In 1996, I completed my bilingual (German / French) studies at the University of Fribourg with a Master of Law (lic. iur. utr.; magna cum laude), and in 1998, I was admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland. In 2017, I received a doctorate (Dr. iur.) from the University of Lucerne.

Before founding my own law firm, at the beginning of 2016, I worked for 20 years in renowned companies as external as well as in-house counsel. The quotations below from references illustrate the many years of practical training that I received before I went solo. 

"Mr. Haberbeck has strong analytical skills and sound legal knowledge, which he knows how to use beneficially in finding solutions and handling mandates." (Eversheds Sutherland, Zurich; March 2016; tentative translation from the German original into English)

"With his high demand on the quality of his work, [PHH] [...] was able to legally analyze even extraordinarily complex cases, especially complex international transactions and proceedings, and to accompany them with the necessary tenacity." (Clariden Leu, Zurich; July 2011; tentative translation from the German original into English)

"[PHH] is characterized by very good comprehension, distinct analytical skills, excellent legal knowledge, a strong sense of duty, creativity, great resilience, excellent manners as well as outstanding language skills, especially in French." (Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law, Zurich; February 2005; tentative translation from the German original into English)

"Mr. Haberbeck exhibited an extraordinary ability to gather and synthesize a great deal of material about complex transactions, and to share his analyses and insights regarding those transactions both orally and in writing in a manner that was of enormous value to the others on the engagement teams. He was very focused, extremely conscientious, and efficient." (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, New York; October 2003)

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