In this chapter, we highlight 57 construction and real estate lawyers in the Swiss market for their expertise in contentious and transactional matters across a wide range of sectors.
Most highly regarded
Lalive achieves four listings here.
Michael Schneider is a distinguished name in the Swiss market thanks to his stellar track record in construction disputes.
Bernd Ehle is recognised as “extremely active in the field of construction arbitration” by sources who commend his “great responsiveness and availability”.
Matthias Scherer is a leading figure in the construction space where he is highly regarded for his superb work on contentious matters.
Samuel Moss is an esteemed construction specialist who stands out for his remarkable expertise in contract negotiations and dispute resolution across the sector.
Walder Wyss sees four lawyers selected this year.
Christian Eichenberger earns praise as “both an excellent litigator and successful transactional lawyer with outstanding expertise”.
Thomas Müller is a standout name among sources who applaud his expert handling of complex leasing, financing and development matters.
Francis Nordmann is recognised as “a prominent real estate practitioner” thanks to his experience advising institutional and private investors across the sector.
Marco Strahm is a first -class lawyer, commended for his extensive knowledge of real estate financing and transactions.
Meyerlustenberger Lachenal earns four listings.
Wolfgang Müller is an expert in real estate transactions with a wealth of experience advising on high-value property acquisitions.
Philippe Prost ranks highly among peers who consider him “extremely knowledgeable” when it comes to real estate sales and acquisitions.
Walter Häberling is considered “tough and tactically clever” by sources who rate him as an “absolute specialist with wide-ranging experience in real estate and rental matters”.
Cosima Trabichet-Castan is an acclaimed practitioner who excels when advising on construction, acquisition and development issues.
Schellenberg Wittmer receives three nominations in this chapter.
Yves Jeanrenaud is a “prominent figure” and “a big name in Geneva for real estate matters” according to peers who say. “He should definitely be on the list.”
Elliott Geisinger enjoys a strong international reputation for his impressive experience acting as counsel and arbitrator in complex construction contract disputes.
Josef Caleff earns considerable praise among peers who recognise him as a “highly respected adviser in real estate transactions”.
CMS von Erlach Poncet is home to three practitioners noted here.
Sibylle Schnyder is widely endorsed for her significant experience covering a range of real estate matters including lease agreements, property development and acquisitions.
Stefan Gerster is “a very well-known and experienced practitioner” whose top-notch practice encompasses real estate transactions and investments.
The “excellent” Daniel Kinzer is highlighted as a “real estate law specialist” who excels in complex contractual disputes.
Nathalie Voser at rothhorn legal is a market-leading lawyer who is recognised for her impeccable work as arbitrator and counsel in high-value construction disputes.
Baker McKenzie’s Alexander Wyss is a notable real estate practitioner who clients rely on for high-value transactions. One peer adds, “He is a real competitor for us, he always gets the deals”.
Martin Furrer is distinguished by his premier work handling complex M&A, private equity and real estate transactions.
The “absolutely outstanding” Andreas Vögeli at Niederer Kraft Frey is highly esteemed by peers who consider him to be an “extraordinarily talented lawyer with deep experience in all fields of Swiss real estate law”.
At Bär & Karrer, Corrado Rampini is a key player in the market who sources recognise as “the leading guy in Switzerland” for handling sophisticated real estate transactions.
Cécile Berger Meyer of Lenz & Staehelin has a superb construction and real estate practice with notable expertise in property development, financing and acquisition.
At Zarb & Wood, Delphine Zarb is well versed across the spectrum of domestic and cross-border real estate financings and transactions.
From Baur Hürlimann, Roland Hürlimann is “regularly involved in complex arbitrations” arising from high-value construction and engineering projects.
Daniel Greineder of Peter & Kim is a highly respected figure in the construction sector, where he impresses with his significant experience handling complex disputes including international arbitration proceedings.
Dominique Brown-Berset at Brown & Page is a renowned dispute resolution specialist who is highly sought after by domestic and international clients for complex contractual disputes.
Rohrer Müller Partner’s Beat Rohrer is regarded as a “highly competent rental law expert” among peers, who deem him a “statesman of the tenancy law sector”.
Peter Reetz of Reetz Sohm Rechtsanwälte is a “well-reputed construction lawyer” who impresses sources with his outstanding litigation skills in sector-related disputes.
Martin Sohm is celebrated for his expertise in construction litigation and lease law matters.