Vanessa Rüegger

PD Dr. Vanessa Rüegger, Mediator SAV


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Vanessa Rüegger is an Associate in Schellenberg Wittmer's Administrative Law and Public Procurement, Competition, Life Sciences and IP practice groups. She regularly advises and represents clients in the area of regulatory, administrative and public law matters. She also advises clients in matters related to art, copyright and entertainment law. She further acts as counsel and mediator in her fields of practice.

Vanessa Rüegger is also a lecturer of public law at the University of Basel and regularly publishes in her fields of activities.


  • Expert opinions to federal and cantonal offices and private associations in the field of public law, human rights, and art law
  • Advising national and multinational clients in administrative proceedings
  • Advising artists and cultural institutions on organizational and legal matters


Professional Experience
Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer
Privatdozentin, University of Basel
Fulbright Scholar Cardozo School of Law / NYU Law School
Associate Professor, UniDistance; Lecturer, University of Basel; Visiting Researcher at various institutions
Visiting Researcher, University of London, SNSF-Scholarship
Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Fribourg
Education and Admission
Accreditation as Mediator SAV
Bar Admission in Switzerland
Dr. habil., Venia Legendi for Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and International Human Rights Law, University of Basel
Mediation training, Harvard and Konstanz
Dr. iur., University of Fribourg
Master of Law, University of Fribourg
Bachelor of Law, University of Fribourg
Additional Professional Activities

Additional Professional Activities

  • Member of the Museum Commission, Antikenmuseum Basel and Collection Ludwig
  • Legal Advisor,

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