Purchase of Property in Switzerland by Foreigners


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According to a new leading case of the Federal Supreme Court, the purchase of property by Swiss nationals may require authorisation if it is substantially financed by foreigners.

Before giving an overview on this case, we will introduce the Swiss legislation regarding the purchase of property in general.

We have prepared a pdf for you, which examines the following points:

  • Overview on Swiss legislation regarding the purchase of property (General rule regarding permit requirement, relevant types of properties and other rights, persons concerned)
  • Judgement of the Federal Supreme Court as of November 4th, 2016, 2C_1093/2015 (Facts, Considering in law)
  • Summary

Please click here to download the pdf.


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