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Katja Bertsche

Associate

CMS von Erlach Poncet Ltd.
Dreikönigstrasse 7
P.O. Box
8022 Zurich
Switzerland
Languages German, English, French, Italian

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 and sales, tenancy law, real estate financing as well as the development and realisation of real estate projects. Among other things, her tasks include the performance of legal due diligences regarding real properties and development/construction projects as well as the drafting and negotiation of agreements (in particular of purchase, construction and lease agreements as well as ground leases and easements).

In 2012, Katja Bertsche completed her bilingual legal studies at the Universities of Basel and Geneva. Afterwards, she accomplished a court internship (2012–2013) and worked for a law firm specialising in construction law (2013–2015).

After her admission to the bar, she joined our firm as a real estate associate.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising Swiss Prime Anlagestiftung regarding the acquisition of a residential property with commercial base use with the "One Planet Living" Label founded by WWF
  • Advising investor regarding the acquisition of a commercial property in the Terre Bonne Park business park in the municipality of Eysins, located on the western shore of Lake Geneva
  • Advising Swiss Prime Anlagestiftung regarding the acquisition of the traditional Viktoria retirement center in Bern
  • Advising Swiss Prime Site AG regarding a portfolio transaction (asset swap) concerning three commercial buildings in 2 cantons
  • Advising an institutional investor regarding the sale of a residential building in Neuchatel
  • Advising an institutional investor regarding the acquisition of a commercial residence (land purchase agreement, construction agreement and lease agreement)
  • Advising Swiss and foreign institutional investors in connection with the acquisition of properties in Switzerland, including commercial, logistic and hotel properties as well as sale & rent back transactions
  • Advising UBS AG regarding the sale of a five star hotel in the historic center of Zurich (Hotel Widder) together with adjacent properties and the operating company
  • Advising Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG on substantial acquisition in Winterthur
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Education

  • 2016 – Admitted to the bar, Zurich
  • 2012 – Bilingual studies of Law,MLaw, magna cum laude, Universities of Basel and Geneva
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Memberships

  • Zurich Bar Association  (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
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