Prof. Dr. Andreas Binder
Prof. Dr. iur. et lic. oec. HSG, Attorney-at-law
Andreas Binder advises companies and entrepreneurs, members of the board of directors and the executive management as well as investors in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (company acquisitions and succession planning), corporate law, corporate governance, public corporate governance and contract law.
He graduated from the University of St.Gallen with a degree in economics and a degree in law. He was admitted to the Bar in 1984 and received his doctorate from the University of Basel in 1987 for his Ph.D. thesis on “The constitution of the corporation”.
Andreas Binder has been working as a business lawyer since 1984. In 2004, he was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of St.Gallen. He also serves as the Director of the Corporate Governance Competence Centre at the Research Institute for International Management of the University of St.Gallen and is lecturer for mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, corporate governance and contract law at the University of St.Gallen. Andreas Binder serves as a member of the core faculty of the University’s master programme “Strategy and International Management”, which has been ranked no. 1 in the Financial Times’ global ranking of master’s in management programmes for eleven years consecutively.
Andreas Binder is the co-editor of the comprehensive interdisciplinary work “Mergers & Acquisitions – Handbook for Strategists, Analysts, Consultants and Lawyers”, which was published in German in 2010 and revised and published again in 2016 by the Stuttgart-based publishing house Schäffer Poeschel.
In his capacity as chair and member of various boards of directors of industrial, commercial and financial companies, Andreas Binder has acquired a great deal of experience and expertise from a corporate perspective, co-orchestrated and supervised comprehensive change processes, led M&A transactions and became proficient dealing with the diverse challenges as well as the advisory needs and expectations of members of the board of directors and executive management.
Since 2013, Andreas Binder has been a member of the Conference Board’s European Council on Corporate Governance.
Andreas Binder is married and has two adult children. He is currently excited about spending time with his three small grandchildren – and he loves to ski.
|since 2004||Honorary Professor for the law of obligations and corporate law at the University of St.Gallen|
|since 1989||Lecturer at the University of St.Gallen|
|1987||Dr. iur. (University of Basel)|
|since 1984||Attorney-at-law at Binder Rechtsanwälte (registered with the Bar in the Canton of Aargau)|
|1984||Admitted to the Bar in the Canton of Aargau and admitted to all courts in Switzerland|
|1983||lic. iur. (University of St.Gallen)|
|1981||lic. oec. (University of St.Gallen)|
|Chair and member of various boards of directors of industrial, commercial, and financial companies (since 1994)|
|Director of the Corporate Governance Competence Centre at the Research Institute for International Management of the University of St.Gallen|
|Lecturer in corporate law, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions (member of the core faculty of the Master in Strategy and International Management, the world’s best-ranked master’s programme in management for eleven consecutive years from 2011–2021 according to the Financial Times) and contract law at the University of St.Gallen|
|Lecturer in corporate law and corporate governance at the Executive School of Management, Technology and Law of the University of St.Gallen|
|Member of the European Council on Corporate Governance of the Conference Board|
|Member of the Expert Commission on Restructuring in the Swiss Code of Obligations appointed by the Federal Council (2013–2014)|
|Member of the Grand Council of the Canton of Aargau (1997–2009)|