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Our lawyers, tax experts and notaries are organized under the direction of experienced partners in practice teams, covering all areas of commercial law. Our breadth of practice ensures we have the right team available for every mandate and client. Our offices can be found in Zurich and Basel, the two largest business centers of Switzerland.

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Construction and Real Estate Law: On solid ground

Construction and real estate is a very broad field and requires expertise in many areas: with our team of lawyers, notaries and tax advisers, we are in a position to competently and efficiently advise and represent our clients across the spectrum, as evidenced by these current contributions from members of our construction and real estate team. We would be pleased to support you in this area and assist you in finding solutions tailor-made to meet your needs.

Cyber risks and sharing economy in real estate due diligence
To protect themselves against unpleasant surprises, sophisticated investors will carry out thorough due diligence of the target real estate. Digitisation and the sharing economy produce new risks. This makes a real estate due diligence more challenging and extensive.

Shopping centre lease - operating obligation versus early termination
Shopping centre lease agreements typically include business operating obligations. What happens if the lessee wants to leave the center before the termination of the lease?

Abolition of imputed rental value - really? (DE)
The attempts to abolish the institution of imputed rental taxation failed in the past. Steadily increasing wealth tax values of real estate are heating up the imputed rental taxation debate that relies on the aforementioned value.

Real estate update 11/13 September 2018 (DE)
On the occasion of the real estate update on September 11/13, 2018, the following topics were highlighted:

  • Tax deductability of real estate expenses
  • Liability for wrongful management of construction projects - what planners and owners should know
  • Compensation for excessive noise levels out of traffic infrastructure?
  • Shopping Center lease agreements : Duty to run a business vs. early termination
  • Owncomsumption – Scope of the amended Federal Energy Statute



Digital Business Law Bites

Series Digital Business Law Bites

Over the last 25 years, digitalization has captured all business sectors and in some cases  turned them upside down.

With the "Digital Business Law Bites" series, we give a small insight into our abundant experience and client projects in the field of digital business processes.

Am 25. Mai 2018 tritt die EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) in Kraft. Die erhöhten Anforderungen an den Umgang mit personenbezogenen Daten werden...

On 1 March 2018, the totally revised Federal Mail and Telecommunications Surveillance Act (MTSA/"BÜPF") and its five implementing Ordinances entered...



Die Aussage unter vorgehaltener Hand, dass nach dem Bankengeheimnis nun auch das Anwaltsgeheimnis fallen wird, lässt den Rechtsgelehrten perplex,...


Das jährliche Ranking „DIE BESTEN ANWÄLTE DER SCHWEIZ 2018“ ist im Handelsblatt erschienen. Wir gratulieren Rolf Auf der Maur (Medien und...


VISCHER is pleased to announce that it has been listed in the GRR 100 2018 list of top law firms, a worldwide ranking in Restructuring and Insolvency....


Am 15.6.2018 wurde in Schaffhausen bei bestem Wetter der Schweizerische Anwaltstag 2018 durchgeführt. Dort wurden die wissenschaftlichen Ansichten...


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