Peter Hafner's practice focuses on commercial litigation and international civil procedure. He represents clients before state courts, arbitral tribunals and supervisory authorities. His practice includes disputes in the fields of banking law, agency, media, employment law, data protection, bankruptcy and corporate litigation.
Peter Hafner is a partner with Wartmann Merker since 2006. Previously, he was an associate (1994-1996 and 1998-2001) and partner (2002-2004) with an international law firm in Zurich, and a visiting foreign lawyer with Sullivan & Cromwell, New York (1997-1998).
Peter Hafner graduated from the University of Zurich in 1991 (lic iur) and earned his doctorate degree in 1994 with a thesis on copyright law. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School (LLM). He was admitted to the Bar in Switzerland in 1993 and to the New York Bar in 1998.
Established in 1992, Wartmann Merker's core area of practice is dispute resolution. The firm advises clients from Switzerland and abroad and represents them in court in all areas of commercial law. Members of the firm act as counsel or arbitrator in international and domestic arbitral proceedings. In addition, the firm advises Swiss manufacturing, trading and service companies, and it acts for foreign companies doing business in Switzerland, notably in the financial and media sectors.