Twenty years ago, on 2 April 2001, four young “pioneers” launched “BCCC” as a modern, ambitious, entrepreneurial and, above all, fully integrated business law firm. A few grey hair and a merger with leading Zurich lawyers later, we are proud of our journey and would like to thank all our partners and employees, current and former, our clients and more generally all friends of BianchiSchwald for their trust, their support, their loyalty and their contribution to the success of this inspiring venture.
Thank you all!
Attorney-at-Law, LL.M. King's College London
FSA Certified expert in real estate and construction law, MRICS
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.
5, rue Jacques-Balmat
P.O. Box 5839
1211 Geneva 11, 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