Markus Müller-Chen

Markus Müller-Chen

Markus Müller-Chen

Prof. Dr.

Professor of private law, international private and commercial law as well as comparative law

Bodanstrasse 3
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses

Private Law, esp. Contracts

International Sales Law

International Private Law

Comparative Law

Arbitration Law

Art Law

Fields of research

Contract Law

International Private and Civil Procedure Law

International Sales law

Further fields of research

Art law

Comparative Law













to the Swiss Bar 











as Senior Lecturer for private law, commercial law, international procedural

law and comparative law (University of Basel)
1995 - 1999 Habilitation: Folgen der Vertragsverletzung (Remedies

for Breach of Contract) 
1991 – 1993 Dissertation: Die internationale Zuständigkeit bei grenzüberschreitenden Umweltbeeinträchtigungen (International

Jurisdiction in cross-border pollution cases)
1986 – 1991











studies (School of Law, University of Basel) 

Professional Career

Since April July 2009: Attorney-at-Law (private practice)

Since 1. October 2002: Tenured Professor for Private Law, International Private and Commercial Law as well as Comparative Law (University of St. Gallen)

June 2000 - June 2009: Attorney, Wenger Plattner, Attorneys-at-Law, Basel

August - December 1999: Clerk for the Civil Court, Basel

April 1999 – September 2002: Senior Lecturer for private, commercial, procedural and comparative law (University of Basel)

November 1996 - May 1997: Clerk for the Civil Court, Basel

August - October 1995: Lecturer for private law and international business law (University of Basel)

August 1991 - June 1995: Research and Teaching Assistant of Professor Dr. iur. Ingeborg Schwenzer 

Teaching Activities

Introduction to Private Law

Law of Obligations General and Special Part

International Private Law

Exercises in Private Law

Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 

Swiss Moot

Experiential course court internship

Comparative Law 

Experiential law course: Judicial Internship

Great Legal Traditions and Cultures of the World


Co-Editor and Author of the 3d Edition of the Zurich Commentary on the Swiss Private International Law Statute


Member of:

Swiss Lawyers' Association;

Swiss Association for International Law

Society for Comparative law;

German Society of Private Law Professors;

Basel and St. Gallen Lawyers' Associations

Alumni of the University of St. Gallen 


Scientific Award of the City of Basel (2000)

Editorial Board

St. Galler Schriften zur Rechtswissenschaft