Real estate

Purchase and sale

We assist in the selection of properties, in the structuring of property portfolios and property companies. We also advise on any purchase or sale, whether by way of asset or share deal.

We have practical experience with transfers of Swiss real property to trustees (including tax and Lex Koller aspects).

Tax advice

Real estate taxes are very much a matter of local practice. Structuring an acquisition, the holding or a sale of properties in the right way typically offer substantial tax benefits.

VAT

In terms of value added tax, commercial construction projects and rental agreements offer considerable planning and saving potential which we will help you realise.

Development and construction projects

We structure real estate projects in particular with a view to financing, negotiating agreements and solving tax issues.

Lex Koller and second home legislation

The acquisition of real property by foreigners and of second homes is subject to permit requirements. We advise you in this regard and will conduct any necessary negotiations with the authorities.