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Global Leader

Insurance & Reinsurance 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Peter Haas is a "very active" lawyer in the insurance and reinsurance field, with extensive experience in liability litigation. 

Biography

Peter Haas is a founding partner of Eversheds Sutherland in Switzerland and was managing partner from September 2013 until January 2019. His practice areas are national and international litigation as well as employment and contract law. Peter has a particular expertise in insurance and liability matters. He is the head of the insurance team (including social insurance) at Eversheds Sutherland Switzerland. His prior experience includes several years as an in-house counsel in the claims department of one of the largest Swiss insurance companies as well as an associate attorney in a business law firm.

Peter studied law at the University of Berne and was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 1994. He holds an LLM in European law, private international law and arbitration from the University of Essex (UK).

Peter is a member of the executive board of the Bar Association of the Canton of Berne and a member of the Swiss Bar Association. He is a member of the IBA’s insurance committee, and its negligence, damages and litigation committees. He is also a member of the Swiss Society of Civil Liability and Insurance Law and its committee AIDA Swiss Chapter, the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and the American Law Society.

The Legal 500 says: “The 'very thorough and reliable' team at Eversheds Sutherland Ltd has particular experience in disputes regarding financial services as well as international trade and transport. Claudius Triebold and Peter Haas are recommended.”

Who’s Who Legal has described Peter as a "'leading light' in the market, particularly commended for his work on insurance disputes. He is 'incredibly talented' and 'highly acclaimed' by many.”

Peter has contributed to a number of publications including the ICLG to: Class & Group Actions 2019; Der Umgang mit Unternehmensrisiken und ihre Versicherungsdeckung, Schulthess Manager Handbook 2018/2019; ICLG: Insurance & Reinsurance (2018) and Class & Group Actions (2016 / 2018 / 2019); Der Umgang mit Unternehmensrisiken und ihre Versicherungsdeckung published in Schulthess Manager Handbuch 2018/2019; Facilitated right of recourse: The requirement of fault in the recourse of the insurers against loss or damage of property and personal risk falls away (2018); Nachmarktpflichten im Fokus internationaler Produktrückrufe published in HAVE (2018); Frachtführer - Haftungsordnung und Haftung für Dritte (2016); International Insurance Law and Regulations (2015); the "Haftpflichtrecht: Wegfall einer einmal gegebenen natürlichen Kausalität" chapter of HAVE (2011); and Droit de la responsabilité civile: disparition du lien de causalité naturelle (2011).

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Peter Haas is “a leader” in the field of insurance and reinsurance who draws high praise for his in-depth knowledge of complex insurance and liability matters.

Biography

Peter Haas is a founding partner of Eversheds Sutherland in Switzerland and was managing partner from September 2013 until January 2019. His practice areas are national and international litigation as well as employment and contract law. Peter has a particular expertise in insurance and liability matters. He is the head of the insurance team (including social insurance) at Eversheds Sutherland Switzerland. His prior experience includes several years as an in-house counsel in the claims department of one of the largest Swiss insurance companies as well as an associate attorney in a business law firm.

Peter studied law at the University of Berne and was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 1994. He holds an LLM in European law, private international law and arbitration from the University of Essex (UK).

Peter is a member of the executive board of the Bar Association of the Canton of Berne and a member of the Swiss Bar Association. He is a member of the IBA’s insurance committee, its negligence and damages as well as its litigation committee. He is also a member of the Swiss Society of Civil Liability and Insurance Law and its committee AIDA Swiss Chapter, the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC) and the American Law Society.

The Legal 500 says: “The 'very thorough and reliable' team at Eversheds Sutherland Ltd has particular experience in disputes regarding financial services as well as international trade and transport. Claudius Triebold and Peter Haas are recommended.”

Who’s Who Legal has described Peter as a "'leading light' in the market, particularly commended for his work on insurance disputes. He is 'incredibly talented' and 'highly acclaimed' by many.”

Peter has contributed to a number of publications including the ICLG to: Class & Group Actions 2019; Der Umgang mit Unternehmensrisiken und ihre VersicherungsdeckungSchulthess Manager Handbook 2018/2019; ICLG: Insurance & Reinsurance (2018) and Class & Group Actions (2016 / 2018 / 2019); Der Umgang mit Unternehmensrisiken und ihre Versicherungsdeckung published in Schulthess Manager Handbuch 2018/2019; Facilitated right of recourse: The requirement of fault in the recourse of the insurers against loss or damage of property and personal risk falls away (2018); Nachmarktpflichten im Fokus internationaler Produktrückrufe published in HAVE (2018); Frachtführer - Haftungsordnung und Haftung für Dritte (2016); International Insurance Law and Regulations (2015); the "Haftpflichtrecht: Wegfall einer einmal gegebenen natürlichen Kausalität" chapter of HAVE (2011); and Droit de la responsabilité civile: disparition du lien de causalité naturelle (2011).

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