Prof. Dr. iur. Corinne Zellweger Gutknecht

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Corinne Zellweger-Gutknecht is a professor of private law, corporate and commercial law at the University of Basel and a professor of private law, financial market and monetary law at the Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences. Besides, she teaches monetary law at the University of Zurich Faculty of Law. Corinne researches in the fields of monetary, currency and central banking law, and interdisciplinary issues between private and financial market law. She is particularly interested in the influence of digitization on public as well as private money, payment systems and the financial market, and the registration of crypto currencies in private, insolvency and currency law. Corinne serves an adviser to authorities such as the Confederation, BIS, SNB and FINMA. Her ongoing research concerns predominantly the area of monetary law, cybercurrencies and digital legal tender. Among others she is leading a study on the admissibility of euro banknotes under the ECB Legal Research Programme 2020.

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  • November 13, 2018; Vermögensrecht im Wandel: Berechtigung, Transfer und Verkehrsschutz im Zeitalter von Bitcoin und Blockchain, Schweizer Verband der Richter in Handelssachen (SVRH), Zurich
  • October 26, 2018; Virtuelle Währungen und andere Wertdaten – Versuch einer vermögensrechtlichen Einordnung, Wissenschaftliche Arbeitsgruppe Blockchain, Zurich
  • June 15, 2018; Vermögenswerte und Zahlungsvorgänge auf der Blockchain, St.Galler Bankrechtstag, Zurich
  • July 7, 2017; The issue of digital currencies by state central banks (and what private law might learn from it), St Hilda’s College, Oxford
  • May 26, 2017; Legal tender and central-bank issued currency, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London
  • March 13, 2017; Digital Currencies: Questions, Analysis of Legal Issues and Initial Answers, Symposium esisuisse/EFDI/UZH-UFSP Finreg, Zurich
  • November 3, 2017, Central Bank Digital Currencies – An Outline of Legal Issues, Swiss Monetary Law Forum, Zürichs

Related Teaching

  • Spring term 2020: Monetary law (6 ECTS; module offered in the Master’s degree programs at the Faculty of Law), including the regulatory regime in private and public law for cryptocurrency; the legal structure of stable coins
  • Spring term 2019: Monetary law (6 ECTS; module offered in the Master’s degree programs at the Faculty of Law), including the regulatory regime in private and public law for cryptocurrency; the legal structure of stable coins
  • Spring term 2018: Monetary law (6 ECTS; module offered in the Master’s degree programs at the Faculty of Law), including blockchain-based initial coin offerings
  • January 22, 2019; Cryptocurrencies, UZH-UNSW Sydney Winter/Summer School on Law and Technology, University of Zurich, Zurich

Related Project

  • Scholarship under the ECB Legal Research Programme 2020 (topic 2; e-banknotes)
  • Adviser to the Working Group on Digital Innovations of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) regarding legal issues relating to digital currencies
  • Adviser to the Swiss Government’s blockchain/ICO working group (Federal Office of Justice) regarding the legal framework for blockchain and distributed ledger technology (a consultation proposal is to be published by the end of March 2019)
  • Adviser to the Swiss National Bank (SNB)
  • Adviser to the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) regarding sovereign money (Vollgeld); Central Bank Digital Currency and reserves for all; hybrid forms such as reserve backed deposits with commercial banks and FinTech companies