Construction & Infrastructure

“Remarquable pour ses compétences dans le cadre des litiges relatifs à la construction et l’immobilier”

Les domaines de la construction, l’immobilier et les infrastructures sont au cœur de notre expertise.

Grâce à notre expertise en matière de règlement des différends, nous représentons régulièrement des propriétaires, entrepreneurs, sous-traitants, investisseurs et gouvernements dans des contentieux liés à l’immobilier et la construction, que ce soit dans le cadre de procédures d’arbitrage international ou d’autres modes alternatifs de résolution de conflits, notamment devant des dispute boards ou des tribunaux locaux.

Nos spécialistes en matière de construction conseillent régulièrement des clients du monde entier sur des transactions complexes relatives à des projets de construction et d’infrastructure variés, notamment des contrats EPC et clefs en main, des accords de joint-venture et de consortium, des accords de privatisation, de développement de projets, et des marchés publics.

Nous agissons fréquemment dans le cadre de transactions et de projets immobiliers en Suisse au niveau national.

Nos domaines d’activités comprennent :

  • Litiges relatifs à la construction : Nous pouvons intervenir dans le cadre de la gestion des réclamations et le règlement des différends concernant les projets de construction et d’infrastructure, notamment par voie de négociation, arbitrage, médiation, litiges et dispute boards.
  • Structuration de projets de construction : Nous conseillons régulièrement des clients du monde entier sur des transactions complexes liées à des projets de construction et d’infrastructure, notamment les contrats EPC et clefs en main, les accords de joint- ventureet de consortium, des accords de privatisation et les marchés publics. Les projets sur lesquels nous avons travaillé comprennent les installations pétrolières et gazières, les centrales électriques, les usines de traitement chimique, les usines de traitement des eaux usées, d’assainissement et de dessalement, les terminaux de transport, les aéroports, les chemins de fer, les routes, métros, tunnels, souterrains et sous-marins, ainsi que les projets et aires de loisirs.
  • Immobilier en Suisse : Nous assistons régulièrement des clients dans le cadre de transactions et de projets immobiliers en Suisse, notamment pour l’acquisition de biens immobiliers par des ressortissant étrangers (Lex Koller) ou de résidences secondaires (Lex Weber).
  • Représentation d’une grande société internationale d’ingénierie dans le cadre d’un arbitrage de USD 1,3 milliards contre une société d’État sud-asiatique du secteur de l’énergie, mené conformément aux Règles de la CNUDCI et concernant la construction d’un grand complexe de raffinerie et de pétrochimie
  • Représentation d’un État du Moyen-Orient dans un litige de USD 270 millions avec une coentreprise européenne et moyen-orientale concernant un grand projet d’infrastructure de transport
  • Représentation d’un État d’Afrique de l’Ouest dans le cadre d’une procédure d’annulation d’une sentence du CIRDI relative à un litige de USD 230 millions découlant de la résiliation d’une concession ferroviaire
  • Représentation d’une filiale d’un groupe pétrolier international dans un litige de USD 700 millions portant sur la construction d’une usine de traitement de gaz au Moyen-Orient
  • Représentation d’une société du Moyen-Orient dans le cadre d’un arbitrage de USD 200 millions du Cairo Regional Center portant sur la construction d’une usine de traitement du gaz dans un pays d’Afrique du Nord.

Contractors beware: clause requiring employer pre-approval of additional work costs

Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, 2018

International Law Office Construction Newsletter, 10 September 2018

Construction Arbitration in Switzerland

Matthias Scherer, Samuel Moss, Bernd Ehle, Samuel Moss, Sam Moss, Samuel Moss, 2018

In : Manuel Arroyo (éd.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide, 2e éd., Wolters Kluwer, La Haye, 2018, p. 1015-1046

Arbitrage en matière de construction

Bernd Ehle, 2018

In : Laurent Hirsch/Christophe Imhoos (éd.), Arbitrage, médiation et autres modes pour résoudre les conflits autrement, Schulthess 2018, p. 195-200

