Henry Peter

Professor of Law

Henry Peter is full Professor of Law at the University of Geneva and Head of the Geneva Centre for Philanthropy (GCP). Before taking that responsibility, he was director of the commercial law department of the Faculty of Law at the University of Geneva between 2006 and 2017. Professor Peter is the author of numerous publications. For many years his teaching and publications focused on corporate governance and social responsibility; he has also an expertise in sports’ law. In 2014 he launched the "Philanthropy Series" at the University of Geneva. He is a member of several organizations that look at governance and ethical issues, and sits on several boards (public and private companies). Because of his broad expertise, he is often called upon to act as a member of public or association bodies (e.g., Swiss Takeover Board, Sanctions Commission of the SIX Swiss Exchange, disciplinary chamber in charge of doping cases/ Swiss Olympic Association, Audit Committee of UNIGE), or as arbitrator in disputes in these fields.