Benno P. Hafner

Attorney-at-Law, LL.M.
Co-founder and senior partner of Hafner & Hochstrasser


Diploma in business management, Lucerne (1969), University of Berne (lic. iur. 1978), admission to the bar in Zurich (1980), University of Zurich (LL.M. in international business law 1998)

Professional experience

Court clerk at the District Court of Lucerne (1978), legal advisor at STG-Coopers & Lybrand AG (PricewaterhouseCoopers) (1980-1985), head of the legal department of Kontron-Holding AG, former sub-group of F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG (1986-1990), partner at Werder & Schaub (1990-1992), co-founder of Hafner & Hochstrasser (1992), today senior partner at Hafner & Hochstraser, Chairman of the board of Aveva Trust SA (since 2004)


Swiss and Zurich Bar Association, Lucerne Jurists Association


German, English, French, Italian

Practice Areas

Commercial law, contract law, international law, corporate law, banking and stock exchange law, conflict of laws, tax law and art law