Prof. Picht studied law in Munich, holds a master’s degree from Yale Law School, and did his PhD at Munich University/the Max Planck Institute. He has been working, i.a., in the EU Commission’s DG for Competition, as a Senior Research Fellow with the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, and with the law firms Linklaters, Allen&Overy und HengelerMueller.
Prof. Picht now holds a chair for Business and Commercial Law at the University of Zurich and is head of the University’s Center for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (CIPCO). He remains, however, affiliated to the Max Planck Institute as a Research Fellow. He also works as Of Counsel at the law firm Schellenberg Wittmer in Zurich, and since 2018, he is visiting professor at King’s College in London.
Prof. Picht’s academic teaching and writing, as well as his counseling activity, focus on intellectual property law, competition law, international private and procedural law.