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Real Estate & Construction Lawyers

As an investor, developer, occupier, construction consortium or asset manager, your real estate deals are executed to tight deadlines within complex local legal systems. If, for example, your property assets cross international markets, you face issues based on differing real estate law as well as cultural and economic contexts. Whether you are in the retail, residential, hotels, infrastructure, care home, office, logistics, renewable energy or student accommodation sectors, we have the specialists to help. 

Through decades of experience of doing deals across Europe, our multi-jurisdictional teams adhere to the same templates, processes and standards, including project management. This means we can deploy specialist teams to advise you immediately, irrespective of where the real estate assets are. If you are launching or operating a real estate fund or setting up a real estate related joint venture, our funds and corporate experts can give you country-specific support. This approach allows us to guide your tax, planning, debt financing, construction and management issues in addition to your traditional real estate portfolio and property management work.

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Olivier Carrard
Man­aging Part­ner
Switzerland, Geneva
Olivier Carrard mainly focuses on Sports law, litigation, arbitration, commercial law, construction law, white collar crime and bankruptcy. Graduated from the University of Fribourg (1982), he was...
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Dr Stefan Gerster, LL.M., MRICS
Part­ner
Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
Switzerland, Zurich
Stefan Gerster is a partner with CMS Zurich since 2001. His practice focuses mainly on real estate law. He is the head of our internal practice group Real Estate & Construction. Among the clients of...
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Dr Pascal G. Favre
Part­ner
Switzerland, Geneva
Pascal Favre is the head of the Corporate/M&A and Competition Practice Groups of CMS Geneva. Pascal regularly advises clients on all types of international and domestic M&A transactions, transaction...
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Dr Sibylle Schnyder, LL.M.
Part­ner
Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
Switzerland, Zurich
Sibylle Schnyder specialises in real estate law and mainly deals with real estate acquisitions and divestments, portfolio transactions, construction and development projects, landlord and tenant...
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Daniel Kinzer
Part­ner
Switzerland, Geneva
Daniel Kinzer advises and defends businesses and individuals in regards to contentious matters in the areas of criminal law, economic criminal law, administrative criminal law, contractual and...
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Dr Sylvain Marchand
Coun­sel
Switzerland, Geneva
Sylvain Marchand is a Professor at the University of Geneva and an Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel. He teaches contract law, law of obligations and debt enforcement law. He also ...
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Katja Bertsche
As­so­ci­ate
Switzerland, Zurich
Katja Bertsche specialises in real estate law and advises national and international clients regarding real estate transactions. Her professional activities include inter alia real estate purchases...
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Seraina Kihm
As­so­ci­ate
Switzerland, Zurich
Seraina Kihm specializes in all types of real estate transactions. She advises national and international clients especially with regard to the following cases: asset deals and large-scale portfolio...
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Thomas Zweifel, LL.M.
As­so­ci­ate
Switzerland, Zurich
Thomas Zweifel focuses on advising and supporting national and international clients regarding real estate transactions. His professional activities comprise inter alia the performance of legal Due...
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Dr Maxence Carron
As­so­ci­ate
Switzerland, Geneva
Maxence Carron is mainly active in the field of litigation, commercial law and contracts law as well as construction and real estate law. He graduated from the Universities of Fribourg (MLaw...