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.



  • 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

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SBA)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZBA)
  • Specialist Group Building Law ZBA

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

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