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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 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

New attempt to tighten rules on foreign real property investments fails in Parliament

New attempt to tighten rules on foreign real property investments fails in Parliament

By Michael Lips, Larissa Rickenbacher: International Law Office, London, 2021
Latest environmental legislation in effect and in the pipeline – 2021 overview

Latest environmental legislation in effect and in the pipeline – 2021 overview

By Michael Lips, Larissa Rickenbacher: International Law Office, London, 2021
New attempt to tighten rules on foreign real property investments

New attempt to tighten rules on foreign real property investments

By Michael Lips, Larissa Rickenbacher: International Law Office, London, 2021
Federal act on rent reductions during COVID-19 lockdown fails in Parliament

Federal act on rent reductions during COVID-19 lockdown fails in Parliament

By Michael Lips, Andrea P. Rohrer-Lippuner: International Law Office, London, 2020
Voters reject popular initiative to tighten responsibilities of Swiss-based companies

Voters reject popular initiative to tighten responsibilities of Swiss-based companies

By Michael Lips, Larissa Rickenbacher: International Law Office, London, 2020
Recent emissions trading developments

Recent emissions trading developments

By Michael Lips, Evelyn V. Frei: International Law Office, London, 2020
Proposed federal act on rent payments during COVID-19 lockdown

Proposed federal act on rent payments during COVID-19 lockdown

By Michael Lips, Andrea P. Rohrer-Lippuner: International Law Office, London, 2020
Switzerland to extend certain climate protection measures until 2021

Switzerland to extend certain climate protection measures until 2021

By Michael Lips, Evelyn V. Frei: International Law Office, London, 2020
Legal uncertainty over rent reductions due to COVID-19 remains

Legal uncertainty over rent reductions due to COVID-19 remains

By Michael Lips, Paola Wullschleger: International Law Office, London, 2020
Swiss Federal Government deactivates compulsory countercyclical capital buffer

Swiss Federal Government deactivates compulsory countercyclical capital buffer

By Michael Lips: Norton Rose Fulbright Commercial Real Estate Alerts, London 2020
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