Vincent Brulhart

MCE Avocats (Lausanne)
Rue du Grand-Chêne 1
Case postale 1106
1001 Lausanne


Doctor of Law, LL.M.
University lecturer
Partner since 2018

After an initial experience at the Bar of Fribourg, Vincent Brulhart joined the private insurance industry, where he held various positions in Switzerland: Director of Claims at Union Suisse Assurances, he was then responsible for setting up an operational organisation for the Generali Assurances Group; he also helped to set up the Swiss subsidiary of the Europ Assistance Group. He then held a number of positions at Swiss level in the General Management of the Generali Group (Switzerland) Holding SA, including: Chief Claims Officer, Chief Product and Actuarial Officer and Chief Non-Life Officer. He was also Chairman of the Board of Fortuna, a legal protection insurance company. He has attended a number of management training courses, some of them abroad, and has led major restructurings (insurance company mergers, redundancy plans, company transfers).

Vincent Brulhart holds a venia legendi from the University of St. Gallen for private and commercial law, private international law and international procedure, and is a professor of insurance law at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva. He has taken part in various legislative consultations, including as a member of the Federal Council’s committee of experts responsible for a draft total revision of the Insurance Contracts Act (VVG). A former chairman of the claims managers’ commission of the Swiss Insurance Association (SIA), he is currently involved in a number of scientific committees, including as a member of the committee of the Swiss Society of Liability and Insurance Law and as a member of the editorial board of the HAVE/REAS journal. He was a member of the Vaud bar exam commission and contributes to the training programmes for FSA specialist lawyers in liability and insurance law. He was involved in setting up the fundraising committee for Swiss Solidarity (TSR). On the military front, he was a unit commander in the mountain infantry, with the rank of captain, then a staff officer with the rank of major.

Languages :

  • French
  • German
  • English

Areas of activity :

  • Insurance contracts for companies and individuals (VVG)
  • Insurance law, including insurance supervision and intermediation law
  • Reinsurance, transfers and mergers of insurance portfolios
  • Liability and social security law, occupational pension provision
  • Contract law, transport contracts
  • Private international law
  • Arbitration
  • Organisation of training programmes, conferences and seminars for companies and public institutions
  • Member of various boards of directors

Professional activities :

  • Since 2018 : Partner at MCE Avocats
  • Since 2003: Professor of Insurance Law, Universities of Lausanne and Geneva
  • From 2002 to 2018: Various positions as a member of the Executive Board and the Management Committee of Generali Group (Switzerland) Holding SA
  • From 1995 to 2002: Claims Manager, Union Suisse, Compagnie générale d’assurances
  • 1989-1995: Head of Legal Affairs, Union Suisse General Insurance Company

Education :

  • 2002: Habilitation and venia legendi, University of St. Gallen (habilitation thesis on choice of law in private international law)
  • 1997: Doctorate in law, University of St. Gallen (doctoral thesis on international jurisdiction)
  • 1993: Law degree in comparative law, University of Bonn (D)
  • 1989: Admitted to the Bar, Freiburg
  • 1985: Law degree, University of Fribourg


Cf. Unisciences – UNIL – Vincent Brulhart

MCE Avocats Lausanne

Rue du Grand-Chêne 1
Case postale 1106
CH-1001 Lausanne

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