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The attorneys at law at Hofstetter Advokatur & Notariat AG regularly publish articles and papers and give lectures.

Papers, Publications and Interviews

Real Estate Law Charts, in: David Wicki/Sandro Germann (Hrsg.), Compliance Charts, Zurich 2024 (forthcoming; Domino Hofstetter/Raoul Niederberger)

Environmental Law Charts, in: David Wicki/Sandro Germann (Hrsg.), Compliance Charts, Zurich 2024 (forthcoming; Domino Hofstetter/Stefan Mundhaas)

Lecturer for "Environmental Law" of the Bachelor of Science in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, autumn semester 2023 (Domino Hofstetter)

Legitimation to sue for the division of an estate: "virtual heirs" and the interpretation of the contract of inheritance and legal claim, commentary BGer, judgment 5A_765/2022 of 24 April 2023, in: iusNet Erbrecht of 28. August 2023 (PDF in short form; full article [subscription required]; Domino Hofstetter)

High real estate prices exacerbate an old problem: How do I treat all children equally in the case of inheritance?, The home often represents the largest component of a family's assets. What parents, spouses and children should bear in mind to avoid conflicts in the division of inheritance, contribution by Lorenz Honegger, information in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung of 22 August 2023 (Domino Hofstetter) --> PDF

Professional Examination «Paralegal» – On the Direct Path to the Law Firm, Paralegal Forum 2023, 20 Years of Paralegal – A Success Story Continues, 25 May 2023, Winterthur (Speaker: Domino Hofstetter)

Case presentation on real estate estates at the continuing education weekend of SAV Inheritance Law Specialists under the direction of Prof. Dr. iur. Paul Eitel, 12-14 May 2023, Ascona (speaker: Domino Hofstetter)

Watertight contract with a general contractor (read pdf), hausbau von A-Z magazine, issue 2023 (Domino Hofstetter/Stefan Mundhaas)

On the consequences of complaints in the New Lucerne Theatre project competition, «Als die Denkmalpflegerin mit ihren Fotos aneckte», Luzerner Anzeiger of 17 January 2023 (Domino Hofstetter)

Panel discussion of the Lucerne Theater Club "Continue building instead of building new - the winning projekt continues after receiving the motto 'Every demolition is a mistake'" from 11 January 2023, contribution to the possibilities of the ongoing complaint procedures against the award decision in the project competition "New Lucerne Theater" (Domino Hofstetter)

Cancellation of the theatre project due to complaints is "unlikely", interview in the Luzerner Zeitung of 31 December 2022 (Domino Hofstetter)

Mobilisation of building land – legal instruments, in particular in the Canton of Obwalden, Planerforum Obwalden 2/2022 of 20 October 2022, Sarnen (Speaker: Domino Hofstetter)

Renting out the occupied house on Kellerstrasse would probably be possible: A vacancy without necessity, interview on the competences of the executor of the will regarding renting out a property during an ongoing inheritance dispute on Zentralplus vom 17. Oktober 2022 (Domino Hofstetter)

Legal instruments and responsibilities with regard to the security of electricity supply, in Magister, Editions Weblaw, Bern 2022 (Leandra Kühne)

Lecturer Real Estate Management with Federal Certificate at the KV Lucerne Vocational Academy 2022/23 (Domino Hofstetter)

Those who inherit real estate are lucky – but often that's when the trouble starts: These are five typical disputes, interview in the Neuen Zürcher Zeitung vom 18. Oktober 2021 (Domino Hofstetter)

Objections to the height of the Kriens Pilatus Tower will probably come too late, interview in the Luzerner Zeitung as of 30. September 2021 on the Kriens Pilatus Tower – the tallest planned residential building in Switzerland as of today (Urs Hofstetter-Arnet)

With composure to your own home, in: hausbau von A-Z, The swiss annual magazine about planning and building, Edition 2021, 34 f. (Domino Hofstetter/Alicia Unternährer)

With composure to your own home, in: traumhaus, The swiss magazine for planning, building and living, November/December 2020, 42 f. (Domino Hofstetter/Alicia Unternährer)

Wie Kleinparzellen Unruhe stiften, Inverview in the Luzerner Zeitung of 17. Oktober 2020 on the rezoning strategy of the Canton of Lucerne (to the full interview; Urs Hofstetter-Arnet).

