Real estate transactions
The Swiss real estate market is very active. Whether you are an institutional investor, private investor or seller, we identify legal risks (due diligence) in real estate transactions, draft the relevant contracts and notarize the purchase agreement and other contracts for properties located in Lucerne. If required, we take over the role of project manager and ensure that the transaction is completed on schedule.
Building always requires the signing of a written contract. However, particularly for more complex projects, standardized construction contracts do not fit the individual situation. By carefully drafting the agreements and anticipating possible risks, we avoid disputes and contribute to the success of the project. We assist you in negotiating, drafting and closing the agreements and, if necessary, in the notarization of the relevant contracts.
Major infrastructure projects with public procurement agencies impose new rules. Public procurement law makes the procurement process more formal. In times of the Internet-of Things, you do not only have to consider construction-related aspects. The integration of hardware, software and communication technology into infrastructure contracts is one of our core competencies thanks to our experience as in-house counsel in the telecommunications industry.
Commercial leasing is more complex than private leasing. Renewal options, break options, indexation of rent, turnover-based rent, tenant fit-out, value-added tax. These are just a few of the topics that we take into consideration for you when drafting and negotiating a commercial lease. The long-term nature of commercial leases in any case justifies a close look at the contract. Careful contract drafting often results in financial savings.
Real estate disputes
Real estate disputes are often lengthy, complex and require the involvement and assistance of experts. We are used to working in this environment and represent you in all real estate disputes in court or arbitration. We also advise construction companies in proceedings concerning building trade liens, and landlords as well as tenants in commercial rental disputes. Our work also includes the management of disputes regarding construction contracts and architectural contracts.
These are just a few examples of our work in Real Estate and Infrastructure. If your issue is different, let us know and we will be happy to help you.