Ulrich Schroeter has been a professor for private and comparative law at the University of Basel (Switzerland) since 2017 and currently serves as Dean of Research of the Faculty of Law. From 2012–2017, he was a professor of law at the University of Mannheim (Germany) where he held the Chair for Private Law, International Corporate and Financial Markets Law, European Business Law.

Ulrich was educated at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany) and the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He received a Doctor iuris from the Freie Universität Berlin before completing his post-doctoral qualification (Habilitation) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg.

Ulrich has published books, book chapters and articles on contract law, international trade law, arbitration, treaty law, commercial law, European Union law and financial markets regulation, and has received awards for both his research and his teaching. Much of his work deals with the law of international trade, both from a private law perspective (with a particular focus on the CISG) and a treaty law perspective. His works have been cited by courts in Australia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States of America as well as by Advocates General at the European Court of Justice.