Lecturer Real Estate Management with Federal Certificate at the KV Lucerne Vocational Academy 2020/21 (Domino Hofstetter)

Family Law and Religion, Country Report in Switzerland, in: Mayer/Schwab/Gottwald/Henrich (eds.), Family Law and Religion, European Perspectives, 2019, p. 113 ff. (Regina Aebi-Müller/Raoul Niederberger)

Concentrated construction - elimination of easements, deletion of private building restrictions under public law, in: SJZ 115/2019, 335 ff. (Urs Hofstetter-Arnet/Domino Hofstetter/Stefan Mundhaas)

Are Parents liable for the Welfare of their Children?, in: Fellmann/Weber (eds.), Haftpflichtprozess 2018, p. 33 ff. (Regina Aebi-Müller/Raoul Niederberger)

Interesting facts about the planning and construction law, the swiss code of obligations and the lease and hunting law", Scouts Forum 2018, Scouts Lucerne of 20 October 2018 (speaker: Domino Hofstetter)

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 trainees 2/2018 of the Foundation for Legal Education, dated 27 April 2018 (speaker: Urs Hofstetter-Arnet and Domino Hofstetter)

Recension: Swiss Civil Code - Property law and land register regulation, Jusletter 23. Oktober 2017 (Roland Pfaffli; authors recensed book: Domino Hofstetter/Anita Hüsler)

Recension: Swiss Civil Code - Property law and land register regulation, Jusletter 23. Oktober 2017 (Roland Pfaffli; authors recensed book: Domino Hofstetter/Anita Hüsler)

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

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.))

The police as a victim – Empirical findings to the experience of the police in the city of Lucerne, in: forumpoenale 06/2016, Stämpfli 2016 (Nadja Capus/Franziska Hohl Zürcher/Stefan Mundhaas)

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 Hofstetter-Arnet)

Problems of ownership – in particular when redrawing the boundaries of construction zones (compensation for material compulsory purchase), seminar for legal trainees 3/2016 of the Foundation for Legal Education, construction, planning and environmental law dated 26 August 2016 (speaker: Urs Hofstetter-Arnet)

Effects of the revision of the IVöB on the recent public procurement law, Association for public procurement, 14. morning seminar on 26 April 2016, Forum Messe Luzern (speaker: Urs Hofstetter-Arnet)

Transformation into assets, guest lecture in the master course rights on dates at the University of Lucerne on 06 April 2016 (guest speaker: Domino Hofstetter)

Cross-border inheritance cases in the EU area - Application of the European Inheritance Regulation from 17 August 2015, Newsletter walderwyss rechtsanwälte No. 117 (Kinga M. Weiss/Domino Hofstetter, August 2015)

Implementation of Art. 16 in Switzerland, in: Judith Wyttenbach/Erika Schläppi/Silvia Ulrich (Publ.), Comments on the United Nations Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW); General comments – Implementation in Switzerland – Implementation in Austria (Monika Pfaffinger/Domino Hofstetter, Bern 2015)

Problems of ownership – in particular when redrawing the boundaries of construction zones (compensation for material compulsory purchase), seminar for legal trainees 3/2014 of the Foundation for Legal Education, construction, planning and environmental law dated 23 May 2014 (speaker: Urs Hofstetter-Arnet)

The qualification of care services by family members and their significance in the law of succession (Kinga M. Weiss/Domino Hofstetter, in: AJP 3/2014, p. 342 ff.)

Implementation of the revised spatial planning law, redrawing the boundaries of construction zones – a measure liable to compensation, or mere adaptation to usage planning in compliance with spatial planning law, further training in law at the University of Lucerne on 10 December 2013
(speaker: Urs Hofstetter-Arnet)