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Michael Lips

Partner
Attorney at Law, Dr. iur., LL.M., Certified Specialist SBA Construction & Real Estate Law
Head Real Estate & Environment

Loewenstrasse 1
8001 Zurich
Switzerland
T +41 44 217 92 67
michael.lips@pestalozzilaw.com

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Michael Lips is absolutely top in terms of competence and character.

The Legal 500 Client Feedback, 2022

Michael Lips is very experienced in real estate transactions.

The Legal 500 Client Feedback, 2021

Michael Lips is a long-standing fixture in the Swiss market, renowned for his invaluable insights into environment-related regulation and transactions.

Who's Who Legal, 2020

Michael Lips has the outstanding ability to get to the point.

The Legal 500 Client Feedback, 2020

Michael Lips possesses a sweeping knowledge of real estate law and is recognised in particular for his great focus on public procurement.

Who's Who Legal, 2020

Michael Lips, Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law, is partner and head of Pestalozzi's Real Estate and Environment practice. He has long-standing experience in real estate, environmental and public procurement law. For years, he worked exclusively in this field, handling numerous transactions, contracts, public procurement and regulatory matters. He frequently publishes in his fields of expertise and he is recognized by Chambers, Legal 500, Best Lawyers and others.

Career

2017
  • Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
  • Head Pestalozzi real estate and environment practice group
2016
  • Fribourg University: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Construction and Real Estate Law
2010
  • Partner at Pestalozzi and co-head real estate and environment practice group
2004
  • University of Virginia, School of Law: LL.M.
2003
  • Zurich University: Dr. iur.
2002
  • Associate at Pestalozzi
2001
  • Bar Admission
1998
  • District Court of Meilen: law clerk and secretary to judge
1997
  • Zurich University: lic. iur.

Languages

German, English, French

Membership

  • International Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Advocates‘ Chamber of Certified Specialists SBA Construction and Real Estate Law

Publications

Newly introduced use of social security numbers for land register searches

Newly introduced use of social security numbers for land register searches

By Michael Lips, Melanie von Rickenbach: International Law Office, London, 2022
Harmonisation of building and real estate labels to achieve energy and climate targets

Harmonisation of building and real estate labels to achieve energy and climate targets

By Michael Lips, Evelyn V. Frei: International Law Office, London, 2022
Short-term rent of private accommodation

Short-term rent of private accommodation

By Michael Lips, Larissa Rickenbacher: International Law Office, London, 2022
Swiss Federal Government reactivates compulsory countercyclical capital buffer

Swiss Federal Government reactivates compulsory countercyclical capital buffer

By Michael Lips: Norton Rose Fulbright Commercial Real Estate Alerts, London 2022
Grundstückerwerb durch Personen im Ausland ("Lex Koller") – Grundlagen und Anwendungsfälle aus der Praxis (2022)

Grundstückerwerb durch Personen im Ausland ("Lex Koller") – Grundlagen und Anwendungsfälle aus der Praxis (2022)

By Michael Lips: Presentation at CAS Bau- und Immobilienrecht Fribourg University, Fribourg 2022
Latest environmental legislation in effect and in pipeline – 2022 overview

Latest environmental legislation in effect and in pipeline – 2022 overview

By Michael Lips, Melanie von Rickenbach: International Law Office, London, 2022
Workshop Environmental Laws

Workshop Environmental Laws

By Michael Lips: Presentation at CAS Compliance Management, Europa Institute at the University of Zurich, Zürich 2022
Tokens as instruments for real estate investments?

Tokens as instruments for real estate investments?

By Michael Lips, Evelyn V. Frei: International Law Office, London, 2022
Zurich voters approve new rules for effective climate protection in building sector

Zurich voters approve new rules for effective climate protection in building sector

By Michael Lips, Evelyn V. Frei: International Law Office, London, 2021
First court decision on rent reductions during covid-19 lockdown

First court decision on rent reductions during covid-19 lockdown

By Michael Lips, Melanie von Rickenbach: International Law Office, London, 2021
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