Bernd Hauck

Bernd Hauck

Dr. iur., Attorney at Law (CH and DE), Partner

bernd.hauck@kellerhals-carrard.ch

Hirschgässlein 11
CH-4010 Basel

Tel +41 58 200 30 00

Fax +41 58 200 30 11

Assistant:

Melissa Schillaci

melissa.schillaci@kellerhals-carrard.ch


Bernd Hauck is a fully qualified Attorney at Law for Switzerland and Germany (admitted to the Bar in Switzerland and Germany 2007; first [2002] and second [2004] Staatsexamen in Baden-Württemberg/Germany, recognition exam in Basel [2007]). Thanks to his double qualification he focuses on advising clients from abroad (especially from Germany), that are interested in doing business in or would like to transfer their business to Switzerland. He specialises in construction contracts (SIA-Norm 118), the law of the architects and engineers (SIA-Ordnung 102 and 103), trade law (including terms and conditions), employment law (including posting of workers) and public procurement. Bernd Hauck gives lectures on these topics at several chambers of craft in Germany and at other institutions. Furthermore, he conducts trainings for companies that want to improve their employees’ skills. Bernd Hauck is a member of the Kellerhals Carrard Litigation and Arbitration team and has extensive experience in this sector. Bernd Hauck is an active member of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) and he has an excellent international network. Since 2005 he is an assistant lecturer at the law faculty in Basel.


Practice areas
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Litigation and Arbitration 
  • Contract and Commercial law
  • Labour law
  • Public procurement
  • Corporate and M&A
Practice groups
  • M&A, capital markets and corporate
  • Construction, real estate and industrial facilities
  • Litigation, arbitration and insolvency
  • Employment law
Education
  • 2007: Dr.iur., University of Basel/Switzerland
  • 2007: Recognition Bar Exam in Basel/Switzerland
  • 2004: Second Staatsexamen in Baden-Württemberg/Germany
  • 2002: First Staatsexamen in Baden-Württemberg/Germany
  • 1997-2002: University of Tübingen/Germany
  • 2000: University of Fribourg/Switzerland
  • 1998: Summer School in International Economic Law at the London Metropolitan University (formerly London Guildhall University)
Experience / Career
  • since 2005: Assistant lecturer at the University of Basel/Switzerland
  • 2004-2007: Academic assistant at the University of Basel/Switzerland 
  • 2004: Referendar at Lovells in London/UK and in Düsseldorf/Germany 
  • 2003: Referendar at BenderHarrerKrevet (formely HarrerKrevet) in Lörrach/Germany
  • 2000: Trainee at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Stuttgart/Germany
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • French
Memberships
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • German-Swiss Lawyers association (DSJV)
  • Association of Swiss Companies in Germany (VSUD)
  • Basel Bar Association
  • Pro Iure
Further activities
  • Assistant lecturer at the University of Basel (since 2005)
  • Vice-President AIJA Real Estate Commission (http://commissions.aija.org/realestate/)
  • Member of the board of the German-Swiss Lawyers Association (DSJV)
  • Moderator of the workshop on “Cross-border questions in Germany, France and Switzerland” (together with Dr. Ute Lusche and Marine Müllershausen)
Media / Rankings / Awards
  • Bernd Hauck obtained his PhD in 2007 for his thesis "Liability in M&A-transactions (asset deal & share deal). A comparative study" (Translation of the German title: "Mängel des Unternehmens beim Unternehmenskauf und Beteiligungskauf. Eine rechtsvergleichende Betrachtung des deutschen und des schweizerischen Rechts"). For his thesis the Prof. Walter Hug Price was awarded to Bernd Hauck.

Publications and presentations
  • Monographs:

  • Liability in M&A-transaction (asset deal & share deal). A comparative study, Basel 2008 (Diss. Basel 2007)

  • Commentaries:

  • Art. 1145-1155 Swiss Code of Obligations, in: Honsell, Heinrich / Vogt, Nedim Peter / Watter, Rolf (Ed.), Basel Commentary on Securities Law, Basel 2012, 453-473, together with Bernhard Christen

  • Art. 243-247 Swiss Code of Civil Procedure (simplified procedure), in: Sutter-Somm/Hasenböhler/Leuenberger (Ed.), Commentary on the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure, Zürich / Basel / Geneva 2012 (since 1st edition)

  • Newsletter:

  • Notification periods and time limits in contracts of architects and engineers, Kurz&Bündig 6/2014

  • Freezing orders and official records according to the new law, Kurz&Bündig 4/2010 (Co-Autor)

  • Articles:

  •  A Parcel with Consequences, Exam in Civil Law, ius.full 2007, Nr. 6, S. 216-232 (togehter with Marc Hürzeler)

  • Exam in Sales of Goods – Exam in Private Law, Part II, ius.full 2006, Nr. 2, S. 96-105

  • Exam in Sales of Goods – Exam in Private Law, Part I, ius.full 2006, Nr. 1, S. 26-34

  • Expert's Liability – Exam in Private Law, ius.full 2005, Nr. 3+4, S. 136-146

  • Presentations:

  • The simplified procedure according to Articles 243 cc of the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure (Practice Group Civil Procedure and Debt Enforcement of the Basel Bar Association, 30.05.2016; Co-Speaker)

  • Construction contracts and enforcement of claims in Switzerland (held in the Freiburg Chamber of Crafts, Freiburg im Breisgau, 27.04.2016).

