Attorney-at-Law, LL.M. King's College London
FSA Certified expert in real estate and construction law, MRICS

Yves de Coulon heads the Real Estate and Construction practice group at BianchiSchwald LLC. He has an in-depth knowledge of the Lake Geneva region real estate market. He is one of the founding partners of the firm. His practice focuses on all major fields of real estate industry: transactions, construction, leases, management of real estate assets, financing and investment vehicles, public procurement and zoning as well as urban and mobility planning. He is President of the FPLC (Public Foundation for affordable and cooperative dwelling) a major player for the zoning and the housing development projects in Geneva. He also has an extensive experience of the hotel-restaurant industry. He advises institutional and private clients on these various matters and assists them before the competent civil and administrative courts.

  • Geneva
  • Lausanne
  • French
  • English
Other activities | pro bono
T +41 58 220 36 00
F +41 58 220 36 01

5, rue Jacques-Balmat
P.O. Box 5839
1211 Geneva 11, Switzerland


«Yves de Coulon heads the firm’s Geneva and Lausanne offerings, with strong expertise in real estate transactions, construction issues, zoning, planning and public procurement. Clients appreciate that he is “gifted” at communicating “in a thorough yet understandable manner”.»

Chambers Europe 2018


«Yves de Coulon is one of Geneva’s leading authorities on real estate and construction law and draws praise for his extensive knowledge of transactions, leases and asset management.»

 Who is Who Legal Switzerland 2018


«BianchiSchwald’s ‘responsive, swift, accurate and efficient’ team is recommended for real estate transactions and developments in Western Switzerland. Practice head Yves de Coulon has ‘a tremendous command of real estate issues and the industry itself’.»

Legal500 EMEA 2017


«Yves de Coulon is highly sought after by clients who praise his expert knowledge of the real estate market.»

Who is Who Legal Real Estate 2017