Dr. Walter Häberling, LL.M.
Dr. Walter Häberling, LL.M.

Dr. Walter Häberling, LL.M.

Partner, Zurich

Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
Schiffbaustrasse 2 | Postfach | CH-8031 Zurich | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 02 70
walter.haeberling@mll-legal.com

Profile

Walter Häberling is a partner in the dispute resolution team and real estate & construction industry group and has been with the firm for more than 20 years. He represents clients in commercial, real estate and certain private clients litigation and arbitration proceedings. Before joining MLL, he worked for 7 years with two different district courts in the Canton of Zurich, two of which as a district and rental court judge. Thus, he knows from his own experience what counts in judges’ minds.

In international commercial litigation and arbitration, he prefers bigger proceedings with complex contested factual issues, technical or historical aspects, where he can employ his skills to investigate matters thoroughly, get to the bottom of a case, to cross-examine witnesses carefully and to present a case to the court or arbitration panel based on solid evidence.

He has wide-ranging experience in real estate matters with a special focus on commercial lease law. The experience and skills acquired as head and chairman of the conciliation authority in rental matters for four years is still an advantage for his clients in his daily practice of rental or lease law. International inheritance matters and execution of wills are his main areas of work for private clients.

He has been listed in the Who’s Who of Construction & Real Estate Laywers since 2015, where he has been characterized as a “valuable asset” to clients thanks to his “ability to get to the heart of the issue.” The Legal 500 EMEA, 2015, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, wrote that Walter Häberling has “a remarkable ability to anticipate and mitigate chances and risks” and in The Legal 500 EMEA, 2016, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, he is singled out for his experience as a former judge. Walter Häberling is fluent in German and English.




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Rankings & Awards

Best Lawyers
  • Walter Häberling is considered “tough and tactically clever” by sources who rate him as an “absolute specialist with wide-ranging experience in real estate and rental matters” – WWL, Switzerland, Construction & Real Estate 2021
  • Walter Häberling is highly esteemed for his plethora of experience in real estate and commercial law. He is hailed as a “lease law” and “rental law specialist” in the Swiss market – WWL, Construction & Real Estate, 2020
  • Walter Häberling is a ‘highlighted practitioner’ – Legal 500, Real Estate and Construction, 2020
  • ‘Marcel Lustenberger and Urs Boller know the fields of banking and contract law well and Walter Häberling is skilled in demanding rental law litigation. The  successful and enjoyable cooperation is characterized by the pragmatic and cost-efficient approach of these individuals.‘ – Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, 2020
  • ‘Walter Häberling is a reliable and clever negotiator who has ‘wide-ranging experience in real estate and tenancy matters’ – Legal 500, 2019

Education & Admission

  • University of Texas at Austin School of Law, LL.M. (1999)
  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (1994)
  • University of Zurich, lic. iur., Dr. iur. (1987/1989)

Memberships and public offices

  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • ZAV’s practice groups for lease law, litigation, arbitration and inheritance law
  • Texas Exes – the Ex-Students’ Association of the University of Texas, Austin, TX

Languages

  • German
  • English

‘Marcel Lustenberger and Urs Boller know the fields of banking and contract law well and Walter Häberling is skilled in demanding rental law litigation. The  successful and enjoyable cooperation is characterized by the pragmatic and cost-efficient approach of these individuals.‘

Legal 500, Dispute Resolution: Litigation, 2020
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