Real Estate

The Swiss real estate market has experienced a very strong development in recent years. Both institutional and private investors are still seeking to invest in Swiss real estate. However, rising prices and transaction volumes also come along with increased legal- and reputational risks. As a result, enhanced supervision of the real estate sector is high on the political agenda. Besides subjecting the industry to the Swiss anti-money laundering act (AMLA), additional instruments for fighting corruption are currently being considered.

Against this background, an efficient compliance organization is important for real estate businesses. Comprehensive analysis of existing business processes and pro-active implementation of required changes are key to success.

With our highly qualified staff and our broad experience, we help you adapt to changing legal and regulatory standards.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Legal and regulatory advice on industry-specific topics, e.g. in relation to the launch and distribution of investment vehicles, prevention of money laundering, anti-corruption measures
  • License applications (FINMA) for real estate investment funds
  • Admission processes to self-regulatory and industry bodies
  • Representation of interests before supervisory authorities and self-regulatory bodies
  • Assessment of legal- and reputational risks of real estate transactions
  • Drafting of internal regulations and rules of conduct
  • Support in the establishment of an internal compliance organization
  • Performance of ongoing compliance activities in an outsourcing arrangement
  • Preparation and performance of training sessions on regulatory topics

 
It is our goal to provide intelligent and practical solutions to complex issues at competitive pricing. We are looking forward to you contacting us!