Beside legal practice Dr Planzer pursues academic research. His contributions relate to different areas such as regulatory issues, European law, gaming & entertainment, data protection, lifestyle risks, public health and international dispute settlement. For publications regarding gaming & entertainment see “Gaming Switzerland”.


Planzer, S. (2015). Towards an EU Addiction Policy: Rationale and Competences. In A. Alemanno & A. Garde (eds.), Regulating Lifestyle Risks in Europe: Alcohol, Tobacco and Unhealthy Diets (pp. 170-196). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Planzer, S. (2013). Lifestyle Risks: DSM-5: What’s New?European Journal of Risk Regulation, 4(4), pp. 531-533.

Baudenbacher, C., & Planzer, S. (eds.) (2011). The Role of Precedent. International dispute resolution (Vol. 3). Stuttgart: German Law Publishers.

Planzer, S., & Alemanno, A. (2010). Lifestyle Risks: Conceptualisation of an Emerging Category of ResearchEuropean Journal of Risk Regulation, 1(4), pp. 335-337.

Baudenbacher, C., & Planzer, S., et al. (2009). Evaluation Kartellgesetz: Institutionelles Setting, Vertikale Abreden, Sanktionierung von Einzelpersonen, Zivilrechtliche Verfahren. Strukturberichterstattung, 44(3), contributor to an expertise for the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Planzer, S. (2008). Data Protection in the Schengen Information System. In Juchli P. et al. (eds.), Sicherheit als wirtschaftliches, rechtliches und kulturelles Phänomen. Schriften der Assistierenden der Universität St.Gallen (HSG). Bern: Stämpfli Verlag.

Planzer, S. (2007). The Arrogant Judges in Luxembourg and What It Is Actually About. Euobserver. Available at

Planzer, S. (2006). Efficiencies as a Defence in the Context of the Abuse of a Dominant Position and Monopolies in the Light of the Free Movement Provisions. European Law Reporter, 9(7-8), p. 278.

Planzer, S. (2005). Harmonisation of Criminal Law in the Field of Environmental Offences: The Fear of the Member States of an Open Gate. European Law Reporter, 8(12), p. 467.

Planzer, S. (2005). The New Schengen Information System – Anybody in Control?. euobserver. Available at