Philippe Meier

Of Counsel
Lausanne

Rue du Grand-Chêne 8
Case Postale 5463
CH-1002 Lausanne

T. +41 (0)21 348 11 88
F. +41 (0)21 348 11 89

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Education

Master in Law (« summa cum laude ») (University of Neuchâtel), 1988
Admission to the Bar, 1990
Ph. D. in Law (« summa cum laude ») (University of Fribourg), 1994, Walther-Hug Award

Academic activities

1994-1997 : Senior Lecturer, University of Neuchâtel, Faculty of Law (civil law)
1997-1998 : Senior Lecturer, University of Geneva, Faculty of Law (civil law)
1999-2000 : Associate Professor, University of Fribourg, Faculty of Law (civil law)
1998-2003 : Associate Professor, University of Lausanne, Faculty of law (civil law)
2006-2007 : Associate Professor, University of Fribourg, Faculty of law (civil law)
2008-2009 : Visiting Professor, University of Fribourg, Faculty of law (civil law)
2006 to date : Full Professor, University of Lausanne, Faculty of law (civil law and data protection & privacy law)
2016 to date : Director of the Law School and Vice-Dean, Faculty of law, Criminal justice and Public administration, University of Lausanne

Languages

French
English
German
Swiss German
Italian

Professional experience as Attorney and Of Counsel

1990-1992 : Ministry of Justice, Bern (private law department)
1992-1993 : Intellectual Property Firm, Geneva
1993-2001 : Law Firm Oltramare Hochstaetter Eardley Reiser, Geneva (associate, then partner)
1995-1996 : Deputy Head International Centre for Sports Studies, Neuchâtel
2001-2003 : Law Firm Suter & Partners (Landwell Switzerland), Lausanne & Geneva (partner)
2003-2015 : Law Firm Schmidt Jaton et Associés, Lausanne & Geneva (partner, then Of counsel)
From 2015 onwards : Bonnard Lawson International Law Firm, Lausanne & Geneva (Of counsel)

Philippe Meier is an Of counsel within Bonnard Lawson International Law Firm. He is a specialist of subject matters in relation to civil law (in particular family law, inheritance law, family and estate planning, adult protection law, mandates in case of incapacity and living wills), both in national and international contexts. He also works in art law (he is a member of the council and of the executive board of the Alberto Giacometti Foundation, Zurich) and in sports law, as well as more generally in contract law (e.g. IT contracts). By virtue of his academic expertise, he counsels individuals and large companies on complex issues of data protection & privacy laws.

As a Full Professor at the University of Lausanne since 2006, he teaches civil law and data protection & privacy laws. He has published a large number of scientific books and papers, leads many research projects and sits on several academic committees. He is a member of the Swiss Bar Association.

List of academic publications Prof. Ph. Meier


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