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Expert Profile

Dr. Lukas Müller 

Attorney-at-Law | Partner

Lukas Müller is an attorney at law with Kaiser Odermatt & Partner AG and Lecturer at the Universities of Fribourg, St. Gallen and Zurich. He is particularly active in the areas of contract, corporate, financial market, and blockchain law as well as litigation. In addition, he has expert knowledge in financing, accounting and auditing law. 

Lukas completed his studies in business and economics at the University of Zurich (MA UZH) and the University of St. Gallen (Dr.oec.HSG) as well as in law at the University of Zurich (lic.iur.) and at Columbia University in New York City (LL.M.). While working fulltime, he was admitted to the bar of the Canton of St. Gallen. 

In 2016, he got appointed as Assistant Professor of Business Law at the University of St. Gallen. In 2016, he began working as a law clerk at the Federal Administrative Court in Division II (Economy, Competition and Education) and gained experience mainly in complex litigation cases in the areas of business, capital and financial market law. Professional experiences at first and second instance cantonal courts and at Bär & Karrer AG complete his profile. 

Lukas regularly publishes in leading law journals, speaks at continuing education events and lectures at the University of St. Gallen and the University of Zurich. 

Publications

Languages: German, English 

Expertise

  • Blockchain, Legal Tech 
  • Corporate Law 
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Notarization Law  
  • Commercial Register Law 
  • Financial Markets Law 
  • Contract Law 
  • Law of the Profession of Lawyers 
  • Financial Reporting Law 
  • Reorganization & Insolvency 
  • Litigation

Curriculum

  • Since 2021 Partner at Kaiser Odermatt & Partner AG 
  • Since 2021 Lecturer at the University of Fribourg
  • Since 2016 Law Clerk (part-time) at the Swiss Federal Administrative Court, Division II, St. Gallen 
  • Since 2016 Assistant Professor of Business Law (with special emphasis on Company Law), University of St. Gallen and Institute of Public Finance, Fiscal Law and Law and Economics (IFF-HSG); since 2021 as Lecturer
  • Since 2013 Lecturer, University of Zurich 
  • Since 2009 Postdoctoral Scholar (Habilitand) at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zurich 
  • 2015 – 2016 Postdoctoral Scholarship at the University of Zurich (fully funded) 
  • 2015 – 2020: Research and Teaching Assistant, Swiss Distance University Institute (FernUni Schweiz)  
  • 2015 Law Clerk at the Court of Appeals and at the Administrative Law Court of the Canton of Obwalden (Trial Court and Court of Appeals) 
  • 2014 Law Clerk at the Cantonal Court of the Canton of Obwalden (Trial Court) 
  • 2013 – 2013 Research Associate for Prof. Dr. Rolf Sethe, University Research Priority Program Financial Market Regulation 
  • 2011 – 2012 Trainee at Bär & Karrer AG in Zurich and Zug  
  • 2006 – 2010 Research Associate for Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ernst, Chair for Roman Law and Private Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zurich 
  • 2006 – 2007 Research Associate for Prof. Dr. Peter Forstmoser, Faculty of Law, University of Zurich 
  • 2004 – 2005 Research Associate for Prof. Dr. Giorgio Behr and Prof. Dr. Thomas Berndt, Institute of Accounting, Controlling and Auditing, University of St. Gallen 
  • 2003 – 2004: Teaching Associate for Tutorials in Microeconomics II and Macroeconomics II, University of Zurich 
  • 2000 Internship, Obwaldner Kantonalbank, Sarnen 

Education

  • 2018 Attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt), Bar Examiners/Law Society (Anwaltskammer) of the Canton of St. Gallen 
  • 2011 Master of Laws (LL.M.), Columbia Law School, New York   
  • 2009 lic.iur. (Master of Law), University of Zurich 
  • 2008 Dr.oec.HSG (PhD), PhD Program in Accounting and Corporate Finance, Universität St. Gallen 
  • 2006 Visiting Research Fellow, invited by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Schön, Max-Planck-Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich 
  • 2004 Master of Arts UZH (MA UZH), Business and Economics, University of Zurich 

Activities

  • Registered in the Lawyers’ Register of the Canton of Zug

Deals & Cases

Revision of circulars of the SBF

20. October 2021|

We are pleased to announce that Diego Benz of Kaiser Odermatt & Partner AG has collaborated with other experts in the revision of circulars of the Swiss Blockchain Federation. The revised circulars provide a

Article in the Reprax journal

29. September 2021|

Lukas Müller, Mailik Ong and Patrik Odermatt from Kaiser Odermatt &  Partner have published an article on coat trade from a civil, criminal and notarial law perspective in the Reprax Journal 3/2021, p. 207.

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