Prof. Dr. Peter Nobel

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Prof. Dr. Peter Nobel

Prof. Dr. Peter Nobel

Peter Nobel is a leading national and international Swiss commercial lawyer. His practice focuses on Swiss and European corporate law, banking and stock exchange law, and finance and capital markets law. He also represents clients in proceedings before Swiss and European authorities and courts as well as before national and international arbitration tribunals, and also acts as an arbitrator himself.

The “Handelszeitung” referred to Peter Nobel as the “doyen of commercial lawyers”.

In 1982, Peter Nobel founded his own law firm in Zurich, which later merged into Nobel & Hug. Between 1980 and 1997, he was a substitute judge at the Commercial Court of the Canton of Zurich, regularly as a judge rapporteur. From 1998 until the end of 2015, he was a judge at the Commercial Court of Zurich. Peter Nobel was also a member of the Swiss Federal Banking Commission, the preceding authority of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA, between 1988 and 2000. In 1984 he was appointed honorary professor and in 1997 associate professor for private, commercial and business law at the University of St. Gallen, where he was also director at the Institute for European Law until 2010. In 2004, Peter Nobel founded the Master of Law and Economics (“MLE”) programme at the University of St. Gallen. From 2007 to 2012, he was full professor ad personam of Swiss and international commercial and business law at the University of Zurich. He was also Chairman of the Editorial Board of SZW (Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht, Zurich) from 1995 to 2013. Peter Nobel furthermore serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stadler CIS AG, a subsidiary of Stadler Rail AG, and of Cassons AG.

Peter Nobel has written over 30 books and around 250 articles on Swiss, European, and international stock corporation, financial market, capital market, corporate, banking law and arbitration.

Peter Nobel is also connected with culture. He is the executor of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s will. With his wife Annette, he has built up the extensive art collection “Press Art”.

The publication list of Prof. Dr. Peter Nobel can be downloaded here.

Internationales Gesellschaftsrecht

Universität Zurich


Universität St. Gallen (HSG)

Recht für Betriebswirtschaftler

Universität St. Gallen (HSG)

SAV Organisationsfreiheit


Internationales Gesellschaftsrecht

Universität St. Gallen (HSG)


Supreme Court of the Canton of Zurich, Zurich

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