SUBJECT AREAS

Property and Financing

We advise clients in all matters of private and public building law, from planning to project development, building, acquisition, financing, operation to the sale of properties.

Our activities include:
  • legal and tax guidance in the development of real estate projects
  • Planning and application of an investment structure in a national and international context for private and institutional investors
  • Sales and easement contracts including recording and authentication at our notary’s offices for Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft
  • Portfolio transactions (purchase and sale), especially for foreign investors
  • Advice on investments from Switzerland in properties in other countries
  • Assessing and optimizing structures with reference to property transfer tax and property gains tax (business property transfers)
  • Advice to building owners, architects, sole and general contractors in tax and legal matters
  • Sale-and-lease-back structures and letting and leasing of properties
  • Evaluation of questions on the Lex Koller (acquisition of properties in Switzerland by persons abroad), obtaining of permits and exemption certificates
  • Overseeing financing and refinancing
  • Advice on legal matters to owners or administrators of a property during the holding period