Dr iur Christian Eichenberger > Walder Wyss Ltd. > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Walder Wyss Ltd.
PO BOX 1236

Work Department

Real Estate




Christian Eichenberger is a partner in the real estate team. He focuses on real estate development, real estate transactions and real estate dispute resolution. In addition to his real estate transaction and real estate development experience, Christian Eichenberger also has extensive experience in real estate dispute resolution with particular expertise in the fields of construction law, planning and zoning law and landlord tenant law. He represents clients in both arbitration proceedings and before Swiss state courts. He is listed as a ‘Rising Star in Real Estate’ in Expert Guides and as ‘Leading Individual’ in Chambers Europe.

Christian Eichenberger clerked at the Administrative Court of the canton of Zug (2003), worked as an attorney at law and civil-law notary public with two law firms in Zug/Zurich (2004 – 2017) and did a secondment at a global construction supply company (2012). He regularly publishes in his field of expertise and he lectures and teaches at the University of Zurich (Center for Urban and Real Estate Management) as well as at the SVIT Swiss Real Estate School.


Christian Eichenberger speaks German and English.


He is a Professional Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law.


Christian Eichenberger studied law at the University of Freiburg i.Ue. (lic. iur., 2001; CAS Construction and Real Estate Law, 2019) and the University of Hawai’i at Manõa, William S. Richardson School of Law (LL.M., 2009) and he received a doctorate (PhD; on Swiss notarial laws) from the University of Berne (Dr. iur., 2008, summa cum laude, Prof. Walther Hug Prize 2010). In 2012 he earned a Master of Advanced Studies in Real Estate at the University of Zurich.

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Real estate and construction

Walder Wyss Ltd.‘s client roster includes publicly listed companies, funds and high-net-worth individuals (HNWI). The team is noted for its wealth of experience in real estate transactions, in which it often acts on the buyer side. Furthermore, the team’s offering includes representation in related disputes as well as notarial services in the Basel, Bern and Lugano offices. Francis Nordmann and Johannes Bürgi know real estate finance matters well; they lead the practice jointly with Marco Strahm who is based in Bern. Christian Eichenberger made partner in early 2020 and advises on leases. Davide Jermini is the key contact in the Lugano region.