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CMBS wave finally hits Switzerland

September 2008 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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Switzerland has seen a dramatic increase in both origination and securitisation activity in the commercial real estate market over the past two to three years. New foreign lenders and sponsors are entering the Swiss market. The year 2007 should show another significant increase in Swiss commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) issue volumes. Future multi-jurisdictional and pan-European deals, including Swiss assets from both existing CMBS conduits and an increasing number of new conduits by new CMBS lenders, are expected. This chapter provides an overview of Swiss legal issues in this new market sector.


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