Peter Georg Picht studied law at Munich University and Yale Law School, completed his Ph.D. (summa cum laude) at Munich University/the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and holds a masters degree from Yale Law School.
He has been working, inter alia, with the EU Commission’s DG for Competition, as a Senior Research Fellow with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, as well as with two international law firms.
Prof. Picht now holds a chair for Commercial Law at the University of Zurich and is head of the University’s Center for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (CIPCO). He remains affiliated to the Max Planck Institute as a Research Fellow and is Of-Counsel with the law firm Schellenberg Wittmer. His further affiliations include board memberships in the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA), the Association Européenne du Droit Èconomique (AIDE), and the Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum. In 2019, he was a Visiting Professor at King’s College, London.
Prof. Picht’s academic teaching and writing, as well as his counseling activity, focus on intellectual property law,competition law, international private and procedural law, in particular commercial arbitration (mainly IP and Competition), trusts and estates. In these fields, he advises governments, companies, foundations, trusts, as well as private persons and families. Prof. Picht is admitted to the bar in Germany and Switzerland.