Cécile Berger Meyer is a partner at Lenz & Staehelin. She is an expert in real estate law in Switzerland. She advises both private and institutional clients in the field of construction and real estate law, and in respect of both civil matters (purchases, sales, structuring and financing) and administrative law matters (planning, construction licences, restrictions on acquisitions). Cécile Berger Meyer leads the real estate practice group of Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva.
She is a member of the Geneva Bar Association (OdA), the Swiss Bar Association (SAV), the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), the Swiss Advocates’ Chamber of Certified Specialists, SVIT Romandie (vice chairman), SBA Construction and Real Estate Law (board member) and the CVI (board member). Cécile Berger Meyer is also a judge with the Geneva lease court (landlord side).
Cécile Berger Meyer has been a partner at Lenz & Staehelin since 2013. She graduated from the University of Fribourg in 2000 and was admitted to the Geneva Bar in 2004. She also graduated from the University of Chicago Law School Law in 2006 and qualified as a certified specialist (SBA) in construction and real estate law. She speaks French, English, German and Italian.
Her recent publications include: “Commercial Real Estate – Switzerland”, in Global Legal Insights, 2nd edition, September 2015, pp. 232–240; the Swiss chapter in The Real Estate Law Review, 2014; “Restrictions en matière d’hypothèques” in Newsletter SVIT, May 2013; “Coordination et structuration en matière de PPP: Aspects de droit des contrats et des sociétés” in Aktuelles Vergaberecht 2012/Marchés Publics 2012, Zurich 2012, pp. 437-450; and “Dematerialised mortgage certificates: new regulations”, in Real Estate Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, vol 16 no 1, April 2012.
Lenz & Staehelin is the largest Swiss law firm with over 200 lawyers and with offices in Geneva, Zurich and Lausanne. Lenz & Staehelin’s scope of activities covers all areas of business law for Swiss and international clients.