Professor Ingebory Schwenzer is currently a full professor of Private Law at the University of Basel, Faculty of Law. She also directs the University’s Global Sales Law Project and the Centre for Family Sciences.
Professor Schwenzer is the Deputy Chair of the Permanent Deputation of the Association of German Jurists, an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law and the Chair of the CISG Advisory Council. In addition to these positions, Professor Schwenzer has also taught and published extensively in these fields.
Her publications include:
- Global Sales and Contract Law (Oxford 2012, jointly with Pascal Hachem and Christopher Kee);
- International Sales Law (Oxford 2012, jointly with Christiana Fountoulakis and Mariel Dimsey);
- Schlechtriem & Schwenzer, Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) (Editor, Oxford 2010);
- ‘Moral Damages in International Investment Arbitration’, in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law: Synergy, Convergence and Evolution (Kröll/Mistelis/Perales Viscasillas/Rogers (ed.), Liber Amicorum Eric Bergsten, Alphen aan den Rijn 2011); and
- Commentary on the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is the world’s leading work on the CISG.
Professor Schwenzer was educated at the Education at University of Tübingen (Germany), University of Geneva (Switzerland) and University of Freiburg i.Br. (Germany) and was ranked third of 209 in the 1975 1975 First State Law Examination ("erste juristische Staatsprüfung") in Freiburg i.Br., Germany.
She received her Master of Laws (LL.M.), summa cum laude at the University of California (Berkley CA, USA) in 1976, was an Assistance Professor at the Institute of Foreign and International Private Law, University of Freiburg Law School (Germany) from 1977-1987 and completed her Ph.D. summa cum laude at the University of Freiburg Law School (Germany) in 1978.
Professor Schwenzer is also an active legal practitioner, acting as an arbitrator, Swiss counsel and expert witness in many proceedings, in international state court and arbitral proceedings. The subject matter of these proceedings include sales and supply contracts, construction, plant and equipment, distribution, joint ventures, commercial contracts.
- For a full list of her publications visit her staff profile page at the University of Basel