Susan Emmenegger



Professor Susan Emmenegger,
University of Bern,
Director of the Institute of Banking Law
Bern, Switzerland

Susan Emmenegger is a full professor of law and the director of the Institute of Banking Law at Bern University. Her research focus is on financial markets law, contracts, comparative contract law, corporate governance and legal methods.

Emmenegger served in the advisory board to the Swiss government on financial policy and regulation (2013-2019) and as vice president of the Swiss Takeover Board (2005-2017). Currently, she is a member of the bord of directors of the Swiss Financial Supervisory Authority (FINMA). She holds a law degree, a doctorate and a habilitation from Fribourg University (Switzerland) as well as an LL.M. from Cornell Law school.

Emmenegger regularly teaches at Cornell Law School. She has held visiting teaching or research appointments at various universities, including the European University Institute in Florence, the Vienna University of Economics and Business, the Max-Planck-Institute (Hamburg) and NYU Law School.

Emmenegger has written books on Contract Law, on Legal Methodology and on the Internal Governance of Banks. She regularly publishes on contractual and regulatory aspects of banking law. She is the editor of a book series on banking law and co-editor of several journals in financial market law.