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Markus Aeschbacher

Markus Aeschbacher

lic. iur. HSG, LL.M. (Georgetown)
Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
Attorney-at-Law
Partner
Co-Head Construction, Real Estate and Hotels

Location
Zurich

T +41 58 258 10 00
F +41 58 258 10 99
markus.aeschbacher@bratschi.ch
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Language
German, English, French

Markus Aeschbacher

lic. iur. HSG, LL.M. (Georgetown)
Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
Attorney-at-Law
Partner
Co-Head Construction, Real Estate and Hotels

Zurich
Bratschi Ltd.
Bahnhofstrasse 70
P.O. Box
CH-8021 Zurich

T +41 58 258 10 00
F +41 58 258 10 99
markus.aeschbacher@bratschi.ch
German, English, French
 

CV

For many years, Markus Aeschbacher has been practicing in the field of construction and real estate law, with a focus on real estate transactions, construction and planning contracts, turnkey and general contractor agreements, commercial tenancy law as well as plant engineering and construction. His national and international clients predominantly include property developers, investors, real estate companies and major construction companies. He also has extensive experience in general contract and commercial law, such as IT contracts.

Markus Aeschbacher represents parties in national and international disputes before civil and administrative courts and arbitral tribunals.

Markus Aeschbacher is co-head of our industry group <<Construction, Real Estate and Hotels>>.

Admitted to the Swiss Bar since 2002.

Professional career

  • Partner at Bratschi AG (2020)
  • Partner at HMP Hartmann Müller Partner, Zurich (2009)
  • Associate attorney with HMP Hartmann Müller Partner, Zurich (2003)
  • Associate attorney with Staiger Schwald & Roesle, Zurich (2002)
  • Trainee at a law firm, St. Gallen (2000)
  • Law Clerk at District Court of Wil (SG) (1999)
  • Trainee at UBS (former SBC) (1996)

Training

  • Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law (2013)
  • Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Construction and Real Estate Law, Institut of Swiss and International Construction Law University of Fribourg (2012)
  • LL.M. - International Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. (2006)
  • lic. iur. HSG, University of St. Gallen (1999)

Awards

  • recommended for «Real Estate and Construction» by Legal500 (2021)
  • highly recommended «Switzerland - Best Law Firms for Real Estate - 2021» von Leaders League
  • recommended Lawyer for "Real Estate and Construction" by Legal500 EMEA 2020: «Markus Aeschbacher is a real expert. He is able to immediately see the decisive point in a case and resolve disputes pragmatically and efficiently.»
  • recommended Lawyer for "Real Estate and Construction" by Legal500 EMEA 2019: «‘Highly specialised and thorough contracts lawyer’ Markus Aeschbacher provides ‘a flexible and diverse range of solutions in order to meet special needs’ [...].»

Memberships

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
  • Specialist Group for Construction & Real Estate Law of Zurich Bar Association
  • Chamber of Specialist Lawyers SBA in Construction and Real Estate Law
  • Chamber of Independent Builder Consultants (KUB/SVIT)
 

  • All legal aspects in the purchase/sale, planning, financing, construction and administration of real estate and industrial plants
  • Project development agreements and planner agreements, including architectural and engineering contracts
  • Construction contracts, turnkey agreements and general contractor agreements
  • Purchase agreements
  • Liability for defects, claims for compensatory damages, contractor liens
  • Lease and leasehold agreements, particularly for commercial properties
  • SIA standards, particularly 102, 103, 108, 118 etc. and "KBOB"
  • Areas of public law, including contaminated sites