Ivo Schwander | Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law

Ivo Schwander

Of Counsel
Prof. em. Dr. iur. Dr. h.c.

Feldeggstrasse 4
8008 Zürich
T +41 44 217 92 56

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Ivo Schwander is an Of Counsel to Pestalozzi and member of the Litigation & Arbitration group. He is a former Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen. He advises clients with a particular focus on international and Swiss private law as well as international and Swiss civil procedure. His teaching interests include conflicts of laws, international and Swiss civil procedure, Swiss private law, comparative law, hermeneutics, analytical methods in law and intertemporal conflicts of laws.


  • Honorary doctorate (University of Zurich)
  • Of Counsel to Pestalozzi, Zurich
  • Professor at the University of St. Gallen (until 2012)
  • Post-doctoral thesis (University of Fribourg)
  • Attorney at law, Lachen SZ (until 1986)
  • Doctoral thesis (University of Fribourg)
  • Graduated (lic. iur., University of Fribourg)


German, French, English


Verjährung, Kommentar zu Art. 127-142 OR

Verjährung, Kommentar zu Art. 127-142 OR

By Ivo Schwander: in Jolanta Kren Kostkiewicz, Stephan Wolf, Marc Amstutz, Roland Fankhauser (Hrsg.), Kommentar zum Schweizerischen Obligationenrecht, Orell Füssli Kommentar (OFK), Zürich 2023
ZPO Kommentar Art. 20 – 27, 271 – 307

ZPO Kommentar Art. 20 – 27, 271 – 307

By Ivo Schwander: Gehri Myriam A./Kramer Michael (Hrsg.), ZPO Kommentar, Schweizerische Zivilprozessordnung, Zürich 2010
Ausländische Personen und Privatrecht

Ausländische Personen und Privatrecht

By Ivo Schwander: Peter Uebersax/Beat Rudin/Thomas Hugi Yar/Thomas Geiser (Hrsg.), Handbuch für die Anwaltspraxis. Ausländerrecht, Bd. VIII, 2. A., Basel, 2009, S. 43 - 72
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