2006: Appointed by the Federal Government of Switzerland to the Board of the Swiss Federal Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne
2005 - present: Managing Director of the Institute for Economic Law at the University of Bern (www.iwr.unibe.ch)
2005 - present: Full-Tenure Professor in Economic Law and Comparative Law
2005: Appointed by the Government of the Canton of Bern as Full-Tenure Professor at the University of Bern
2002 – 2005: Admitted as a Financial Intermediary according the Swiss Law of Money Laundering (Accession to the Financial Services Standards Association/VQF)
2001 – 2005: Associate Professor at the University of Bern Law School
2001 – 2005: Courses at the University of Bern – e.g. Intellectual Property Rights and Antitrust Laws
1998 – 2005: Admitted as IPO-Specialist to SWX Swiss Exchange
1998 – 2005: Partner at Beglinger Holenstein, Attorneys at Law, Zurich
1993 – 2005: Practiced as an Attorney at Law in Zurich
1991 – 1993: Adjunct Lecturer in Law at the Gewerblich-Industriellen Berufsschule Bern (GIBB) (part-time)
1991 – 1993: Research and Teaching Assistant at the Economic Law Seminar and the Institute of Economic Law at the University of Bern
1985 – 1991: Journalist (part-time) at the "Vaterland"/"Solothurner Nachrichten"

4. Academic Career (Selection)

2005 - present: Several Expert Activities for Public Authorities (Hearings, Expert Opinions)
2005 - present: Lecturing as Full-Tenure Professor
2005 - present: Publications as Full-Tenure Professor
2005 - present: Presentations as Full-Tenure Professor
2004 – 2005: Supervising Students and their Master Theses as an Associate Professor
2002 – 2005: Admitted as a Second Reader for Dissertations at the University of Bern
2001 – 2005: Associate Professor teaching courses in Economic Law at the University of Bern: lectured and conducted tutorials on Groups Law, Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law etc.
2001 – 2005: Examiner in Oral Exams at the University of Bern as an Associate Professor
2001: Habilitation at the University of Bern ("Der Minderheitenschutz im schweizerischen Aktienrecht - Eine gesellschaftsrechtliche Studie zum aktuellen Rechtszustand verbunden mit Rückblick und mit Vorausschau sowie mit rechtsvergleichenden Hinweisen"). Awarded the Venia Docendi in Private Law and Economic Law
1993: Dissertation ("Rechtsnatur und Einredeordnung der aktienrechtlichen Verantwortlichkeitsklage - Darstellung der Rechtslage unter bisherigem und revidiertem Aktienrecht")
1991 – 1993: Assisted with various writing projects of the late Prof. em Dr. Rolf Bär (e.g. ZBJV) and of Prof. em Dr. Roland von Büren (e.g. SIWR)
1992 – 1993: Research and Teaching Assistant to Prof. em Dr. Roland von Büren at the Institute of Economic Law (among others, accomplishment of exercises in the entire field of the Economic Law and repertory in the Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law)
1991 – 1992: Research and Teaching Assistant to the late Prof. em. Dr. Rolf Bär at the Economic Law Seminar in Bern (among others, accomplishment of exercises in the entire field of the Economic Law and repertory in the Intellectual Property Law and Competition Law)
1991 - present: writing Compositions and Monographs, as well as Presentations, for legal events and conferences

5. Publishing Activities

2016 - present: TLE Tax & Legal Excellence, Academic Board (Switzerland), Germany
2014 - present: Member of the Editorial Staff of the Law Journal ZBJV (Zeitschrift des Bernisches Juristenvereins), Bern
2013 - present: Co-Editor of Law Series "Schweizerisches Privatrecht (SPR)", Basel
2013 - present: Columnist in the Newspaper "Die Nordwestschweiz/Aargauer Zeitung"
2013 - 2014: Faculty Working Committee organizing the special publication "Festgabe Juristentag 2014"
2012 - present: Co-editor of the Law Journal "recht" (Zeitschrift für juristische Weiterbildung und Praxis), Bern
2011 - present: Co-editor of the Law Journal "SSW" (Schriften zum Steuer- und Wirtschaftsrecht)
2011 - present: Member of the editorial staff of the Law Journal "AJP" (Aktuelle Juristische Praxis)
2010 - 2012: Columnist in the Newspaper "Oltner Tagblatt/Mittelland Zeitung"
2009 - present: Publisher of the magazine for Comparative Law - Archive for International Economic Law (ZVglRWiss), Frankfurt am Main/Germany
2006 - present: Editor for the Economic Law sector of Jusletter, Bern
1991 - present: Judicial Publications (list available: http://www.iwr.unibe.ch/ueber uns/prof dr peter v kunz/publikationen/index.ger.html)

6. Other Activities (Selection)

2010 - 2013: Administration of Justice Foundation
2009 - 2013: Board Member of the Swiss Institute for Board Members, SVIG (Schweizerisches Institut für Verwaltungsräte)
2009 - 2014: Curt Rommel Foundation
2008 - present: Rotary Club Bern
2008 - 2013: Board Memeber of the Professional Association of Lawyers of the Canton of Bern (BJV)
2002 - 2008: Rotary Club Zurich-Bellerive Editor
2002: Formation of Rotary Club Zurich-Bellerive (founding secretary)
1993 - 1997: Member of the Parliament of the Canton of Solothurn
1989 - 1997: Member of the Town Council of Dulliken (Executive)
1989 - 1993: Justice of the Peace in Dulliken
1989 - 1993: Member of the Board of Trustees of Cultural Affairs of the Canton of Solothurn
1987 - 1990: Member of the Executive Board of the Liberal Youth Movement of Switzerland (JBS)
1986 - 1997: Member of various political committees on local, cantonal and federal levels

7. Memberships in Professional and Community Organizations (Selection)

Schweizerisches Institut für Verwaltungsräte und Geschäftsleitungsmitglieder/SIVG (board member)
Zurich Bar Association/ZAV (passive member)
Swiss Bar Association/SAV (passive member)
Association of Bern Lawyers (board member)
Rotary Club Bern

8. Awards and Scholarships

2010: Prize Pro Wartenfels 2010 2010_09_08_OLT (pdf, 3.3 MB); Preis Pro Wartenfels_2010 (pdf, 659KB)
1995: Prof. Dr. Walther Hug Prize
1995: Scholarship from the Research Committee of the University of Bern
1995: Scholarship from The Swiss National Science Foundation
1984: Graduated secondary school as Valedictorian