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

Dr. Walter Häberling, LL.M.

Of Counsel, 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 member of our dispute resolution team and real estate industry group. He has worked for the firm for more than 25 years, 19 of them as a partner. Today, in his current capacity as Of Counsel, he provides the firm with his knowledge and experience in commercial and real estate law, primarily in litigious disputes.

Before joining MLL Legal, he worked for seven 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.

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 are still of great advantage in mandates in the field of rental law.

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” and where sources are quoted describing him as “tough and tactically clever” and assessing him as an “absolute specialist with wide-ranging experience in real estate and rental matters” (WWL 2022). 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 Recognized in 2023Legal 500 EMEA Recommended Lawyer 2022Who's Who Legal 2022Best Lawyers Recognized in 2021Legal 500 EMEA Leading Individual 2020
  • 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” – Who’s Who Legal, National Leader Construction & Real Estate, 2022
  • 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 – Who’s Who Legal, Construction & Real Estate, 2020
  • Walter Häberling is a “highlighted practitioner” – Legal 500 EMEA, Real Estate and Construction, 2020
  • “Walter Häberling is skilled in demanding rental law litigation” – Legal 500 EMEA, Litigation, 2020
  • “Walter Häberling is a reliable and clever negotiator who has wide-ranging experience in real estate and tenancy matters” – Legal 500 EMEA, Real Estate & Construction, 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

“Walter Häberling is skilled in demanding rental law litigation”

Legal 500 EMEA, Litigation, 2020
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