Dr Thomas Wetzel > Wenger Plattner > Zurich, Switzerland > Lawyer Profile

Wenger Plattner

Work Department

Real Estate


Thomas Wetzel, a Certified Specialist SBA in real estate law, is a counsel of the Real Estate business group. He advises clients on private and public sector construction law issues and with regard to the purchase and sale of properties. As a long-standing board member for Swiss Prime Site AG and long-standing chair of the Investment Committee of the AFIAA Foundation for International Real Estate Investments, he shared responsibility for major real estate portfolios.

Thomas Wetzel is also a lecturer at the Center for Urban & Real Estate Management (CUREM), Zurich in the Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich.


Bar admission (1985)


German, English, French


University of Basel (Dr. iur.), 1983; University of Zurich (lic. iur.), 1981

Lawyer Rankings

Switzerland > Real estate and construction

Wenger Plattner acts for real estate and construction management companies as well as investment entities, such as pension funds, on a number of real estate and construction matters. Additionally the group also offers litigation expertise for all types of real estate and construction disputes. Practice head Thomas Wetzel has particular experience in advising on construction law issues with regard to the purchase and sale of properties. Recently, the unit of ‘real experts‘ has seen increased activity in procedures for site developments and building permits. Placidus Plattner and Gaudenz Schwitter are further key contacts.

Switzerland > Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland

Wenger Plattner is particularly well known for its expertise in insolvency and restructuring matters as well as its experience in corporate and M&A, competition, litigation and real estate mandates. Founding partner and IP specialist Peter Mosimann, healthcare expert Carlo Conti and real estate-focused Thomas Wetzel are noted. Stephan Kesselbach and Oliver Künzler lead on litigation, tax and corporate matters. Brigitte Umbach-Spahn and Karl Wüthrich act on restructuring and insolvency mandates.