Real Estate & Environment

OBJECTIVES

The Real Estate and Environment practice group provides advice on all legal issues relating to commercial and residential real estate, including regulatory and compliance matters. Our clients are banks, private equity funds, and other investors as well as industrial companies and private individuals. We regularly assist foreign clients on real estate investments and divestments in Switzerland. We also advise and support our clients in relocating their center of activities to Switzerland. To provide our services, we closely cooperate with our corporate, tax and private client specialists.

EXPERTISE

The advisory and litigation services of the Real Estate and Environment practice group cover the following areas:

  • Real estate transactions regarding industrial buildings, office constructions, restaurants, hospitals, and residential housing
  • Portfolio transactions
  • Due diligence reviews
  • Commercial rent and leasing
  • Sale and lease-back agreements
  • Construction agreements, general contractor agreements
  • Facility management agreements, contract design, and service description
  • Financing and refinancing of real estate projects
  • Security for warranty and contract fulfillment claims
  • Environmental matters, e.g. legal aspects of hazardous waste or brownfields and compliance issues
  • Permits for the acquisition of real property by foreign persons
  • Rural land rights
  • Public procurement matters, including compliance issues

 

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