Mr Yves Jeanrenaud, LL.M., MRICS > Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd > Geneva, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
15bis, rue des Alpes
P.O. Box 2088
1211 Geneva 1

Work Department

Geneva / Real Estate / Construction / Environmental Law / Administrative Law and Public Procurement / Art and Entertainment / Corporate and Commercial


Yves Jeanrenaud is a partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Geneva office where he also heads the firm’s real estate and construction group. His main areas of practice include property law, real estate investments and transactions (both domestically and internationally), hotel projects and transactions, sale and leaseback operations, commercial leases, ground leases, total and general work contracts, real estate financing and structuring, due diligence procedures, environmental law, energy law and art law. Yves has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating property contracts, such as acquisition contracts, as well as agreements in the art industry. He advises Swiss and foreign clients on various contractual matters. He also handles litigation and arbitration within these fields.


1991 – Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer


  • French
  • English
  • German


  • Member of Royal Institutions of Chartered Surveyors
  • Board Member of RICS Switzerland
  • Member of several professional associations


1987 – Bar Admission in Switzerland

1985 – LL.M., Northwestern University School of Law

1983 – lic. iur., University of Zurich

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd is particularly well known for its activities in all forms of dispute resolution, encompassing international arbitration and litigation as well as white-collar crime cases and investigations, as well as its banking and finance practice, with further strength in the real estate and construction sector. Key contacts for dispute resolution are Philippe Bärtsch, Louis Burrus, Benjamin Borsodi and Paul Gully-Hart while Caroline Clemetson, Tarek Houdrouge and Grégoire Wuest are the key figures for banking and finance advice. Real estate and construction specialist Yves Jeanrenaud and corporate and M&A-focused Christoph Vonlanthen are also noted.

Switzerland > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Yves JeanrenaudSchellenberg Wittmer Ltd

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd advises clients on the drafting, negotiating, implementing and enforcing of all types of real estate contracts as well as on real estate-related matters, including environmental law, tax and administrative matters. The ‘very well organised and efficient‘ team further represents clients in contentious matters, such as post-closing, lease and construction disputes. Practice heads Yves Jeanrenaud and ‘hard-working and successfulJosef Caleff specialise in real estate investments and transactions, including sale and lease back transactions, share and asset deals, as well as commercial leases and general contracts. Elliott Geisinger  and Christopher Boog are the names to note for construction litigation and arbitration. Head of the Zurich construction team Katherine Bell made partner in 2021.

Switzerland > Public law

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd‘s public law practice has a focus on advising on all issues related to administrative law and public procurement procedures. The ‘highly engaged, proactive‘ team acts for clients from a variety of sectors, including energy, life sciences, healthcare, transport, media and telecommunications, including representation in administrative proceedings before cantonal and federal courts. The ‘super bright, easy to work with, fast, responsiveDavid Mamane heads the team with Yves Jeanrenaud. Roland Mathys and Frank Bremer are further key contacts.