Construction (Switzerland)

Michael E. Schneider, Cédric Lenoir, Matthias Scherer, Cédric Lenoir, Bernd Ehle, Cédric Lenoir, 2017

In : Robert S Peckar and Michael S Zicherman (Contributing éds.), Getting the Deal Through. Construction in 27 jurisdictions worldwide - 2017, Law Business Research Ltd, 2017, p. 139-143

Construction (Qatar)

Matthias Scherer, Marcus C. Boeglin, Marie-Anne Roberty-Jabbour, Sam Moss, Marcus C. Boeglin, Marie-Anne Roberty-Jabbour, 2017

In : Robert S Peckar et Michael S Zicherman (Contributing éds.), Getting the Deal Through. Construction in 27 jurisdictions worldwide - 2017, Law Business Research Ltd, 2017, p. 109-114

UK versus Swiss law on contract interpretation: which approach is best suited to international construction contracts?

Sam Moss, Shona Frame, 2015

Construction Law International, vol. 10, N° 3, p. 9-15

Swiss law vs English law on contract interpretation: Is Swiss law better suited to the realities of international construction contracts?

Sam Moss, 2015

International Construction Law Review, 2015, N° 4, p. 470-492

Construction (Switzerland)

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, 2015

In : Robert S. Peckar and Michael S. Zicherman (Contributing éds.), Getting the Deal Through: Construction in 26 jurisdictions worldwide – 2015, Law Business Research Ltd, 2015, p. 120-124

Construction (Qatar)

Matthias Scherer, Marcus C. Boeglin, Marie-Anne Roberty-Jabbour, Tabara Sy, Sam Moss, Marcus C. Boeglin, Marie-Anne Roberty-Jabbour, Tabara Sy, 2015

In : Robert S. Peckar and Michael S. Zicherman (Contributing éds.), Getting the Deal Through: Construction in 26 jurisdictions worldwide – 2015, Law Business Research Ltd, 2015, p. 97-102

Construction (Switzerland)

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, 2014

In: Robert S Peckar (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through. Construction in 31 jurisdictions worldwide - 2014, Law Business Research Ltd, 2014, pp. 156-161

Construction Arbitration in Switzerland

Bernd Ehle, Sam Moss, 2014

In : Manuel Arroyo (éd.), Arbitration in Switzerland - The Practitioner's Guide: Commentary, Wolters Kluwer, La Haye, 2013, p. 1179-1202

Swiss and English courts analyse enforceability of multi-tier dispute resolution provision providing for DAB proceedings (FIDIC, clause 20)

Matthias Scherer, Sam Moss, 2014

ASA Bulletin 4/2014, vol. 32, p. 849-853

Construction (Qatar)

Matthias Scherer, Marcus C. Boeglin, Ramy Saleh, Marie-Anne Roberty Jabbour, Sam Moss, Marcus C. Boeglin, Ramy Saleh, Marie-Anne Roberty Jabbour, 2014

In : Robert S Peckar (Contributing éd.), Getting the Deal Through. Construction in 31 jurisdictions worldwide - 2014, Law Business Research Ltd, 2014, p. 124-130

Switzerland

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Bernd Ehle, 2013

Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2014

Construction (Qatar)

Michael E. Schneider, Georges Racine, Marcus C. Boeglin, Matthias Scherer, Georges Racine, Marcus C. Boeglin, 2012

In : David S. Peckard (Contributing Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2013, Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2012, pp. 165-169

Switzerland

Michael E. Schneider, Nathalie Subilia Matthias Scherer, Nathalie Subilia 2010

In : Robert S Peckar (éd.), Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2011 in 35 jurisdictions worldwide, 2010, Getting the Deal Through, p. 178-183

Qatar

Michael E. Schneider, Markus Boeglin C. 2009

In: Robert S Peckar (Ed.), Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2010 in 34 jurisdictions worldwide, 2009, Getting the Deal Through, pp. 128-132

