Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer
Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer

Prof. Dr. Andreas Furrer

Special Counsel, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | P.O. Box | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland


Andreas Furrer is a lawyer and part-time full professor at the University of Lucerne for private law, comparative law, private international law and European law as well as founder and head of the Competence Center for Logistics and Transport Law. For many years, he was a partner in a major Swiss law firm, where he built up the areas of transport and logistics as well as export control and supervised various DLT projects. His professional focus is on DLT, AI and Web3/Metaverses as well as transport and logistics law. From 2020 to 2023, he acted as CLO in a blockchain startup and advises various digital startups. Through his broad academic, legal and entrepreneurial experience, he provides sound advice to companies and startups, especially in building and developing digital projects and expanding entrepreneurial business areas in Web3 and Metaverses. He also advises companies on their business operations in the United Arab Emirates, where he works with a successful network of local experts.

Education & Admission

  • University of St. Gallen, Priv.Doz. (2001)
  • University of St. Gallen, Dr.iur. (1994)
  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (1994)
  • Saarland University, LL.M.EuR. (1990)
  • University of Fribourg, lic.iur. (1989)

Memberships and public offices

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationales Recht (DGIR)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Transportrecht (DGTR)
  • German-Swiss Lawyers Association
  • ecsasuisse european communities studies association
  • Freunde des Hamburger MPI für ausländisches und internationales Recht
  • Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung
  • HSG Alumni
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • International Law Association (ILA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Europarecht (ASDE)
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Internationales Recht (SVIR)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Schifffahrt und Hafenwirtschaft (SVS)
  • Schweizerische Vereinigung für Seerecht
  • Schweizerisches Institut für Rechtsvergleichung, Scientific Advisory Board, Vice-President
  • Swiss Shippers‘ Council (SSC), Founder and Member of the Legal Commission
  • Verein Netzwerk Logistik
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)


  • German
  • English
  • French


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