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Michael Lips

Michael Lips

PestalozziLoewenstrasse 1ZurichSwitzerland8001
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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Lips is "an excellent real estate lawyer" who is regarded as a specialist in all areas of real estate and environmental law in Switzerland.

Biography

Michael Lips is partner and head of Pestalozzi's real estate and environment practice. He has long-standing experience in real estate, environmental and public procurement law. For years, he worked exclusively in this field, handling numerous transactions, contracts, public procurement and regulatory matters. He frequently publishes in his fields of expertise and he is recognised by Chambers, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and others.

Michael Lips' fields of expertise include commercial and residential leases, sales, pledges and encumbrances of real properties, building and other work contracts, real estate transactions (including public-private partnerships), and all types of environmental issues. He frequently advises on compliance and other regulatory matters such as the acquisition of real properties by non-Swiss residents and rural land rights. In public procurement law, Michael Lips regularly works for public authorities throughout the entire procurement process and related court litigation. He also advises bidders in preparing tenders and in related litigation. Michael Lips advises domestic and international business and private clients. He frequently represents clients before Swiss courts.

Michael Lips graduated from Zurich University (lic iur, 1997; Dr iur, 2003) and the University of Virginia (LLM, 2004). He served at the District Court of Meilen for two years. Michael Lips was admitted to the bar in 2001 and joined Pestalozzi in 2002. In 2016, he obtained the certificate of advanced studies (CAS) in construction and real estate law from Fribourg University. Since 2017, he has been a certified specialist SBA construction and real estate law.

Switzerland - Environment

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Michael Lips draws high praise from sources who consider him an expert in regulatory matters and commend his in-depth knowledge of environmental law.

Biography

Michael Lips is partner and head of Pestalozzi's real estate and environment practice. He has long-standing experience in real estate, environmental and public procurement law. For years, he worked exclusively in this field, handling numerous transactions, contracts, public procurement and regulatory matters. He frequently publishes in his fields of expertise and he is recognised by Chambers, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and others.

Michael Lips' fields of expertise include commercial and residential leases, sales, pledges and encumbrances of real properties, building and other work contracts, real estate transactions (including public-private partnerships), and all types of environmental issues. He frequently advises on compliance and other regulatory matters such as the acquisition of real properties by non-Swiss residents and rural land rights. In public procurement law, Michael Lips regularly works for public authorities throughout the entire procurement process and related court litigation. He also advises bidders in preparing tenders and in related litigation. Michael Lips advises domestic and international business and private clients. He frequently represents clients before Swiss courts.

Michael Lips graduated from Zurich University (lic iur, 1997; Dr iur, 2003) and the University of Virginia (LLM, 2004). He served at the District Court of Meilen for two years. Michael Lips was admitted to the bar in 2001 and joined Pestalozzi in 2002. In 2016, he obtained the certificate of advanced studies (CAS) in construction and real estate law from Fribourg University. Since 2017, he has been a certified specialist SBA construction and real estate law.

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