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Christapor Yacoubian

Former Research Fellow

Christapor Yacoubian, MLaw, completed his law studies at the University of Basel in Switzerland in 2021 at the top of his class. Following this, he began his doctoral thesis on the topic of “Liability of the contract debtor in the use of digital systems“ with Prof. Dr. Corinne Widmer Lüchinger, in addition to a research assistantship. In his research project, he is focusing on the question of whether, how and under what conditions the contract debtor is liable for damages caused by technical failure when using digital systems under current law.

From March to May 2023, Christapor Yacoubian will be a Research Fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute, before he will conduct research as a Visiting Scholar with Prof. Dr Herbert Zech at the Humboldt University of Berlin from June to August 2023.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Former Research Fellow

Research Group “Norm Setting and Decision Processes


Fields of research

Liability issues around digital systems with a focus on the responsibility of the contract debtor; Continuing legal education approaches in liability law; Swiss Code of Obligations. #Obligation law. #Liability law #Responsibility #Continuing legal education approaches #Digitalization



Digitale Systeme als „Erfüllungsgehilfen“ - Relevanz der fehlenden Rechtsfähigkeit?, Zugleich Anmerkungen zu BGer 4A_305/2021 vom 2. November 2021, in: AJP 4/2023 (in Erscheinung)

Der Fall, „Fall(e) im Fitnessstudio“, in: ius.full 1/2023 (zusammen mit Julian Juhasz, in Erscheinung)

Fortpflanzungsmedizin für alle?, Workshop des Zentrums für Life Sciences-Recht (ZLSR) vom 27. und 28. Januar 2022 in Basel, Tagungsbericht, in: Life Science Recht 3/2022, S. 193-196 (zusammen mit Valentina Christen-Zihlmann und Tugce Fildir)

Der Fall, „Abenteuer mit Neo & Kim – Cobra Gang“, in: ius.full 2019, S. 65-84 (zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Sonja Pflaum)

Auskunftspflicht in der Erbteilung, in: ius.focus 2018, Nr. 29

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