Francis Nordmann, partner with Walder Wyss since 2008 and heading its real estate practice, advises institutional and private investors as well as owners of real estate in all aspects of real estate law including real estate financing. Francis Nordmann also supports high net worth individuals.
Working highlights include advising the foreign buyer of a large life science campus in the course a sale &lease back transaction entered into with Syngenta and Ciba in Basel and the sale of the Wankdorf shopping centre to two real estate funds of UBS. Moreover, Francis Nordmann advises regularly diverse Swiss real estate funds in all kinds of transactions all across Switzerland. In addition, he developed innovative forms of real estate investments.
Who's Who Legal says: Francis Nordmann is a highly regarded practitioner, widely recognised as an authority on all aspects of real estate law. Legal 500 states: The 'extremely experienced, efficient and helpful' Francis Nordmann provides 'quick responses, which are straight to the point'. According to ChambersEurope, Francis Nordmann wins praise from clients for his 'very efficient and communicative' working style.
Francis Nordmann is recognized as leading real estate practitioner by Chambers and PLC. He is member of RICS and speaks German, English, French as well as Hebrew. Francis Nordmann is registered with the Zurich Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all Switzerland.
Born in 1969, Francis Nordmann was educated at Zurich and Basel University (lic. oec. publ. 1993, lic. iur. 1995, Dr. iur. 1996) and at the University of Melbourne (LL.M. 1999). Before joining Walder Wyss in 2001, he gained working experience as clerk at the civil court Basel, trainee in a Basel law firm and associate in Zurich and London law firms.
With approximately 200 lawyers, Walder Wyss is one of the largest Swiss law firms, with offices in Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Berne, Lausanne and Lugano. It offers a full range of services for the business community in Switzerland, as well as public, private and international clients. Its practice teams handle business transactions, banking and finance matters, taxes, arbitration and litigation as well as IP/IT and competition matters.