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MLL Legal Offices
65 rue du Rhône
PO Box 3199
1211 Geneva 3
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Real Estate and Rental Law | Arbitration and Litigation | Private Clients
Philippe Prost heads MLL’s real estate and construction practice in Geneva. He has developed vast national and international experience in contract, commercial, construction, tenancy, inheritance and labour law, as advisor and as litigator. After graduating from the University of Geneva he was admitted to the bar in 1986 and worked for several months for a prominent American law firm in New York. He also served 14 years as a deputy judge for the Court of Justice in Geneva and is now qualified by the Swiss Bar Association (SBA) as a certified specialist SBA in construction and real estate law.
Partner with MLL (since 1998), Deputy Judge at the Court of Justice of Geneva (1999–2013), Senior associate with well renowned firms in Geneva (1988–1997), Legal assistant with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York (1986–1987), Admitted to the bar in Switzerland (1986), Junior associate with a well renowned firm in Geneva (1983–1985)
French, English, German
International Bar Association (IBA), Swiss Bar Association (SBA), Ordre des Avocats de Genève (OdA), Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), Association Genevoise de Droit des Affaires (AGDA), Chambre Genevoise Immobilière (CGI)
Certified specialist SBA in Construction and Real Estate (2015), Certificate of Advanced Studies from University of Fribourg (2014), University of Geneva, lic. iur. (1983)
MLL Legal was formed by the merger of legacy firms Meyerlustenberger Lachenal and Froriep and the combined teams have strength in advising clients from the retail, pharmaceutical and energy sectors as well as clients with a technology background, including engineering and software companies. Serge Calame, Frédéric Cottier, Philippe Prost and Bernard Lachenal are adept at handling private client matters, as is Julie Wynne. Jean Marguerat is well versed in dispute resolution and Dmitry Pentsov specialises in banking and finance advice. Mona Stephenson, Maud Udry-Alhanko and Jean-Luc Herbez are also noted.
The ‘very competent people‘ at MLL Legal give ‘very clear advice‘ and ‘efficiently propose adequate solutions for complex problems‘ across all types of real estate matters. A specialism of the unit are real estate transactions with complex cross-border financing elements involving foreign investors and financial institutions. Further areas of expertise relate to project developments and real estate litigation, the latter in particular with respect to construction law and zoning issues. The Zurich-based Wolfgang Müller is lauded for his ‘outstanding knowledge and supportive attitude‘. The ‘extremely effective‘ Geneva-based Philippe Prost has a focus on real estate transactions and litigation, as does Romina Brogini. Catrina Luchsinger Gähwiler brings environmental law expertise to the table, in particular with respect to polluted sites. Cosima Trabichet-Castan and Walter Häberling are further key contacts.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Capital markets
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Data privacy and data protection
- Healthcare and life sciences
- Private client
- Banking and finance: Geneva
- Banking and finance: Zurich
- Dispute resolution: litigation
- Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Leading firms: French-speaking Switzerland
- Leading firms: German-speaking Switzerland
- Sports law
- Dispute resolution: arbitration
- Regulatory, compliance and investigations