Dr. iur. Christoph Rohner

Attorney-at-law and notary public, born 1949
registered in the official register of lawyers and register of notaries public

Languages: German, English, French

Education

  • Studied in Geneva and Berne, graduated from the University of Berne (1974)
  • Admitted to the bar in St. Gallen (1977)
  • Doctorate (1982)
  • Specialist lawyer SAV, inheritance law (2007)

Professional Experience

  • Legal official in the Canton of St. Gallen Department of Economic Affairs (1976–1978)
  • Federal Court secretary (1978–1980)
  • Self-employed lawyer (since 1981)
  • Substitute judge at the Cantonal Court of St. Gallen (1981–2017)
    Substitute judge at the Federal Court (1984–2008)
  • Lectureship at the University of St. Gallen, criminal law and administrative law (1988–2010)
  • Management and foundation mandates

Practice areas

  • Inheritance law (especially estate planning, execution of wills)
  • Constitutional and administrative law including procedural law
  • Private, corporate and property law
  • Notaryship

Recent publications

  • Klageänderung, AJP 1/2001 p. 7 et seqq.
  • Das Gegendarstellungsrecht, Mandat 2/2004
  • St. Galler Kommentar zur neuen Bundesverfassung, 3rd edition 2014; comment on Art. 9
    (the ban on arbitrary decisions, good faith)
  • Die Legitimation zur Willkürrüge im Verfahren der subsidiären Verfassungsbeschwerde,
    AJP 10/2007 p. 1269 et seqq.
  • Gemeindeautonomie im Heimatschutz, in: Ehrenzeller/Engeler (publ.) Handbuch Heimatschutzrecht,
    international, national and cantonal law, Zürich/St. Gallen, 2020, p. 413 et seqq.
  • Gemeindeaufsicht und ihre Mittel im Heimatschutz, in: Ehrenzeller/Engeler (publ.) Handbuch
    Heimatschutzrecht, international, national and cantonal law, Zürich/St. Gallen, 2020, p. 439 et seqq.

Memberships

  • Swiss and St. Gallen Bar Association

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