Real Estate and Construction

Python Practice Areas Real estate

Our real estate and construction practice attorneys advise clients on residential and commercial real estate transactions and construction projects and have closed some very large real estate and construction transactions in Switzerland.

They assist with obtaining permits to acquire and build Swiss real estate, real estate financing, the sale, purchase and lease of commercial/residential real estate, sale and lease-back transactions, general contractor agreements, construction contracts, Swiss real estate environmental matters and real estate litigation and arbitration.

  • Private Clients

    Our real estate and construction attorneys advise our individual/private clients on the broadest range of matters not only in Geneva but across Switzerland, including but not limited to, advising on real estate financing, villa construction projects and general contractor agreements, the purchase/sale of residential flats/villas for Swiss and foreign citizens (purchases by foreigners are tightly regulated in Switzerland and require expert advice), obtaining permits to acquire and build real estate (requiring exert knowledge of the Lex Weber), preparing notarial acts and deeds, etc.

  • Start-ups

    Our real estate and construction attorneys advise our start-up clients on startup specific matters such as real estate financing, commercial lease negotiation, drafting and amending, optimization of the purchase/sale of commercial properties by businesses, simple commercial premises construction schemes or highly technical and complex projects, indirect real estate investments through minority shareholdings or joint ventures, preparing notarial acts and deeds etc.

  • SMEs

    Our real estate and construction attorneys advise our SME clients on the broadest range of commercial real estate and construction matters, including but not limited to, commercial leases, commercial construction projects (both simple construction schemes and highly technical projects), general contractor agreements, financing options, obtaining all required permits, optimizing sale and lease-back transactions, environmental matters, conducting full purchaser due diligence, corporate occupation, real estate investment fund formation, structuring and joint ventures, real estate M&A, etc.

  • Multinationals

    Our real estate and construction attorneys advise our multinational corporate clients on the broadest range of commercial real estate and construction matters, including but not limited to, commercial leases, commercial construction projects and general contractor agreements, financing options, obtaining all required permits, optimizing sale and lease-back transactions, environmental matters, indirect real estate investments through minority shareholdings or joint ventures, corporate occupation, hotel acquisitions, development and disposals, real estate investment fund formation, etc.

  • Others

    Our real estate and construction attorneys advise major Swiss and international organizations, sport federations, NGOs, non-profit corporations, citizens groups, associations, foundations and public interest organizations on all real estate and construction matters, such the negotiation, drafting, amendment of commercial leases, commercial construction projects (both simple construction schemes and highly technical projects), optimizing sale and lease-back transactions, environmental matters, conducting full purchaser due diligence, corporate occupation, preparing notarial acts and deeds etc.