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.
Walter Häberling is a partner in the litigation department and real estate practice 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 Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, 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.
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 Who’s Who Legal: Construction and Who's Who Legal: Real Estate since 2015, where he has been characterised as a “valuable asset” to clients thanks to his “ability to get to the heart of the issue”. The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 wrote that Walter Häberling has “a remarkable ability to anticipate and mitigate chances and risks” and The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 is singled him out for his experience as a former judge. Walter Häberling is fluent in German and English.