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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Yves de Coulon is a standout name in the real estate sector who is regarded as “very knowledgeable” when it comes to development projects and lease negotiations.


Yves de Coulon heads the real estate and construction practice group at BianchiSchwald LLC. He has in-depth knowledge of the real estate market in the Lake Geneva region. He is one of the founding partners of the firm, which is among the leading business law firms in Switzerland. His practice focuses on all major fields of real estate industry: transactions, construction, leases, management of real estate assets, financing and investment vehicles, public procurement, zoning, as well as urban and mobility planning. He also has extensive experience of the hospitality industry. He advises institutional and private clients on such matters and assists them before the civil and/or administrative courts.

Yves de Coulon is an FSA-certified expert in real estate and construction law (CAS from the Institute for Swiss and International Construction Law at the University of Fribourg) and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He holds law degrees from the University of Geneva and King’s College London (LLM) and was admitted to the Bar in 1990. He is chairman of the Geneva public Foundation for the Promotion of Affordable and Cooperative Housing (FPLC), of the Horizon Léman Association (which manages the official Lake Geneva Region stand at MIPIM the international real estate fair held yearly in Cannes) and of the Bonhôte-Immobilier SICAV in Neuchâtel. He is a member of the Swiss Bar Association (FSA), the chamber of FSA-certified experts in real estate and construction law; the Geneva Real Estate Chamber (CGI); the Swiss Association of real estate economics (SVIT); and the Geneva Business Law Association. He practises in French and English.

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