Thomas KADNER GRAZIANO studied law at the Universities of Frankfurt and Geneva, and comparative law and languages at the universities of Salamanca, Strasbourg, London and Trento (Italy). He holds a doctoral degree from Goethe-University Frankfurt, a habilitation degree from Humboldt-University Berlin, and an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School. Since 2001, he has been Professor of Law at the University of Geneva and director of the program on Transnational Law (CTL/CDT). He was a faculty member of the DUKE-Geneva Institute in Transnational Law (2006, 2010), has been faculty member of Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut (since 2014) and held visiting professorships at the Universities of Potsdam (1997), Poitiers (2006), Florida (2006, 2007-08, 2008 et 2010), Exeter (2007-08), Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas (2009, 2013), Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius (2014) and KU Leuven (2015).
He is fellow at the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL, Vienna), Member of the Swiss delegation to the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and Member of the Working Group on International Contracts at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. He acted as a comparative law expert in international proceedings (e.g. before the UN Security Council’s Compensation Commission and in international commercial arbitration proceedings in Central Europe and the Middle East). His main fields of research and of publication in English, French and German are comparative contract and tort law, Swiss, European and comparative Private International Law, and international litigation.