After completing the 1st and 2nd bar examinations in Germany (2002 and 2004), Bernd sat the requisite exams for admittance to the bar in Canton Basel-Stadt (2007) and received his doctorate (Dr. iur.) from the University of Basel. Since 2007 Bernd is admitted to the bar in Switzerland and Germany.
One focus of his practice is on construction contracts (SIA and KBOB contracts), engineering and design contracts (in particular SIA and KBOB contract templates), and public procurement law, all with a special focus on sustainability topics. Furthermore, Bernd advises in the fields of commercial law (in particular complex contracts and GTCs) and labor law (in particular cross-border issues and global mobility).
Bernd regularly gives lectures on the aforementioned topics. He also runs training courses for companies with an interest in this area. Bernd Hauck is head of the Kellerhals Carrard Practice Group Construction and Real Estate and a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and seminars, especially in the construction sector.
His practice includes conducting national and international civil litigation and arbitration proceedings. Bernd Hauck is a member of various legal associations and benefits from an excellent international network of contacts. Bernd is native German speaker and speaks fluently English and French.