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• building and planning law
• real estate law
• inheritance and estate law
• energy and environmental law

Excellence in (real) estate matters

Hofstetter Advokatur & Notariat for construction and planning law, inheritance law and SBA specialist lawyer in construction and real estate law.

Hofstetter Advokatur & Notariat in Lucerne is a leading law firm in the fields of construction and planning law, estate and inheritance law, real estate law as well as energy and environmental law (s. BILANZ, "the best lawyers 2019"). Our lawyers and notary provide advice for private individuals, communities, SMEs as well as national companies and international corporations throughout Switzerland.

Since 1987 we have been specialising in public and private construction law, planning law, real estate law, procurement law, compulsory purchase law and environmental law. Thanks to our know-how and a network of proven tax experts and investment advisors, we can offer you tailor-made estate planning and advice on corporate succession at the highest level, also in an international context. In addition, we can provide you with comprehensive advice on relocation to Switzerland.

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The Federal Supreme Court approves an appeal by Urs Hofstetter-Arnet against the expropriation of a right of way (BGer 1C_409/2018 of 23 July 2019; click here). It confirms a lack of public interest in the...

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The Federal Supreme Court confirms the legal opinion of Urs Urs Hofstetter-Arnet and Domino Hofstetter that there is a close spatial and functional connection between a new cinema building and an existing...

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In the SJZ 115/2019, the authors examine the question of the extent to which an easement burdened person can delete a private building restriction for consolidation purposes if there is a legal basis in public...

Award |

Hofstetter Advokatur & Notariat was awarded as Top Law Firm 2019 in the Bilanz ranking (klick here for further information).

Our law firm is ranked 2nd in building and planning law and 3rd in inheritance and...

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Domino Hofstetter informs about the entry into force of important regulations for builders and architects concerning building terms and measruement values (blog post).

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We are pleased to welcome Mauro Paci (BLaw) to our team.

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We are pleased to welcome Stefan Mundhaas (MLaw, attorney at law) to our team.

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We would like to congratulate our former interns Stefan Mundhaas and Anita Hüsler on their admission to the bar exam.

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Workshop by Domino Hofstetter "Facts about the planning and construction law, the swiss code of obligations and the lease and hunting law", Scouts Forum 2018, Scouts Lucerne dated 20 October 2018

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Construction, Planning and environmental law, Problems of ownership – in particular when redrawing the boundaries of construction zones (compensation for material compulsory purchase), seminar for legal...

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Law for scouts, Workshop Scouts Forum, Scouts Lucerne dated 21 October 2017 (speaker: Domino Hofstetter)

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Swiss Civil Code - Property law and land register regulation, Working and Learning edition, Zurich/Basel/Geneva 2017 (Domino Hofstetter/Anita Hüsler; Tina Huber-Purtschert/Eva Maissen (ed.))

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Hofstetter Advokatur & Notariat again successful at the court Federal Supreme Court

Staatsrechte, Verwaltungsrechte in der Schweiz: Anwalt Hofstetter in Luzern ist Ansprechpartner in Rechtsfragen.
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The Federal Supreme Court has again endorsed an appeal of Hofstetter Advokatur & Notariat against the planned new building of the Obwalden Cantonal Banc in the historical town center of Sarnen. For more...

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The new second home law - initial experiences from practice - from a lawyers perspective, afternoon conference of the law faculty of the universtity of lucerne dated 26 August 2016 (speaker: Urs...

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Domino Hofstetter has been appointed as notary by the regulatory authority for notarys in Lucerne in on 23 Mai 2016. We are pleased to provide you all notarial services.

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Lecture of Urs Hofstetter-Arnet on the "Effects of the revision of the IVöB on the recent public procurement law" on the 14th morning seminar of the Association for Public Procurement on 26 April 2016 at Forum...