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Practice areas


  • 1982 licentiate University of Basel, law degree (lic. Iur.)
  • 1987 admitted to the bar
  • 1992 doctorate from the University of Basel, doctorate law degree


Law practice:
Since September 2019 attorney at law and partner at SwissLegal Dürr + Partner, Basel.
1992 – 2003 independent attorney at law and partner in various legal firms in Basel, Zurich and Dornach

Political offices:
Government advisor and three-time president of the Basel-Landschaft Cantonal Government (2003-2019)
Head of the Security Directorate (2003-2011) and the Construction and Environmental Protection Directorate (2011-2019) of the Canton of Basel-Landschaft
District Administrator of the Canton of Basel-Landschaft (1998-2003)

Further information

  • Various executive and administrative board mandates for the government of the Canton of Basel-Landschaft (including EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse, Birsfelden power station, Augst power station)
  • Dissertation “The execution of the estate in the Switzerland-USA relationship” (1990-1991)
  • Member of the Appeals Commission of the University Council of the University of Basel (1999-2003)