Fabiano Menghini is a partner of the Real Estate team at Niederer Kraft Frey. He advises on a wide range of real estate transactions including asset deals, share deals, sale-and-rent-back transactions, asset transfers, asset swaps, in-kind contributions and development projects. His expertise also encompasses other real estate-specific legal matters such as total contractor/general contractor agreements, EPC contracts, planning agreements, project development agreements, tenancy and lease law, environmental law, Lex Koller, Lex Weber and real estate financing. Beyond real estate, Fabiano advises on all areas of corporate law, including private M&A transactions.


Fabiano has deep knowledge of the Swiss real estate market and mainly focuses on the following transactions (buy- and sell side) and matters:

  • Asset deals / Asset Swaps / in kind contributions (Sacheinlagen)
  • Share deals (including all corporate aspects related thereto)
  • Asset transfers (Vermögensübertragungen)
  • Sale- and leaseback transactions
  • Development projects / EPC contracts
  • Hospitality transactions
  • Commercial leases / green leases
  • Lex Koller filings / other regulatory advice (including collective investment schemes law)
  • Lex Weber
  • Environmental law (in particular polluted sites)
  • Luxury housing acquisitions and sales
2020 Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
2019 CAS Construction and Real Estate Law, University of Freiburg
2014 LL.M. with specialisation in Business Law, University of California, Los Angeles
2011 Swiss Bar Admission
2009 Master of Law (MLaw), University of Berne
2008 Bachelor of Law (BLaw), University of Berne
Chambers Europe 2024
The Legal500 EMEA 2024 – Next Generation Partner
Chambers Europe 2023
The Legal500 EMEA 2023 – Next Generation Partner
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Rising Star
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Rising Star

Swiss Bar Association (SAV)

Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)

Swiss Advocates’ Chamber of Certified Specialists SBA

Swiss Circle

2024 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
2022 Partner at a major Swiss law firm
2014 Foreign Associate, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, London
2011 Associate at a major Swiss law firm
2009 Trainee at a major Swiss law firm




Market Perception

«Fabiano Menghini combines great legal expertise and experience with pragmatism and negotiation skills.»
Legal 500 2023
«Fabiano Menghini is not only very responsive and has a high industry competence, he also makes our work a lot easier and absolutely understands when to raise topics and when to just make the deal happen»
Legal 500 2021
«Very professional; tremendous knowledge; can understand context very well and still present it simply; very reliable in communication; very good negotiation skills; strong in communicating with our potential sellers, very good project management. »
IFLR1000 2021

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