Anne-C. Imhoff

Anne-C. Imhoff is a partner, co-head of Pestalozzi’s Real Estate group and member of the Private Clients group in Zurich. She is also the chair of wipswiss- women in property switzerland association. She specializes in the fields of corporate/commercial and residential real estate, as well as in the international law of succession and estate planning. Her fields of expertise include real estate transactions regarding industrial buildings, shopping centers, offices, restaurants, hospitals and residential housing, portfolio transactions, security interests in real properties, commercial and residential leases, construction contracts including public private partnerships. She has long experience in assisting foreign companies and private clients regarding real estate investments and divestments in Switzerland and the relocation of their centers of activities to Switzerland.

Anne-C. Imhoff graduated from the University of Geneva. After further studies in St. Gall and London, she served as head graduate assistant at the University of Geneva in its Private International Law Department between 1975 and 1980. Her doctoral thesis (1978) was awarded the Walter Hug Prize in 1981. She held academic positions as a lecturer and research fellow of the Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research between 1981 and 1984. Until 1992, Anne-C. Imhoff was a member of the Swiss Committee on Unfair Advertising and of the Swiss Federal Commission on Consumer Matters. After working as a lecturer at the University of St. Gall, she joined Pestalozzi in 1990.

Chambers 2016 recognizes Anne-C. Imhoff as noted practitioner.

Anne-C. Imhoff was granted the 2016 ILO Client Choice Award for Real Estate in Switzerland.
Clients said about Anne-C. Imhoff: "She is extremely service oriented, with deep knowledge of the field." and "She is an authority in Switzerland on real estate law."

Legal 500 2016 upgraded Pestalozzi's real estate and construction practice to tier 2 and says: "Pestalozzi is especially strong with real estate transactions and dispute resolution. It recently advised UBS on the transfer of a CHF90m real estate portfolio. Anne Imhoff and Michael Lips have 'in-depth knowledge of real estate and construction law'".


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Anne-C. Imhoff
Loewenstrasse 1
CH-8001 Zurich
Phone +41 44 217 91 11



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Commercial, Contracts, Corporate, Environment, Estate planning, Inheritance, Private international law / conflict of laws, Real estate and environment