Yves de Coulon

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 and in the indirect real estate investments. He advises institutional and private clients on these various aspects and assists them before the competent civil and administrative courts. He is Chairman of the board of Bonhôte Immobilier SICAV, a major listed Swiss real estate investment fund and Chairman of the Horizon Léman Association, which each year manages the Lake Geneva Regions stand at MIPIM (International Market for Real Estate Professionals) in Cannes. He is also a member ot the board of Banque Bonhôte in Neuchâtel and of the board of Fondation Emma Kammacher, a Geneva public foundation which ownes 2'000.- affordable appartments in Geneva.
Geneva Rue Jacques-Balmat 5 CH-1211 Geneva T: +41 58 220 36 00
Lausanne Av. C. F. Ramuz 80 CH-1009 Pully/Lausanne T: +41 21 721 04 40
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He has the capacity to understand the bottom line and provide input accordingly.
Chambers Europe, 2023
Yves de Coulon is a top name in the market who is highly recognised in Geneva for his longstanding expertise in all matters relating to real estate, including construction, transactions and asset management.
Whos Who Switzerland Contruction & Real Estate, 2023
BianchiSchwald LLC advises clients on a diverse array of real estate matters, including financing and investment vehicles, public procurement and zoning, urban and rural property law. The tram also advises foreign clients in connection with Lex Koller, an
Legal500, 2023
Yves de Coulon is recognised as a leading lawyer in Switzerland for his encyclopaedic understanding of real estate law and his outstanding work across the full spectrum of real estate issues.
Whos Who Thought Leaders Switzerland Contruction & Real Estate, 2022
Yves de Coulon regularly acts on construction matters and property acquisitions with further experience handling commercial leasing. Clients praise him for being detail-oriented.
Chambers Europe, 2022
Yves de Coulon has an incisive mind and deep understanding of the construction laws, in particular of the French-speaking part of Switzerland
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022
Yves de Coulon is a standout name in the real estate sector who is regarded as very knowledgeable when it comes to development projects and lease negotiations.
Whos Who Legal Real Estate, 2021
Yves de Coulon regularly acts on development projects and property acquisitions, with further experience handling commercial leasing.
Chambers Europe, 2021
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.
Whos 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.
Whos Who Legal Real Estate, 2019
BianchiSchwalds 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


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We are pleased to announce the successful completion of the merger of BianchiSchwald, GHR Rechtsanwälte and PYTHON.

From July 1, 2024, we will operate as valfor. valfor stands for our continued commitment and our joint endeavor to offer our clients real added value – value beyond legal advice.

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