Real Estate & Construction
Operating at the heart of the Swiss real estate industry, you will benefit from our in-depth industry knowledge. Being a first tier Swiss real estate law firm, we advise you on the entire property ‘life-cycle’ from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing, restructuring and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax and corporate structuring, planning, environment and litigation.
You will profit from our broad-based expertise in all fields of real estate law which is cemented by our involvement in real estate industry events and in the boards of directors of real estate companies. Our team members also act as Associate Judge at the Rental Court Geneva or certified specialist SBA in construction and property law, giving them valuable perspective and genuine first-hand understanding of the real estate industry. Seamless mobilization of integrated teams of experts in Zurich and Geneva across different languages and across real estate, company and tax law guarantees you optimum results.
Our team offers you access to experts especially in these areas:
- Urs Boller
- Frédéric Cottier
- Samuel Ljubicic
- Mona Stephenson
- Cosima Trabichet-Castan
- Julien Tron
- Maud Udry-Alhanko
- Alexander Vogel
- Daniel Bloch
- Walter Häberling
- Guy-Philippe Rubeli
- Romina A. Brogini
- Philipp Falk
- Jacques Johner
- Thomas Nietlispach
- David Peter
- Munier Serag
- Nadja Lewandowski
- Séverine Micheloud
- Léa Stucki
“The MLL Team has wide experience in Real Estate topics and if there is somebody with less experience then they ask a teammate who has the right knowledge. They discuss difficult topics internally to provide the best solution to the client”
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IMMO'23 Magazine FRA, p. 71, 12 décembre 2022
IMMO'23 Magazin DEU, S. 92, 12. Dezember 2022
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40 MLL Legal lawyers recognised for Best Lawyers® 2024 award
11 practice groups ranked in the Chambers Europe Edition 2023
MLL Legal at MIPIM 2023 – The world’s leading property fair in Cannes
MLL Legal presents its new Management Committee
Draft Amendment to the Federal Law on Second Homes (Lex Weber)
On 3 November 2022, the Environment, Spatial planning, and Energy Committees of the National Council (ESPEC/NC) presented a preliminary draft amendment to the Federal Act on Second Homes of March 20, 2015 (SHA, RS 702) to relax the conditions for the expansion, conversion or reconstruction of buildings erected under the old law, i.e., before 11 March 2012, in municipalities with a rate of second homes that exceeds 20 percent.1
Only article 11 of the SHA is affected by this draft, without affecting other articles of the law or the ordinance.
The consultation runs until 17 February 2023.
If adopted, this revision of the SHA is good news for owners of buildings erected under the old law, in municipalities with more than 20% second homes, as they will have more freedom to modify their properties.More
The Duty of Due Diligence under the Responsible Business Initiative – a Change-Maker?
On 29 November 2020 Swiss citizens will vote on the Responsible Business Initiative (Initiative pour des multinationales responsables / Konzernverantwortungsinitiative).
The Responsible Business Initiative (the Initiative) proposes a new due diligence obligation for Swiss-based large companies as well as a liability provision to hold them accountable for human rights and environmental violations made abroad by controlled companies.More
Responsible Business Initiative – a Change-Maker for Corporate Liability?
On 29 November 2020 Swiss citizens will vote on the Responsible Business Initiative (Initiative pour des multinationales responsables/ Konzernverantwortungsinitiative).More
Effects of the officially ordered closure of shops/restaurants/etc. on existing leases
The obligation imposed by the Federal Council to close publicly accessible facilities to the public leads to a de facto closure of operations for various companies in a wide range of sectors. For both, the tenants concerned and their landlords, the question arises as to whether this closure ordered by the authorities will affect the existing rental agreement.More
Challenge of the initial rent: definition of the “old building” by the Swiss Federal Supreme Court
According to a new Swiss Federal Supreme Court judgment, a rental object is considered an old building in connection with the challenge of the initial rent if at least 30 years have elapsed since the date of construction of the property or since the date of the last acquisition of the property until the beginning of the rent.More