Monika Pfaffinger


Fondatrice and Co-President from 26.08.2020 to 31.08.2023

Prof. Dr. iur. habil. Monika Pfaffinger completed her law studies at the University of Zurich in 2002. In 2007 she received her doctorate there with the dissertation "Geheime und offene Adoptionsformen. Wirkungen von Information und Kontakt auf das Gleichgewicht im Adoptionsdreieck" (summa cum laude), while working as a research assistant. After working as a substitute in a leading international commercial law firm and as an auditor at courts in Zurich, she was appointed assistant professor of private law with a focus on the Civil Code (non-tenured) at the University of Lucerne (various recognitions for excellent teaching) and was appointed as a member, and later vice-president, of the Federal Coordination Commission for Family Matters in Bern. Parallel to establishing an independent consultancy practice and working as a detached researcher, Monika Pfaffinger became involved in the University of Liechtenstein in 2019, first as a university councillor and later as prorector. She has been teaching at Kalaidos Law School since 2019. With the paper "Das Recht auf informationellen Systemschutz. Plädoyer für einen Paradigmenwechsel im Datenschutzrecht", she was habilitated by the University of Basel in 2022. In the process, she was awarded the Venia Legendi for Private Law, Information Law and Law and New Technologies.