Walder Wyss has specialised and established itself in the real estate sector over the course of many years. Our experienced and well known Real Estate team, consisting of numerous lawyers and tax experts, is one of the largest in Switzerland. This enables us to execute highly complex real estate transactions efficiently and with an integrated perspective. Working with our clients, we develop solutions that generate added value and are executed with interdisciplinary project teams where necessary.

We advise institutional and private investors in all legal and tax aspects of the real estate market.


Real Estate
Introduction

Walder Wyss has specialised and established itself in the real estate sector over the course of many years. Our experienced and well known Real Estate team, consisting of numerous lawyers and tax experts, is one of the largest in Switzerland. This enables us to execute highly complex real estate transactions efficiently and with an integrated perspective. Working with our clients, we develop solutions that generate added value and are executed with interdisciplinary project teams where necessary.

We advise institutional and private investors in all legal and tax aspects of the real estate market.

Experts Products & experience

Our key areas of activity are:

  • Purchase and sale of properties, property portfolios and real estate companies
  • Development and construction projects
  • Property financing
  • Public private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Securitisations
  • Planning tax structures
  • Lex Koller rulings
  • Rental contracts
  • Environmental law issues
  • Representing clients before all state courts, arbitral tribunals, and administrative authorities
Publications













Die Finanzierung von Immobilien-Projektentwicklungen durch Anlagestiftungen(Financing of Real Estate Developments by Swiss Investment Foundations)

by André Kuhn
published by Schulthess Juristische Medien AG
Zurich 2018

















Die Umsetzung der Zweitwohnungsinitiative als Lehrstück der Verfassungsauslegung(The implementation of the popular initiative concerning restrictions on the construction of secondary residences - a lesson in the interpretation of the Federal Constitution)

by Florian C. Roth
in: "Jusletter" 12 September 2016





Frist für die Anfechtung von Beschlüssen der Stockwerkeigentümergemeinschaft(Statutory deadline for challenges of decisions of the assembly of condominium owners)

by Fabian D. Glässer
in: "ius.focus" 139/2016, p. 3



Gleichwertige Sicherheit für das Bauhandwerkerpfandrecht(Adequate security for a tradesman's or building contractor's charge)

by Fabian D. Glässer
in: "ius.focus" 58/2016, pp. 3 f. (Das Bundesgericht bestätigt seine Rechtsprechung, wonach die Leistung einer gleichwertigen Sicherheit das Stadium des Prozesses nicht zu beeinflussen vermag.)


Chapter Switzerland, Insolvency & Restructuring

by Christoph Stäubli
in: B. Leonard (Editor[s]), "Getting the Deal Through"
London 2016, pp. 374–386 (and previous annual editions)




Déductions fiscales liées à la propriété immobilière (impôt sur le revenu)(Tax deductions related to real estate ownership (income tax))

co-authored by Yacine Rezki
in: "La propriété immobilière face aux défis énergétiques"
Geneva 2016


Die Umsetzung von Art. 75b und Art. 197 Ziff. 9 BV als Lehrstück der Verfassungsauslegung(The implementation of Art. 75b and Art. 197 (9) BV - a lesson in the interpretation of the Federal Constitution)

by Florian C. Roth
in: "Editions Magister Weblaw" 2016









Mängelrechte beim Kauf eines Stockwerkanteils(Warranty Rights in Purchases of Condominium)

by Markus Vischer
in: "ZBGR Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Beurkundungs- und Grundbuchrecht" 2015_Heft 04, pp. 217–228



§ 5 Übervorteilung und Willensmängel (Art. 21 und 23–31 OR) und § 17 Übersicht über die quasivertraglichen Ansprüche(§ 5 Unfair advantage and failure of intent (art. 21 and 23–31 Swiss Code of Obligations) and § 17 Overview of quasi-contractual claims)

by Davide Giampaolo
in: Huguenin/Hotz (Editor[s]), "Fälle zum Obligationenrecht, Band I: Allgemeiner Teil"
Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2014



















Grundstückkaufvertrag – Freizeichnungsklauseln und Grundlagenirrtum(Real Estate Acquisition Contract – Exclusions of Liability Clauses and Fundamental Error)

co-authored by Markus Vischer and Scarlett Schwarzenberger
in: "Push-Service Entscheide" 28 February 2013











Freizeichungsklauseln in Grundstückkaufverträgen – Gegenstand einer AGB-Kontrolle?(Exclusions of Liability Clauses in Real Estate Acquisition Contracts – Subject of a GTC-Control?)

co-authored by Philipp Chiani and Markus Vischer
in: "Push-Service-Entscheide" 12 January 2012




Freizeichnungsklauseln in Grundstückkaufverträgen – Voraussetzungen für deren Gültigkeit(Exclusions of Liability Clauses in Real Estate Acquisitions – Pre-Conditions of their Validity)

co-authored by Philipp Chiani and Markus Vischer
in: "Push-Service Entscheide" 15 November 2011










Grundlagenirrtum – Verhältnis einer Freizeichnungsklausel zur Vertragsungültigkeit wegen Grundlagenirrtum(Fundamental Error – Interrelation between an Exclusion of Liability Clause and the Invalidity of the Contract due to a Fundamental Error)

co-authored by Michele Casale and Markus Vischer
in: "Push-Service Entscheide" 16 March 2011




Immobilien und Steuern bei der Nachlassplanung und im Erbfall(Real Estate and Taxes in Wealth planning and in case of Succession)

Speakers: Stephan Neidhardt and Tina Shih-Thurnheer
St. Galler Erbrechtstag
Zurich 12 November 2010






