Heinrich Hempel is a partner at Schiller Rechtsanwälte. Over the past decades, Schiller Rechtsanwälte has been involved in all major cases of accidents affecting Swiss airlines or passengers. Heinrich Hempel has practised aviation law since he joined Schiller Rechtsanwälte. He advises international and national airlines and insurers, as well as airports and other clients in the field of aviation on cases including liability and regulatory matters. He represents these clients in civil as well as in administrative and criminal proceedings.
Heinrich Hempel graduated from Zurich University in 1987 and obtained a doctorate degree from Zurich University in 1991 and an LLM from Columbia Law School, New York in 1996. He was admitted to the Bar in 1993. He was a clerk at the District Court of Bülach, joined Schiller Rechtsanwälte in 1993 and became a partner in 1997.
Heinrich Hempel also practises general contract and commercial law. He lectures on aviation law at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and is the author of a number of aviation-related articles in various publications, including the Cologne Compendium on Air Law in Europe. He is also an author of the Basel Commentary on the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure, for which he wrote on the jurisdiction for tort claims.