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Pre-emption rights – an unfailing source of conflict

In this briefing Christian Casanova highlights issues potentially arising from pre-emption rights in the sale of a co-property. In a judgment of 2 August 2016 the Federal Supreme Court had to decide whether the co-proprietor had validly exercised his pre-emption rights for particular parcels only in a situation where six parcels had been sold as an economic unity (Sachgesamtheit). The Court rejected an obligation of the co-proprietor to either exercise his pre-emption rights for all parcels or to otherwise completely desist of such an exercise. As a result, the co-proprietor was able to pick some of the parcels and the transaction as sale of an economic unity failed. This judgment exhibits the need to thouroughly analyse the propriety structure in real estate transactions and to integrate relevant third parties in time.

Landlords beware of tenant lease continuation rights

Dr. Gion Christian Casanova presents a brief on a recent decision of the Swiss Federal Tribunal expanding the commercial tenant’s claim to an extension of the lease.

by Dr. Gion Christian Casanova in The Lawyer, April 2016
June 2016

Financier Worldwide – Annual Real Estate Review

Hans-Ulrich Brunner discusses the latest trends and challenges on the Swiss real estate market.

by Dr. Hans-Ulrich Brunner in Financier Worldwide - June 2016
May 2016

Haftpflicht- und vertragsrechtliche Fragen im Zusammenhang mit Normierungen

Darstellung der Bedeutung von Normen, insbesondere in haftpflichtrechtlicher und vertraglicher Hinsicht, mit Illustration anhand der Betonnorm

Rechtliche Folgen der Betonnorm SN EN 206-1:2000

Übersicht zur Betonnorm: Inhalt, rechtliche Tragweite und Risiken im Zusammenhang mit einer Verletzung der Betonnorm.