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

Excellence in (real) estate matters

Hofstetter Advokatur & Notariat AG for construction and planning law, inheritance law, Certified Specialsts SBA Construction and Real Estate Law and Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law.

Hofstetter Advokatur & Notariat AG 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 (BILANZ/PME, "Top Law Firm 2023").

Our recognised Attorneys at Law hold Certified Specialist SBA titels in Construction and Real Estate Law as well as Inheritance Law and provide advice for private individuals, communities, SMEs as well as national companies and international corporations throughout Switzerland.

For the drawing up of public deeds and all other notarial services, our notaries are at your disposal.

Our mediator accompanies and guides you in mediations in the out-of-court development of constructive solutions.

Award |

The 5th time and TOP in 4 areas!

The business newspaper Bilanz and PME have once again chosen the Top Law Firms 2023. Hofstetter Advokatur & Notariat AG has been awarded in 4 areas of law.

Building and…

Team |

Become a part of our law firm - to strengthen our team in Lucerne we are looking for a

Attorney at law, possibly with notary's license (60-100%).

Further information under Jobs.

Publication |

Realising the house with a general contractor (GU) can be relieving, because instead of many individual contracts, only one contract has to be concluded and handled. In the magazine "hausbau von A-Z", Domino…

Further education |

Our attorneys at law attended the to-day Swiss Building Law Conference 2023 "... for everyone who builds" about the latest developments in public and private building law, Institute for Swiss and International…

Press |

At the Lucerne Theater discussion round, Domino Hofstetetter pointed out the consequences of copmlaints in the project competition The Luzerner Anzeiger reproduces this: Artickle "Als die Denkmalpflegerin mit…

Legislation |

Ladeside planning 1980 - Condensed zoning with concept 2010 - Living space and dream home in Meggen 2040 with prospering trade - Will the course be set correctly with the 2023 revision? The settlement model (he…

Pancel discussion |

Contribution by Domino Hofstetter to possible outcomes of the ongoing appeal proceedings against the award decision by architects who were excluded in the course of the anonymous projekt competition "New…

Press |

An abandonment of the theatre project due to complaints is "unlikely", says the expert Domino Hofstetter, Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law, in the Luzerner Zeitung of 31 December 2022.…

Lecture |

At the Obwalden Planners' Forum, Domino Hofstetter, Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law, spoke on the current topic of mobilising building land - legal instruments, particularly in the…

Press |

Interview on the competences of the executor regarding the letting and renovation of a property during an ongoing inheritance dispute by Domino Hofstetter, Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law, Certified…

Publication |

MLaw Leandra Kühne dealt in depth with "Legal instruments and responsibilities with regard to the security of electricity supply". A topic that turned out to be very topical and will occupy us for a while yet.…

Education |

Denis Hofstetter has successfully completed the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Mediation Fundamentals at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. We congratulate him warmly on this…

Reference |

At the EspaceSuisse Central Switzerland Special Board on May 6, 2022, Domino Hofstetter, Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law, spoke on the topic of "Building densely - eliminating…

Recognition |

Hofstetter Advokatur & Notariat AG has been named a top law firm by BILANZ and Le Temps for the 4th time in a row.

We are very pleased about this renewed recognition. We would like to thank our entire team for…

Blog |

Recent blog post by Alicia Unternährer, Attorney at Law and MLaw Tenzin Netsang regarding questions on condominium ownership.

Blog |

Recent blog post by our lawyer Alicia Unternährer regarding the removal of illegal structures outside the building zone.

Press |

Domino Hofstetter, our partner and lawyer specialised in inheritance law (SAV Erbrecht), provides information in the NZZ on the biggest disputes surrounding the inheritance of real estate. Among other things,…

Education |

We congratulate Domino Hofstetter on successfully completing the CAS Construction and Real Estate Law and on being awarded the title of Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law. Ms Hofstetter…

Press |

Interview in the Luzerner Zeitung on the Kriens Pilatus Tower - the tallest planned residential building in Switzerland as of today - by Urs Hofstetter-Arnet, Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real…

Education |


Our partner Domino Hofstetter, Attorney at Law and Notary, has obtained the additional qualification as a Certified Specialist SBA Inheritance Law in June 2021. Ms Hofstetter is thus a proven…

Tournament |

Who will win the EURO2020? It all starts on 11 June 2021.

We hope you enjoy watching and supporting your team.

Award |

Hofstetter Advokatur & Notariat was named Top Law Firm 2021 for the third time in a row and in four areas by BILANZ and Le Temps.

Our firm ranks among the best Attorneys in Switzerland in the areas of…

Publication |

In the Swiss annual magazine on planning and building (hausbau von A-Z), MLaw Domino Hofstetter and MLaw Alicia Unternährer show what options future landowners have when drafting contracts and what they need to…

Publication |

In the Swiss Magazine for Planning, Building and Living, MLaw Domino Hofstetter and MLaw Alicia Unternährer shed light on how to calmly find buyers for your home by means of reservation agreements, conditional…

Press |

Urs Hofstetter-Arnet comments in the Luzerner Zeitung of 17 October 2020 on the re-zoning strategy of the Canton of Lucerne (for the full interview).

Blog |

New blog post by MLaw Alicia Unternährer on the new building density which will soon have to be taken into account by Lucerne builders across the canton: Blog article