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C. S. Anderfuhren-Wayne
Year of Birth: 1952
Citizenship: American / Swiss
Languages: English, German
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Academic Background

Cynthia S. Anderfuhren-Wayne attended Hofstra University (USA) from where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree (cum laude) in 1974.

Here, she is particularly involved with issues involving US law in our international cases and is otherwise active in international matters in the English speaking realm. Since May 2005, she has served on the law faculty of the University of Lucerne as an external lecturer on Anglo-American Legal Thinking; in September 2012, she also joined the University of Bern's law faculty, where she holds a Legal English seminar on selected topics in Anglo-American Law.


Professional Activities

Cynthia S. Anderfuhren-Wayne has been admitted to the New York State Bar since 1981 and to the Federal District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York since 1983. She has handled trials and appeals (primarily civil), on both state and federal levels, in New York Courts and has drafted and argued appellate briefs before the New York State Court of Appeals (1981-1989). After moving to Switzerland in 1990, she was a legal consultant for the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce in Zurich. Subsequently, she worked as a legal research assistant to Professor Dr. Walter Kälin at the Seminar for Public Law, University of Bern, Switzerland where, among other things, she prepared research papers for law courses, symposia and various academic journals and worked on expert opinions for diverse academic and governmental projects (1991-1997). During this time, she also participated in a cross-cultural legal study concerning minorities and constitutional rights for the «Schweizerischer Nationalfonds » (Swiss National Science Foundation) (1996-1997). Thereafter, she worked for the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Department of International Legal Affairs (1997-1999). Cynthia S. Anderfuhren-Wayne has been with Nobel & Hug since September, 1999. Here, she is particularly involved with issues involving US law in our interna-tional cases and is otherwise active in international matters in the English speaking realm. Since May 2005, she has served on the law faculty of the University of Lucerne as an external lecturer on Anglo-American Legal Thinking; in September 2012, she also joined the University of Bern's law faculty, where she holds a Legal English seminar on selected topics in Anglo-American Law.

Preferred Areas of Work

US Contract law, corporate law, securities law, tort law, constitutional law, international law (public and private).

Publications

  • «Die Seite des Instituts» (report on status of international treaty membership in the intellectual property area) for «sic! Zeitschrift für Immaterialgüter-, Informations- und Wettbewerbsrecht» (1997-99), a journal prepared by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property and published by Schulthess Polygraphischer Verlag.
  • Author of «Family Unity in Immigration and Refugee Matters, United States and European Approaches,» published in July 1996 issue of the International Journal of Refugee Law, a legal periodical published by Oxford University Press, Oxford UK.
  • Author of research paper, «Voluntary Repatriation» prepared for Professor Dr. Walter Kälin in connection with an interdisciplinary course on migration law taught at the University of Berne, 1991.
  • Author of article, «Lesser Included Offenses» published for prosecutorial and defense seminars sponsored by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, 1980.