Grundstückskauf - Ausnahmen des Vorkaufsrechts nach Art. 216c Abs. 2 OR(Purchase of Real Estate - Exceptions re Rights of First Refusal according to Art. 216c Para 2 CO)

co-authored by Michele Casale and Markus Vischer
in: "Push-Service Entscheide" 16 July 2010




Triple – Net Mietverträge – Möglichkeiten und Grenzen(Triple-net lease agreements – possibilities and limitations)

by Elisabeth Moskric
in: "Real Estate RFM Immobilien und Anlagen" 2010, pp. 24–26


Rücktritt vom Kaufvertrag über ein landwirtschaftliches Grundstück wegen Grundlagenirrtums(Cancellation of an agricultural real estate purchase agreement due to a mistake in facts)

by Simone Dobler
in: "ius.focus" 3/2009, pp. 8–9


Vermögens- und Steuerplanung mittels Immobilien(Real Estate Wealth and Tax Planning)

Speakers: Stephan Neidhardt and Tina Shih-Thurnheer
Educaris
Zurich 12 June 2009


Besteuerung kollektiver Kapitalanlagen und ihrer Anleger (2. Teil)(Taxation of collective capital investments and taxation of investors in collective capital investments (Part Two))

co-authored by Maurus Winzap and Stefan Oesterhelt
in: "IFF Forum für Steuerrecht (FStR)" 1/2009


Besteuerung kollektiver Kapitalanlagen und ihrer Anleger (3. Teil)(Taxation of collective capital investments and taxation of investors in collective capital investments (Part Three))

co-authored by Maurus Winzap and Stefan Oesterhelt
in: "IFF Forum für Steuerrecht (FStR)" 2/2009



Swiss real estate financing and refinancing – latest trends and developments

co-authored by Francis Nordmann and Elisabeth Moskric
in: Peter Townshend (Editor[s]), "Euromoney Yearbooks: Real Estate Finance & Investment Review 2009–2010"
2009, pp. 61–63


Negotiation – How to Persuade

Speaker: Nicolas Iynedjian
Université de Lausanne, Centre du droit de l'entreprise (CEDIDAC)
Lausanne 2009 (4 modules held each year since 2009)


Die Vermeidung von Ausscheidungsverlusten

Speaker: Samuel Dürr
ASEFID Seminar
Berne November 2008




Die Vermeidung von Ausscheidungsverlusten

Speakers: Samuel Dürr and Michael Leiser (Swisscom AG)
bewest Seminar
Berne September 2008


Quellensteuern bei hypothekarisch gesicherten Kreditverträgen(Withholding tax in respect of credit agreements secured by mortgages)

co-authored by Maurus Winzap and Stefan Oesterhelt
in: "IFF Forum für Steuerrecht (FStR)" 1/2008



Besteuerung kollektiver Kapitalanlagen und ihrer Anleger (1. Teil)(Taxation of collective capital investments and taxation of investors in incollective capital investments (Part One))

co-authored by Maurus Winzap and Stefan Oesterhelt
in: "IFF Forum für Steuerrecht (FStR)" 4/2008


Swiss real estate ownership – Principles of taxation

co-authored by Samuel Dürr and Michael Leiser (Swisscom AG)
in: "Tax Planning International, Indirect Taxes"
Arlington, USA 2008, pp. 11 ff.




Die sog. Bauherrenaltlast(Article on new provisions regarding contaminated sites)

by Hans Rudolf Trüeb
in: "Umweltrecht in der Praxis (URP)" 2007


Telekommunikationswegerechte in der Schweiz(Swiss Legal Regime on Rights of Way in the Telecom Sector)

co-authored by Hans Rudolf Trüeb and Samuel Klaus
in: Thomas Hoeren, Prof. Dr. et al. (Editor[s]), "Handbuch Wegerechte und Telekommunikation"
1. Auflage, Munich 2007, pp. 398–422, 512–514





Verwertung belasteter Bauabfälle(Recovery and Disposal of Excavation Material)

by Hans Rudolf Trüeb
in: "Umweltrecht und Praxis (URP)" 2006, pp. 663–693


Gage d'actions(The pledge of registered shares)

by Nicolas Iynedjian
in: Centre du droit de l'entreprise (CEDIDAC) (Editor[s]), "Aspects actuels du droit de la société anonyme"
64, Lausanne 2005




Der Bau von Fernmeldeanlagen(Building of Telecommunication Infrastructure)

by Hans Rudolf Trüeb
in: "Schweizerische Baurechtstagung (BRT)" 2001, pp. 99–126


Umstrittene Infrastruktur(Controversial Infrastructure)

by Hans Rudolf Trüeb
in: "Bauwirtschaft" 22/2001, pp. 17–19


Werkleitungen in öffentlichen Strassen: rechtliche Punktationen(Infrastructure Circuits in Public Streets: Legal Issues)

by Hans Rudolf Trüeb
in: "Strasse und Verkehr" 9/2001, pp. 400–402


Les sûretés globales – Etude de droit bancaire(Global bank guarantees – A study of banking law)

by Nicolas Iynedjian
53, Zurich 1999


Sûretés et garanties bancaires(Securities and bankguarantees)

by Nicolas Iynedjian
33, Lausanne 1997


La LP révisée – la loi révisée sur la poursuite pour dettes et la faillite(The revised Debt Enforcement and Bankruptcy Law)

by Nicolas Iynedjian
Lausanne 1997


Rechtsfälle zum Verkehrsrecht(Case book on transportation law)

co-authored by Mark A. Reutter
Zurich 1992


Der gastgewerbliche Mietvertrag(Tenancy Agreements for Restaurants)

by Peter Straub
Zurich 1988


Die Baukunst im Urheberrecht(Architecture in Copyright)

by Lucas David
in: Schweiz. Vereinigung f. Urheberrecht (Editor[s]), "100 Jahre URG"
Berne 1983, pp. 263–276