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:

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.

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Forward thinking and commercial in our approach, we structure your transaction or project to best fit your corporate and tax needs.

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Providing a holistic approach, we handle all project development issues to support you in timely implementing your projects.

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One of our traditional main strengths is rental law which is of key importance for you in transactions but also in negotiating long-term commercial rental agreements or in disputes.

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Advising lenders, borrowers and investors on domestic and cross-border real estate financings, refinancings and restructurings means that you can benefit from our excellent overview of the aims and needs of different market participants.

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Our experienced real estate litigators advise you on property litigation risk avoidance. If necessary, we act for you on the full range of property disputes, in particular in the areas of construction disputes and landlord-tenant conflicts.

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“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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Publications

Real Estate 2022 – Switzerland

The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides 2022, Legalease Ltd, 1 December 2022
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Erneuerbare Energien – Überarbeitung der rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen

NZZ yearbook Real Estate, Edition 2022/23, S. 154f
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Construction & Real Estate Review 2022

Who's Who Legal, Feature, p. 7-11, August 2022
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Construction & Engineering Law 2022 – Switzerland

International Comparative Legal Guide - Construction & Engineering Law 2022, Ninth Edition, Chapter 19, Switzerland, pages 162-170, Published and reproduced by Global Legal Group Ltd, London
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