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BianchiSchwald LLC

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Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich

Yves de Coulon

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BianchiSchwald LLC

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Real Estate, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Dispute Resolution, Corporate and M&A


Yves de Coulon heads the Real Estate and Construction practice group at BianchiSchwald LLC. He has an in-depth knowledge of the Lake Geneva region real estate market. He is one of the founding partners of the firm. His practice focuses on all major fields of real estate industry: transactions, construction, leases, management of real estate assets, financing and investment vehicles, public procurement and zoning as well as urban and mobility planning. He is a member of the board of the FPLC (Public Foundation for affordable and cooperative dwelling) a major player for the zoning and the housing development projects in Geneva. He also has an extensive experience of the hotel-restaurant industry. He advises institutional and private clients on these various matters and assists them before the competent civil and administrative courts. Furthermore, Yves de Coulon is Deputy Judge before the Leases and Rents court in Geneva.


  • Since 2017: Co-founder and Partner of BianchiSchwald
  • 2014: CAS in construction law and real estate, University of Fribourg
  • Since 2014: Board Member of "Fondation pour la promotion du logement bon marché et de l'habitat coopératif"
  • Since 2014: Chairman of LGR (Lake Geneva Region) Association
  • 2003-2011: Member of the Geneva Corporate Recovery and Insolvency Supervisory Board
  • Since 2011: Deputy Judge at Geneva civil courts
  • 2001-2016: Co-founder and Partner of BCCC
  • 1992-2011: Associate with Lausanne and Geneva law firms
  • 1997: LL.M. in International Business Law, King's College London


French, English, Spanish



  • 1990: Admitted Swiss Bar Association, authorized to practice as an attorney-at-law all over Switzerland
  • 1988: Master of Laws, University of Geneva


Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

Within: Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland

BianchiSchwald LLC is well known for banking and finance, corporate and M&A, employment and real estate law. Thierry Amy, Thomas Goossens, Manuel Bianchi della Porta, Stéphanie Fuld and Yves de Coulon are the names to note.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

BianchiSchwald LLC impresses with its 'suitable knowledge, as well as good relationships with investors, architects, construction specialists and public authorities'. It provides assistance with transactions, construction, leasing, asset management, financing and investment, as well as public-law and Lex Koller matters. Geneva-based Yves de Coulon and Marc Metzger, who specialises in public-sector aspects and healthcare projects, are the main practitioners.

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BianchiSchwald LLC

  • Latest developments in planning and zoning

    In Le Temps, the daily newspaper of reference of Western Switzerland, Yves de Coulon analyses the latest developments in the field of planning and zoning: Weber Initiative, Landscape Initiative, recent modifications of the Federal Law on planning and zoning, what consequences on the cantons' autonomy in the area of planning and zoning?
    - BCCC Attorneys-at-law LLC

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