Cosima Trabichet-Castan, dipl. IEI, MRICS
Cosima Trabichet-Castan, dipl. IEI, MRICS

Cosima Trabichet-Castan, dipl. IEI, MRICS

Partner, Geneva

65 rue du Rhône | Case Postale 3199 | CH-1211 Geneva 3 | Switzerland
65 rue du Rhône | Case Postale 3199 | CH-1211 Geneva 3 | Switzerland
T +41 58 552 01 00
cosima.trabichet-castan@mll-legal.com

Profile

Cosima Trabichet-Castan is a Partner with MLL since 2020, after having completed her legal internship and worked as an associate with the firm for six years. She specializes in real estate law, advising clients on high value real estate transactions and construction projects, as well as on rental law and property development issues. Her proficiency in the field of rental law allowed her to be appointed as an assistant judge at the Geneva Court for landlord and tenant disputes in 2016. In 2019, she obtained a Masters’ degree in real estate from the Geneva Institute for Real Estate Studies (IEI), allowing her to strengthen her expertise in this area of the law. She became a Chartered Valuation Surveyor (MRICS) at the end of 2021.

Cosima Trabichet-Castan has also acquired several years of experience in the field of labour law, advising employers as well as employees on any questions relating to their contractual relationship, as well as on contentious cases.

As a litigator, Cosima Trabichet-Castan represents clients in civil and administrative litigation proceedings across all French speaking cantons of Switzerland, mainly in the field of real estate law (construction, condominiums, land use planning), tenancy law and labour law, as well as in the context of debt collection proceedings.

Cosima Trabichet-Castan has studied law both in Switzerland and in Canada. She is fluent in French, English, German and Spanish.




Industry Groups


Rankings & Awards

WWLLegal 500 Comparative Guide Construction 2022Legal 500 Comparative Guide Construction 2021
  • ‘Cosima Trabichet-Castan is commended for her deep knowledge of real estate deals and contracts in the Swiss market’ –  Who’s Who Legal (WWL), 2020
  • Cosima has been recommended as “very efficient” by The Legal 500
  • Cosima’s interest for historic houses also led her to join the committee of Domus Antiqua Helvetica (Geneva section)

Deals & Cases

  • Advised a major Swiss bank and one of its managed vehicles in the acquisition of a new commercial building housing a food production plant (sale & lease-back transaction)
  • Advised Generali in the acquisition of a real estate portfolio comprising two residential and two mixed-use buildings located in Geneva
  • Representation and advice to 26 Geneva-based medico-welfare institutions in a dispute against a dozen insurance companies regarding the payment of services provided between 2011 and 2019, leading to reimbursements amounting to over CHF 8 million.
  • Advised several institutional investors in real estate transactions and construction projects in Geneva, Vaud and Valais, with values ranging from 50 to 300 million Swiss Francs

Education & Admission

  • Obtained a Master’s degree in real estate from the Geneva Institute for Real Estate Studies (IEI) (2019)
  • Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (2014)
  • University of Geneva, Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, ECAV (2012)
  • University of Geneva, MLaw with major in Business Law (2011)
  • University of Geneva, Certificate of Transnational Law (2010)
  • University of Fribourg, bilingual BLaw (French/German) with major in European Law (2009)

Memberships and public offices

  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • Chambre genevoise immobilière (CGI)
  • Wipswiss (Women in property Switzerland)
  • Domus Antiqua Helvetica (member of the Geneva section committee since 2019)
  • Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage (ASA) et ASA Below 40

Languages

  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

‘Cosima Trabichet-Castan is commended for her deep knowledge of real estate deals and contracts in the Swiss market’

 Who’s Who Legal (WWL), 2020
More by Cosima Trabichet-Castan

Publications

Droit des énergies renouvelables : la refonte du cadre légal est en cours

Tribune de Genève, FOCUS Énergie et Développement durable 2022, 22 juin 2022
  • FR

Transaktionen in unsicheren Zeiten

Tages-Anzeiger, FOKUS Bau und Immobilien 2022, 10. Juni 2022
  • DE

“Il vaut souvent la peine de consulter un avocat spécialisé en droit de l’immobilier!”

Bilan Magazine, Supplément thématique de Smart Media, Interview, p. 16, 25 Mai 2022
  • FR

Construction 2022 – Switzerland

The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides 2022, 2022 Legalease Ltd., 4 May 2022
  • EN