  • Construction contracts and enforcement of claims in Switzerland (held in the Karlsruhe Chamber of Crafts, branch office Baden-Baden, 26.04.2016)

  • Disputes in relation to the construction of power plants (held at the AIJA half year conference, Istanbul, 19.11.2015)

  • Questions of taxations on pension funds in a cross-border situation, VSUD workshop on cross-border questions, Basel, 12.11.2015 (Co-Speaker).

  • Setting up a franchise business – a case study (held on the AIJA seminar “The Art of Franchising”, Frankfurt, 02.10.2015 (Panellist))

  • Can stolen data be used by public authorities or in court cases?, (held on AIJA half year conference, Antwerp, 29.05.2015 (Panellist).

  • Construction contracts and enforcement of claims in Switzerland (held in the Freiburg Chamber of Crafts, Freiburg im Breisgau, 11.05.2015).

  • Cross border enforcement of claims in Germany and Switzerland, especially including contracts of trade and company law, Association of lawyers in Freiburg im Breisgau, Subsection trade and company law, Freiburg im Breisgau, 23.04.2015.

  • Construction contracts and enforcement of claims in Switzerland (held in the Constance Chamber of Crafts, Constance, 16.04.2015).

  • Minimum salaries in Germany, France and in Switzerland, VSUD workshop on cross-border questions, Basel, 26.03.2015 (Co-Speaker).

  • Enforcement of claims resulting from cross-border contracts of service in Switzerland and Germany, DSJV Half Year Meeting, Zürich, 7.11.2014 (Co-Speaker).

  • Cross border use of company cars, VSUD workshop on cross-border questions, Basel, 21.10.2014 (Co-Speaker).

  • “Got you!“ How to freeze assets in foreign jurisdictions, AIJA-Seminar “Where is the money? Chasing and protecting assets before and after insolvency in the international arena”, Santa Margherita/Portofino (IT), 27.09.2014.

  • Piercing the Corporate Veil — A Case Study (held on the AIJA-seminar "Piercing the Corporate Veil — a Practical Approach", Rome, 25.10.2013, Co-Speaker).

  • Enforcement of claims abroad (VSUD workshop on cross-border questions / Association of Swiss Companies in Germany, Basel, 18.09.2013).

  • “I am suing you!” Which law and jurisdiction in international employment cases (held on AIJA half year conference, Helsinki, 25.05.2013).

  • Enforcement of claims in Switzerland (held in the Freiburg Chamber of Crafts, Freiburg im Breisgau, 16.05.2013).

  • Construction contracts in Switzerland (held on a seminar in the Freiburg Chamber of Crafts, Freiburg im Breisgau, 16.05.2013).

  • Of cross-border employments (VSUD workshop on cross-border questions / Association of Swiss Companies in Germany, Basel, 14.03.2013, moderation of the workshop together with Marine Müllershausen and Dr. Ute Lusche).

  • Contractual measures to prevent actions of the counterparty (held on the AIJA-seminar “Fight for your right to distribute", Munich, 12.10.2012).

  • A Swiss contractual partner - simple basic rules to avoid bad surprises (VSUD workshop on cross-border questions / Association of Swiss Companies in Germany, Basel, 27.09.2012, moderation of the workshop together with Marine Müllershausen and Dr. Ute Lusche).

  • Construction contracts in Switzerland (held on a seminar in the Freiburg Chamber of Crafts, Freiburg im Breisgau, 26.04.2012).

  • Enforcement and litigation in Switzerland (held on a seminar in the Freiburg Chamber of Crafts, Freiburg im Breisgau, 26.04.2012).

  • The role of international law in a multi-jurisdictional litigation (held on the AIJA-seminar “International Investigations", San Francisco, 16.03.2012).

  • Construction contracts in Switzerland (held on a seminar of the building industry Südbaden, Freiburg im Breisgau, 29.11.2011).

  • Enforcement and litigation in Switzerland (held on a seminar of the building industry Südbaden, Freiburg im Breisgau, 29.11.2011).

  • Contractual basis for artisans in Switzerland (held on a seminar in the Karlsruhe Chamber of Crafts, Karlsruhe, 27.10.2011).

  • Construction contracts in Switzerland (held on a seminar in the Karlsruhe Chamber of Crafts, Karlsruhe, 27.10.2011).

  • Construction contracts in Switzerland (held on a seminar in the Freiburg Chamber of Crafts, Freiburg im Breisgau, 30.06.2011).

  • How to deal with customer claims? Practical litigation questions (held on the AIJA-seminar “Being a banker in a post crisis world", Luxemburg, 17.06.2011, Co-Speaker).

  • Means to secure claims and the enforcement of claims in Switzerland, seminar in the Freiburg Chamber of Crafts, Freiburg im Breisgau, 25.05.2011.

  • Enforcement of claims in Switzerland (held in the Freiburg Chamber of Crafts, Freiburg im Breisgau, Mai 2011

  • Enforcement of Official Records — a new security for banks? (held on the Kellerhals banking-evening, Basel, 09.11.2010).

  • Special proceedings according to the Swiss Code on Civil Procedure — selected questions (held on the event "Recht aktuell" of the Law Faculty of Basel and of the Chamber of Attorneys Basel, Basel, 22.10.2010).

  • Contractual basis for artisans in Switzerland (held on a seminar in the Reutlingen Chamber of Crafts, Reutlingen, 11.05.2010).

  • Contractual basis for artisans in Switzerland (held on a seminar in the Freiburg Chamber of Crafts, Freiburg im Breisgau, 08.06.2009).

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