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The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on property law in Switzerland

Published on: 30 September 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • The impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on property law in Switzerland
  • What is the current state of the property market in Switzerland and how has this changed since the start of the pandemic?
  • Strong resilience of the Swiss economy in general and the Swiss property market in particular
  • Significant differences depending on property sector
  • New legislative with short-term effects
  • Is it possible to sign agreements in Switzerland electronically?
  • Are there any recent or forthcoming legal or market changes with regard to e-signatures due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic?
  • How has the land registry coped with the coronavirus pandemic?
  • Does the land registry plan to implement any changes in the long term?

Article summary

Property analysis: Valeria Knöpfel and Daniel Kälin, associates of Baker McKenzie Zurich’s mergers and acquisitions and real estate practice groups and Charles Gschwind, senior associate and elected co-head of the Geneva real estate practice group, discuss the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the Swiss property market and legal changes it has brought. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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