Goran Mazzucchelli

Goran Mazzucchelli, Avvocato e Notaio Lugano

Presentation

After fulfilling his teaching assistance duties at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at University of Bern, where he completed his PhD, Dr. iur. Goran Mazzucchelli has been practising the law since 2000. Since 2018, he has been appointed lecturer in Swiss Substantive Criminal and Procedural Law at the University of Lucerne. From 2009 to 2017, he was an adjunct professor of Swiss Criminal Law at Uninsubria in Como. From 2007 to 2019, he was a member of the Review Committee for Dangerous Convicted Felons in the Canton of Ticino. Since 2020, he has been substitute judge for the coercive measures in the field of the law on foreign nationals of the Canton of Ticino. He is Vice-President of the Swiss Football League’s (SFL) Court of appeal. He also acts as an arbitrator, both nationally and internationally and is a member of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution’s (SCAI) Court and the GASI (ASA Group of the Canton of Ticino) committee. During the years, he has participated in various study groups created by both the Government of Canton Ticino and the Federal Council in the field of criminal and procedural legislation. He regularly publishes doctrinal content in Italian and German.

In his practice, Dr. iur. Goran Mazzucchelli offers legal advice and representation, with a focus on:

  • Private Banking and Financial Law
  • Criminal Law at large (both as counsel for the defence and in private prosecutions), and specifically in negligence, financial, or tax crimes
  • Civil Law
  • Contract Liability Law
  • Corporate and boards liability matters
  • Employment Law
  • Enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings, as well as exequaturs of foreign rulings and deeds
  • Inheritance matters
  • Private Insurance Law
  • International Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters
  • International Administrative Assistance in Tax and Financial Matters
  • Domestic and international arbitration proceedings (as both legal representative and arbitrator)

Languages

Italian, German, English, French

Education and Training

  • Law Degree

    University of Bern

  • Doctor of Law

    University of Bern

  • Cantonal licence to practice law

Professional Experience

  • from 1993 to 1998 | Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology at University of Bern, tenure: Karl-Ludwig Kunz, full professor
  • 1994 | Research Assistant at the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the University of Berne Richard Dirnhofer, professor)
  • 1998 | Apprenticeship at District Court of Locarno-Campagna
  • from 1998 to 1999 | Apprenticeship at the Office of Appeals of the Consiglio di Stato
  • 1999 | Clerk at District Court di Mendrisio-Nord
  • from 1999 to 2000 | Legal practice at Law Firm Cattaneo & Postizzi, Lugano
  • from 2000 to 2017 | Lawyer at Law Firm Cattaneo & Postizzi (Cattaneo & Postizzi Studio legale SA since 2010), Lugano, registered at the Barrister Register of the Canton of Ticino
  • since 2018 | Lawyer at Law Firm and Civil Law Notaries CBM Cattaneo Bionda Mazzucchelli, Lugano

Teaching and Institutional duties

  • since 2018 | Appointed lecturer in Swiss Law and Criminal Procedure at the University of Lucerne
  • since 2018 | Vice-President of the Swiss Football League’s Court of Appeal
  • from 2009 to 2017 | Adjunct professor of Swiss Criminal Law at Università degli Studi dell’Insubria (Como)
  • from 1993 to 2017 | Member of the Swiss Football League’s Court of Appeal
  • from 2007 to 2019 | Permanent member of Review Committee for Dangerous Convicted Felons in the Canton of Ticino established by Consiglio di Stato of the Canton Ticino
  • since 2020 | Substitute judge for the coercive measures in the field of the law on foreign nationals of the Canton of Ticino
  • since 2005 | Member of the GASI committee (ASA Group of the Canton of Ticino)
  • since 2015 | Member of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution’s Court
  • since 2015 | Lecturer at SUPSI (Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana), Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Business Law and Business Crime
  • 2015 and 2016 | Member of the workgroup created by the Federal Office of Justice at the request of the Swiss Federal Council and charged with reviewing the Criminal Code

Publications

  • 1994 | Criminalità, politica criminale e riforma del codice penale, in: Rep. 127 (1994), p. 215-229, also in: Kriminologisches Bulletin 21 (1995), n. 1, p. 47-66
  • 1996 | Die Sicherungsfunktion des langen Freiheitsentzuges, in: recht 14 (1996), p. 206-214
  • 1999 | Il tempo per punire. Elementi criminologici e sociopolitici per una riforma delle pene e delle misure privative di libertà di lunga durata, Bern – Stuttgart – Vienna, 1999
  • 2000 | Öffentliches Sicherheitsbedürfnis, Kriminalität und die Funktion der strafrechtlichen Sanktion aus kriminologischer Sicht, in: Aktuelle Juristische Praxis, 11/2000, p. 1337-1344
  • 2000 | Mehr Sicherheit dank härteren Urteilen?, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung 2/3 September 2000
  • 2003 | Die Verwahrung ist kein Gottesurteil, in: Plädoyer 2/2003, p. 36-44
  • 2003 | Criminalità minorile, in: dati: statistiche e società 2/2003, p. 18-21
  • 2007 | Art. 41 StGB, in: Basler Kommentar zum Strafgesetzbuch, vol. I, edited by M.A. Niggli/H. Wiprächtiger, 2nd edition, Basel
  • 2007 | Potere di rappresentanza del gestore patrimoniale esterno e ratifica finta di operazioni non autorizzate sul conto bancario del cliente. Nota alla sentenza 23.5.2007 della II Camera civile del Tribunale d’appello, AFP c. Banca X, in: CommercialArbitration.ch, Rivista on-line di diritto commerciale, procedurale e arbitrale, n. 7+8/2007, p. 11-16
  • 2009 | Il contratto di mandato nel diritto bancario, in: M. Postizzi/M. Annovazzi (edited by), Il contratto di mandato nell’ordinamento giuridico, collana CFPG vol. 43, p. 69-132
  • 2011 | Art. 115-121, 136-138, 338 StPO, in: Basler Kommentar zur Strafprozessordnung, edited by M.A. Niggli/M. Heer, Basel
  • 2011 | Art. 39 ZPO, in: Schweizerische Zivilprozessordnung. DIKE-Kommentar, edited by A. Brunner/D. Gasser/I. Schwander, Zurich/St. Gallen
  • 2012 | Rischi penali dell’intermediario finanziario svizzero nel caso di reati fiscali commessi da clientela tedesca alla luce dell’accordo fiscale con la Germania, in: Novità fiscali, 2012, p. 66-74
  • 2013 | Art. 41 StGB, in: Basler Kommentar zum Strafgesetzbuch, vol. I, edited by M.A. Niggli/H. Wiprächtiger, 3rd edition, Basel.
  • 2014 | Art. 115-121, 136-138, 338 StPO, in: Basler Kommentar zur Strafprozessordnung, edited by M.A. Niggli/M. Heer, 2nd edition, Basel
  • 2016 | Art. 39 ZPO, in: Schweizerische Zivilprozessordnung. DIKE-Kommentar, edited by A. Brunner/D. Gasser/I. Schwander, 2nd edition, Zurich/St. Gallen
  • 2019 | Art. 41 StGB, in: Basler Kommentar zum Strafgesetzbuch, vol. I, edited by M.A.Niggli/H.Wiprechtiger, 4th edition, Basel

Professional Memberships

Ticino Bar Association
Swiss Federation of Civil Law Notaries
Swiss Arbitration Association
International Bar Association
Netcomm Suisse