Ernst Hauser

Ernst Hauser

LL.M., Attorney at Law, of Counsel

Effingerstrasse 1
CH-3001 Berne

Tel +41 58 200 35 00

Fax +41 58 200 35 11


Michèle Tettü

+41 58 200 35 36

Ernst Hauser is experienced in litigation. He is a commercial lawyer, specializing in construction and engineering matters. Ernst provides advice on all types of contracts in the engineering and construction sector. His experience includes litigation and arbitration relating to defects and time and cost overruns, building permits, zoning matters, public procurement and business related administrative law. He has acted in major projects for investors, developers, contractors, architects and engineers alike and he understands the issues faced by all parties.

Practice areas
  • Construction law (public and civil)
  • Zoning law
  • Public procurement law
  • Administrative law
  • Contract law
  • Litigation/arbitration
Practice groups
  • Construction, real estate and industrial facilities
  • Litigation and insolvency
  • 1998-2000: Part-time postgraduate studies in international commercial law at the University of Zurich (specializing in arbitration and contracts) obtaining the degree LL.M
  • 1982: Bar exam, Canton of Bern
  • 1976-1982: University of Bern
Experience / Career
  • since 2019: Of Counsel, Kellerhals Carrard
  • 1993-2018: Partner with Kellerhals Bern
  • 1991/1992: Internships with law firms in London and Paris
  • 1989-1993: Associate with Kellerhals Bern
  • 1984-1988: Clerk of the Swiss Supreme Court in Lausanne
  • 1983-1984: Legal officer with the Bern Cantonal Construction Department
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV/FSA)
  • Bernese Bar Association (BAV)
  • Vice-president tilia Foundation
Further activities
  • Former secretary of the Swiss Association of Engineers and Architects (SIA), Bern section
Publications and presentations
  • Ernst Hauser/Christoph Jäger, Kommentierung von Art. 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27,28 ZWG, in: Stephan Wolf/Aron Pfammatter (Hrsg.), Zweitwohnungsgesetz (ZWG) – unter Einbezug der Zweitwohnungsverordnung (ZWV), Bern 2017

  • Beat Brechbühl/Ernst Hauser/Urs Hofer, Der Anwalt als Zeuge, in: Das Anwaltsgeheimnis,
    Schulthess Polygraphischer Verlag, Zürich 1997

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