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

CV V-CARD Publications

Yves de Coulon is an FSA specialist in construction and real estate law. He is one of the founding partners of the firm and heads its Real Estate and Construction department. He has an in-depth knowledge of the real estate market in the Lake Geneva region. His activities cover all the main areas of real estate:transactions, construction, leases, management of real estate assets, financing and investment vehicles, public procurement zoning as well as urban and mobility planning. He also has extensive experience in the hotel industry. He advises institutional and private clients on these various aspects and assists them before the competent civil and administrative courts. He is also chairman of FPLC (foundation for affordable and cooperative dwelling), which is a major public player in spatial planning and housing development projects in Geneva, and President of the Horizon Léman Association, which each year manages the Lake Geneva Region’s stand at MIPIM (International Market for Real Estate Professionals) in Cannes. He is also a board member of Fidfund Management SA, a company managing three major Swiss real estate investments funds.


  • Geneva
  • Lausanne


  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Public Procurement
  • Insolvency, Corporate Recovery and Restructuring
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Commercial and Contracts
  • Litigation and Arbitration


  • French
  • English


  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Chamber of FSA certified experts in Real Estate & Construction law
  • Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Swiss Association of Real Estate Economy (SVIT)
  • Geneva Real Estate Chamber (CGI)
  • Geneva Business Law Association (AGDA)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • Debts Collecting and Bankruptcy Association (Association LP)

Other activities

  • Chairman of the Horizon Léman Association
  • Chairman of FPLC (Public Foundation for affordable and cooperative dwelling)
  • Board member of Fidfund Management SA (a company managing three major Swiss real estate investments funds)
  • Chairman of the Foundation Cyril de Coulon
  • Compagnie de 1602




T +41 58 220 36 00
F +41 58 220 36 01


5, rue Jacques-Balmat
P.O. Box 1203
1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland


    “Geneva-based Yves de Coulon heads the group and is a key contact in construction, leases, asset management, financing and public procurement, among other areas”.
    Legal 500 EMEA 2020

    Yves de Coulon is “very active in real estate” according to impressed sources who applaud his adept handling of transactions and asset management.
    Who’s Who Legal Real Estate 2020

    Yves de Coulon comes highly recommended by market commentators for his experience in this sector. He advises on construction and development projects, as well as refurbishment matters. He also represents clients in construction defect litigation.
    Chambers Europe 2019

    Yves de Coulon earns acclaim from respondents for his « extensive knowledge of the field » and the Geneva market.
    Who’s Who Legal Real Estate 2019

    «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