Profile

Oliver Zbinden is part of the Real Estate team at Niederer Kraft Frey. He advises and represents domestic and international investors, financial institutions, companies and private clients on all aspects of real estate law, particularly real estate transactions, tenancy law, private construction law, public construction and zoning law, environmental law and Lex Koller issues. In addition, Oliver Zbinden’s practice includes general commercial and contract law.

Deals & Cases

01.09.2022
L Catterton leads CHF 70m Series B of Planted
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06.12.2021
A.P. Møller Holding acquires Unilabs
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24.11.2021
Acquisition of staedler automation AG by CGS
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Experience

Highlights:

  • Legal counsel to Rhystadt AG (former Central Real Estate Basel AG), a consortium of institutional investors supported by Nova Property Fund Management AG, Mettler2Invest AG and Credit Suisse Asset Management (Switzerland) AG, on the acquisition of 160,000 sqm within the Klybeck site in Basel, one of the largest development areas in Switzerland, from Novartis Pharma AG 2019
  • Legal counsel to Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank in the sale of a portfolio containing three commercial properties in Reinach (BL), Volketswil (ZH) and Steinhausen (ZG) as well as in the sale of a commercial property in Buchs (SG)
  • Legal counsel to Fortimo Group in one of the largest sales of a residential real estate portfolio in Switzerland in 2017 consisting of 14 residential properties in 9 different cantons
2021 In training to become a specialist lawyer SBA in construction and real estate law (Fachanwalt SAV Bau- und Immobilienrecht)
2017 Admitted to the Swiss and Zurich Bar (Rechtsanwalt)
2013 University of Lucerne, Master of Law (MLaw)
2007 University of Lucerne, Bachelor of Law (BLaw)
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2020 – Recommended
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SBA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZBA)
  • Specialist Group Building Law ZBA
2021 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2017 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2015 Clerk, Cantonal Court of Lucerne
2013 Research and teaching assistant to Prof. Dr. iur. Jörg Schmid in contract law, property law and notarisation law, University of Lucerne
2011 Research associate with the Business Law Institute (BLI), University of Lucerne
2009 Trainee lawyer with a major law firm in Zurich
2008 Internship with a major law firm in Zurich
2007 Research assistant to Prof. Dr. iur. Madelaine Simonek in national and international tax law, University of Lucerne

German

English

Deals & Cases

01.09.2022

L Catterton leads CHF 70m Series B of Planted

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06.12.2021

A.P. Møller Holding acquires Unilabs

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24.11.2021

Acquisition of staedler automation AG by CGS

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Market Perception

«Oliver Zbinden: excellent real estate lawyer.»
Legal 500 2022
«The client service of NKF and especially of Oliver Zbinden is very client-oriented. Oliver Zbinden is available more or less all the time, while he is permanently patient with my questions. NKF is providing us with solutions and fact-based recommendations which generates an added value for us.»
Legal 500 2022
«Andreas Vögeli and his team (Oliver Zbinden, among others) have delivered outstanding service. I very much value the direct approach and their ability to deliver in a timely manner, working precisely and efficiently.»
Legal 500 2022

Events

18.01.2023

Swiss Property Fair for Investors IMMO 2023

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19.01.2022

Swiss Property Fair for Investors IMMO 2022

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22.01.2019

The Swiss Property Fair for Investors IMMO’19

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Firm News

06.01.2021

NKF promotes five senior associates as of 1 January 2021

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Publications

21.04.2022

Real Estate Law Review: Switzerland

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26.03.2021

Real Estate Law Review: Switzerland

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28.02.2019

Real Estate Law Review: Switzerland

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Speaking Engagements

20.10.2022

Mietrechtliche Einschätzung möglicher staatlicher Interventionsmassnahmen zur Abwendung der drohende…

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04.04.2022

Neue Urteile und Entwicklungen im Bereich der Bauwerk- und Planerverträge

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10.06.2021

Mietrechtsschulung bei der Privera AG

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