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Sidonie Morvan


CMS von Erlach Partners Ltd
Rue Bovy-Lysberg 2
PO Box
1211 Geneva 3
Languages French, English

Sidonie Morvan specialises in real estate law and is the co-head of the real estate practice group in Geneva. She has over 20 years of experience in the real estate and construction sectors and mainly deals with real estate acquisitions, construction and development projects, landlord and tenant law, and real estate related litigation.

Among clients of Sidonie Morvan are Swiss and foreign institutional real estate investors, companies with corporate real estate matters and individuals. Her tasks include, amongst others, the legal due diligence of properties and real estate projects, drafting and negotiating of contracts (in particular purchase, construction and lease agreements as well as management agreements) and the assistance with all questions arising in connection with the realization of real estate projects. She deals with commercial and residential buildings all over Switzerland.

Ms. Morvan is also an associate judge at the Geneva tribunal for leases and rents.

After founding her own boutique law firm in 2013 dedicated to real estate & construction law, she joined CMS as a partner in January 2021.

In 2021, Sidonie Morvan founded the Association Constructives, of which she is President. Constructives is a network of women active in the real estate industry in Geneva which brings together nearly 300 women in all real estate professions.

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Memberships & Roles

  • Judge at the Geneva Lease Court
  • International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI)
  • Swiss Association of Real Estate (SVIT)
  • Geneva Real Estate Chamber (CGI)
  • Women in property Switzerland association (WIPSWISS)
  • Vice-chairman of Fondation Prim’Enfance
  • Board member of OCG (Geneva Chamber Orchestra)
  • Member of the Committee of Jurisconseiljunior
  • Member of the Committee of PLR (Veyrier)
  • Geneva Chamber of Commerce (CCIG)
  • Federation of French Speaking Businesses (FER)
  • Women's law network (WLN)
  • Swiss circle of Women Directors (CSDA)
  • PropTech Switzerland
  • Rotary (Palais-Wilson section)
  • Geneva Bar Association (ODA)
  • Swiss Bar association (SAV)
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Awards & Rankings

  • Best Lawyers | Real Estate Law, Switzerland, 2023
  • Best Lawyers | Litigation, Switzerland, 2023
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  • Columnist for Tribune de Genève, “L’écho des lois” (2014-today)
  • Semaine judiciaire II 2008, “Questions choisies de procédure civile en matière de baux et loyers, Sidonie MORVAN & David HOFMANN.
  • Former host of the radio show “La voix de l’immobilier” (2018-2019)
  • Former host of the local TV show “Immonews” (2015-2016)
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  • 2021 – Partner at CMS von Erlach Partners AG
  • 2017 - Partner at OCHSNER & ASSOCIES Head of Real Estate Department Award of Bilanz & Le Temps 2020 (tenancy law section)
  • 2013 - Founding Partner at «MORVAN & FABJAN», boutique real estate law firm Award of Bilanz & Le Temps 2017 (tenancy law section)
  • 2012 - Geneva Real Estate Chamber Associate & lobbying activity for property owners Lecturer in tenancy law (CGI Conseils)
  • 2004 - Joined ZPG, Associate Real Estate
  • 2004 - Admission to Geneva Bar
  • 2001 - Max Planck Institute, Freiburg
  • 2000 - University of Geneva (lic.iur.)
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CMS ac­ted as a coun­sel to the buy­er on the ac­quis­i­tion of a not­able com­mer­cial and res­id­en­tial prop­erty in Floris­sant, Geneva, for a con­sid­er­a­tion of CHF 197 mil­lion.
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New Part­ner at CMS
CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet Ltd. is pleased to an­nounce that Sidonie Mor­van has joined the firm as a part­ner from 1 Janu­ary 2021. Ms Mor­van and her team will add their ex­pert­ise to the real es­tate law group...