Alfred Früh, Dr.
Alfred Früh is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich (UZH). In summer 2018, he is a Visiting Researcher at HIIG. At HIIG, he will examine how new technologies affect (market) transparency in the digital economy. This question is part of a larger habilitation project dealing with transparency as a principle of the competition system.
Alfreds further research focuses on the law of the digital society, on data politics, innovation and creation law as well as competition law. He is the managing director of the Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) at the University of Zurich and the Schweizer Forum für Kommunikationsrecht (SF-FS).
Alfred studied law at the University of Zurich. He completed his dissertation thesis as a guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich on a topic on the interface of Intellectual Property and Competition Law («Immaterialgüterrechte und der relevante Markt»). The thesis was funded by the EMPIRIS foundation and awarded the Issekutz price by the University of Zurich’s Faculty of Law. After his promotion Alfred worked, inter alia, with a leading Swiss law firm.
Alfred is admitted to the bar in Switzerland. He is a lecturer at the University of Zurich (UZH) as well as the Private University of Fürstentum Lichtenstein (UFL) and a member of various professional associations as well as the Digital Society Initiative (DSI).