Legal advice in planning processes

Legal questions often arise as part of the planning process, whether in the context of procurement, completing various procedures or designing contractual relationships. Interdisciplinary teams that bring together specialized legal expertise and specialized technical expertise can develop workable solutions, and they add a great deal of value.

We support our clients in public authorities and private companies in the following tasks:

  • Conducting public calls for tender and identifying the right type of procedure
  • Supporting and leading special procedures such as competitions, study contracts and dialogue procedures
  • Procurement-like procedures for awarding licenses and permits
  • Supporting planning approval procedures including handling appeals under Swiss cantonal law and highway and rail legislation
  • Procedures for special-use planning including questions regarding absorption of added value
  • Neighborhood planning procedures
  • Agreements for the reorganization or consolidation of land
  • Mediation in situations that arise during planning and contracts for work and services
  • Preparing and reviewing contracting agreements
  • Protecting developers against defect claims
  • Preparing and reviewing planning agreements and contracts for goods and services while taking into account Swiss SIA codes
  • Creating property management agreements (operation and maintenance) and settlement of construction lines
  • Support and preparation of tender documents, publication and evaluation of tenders, awarding of contracts
  • Assisting with municipal mergers