Christian Eichenberger

Christian Eichenberger

Dr. iur., LL.M., Attorney at Law, MRICS, Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law




Direct phone: +41 58 658 56 59

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Christian Eichenberger is a partner in the real estate team. He focuses on real estate development, real estate transactions and real estate dispute resolution. In addition to his real estate transaction and real estate development experience, Christian Eichenberger also has extensive experience in real estate dispute resolution with particular expertise in the fields of construction law, planning and zoning law and landlord tenant law. He represents clients in both arbitration proceedings and before Swiss state courts.

Christian Eichenberger studied law at the University of Freiburg i.Ue. (lic. iur., 2001; CAS Construction and Real Estate Law, 2019) and the University of Hawai'i at Manõa, William S. Richardson School of Law (LL.M., 2009) and he received a doctorate (PhD; on Swiss notarial laws) from the University of Berne (Dr. iur., 2008, summa cum laude, Prof. Walther Hug Prize 2010). In 2012 he earned a Master of Advanced Studies in Real Estate at the University of Zurich.

Christian Eichenberger clerked at the Administrative Court of the canton of Zug (2003), worked as an attorney at law and civil-law notary public with two law firms in Zug/Zurich (2004 - 2017) and did a secondment at a global construction supply company (2012). He regularly publishes in his field of expertise and he lectures and teaches at the University of Zurich (Center for Urban and Real Estate Management) as well as at the SVIT Swiss Real Estate School.

Christian Eichenberger speaks German and English. He is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and qualified as civil-law notary public of the canton of Zug. He is a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law.

Grenzüberschreitender Immobilienbesitz: Steuerliche und rechtliche Gestaltung

Construction Law 2023: Chapter Switzerland

Real Estate 2023: Chapter Switzerland

Construction - Chapter Switzerland 2024

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Belastete Standorte – Risiken beim Erwerb von schadstoffbelasteten Grundstücken/ Bundesgerichtliche Prüfung der Basler Wohnschutzbestimmungen/ Planung und Bau thermischer Netze

Construction Switzerland 2023

Construction Law 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

Real Estate 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

Share Deal vs. Asset Deal bei Immobilientransaktionen / Auswirkungen der Covid-19 Massnahmen auf Geschäftsmietverträge / Auswirkungen von Gefahrenkarten auf Grundeigentümer

Construction 2022 - Chapter Switzerland

Intercantonal differences in real estate transactions: What needs to be considered?

Sale & Leaseback transactions / New Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruling on unfair rents / Questions and pitfalls in relation to interim use / The Federal Council’s draft bill to amend the law on construction contracts

Doing Business in Switzerland – A Practical Guide

Transferring real estate plots in the sales of companies / Selling a property with existing lease agreements / The importance of filing notifications of defects on time

Switzerland: Law and Practice

The compensation for added value according to Article 5 of the Federal Act on Spatial Planning

Tax treatment of early repayment penalties in property sales by legal entities – first experiences with the new practice / Attempts to Revise the Lex Koller

Construction Switzerland 2019

Real estate project development by investment foundations / Parliamentary procedural requests for a review of landlord and tenant law / Protection of acquired rights – spotlight on Zurich practice


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