Grégoire Geissbühler

Dr. Grégoire Geissbühler is a Lecturer in Methodology, Drafting and Legal Argumentation at the University of Lausanne, a member of the swissuniversities Reviewers’ Pool for the Open Science Program and the editor of Schulthess’ IusNet – Droit civil platform and newsletter.

He obtained a PhD from the University of Geneva in 2016 with a thesis on debt collection contracts and is a former visiting scholar at the Institute of International Commercial Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law (Pace University, NY), where he conducted research on planned obsolescence under the CISG.

As an attorney-at-law with the law firm LALIVE, he regularly advises clients in negotiating and litigating complex contractual and banking disputes.

Dr. Grégoire Geissbühler’s research is focused on the law of obligations and its interactions with other fields of law. He is currently writing a series of books on the Swiss law of obligations. The first volume, on the general provisions on the Swiss Code of Obligations, was published in 2020.

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