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Prof. Dr. Beatrice Wagner Pfeifer


work Aeschenvorstadt 4 Postfach
4010 Basel


Attorney at Law / Counsel
Beatrice Wagner Pfeifer

Beatrice Wagner Pfeifer is titularprofessor of public law, specialising in environmental law, at the University of Basel. At VISCHER she is legal counsel both in an advising and forensic capacity on issues such as prior encumbrances, environmentally compatible examinations, water conservation requirements and chemicals. Beatrice is a board member of the Swiss Association of Environmental Law and Vice-President of the Federal Expropriations Commission responsible for the Canton of Basel-City. She wrote her habilitation thesis on genetically changed organisms and published a two volume textbook on environmental law. In addition she regularly publishes in technical magazines on environmental and expropriation law issues.

  • Appointment as titularprofessor of Public Law (specialising in environmental law) at the University of Basel (2001)
  • Habilitation at the University of Basel (1997)
  • Traineeship at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and EC Commission in Brussels
  • University of Basel (lic. iur., 1978; Dr. iur., 1981)
  • Associate professor on public law (specialising in environment law) at the University of Basel, faculty of law
  • Vice-president of the Swiss Court for compensation for expropriations, 7th district (Basel)
Memberships in Associations
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Basel Bar Association
  • Swiss Lawyers Associaton
  • German
  • English
  • French
Practice areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Aviation
  • Biotechnology Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Pharma
  • Public Economic Law
  • Public Procedure Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Regulation of chemicals