Karin Müller's research specialities lie in private law, primarily in partnership law and in general and specific contract law. Within partnership law she deals in particular with ordinary partnerships (eG). She completed a doctoral thesis on the topic 'The transfer of membership in an ordinary partnership: a contribution to the discussion of joint ownership law' and edited the Berner Kommentar provisions regarding ordinary partnerships (art. 530-544 OR) with Prof. Walter Fellmann as co-author. Her thesis on ordinary partnerships was awarded the Prof. Walther Hug Prize. She also commented on the provisions covering representation and liability under general partnership (KG) law in the 'Handkommentar zum Schweizer Privatrecht' commentary on Swiss private law.
Karin Müller completed postdoctoral studies at the University of Zurich with a monograph entitled 'Equity-replacing loans, dogmatic foundations and practical consequences'. Her postdoctoral thesis focused on a topic at the interface between partnership law, contract law and insolvency law. In addition, Karin Müller's publications deal with further topics of partnership, commercial and business law (such as restructuring law) and of civil procedure law.
Karin Müller's teaching activities at the University of Lucerne include lectures on partnership law at Bachelor's level and on company law (Company Law I and II) at Master's level. The company law lectures cover company foundation, construction, reorganisation and liquidation, as well as succession and restructuring. She is also involved in the private law tutorials at the end of the Bachelor's degree. In addition, Karin Müller oversaw the Swiss Moot Court 2013/14.
University of Lucerne
School of Law
Private Law, Commercial and Business Law and Civil Procedure Law
Prof. Dr. iur. Karin Müller
Frohburgstrasse 3, Room 4.A52
P.O. Box 4466
T +41 41 229 53 33