Last Updated 23 May 2019
has specialised and established itself in Switzerland’s real estate sector over the course of many years. Its experienced and well-known real estate team, consisting of over 30 lawyers and tax experts, is one of the largest and most specialised in the country, which enables the firm to execute ... highly complex real estate transactions, planning issues and real estate litigation efficiently and with an integrated perspective. Walder Wyss advises real estate players in all parts of Switzerland through its offices in Zürich, Geneva, Basle, Lugano, Bern and Lausanne, which also offer notarial services such as notarisations of sale and purchase agreements. The firm advises and represents institutional and private investors before all state courts, arbitral tribunals and administrative authorities in all legal and tax aspects of the real estate market, such as real estate transactions, development and construction projects, real estate financing, securitisations, planning tax structures, Lex Koller rulings, lease agreements, environmental law issues; representing clients and PPP.
has one of the largest real estate transaction practice groups in the Swiss market with a strong focus on real estate M&A and private equity, tax-efficient restructurings, real estate investment schemes (funds), listing of real estate investment companies, real estate developments, corporate real ... estate as well as hotel transactions. Led by highly experienced real estate lawyers, the firm's Swiss real estate practice is spread across two offices – Zurich and Geneva – and includes five partners and 18 qualified lawyers. The firm's clients in Switzerland include the largest publicly listed Swiss real estate companies, other high-profile and well-known Swiss firms, hotel owners and operators, real estate asset managers, international investors, international corporate clients, as well as industrial companies, private clients and real estate investors. Baker McKenzie's real estate practice focuses on the following areas: real estate M&A, hotels and resources, portfolio optimisation, corporate real estate, development projects, and real estate funds.