Real Estate M&A

With our integrated network of leading individuals, we have the commitment, resources and know-how to get your deals done, whatever and wherever they are.

Advisory specialisations

  • Purchase and sale of real estate (including building rights and condominium units) and real estate portfolios held directly or via real estate companies
  • Advice on company law and tax law issues related to real estate holding structures
  • Share and asset deals
  • Public takeovers and transfer of assets or businesses pursuant to the Swiss Merger Act
  • Purchase rights
  • Sale and leasebacks
  • Lex Koller (including permits and exemptions)
  • All asset classes from residential and commercial to special real estate such as logistics or hotels across Switzerland
  • Joint ventures and co-operations
  • Setting up special purpose vehicles
  • Real estate outsourcing
  • Private equity and co-investments
  • Identifying environmental risks and liabilities and advising on the structure of a transaction to help minimise environmental liability
  • Sale and purchase of real estate in mountain areas (luxury chalets, second and holiday homes)
  • Special knowhow regarding local public regulations, such as in Geneva, preemption right of the State, Loi sur les démolitions, transformations et renovations de maisons d’habitation (mesures de soutien en faveur des locataires et de l’emploi) (LDTR), regulations regarding monument protection, opportunities for increasing the building’s gross floor area etc.
  • Close collaboration with local notary publics
  • Cross-border aspects (e.g. financing, structuring, German investment laws)
  • Transaction management
  • Drafting and negotiating letters of intent
  • Due diligence
  • Drafting and negotiating purchase agreements
  • Finance and loan arrangements
  • Support in the post-closing phase

Other relevant areas of activity

Structuring | Project Development | Rental & Lease Agreements | Real Estate Finance | Real Estate Litigation

“MLL Meyerlustenberger Lachenal Froriep is a notable firm handling property acquisitions and sales. The team also represents clients in lease agreements and residential and hospitality development projects, with further experience handling sale and leaseback transactions. The law firm is also active on construction projects. Its client roster features corporates and asset managers, in addition to clients from the financial services sector”

Chambers and Partners, Real Estate, 2022

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