International Law , Personal Injury , Product Liability , Transport Law , Litigation
Peter Haas is a founding partner of Eversheds Sutherland in Switzerland and managing partner since September 2013. 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 LL.M. 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 and the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC).
Recommended by Legal 500 (2016): “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.”
Recognised in Who’s Who Legal 2018 (Insurance and Reinsurance: “Peter Haas is praised for his considerable experience in domestic and cross-border insurance disputes.”
ICLG to: Insurance & Reinsurance 2020, Peter Haas and Barbara Klett, A cross-border insight into insurance and reinsurance business, chapter regarding Switzerland, Global Legal Group, 2020.
ICLG to: Class & Group Actions 2020, Peter Haas, A practical cross-border insight into class and group actions work, chapter regarding Switzerland, Global Legal Group, 2020.
Frachtführer – Haftungsordnung und Haftung für Dritte, Peter Haas, HAVE, 2016.
International Insurance Law and Regulations, Peter Haas, in Oxford University Press, New York, 2015.
Haftpflichtrecht: Wegfall einer einmal gegebenen natürlichen Kausalität, Peter Haas, Stéphanie Neuhaus-Descuves, Iris Herzog-Zwitter, HAVE, 1 / 2011, S. 32 ff.
Droit de la responsabilité civile: disparition du lien de causalité naturelle, Peter Haas, Stéphanie Neuhaus-Descuves, Iris Herzog-Zwitter, Jusletter 2011.
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