Switzerland

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, 2009

In : Robert S Peckar (éd.), Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2010 in 34 jurisdictions worldwide, 2009, Getting the Deal Through, p. 161-165

Owner's Defect Notice and Remedies in Case of Hidden Defects

Matthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2008

International Law Office, février 2008, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com

Notice Requirements in Cases of Hidden and Evolving Defects

Matthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2008

International Law Office, août 2008, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com

Public Procurement in Construction Projects: Issues for Foreign Contractors

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2007

International Law Office, novembre 2007, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com

Switzerland

Michael E. Schneider, Matthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2007

In : Robert S Peckar (éd.), Getting the Deal Through - Construction 2008 in 21 jurisdictions worldwide, 2007, Getting the Deal Through, p. 106-112

Pricing of additional works

Matthias Scherer, Joachim Knoll, 2007

International Law Office, 2007, Newsletter, http://www.internationallawoffice.com

Arbitration of construction disputes

Michael E. Schneider, 1995

Contracts and Dispute Settlement in Civil Engineering and Construction of Plants, 1995, Vol. 4, pp. 187-244

Major construction cases

Michael E. Schneider, 1994

In: Scott (Ed.), The Reform of Commercial Arbitration Procedures, London, LCIA, 1994, pp. 157-181

Acclaimed group of international arbitration experts headquartered in Geneva. Operates a well-regarded investor-state and commercial arbitration practice, with particular expertise in the energy, construction, telecoms and mining sectors. Highly rated for its handling of significant disputes in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and South America. One interviewee was particularly impressed by "the phenomenal amount of work they do" and reported: "They leave no stone unturned and miss nothing, it is quite phenomenal. They're also extremely conscientious about keeping you in the loop. They forge a personal connection with you, which is very reassuring." Sources appreciate the team's efficiency, noting: "Their performance has been extraordinary. They were able to analyse a complex case within a short timeframe, and they had the skills to communicate in the different languages required for our case."

Chambers Global, Global-wide, Arbitration, 2018

Outstanding Swiss firm operating out of Geneva and Zürich with the experience and diversity to compete on a pan-European level, acting on disputes throughout the continent. Noted for its prowess in large-scale BIT, investor-state and commercial arbitrations on behalf of sovereign entities, governments and state-owned companies, as well as multinational clients. Particularly active in the energy, construction and telecoms sectors, with an increasing presence in finance and post-M&A disputes. Widely recognised and praised for the numerous prominent arbitrators within its ranks. Commentators describe Lalive as "a high-quality firm in European international arbitration," "a class outfit with a reach that goes beyond Switzerland." One client states: "I was blown away," adding: "It seemed like an exceptional level of commitment." The client goes on to say of the lawyers: "They are creative, smart and everybody makes a contribution."

Chambers Global, Arbitration (International) Europe-wide (Band 2), 2017

Lalive’s team is noted for its strength in real estate and construction disputes and also handles non-contentious matters.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Real Estate and Construction, 2017

Lalive is particularly recommended for real estate and construction disputes, but also excels on the advisory side.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Real Estate and Construction, 2015 and 2016

Lalive has extensive experience in construction disputes, particularly in international arbitration. It also provides transactional advice, often relating to complex projects and on an international scale.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Real Estate and Construction 2014

Lalive has built up a considerable name among regional and international clients for its 'wide-ranging experience'.

Who's Who Legal, Switzerland: Construction and Real Estate, 2013

Michael E. Schneider and Matthias Scherer ranked for many years.

The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers

Lalive's strength in dispute resolution translates into real estate and construction litigation, but it also has experience in transactional matters.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Real Estate and Construction 2013, Tier 3

Lalive's 'very knowledgeable and responsive' team has notable capabilities in real estate litigation, and has acted for high profile clients.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Real Estate and Construction,2012

Lalive's 'absolutely excellent' practice is particularly active in construction arbitration.

Legal 500, Switzerland, Real Estate and Construction, 2011