Kathrin Lanz Kneissler

lic. iur., LL.M.
Attorney at law Counsel
Languages: German English French
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Kathrin Lanz specialises in construction and real estate law, with a focus on public construction and planning law. She has several years of experience as an official lawyer in the legal office of the Construction, Transport and Energy Directorate of the Canton of Bern (today: BVD), where she independently instructed administrative appeal proceedings and drafted appeal decisions as well as assisted in legislative projects. Kathrin Lanz is experienced in conducting administrative and administrative appeal proceedings under public law, namely building and planning proceedings as well as building police proceedings in all areas of law (including environmental protection law, nature and heritage protection law, water protection, hydraulic engineering). She has been active for more than 20 years as an advisor and litigator (administrative proceedings, according to the Federal Administrative Procedure Act and cantonal procedural codes, in particular VRPG/BE). In addition, Kathrin Lanz regularly publishes in her field of expertise.

Admitted to the Swiss Bar since 1999.
  • Counsel at Bratschi AG (since 2017)
  • Associate at Bratschi (since 2002)
  • Legal employee at the Legal Office of the Building, Transport and Energy Department of the Canton of Berne (1999-2001)
  • Internships at the court of first instance in Burgdorf, law firm Lenz in Berne, Regierungsstatthalteramt Fraubrunnen and Building, Transport and Energy Departement of the Canton of Berne (1997-1999)
  • LL.M., College of Europe, Brügge (2002)
  • Bar exam Court of Appeal Bern (1999)
  • lic. iur., University of Bern (1997)
  • Member of the board of Swiss Shotokan Karate SSK (since 2019)
  • Bern Bar Association (BAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Bern Lawyers' Association (BJV)

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