Switzerland: Construction & Real Estate 2019

In this chapter we recognise 52 construction and real estate lawyers in the Swiss market who have been selected for their expertise in commercial and residential matters across a large variety of sectors.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Corrado Rampini Bär & Karrer Ltd, Zurich
2. Nathalie Voser Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Zurich
3. Andreas F Vögeli Niederer Kraft & Frey, Zurich
4. Stefan Gerster CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd, Zurich
5. Michael E Schneider Lalive, Geneva
6. Sibylle Schnyder CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd, Zurich
7. Bernd Ehle Lalive, Geneva

Schellenberg Wittmer performs strongly this year, with four prominently listed construction and real estate specialists.
Nathalie Voser is a distinguished arbitration specialist in the construction field. She has significant experience acting as both counsel and arbitrator in a variety of multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Elliott Geisinger is "a very active player" in the Swiss real estate and construction sector recognised for his excellent work on construction and engineering disputes.
Yves Jeanrenaud is described as “an acclaimed presence in the Swiss market” by respondents thanks to his wide-ranging experience in construction and engineering disputes.
Josef Caleff is recommended by interviewees as “a very experienced, diligent and committed real estate lawyer” whose experience lies in real estate transactions, financing and various leasing matters.

Walder Wyss sees five of its practitioners listed in this year’s edition.
Thomas Müller enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market for his real estate practice. He is well versed in advising public and private sector clients on a broad range of real estate and infrastructure matters.
Francis Nordmann is a noted real estate and finance specialist in the Swiss market. He is experienced in advising institutional and private clients on the full range of real estate matters.

Meyerlustenberger Lachenal achieves an impressive four listings this year in the construction and real estate space.
Peers praise Philippe Prost as “an esteemed and effective lawyer in the Swiss legal community”. His practice focuses on advising corporate and private clients on real estate acquisitions and sales.
Wolfgang Müller is distinguished by “his excellent transactional work in the space” say market commentators. He has considerable expertise in transactional and financing matters in the real estate sector.

Lalive achieves four listings here.
Michael Schneider is a well-established figure in the Swiss market where he stands out for his “enormous experience in construction arbitration”.
Matthias Scherer is “an arbitration specialist” who comes highly recommended by market sources for his expert handling of complex construction disputes.
Bernd Ehle is a standout name in the Swiss arbitration market, and is widely respected for his excellent work acting as counsel and arbitrator in high-value construction and infrastructure disputes. 
Samuel Moss draws acclaim from international sources who commend his impressive work on complex construction and infrastructure arbitration proceedings.

Baker McKenzie achieves three listings here.
Daniel Peregrina draws praise from market commentators as “an important player in the market and a fine real estate lawyer”. He has over 30 years of experience resolving disputes in the real estate and construction fields.
Alexander Wyss is a highly distinguished name in the Swiss market, who is described as “a fine lawyer by peers across Switzerland”. His focus lies on both domestic and cross-border real estate transactions.
Martin Furrer is considered “one of the heavyweights in Swiss real estate transactions in the market”. He has substantial expertise in advising international clients on real estate transactions.

CMS von Erlach Poncet achieve two listings in this chapter.
Stefan Gerster ranks among the very elite construction and real estate specialists in Switzerland and is described by peers as “a highly rated figure in the market”.
Sibylle Schnyder is praised as “a very knowledgeable and experienced practitioner in a broad range of real estate matters, especially rental law”.

Bär & Karrer also receives two listings here.
Corrado Rampini is an elite name in the Swiss real estate market who earns special praise from interviewees for his work across the full spectrum of transactional matters.
Eric Stupp is held in high esteem by peers in the Swiss legal community. His practice focuses on transaction matters and compliance issues.

We highlight two impressive lawyers from Lenz & Staehelin here.
Cécile Berger Meyer is "a very well-known and highly regarded practitioner in Geneva” who regularly advises both private and institutional clients on the full range of real estate matters.
Andreas Rötheli is highlighted as “a great name practising in Switzerland” by peers who praise his excellent work advising on international and domestic real estate transactions.

Niederer Kraft Frey’s Andreas Vögeli is highlighted by respondents as a leading figure in the Swiss market, and is praised as “an absolute specialist in the field”. His real estate expertise spans acquisitions to disposition matters.

Thomas Siegenthaler with Scherler + Siegenthaler Rechtsanwälte is recognised as one of the key figures in the Swiss market and ranks prominently for his real estate and construction practice.
Stefan Scherler is a well-established figure in the Swiss legal community. He commands over 20 years of experience in Swiss construction and real estate law.

Martin Sohm at Reetz Sohm Rechtsanwälte is praised by market commentators as “an acclaimed construction dispute specialist in Switzerland”, who possesses strong experience in the field.  
Peter Reetz is “a well-known construction dispute lawyer” who commands over a decade of experience in real estate, construction and civil procedure matters.

Roland Hürlimann with Baur Hürlimann is identified as one of the top-notch names in the field, and gains praise from peers for his work as an arbitrator in the real estate and construction space.  

Ulrich Keusen of Bratschi is singled-out by peers for his extensive expertise in matters that span construction, real estate and constitutional law.

Thomas Wetzel with Wenger Plattner is a standout name in Switzerland where he enjoys a great reputation for his top-notch construction and real estate practice.

BianchiSchwald’s Yves de Coulon earns acclaim from respondents for his “extensive knowledge of the field” and the Genevan real estate market.

Beat Rohrer of Rohrer Müller Partner is “a renowned figure in Switzerland” with over 30 years of experience in the construction and real estate field.

Kellerhals Carrard’s Fabrizio Gabrielli is “an excellent lawyer in the field” who stands out for his expert handling of both contentious and non-contentious construction and real estate matters.

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