Dr.iur.

Christa Kissling

Academy Scientist

Phone
+43 1 4277-29659

E-Mail
christa.kissling(at)oeaw.ac.at

Biography


Dr Christa Kissling has been a full-time senior post-doc researcher at ETL since 2016 and academy scientist since 2020. From 2002 to 2016, she worked as a researcher and senior researcher at ECTIL. She studied law at the University of Bern, Switzerland, where she also worked after graduation, initially as a research and teaching assistant at the Department for Civil Law, and in 2005 completed her doctorate (Dr iur) summa cum laude (with the thesis ‘Dogmatische Begründung des Haushaltschadens – Ein Beitrag zur haftpflichtrechtlichen Behandlung unentgeltlicher Tätigkeiten’, for which she was awarded with the prix d’excellence by the Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Haftpflicht- und Versicherungsrecht, SGHVR, in 2006). In addition to other publications in the fields of tort law and the law of obligations, she has contributed to several ETL/ECTIL projects as an author and co-project leader/co-editor. Since 2006, she has been a Member of the association ECTIL.

 

Main Areas of Research

Main Areas of Research

  • Swiss and European tort law
  • Comparative law
  • Private law

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Dogmatische Begründung des Haushaltschadens - Ein Beitrag zur haftpflichtrechtlichen Behandlung unentgeltlicher Tätigkeiten, Abhandlungen zum schweizerischen Recht (ASR) Bd. 717, Stämpfli Verlag AG Berne 2006
  • Rechtsvergleichende Aspekte der Haftung bei mangelnder staatlicher Aufsicht und Kontrolle - am Beispiel der Bankenaufsicht in der Schweiz sowie in Österreich und Deutschland, Zeitschrift des Bernischen Juristenvereins (ZBJV) 2009, 137-185
  • Compensation for Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Loss,  in: Attila Fenyves/Ernst Karner/Helmut Koziol/Elisabeth Steiner (eds), Tort  Law in the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights, Berlin/Boston 2011, 579-723 (co-author: Denis Kelliher, Barrister-at-Law)
  • Impact of Bribery on Contracts Under Swiss Civil Law, in: Michael Joachim Bonell/Olaf Meyer (eds), The Impact of Corruption on International Commercial Contracts, Cham 2015, 351-390
  • Nichtigkeit von Verträgen als Folge von Privatbestechung?, in: Susan Emmenegger/Stephanie Hrubesch-Millauer/Frédéric Krauskopf/Stephan Wolf (eds.), Brücken bauen, Festschrift für Thomas Koller, Bern 2018, 397-436