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Hans-Ulrich Brunner


Compliance Officer

Position: Partner
Practice Areas: Corporate & M&A , Dispute Resolution , Insurance & Reinsurance , Real Estate & Construction , Venture Capital
Field-Display: Corporate & M&A Team , Dispute Resolution Team , Insurance & Reinsurance Hauptkontakt , Real Estate & Construction Maincontact , Venture Capital Team , Management

Dr Hans-Ulrich Brunner is the head of the Real Estate & Construction Team and advises both individual and corporate clients. He focuses particularly on private real estate and construction law (service contracts, law of mandate and real estate transactions), and has advised and represented owners, planners and designers and contractors for many years. Hans-Ulrich Brunner also has broad experience in litigation as a defence counsel in construction-related and general public liability and insurance cases. 


+41 44 254 55 55



Admission to the Bar

Admitted in Switzerland (1994) and in New York (1993)

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate & Construction 
  • Insurance & Reinsurance 
  • Corporate & M&A


  • University of Chicago (LL.M., 1992)
  • University of Freiburg (Dr. iur., 1991; lic. iur., 1989)
  • University of Exeter (1987)


  • German
  • English


  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Association


Andrea Werner
+41 44 254 55 32

The team is headed by Hans-Ulrich Brunner, who has extensive knowledge in construction business operations and architecture and engineering practices. — Legal 500 2024

Hans-Ulrich Brunner is noted for his capability in defence litigation. — Legal 500 2024

Hans-Ulrich Brunner is a National Leader in Insurance – Who’s Who Legal Insurance & Reinsurance 2023

Hans-Ulrich Brunner was praised for his outstanding work in the field of insurance and reinsurance. He is a "top-notch insurance litigator" who is highly esteemed for his expertise in liability disputes. — Who's Who Legal Switzerland 2021

The “excellent” Hans-Ulrich Brunner is an experienced practitioner within the Swiss insurance and liability market. He has been consistently regarded as at the “top” in both his firm and on a national scale. — Who's Who Legal 2020


Subject: Insurance & Reinsurance
Autor: Hans-Ulrich Brunner, Gion Christian Casanova, Christoph K. Graber
Paper: PD Newsletter

Newsletter Mai 2018 - Regress des Eigenschadenversicherers - Änderung der Rechtsprechung

Subject: Insurance & Reinsurance
Autor: Hans-Ulrich Brunner
Paper: Festschrift für Anton K. Schnyder

"Mandatory Recourse" pursuant to art. 65 para. 3 of the Swiss Traffic Code

Autor: Hans-Ulrich Brunner, Raphael Keller
Paper: The Lawyer

What Revision of Swiss Data Protection Act Means

Autor: Hans-Ulrich Brunner
Paper: Baurecht

Wesen und Unwesen der Bauwesenversicherung

Autor: Hans-Ulrich Brunner
Paper: Financier Worldwide

Financier Worldwide - Annual Real Estate Review

Autor: Hans-Ulrich Brunner
Paper: Financier Worldwide

Risks facing directors & officers

Autor: Hans-Ulrich Brunner
Paper: HAVE Haftung und Versicherung

Zum Persönlichkeitsschutz bei Personenüberwachungen

Autor: Hans-Ulrich Brunner
Paper: FSKB

Rechtliche Folgen der Betonnorm SN EN 206-1:2000