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Hartmann Müller Partners
Your Business Attorneys in Zurich

Over 35 years of expert legal counselling

As specialist business attorneys, we have been successfully advising and representing corporate groups, companies, and entrepreneurs for more than 35 years. We provide our Swiss and foreign clients with personal and custom-made services, because we know from experience that each case requires an individualized approach.
30. June 2019
Advice and representation in the acquisition of apartment buildings
HMP advised and represented a real estate investor in the acquisition of two apartment buildings with development potential in a central location in Basel.
30. June 2019
hmp-topics – Swiss Corporate Tax Reform 2019 (TRAF) and its Implementation
HMP released in June 2019 the new hmp-topics covering in a nutshell the Swiss Corporate Tax Reform 2019 which has been approved in May 2019 by the electorate and will enter into force on 1 January 2020. By implementing the TRAF Switzerland will be compliant with OECD und EU tax requests and offer attractive and competitive tax rates for companies. The important planning and legal certainty will be ensured for companies and the economy, at least over the medium term.
01. June 2019
New publication real estate law

HMP Hartmann Müller Partner contributed the Swiss part of the international REAL ESTAT GUIDE, published by Multilaw ( This publication includes articles on key issues related to real estate transactions in 45 countries worldwide.

31. May 2019
Support of a fund in a real estate transaction
HMP supported a listed real estate fund in the acquisition of an investment property on Lake Zurich. Although it was necessary to conduct a so-called Lex Koller procedure, the transaction could be completed on time.
02. May 2019
Multilaw EMEA regional meeting 2019
Markus Aeschbacher represented HMP at the Multilaw EMEA regional Meeting in Barcelona from 2 - 4 May 2019. 72 delegats from 44 law firms attended the conference with the main Topics "fintech" and "brexit".
01. May 2019
Listed as Leading Firm in Legal 500 EMEA 2019

We are proud to announce that HMP was listed as leading firm for Real Estate & Construction in The Legal 500 Guide 2019 on the first try. For further details and quotes, see

We would like to thank our clients and peers for their contribution to the achievement of this success.

30. March 2019
Support in the sale of a commercial property in the heart of Zurich
Advising real estate company on the tender and sale of a commercial property which is very good located in the city center of Zurich. This included the drafting of the purchase agreement and support in the contract negotiations with the buyer. The transaction was completed successfully and on schedule.
28. February 2019
Sale of a Swiss IT Company under a Share Deal and Auction Proceedings
HMP has been acting on the selling-side regarding the sale of a Swiss IT and domain-name-distributor company to a foreign buyer in a share deal and auction proceedings supported by virtual data room due diligence with successful closing in December 2018/January 2019.
AGM Multilaw 25. – 28. Oktober 2018
31. October 2018
AGM Multilaw 25 – 28 October 2018
Jürg Hartmann and Markus Aeschbacher represented HMP/Switzerland at this year's Annual Global Meeting of Multilaw in Bangkok. Over 100 delegates from around 60 member firms attended the conference. Among the topics discussed were interesting themes such as tensions between innovation and regulation, international expansion of Thai companies and blockchain technology.
01. October 2018
HMP is now listed at Best Laywers.
30. September 2018
New publication FINTECH

HMP contributed the Swiss part of the international FINTECH GUIDE, published by Multilaw (

This publication includes articles of 20 fintech-relevant countries.”

Seminar zum Werkvertragsrecht
07. September 2018
Seminar on construction law
Also this year Markus Aeschbacher lectured the module law as an external speaker at the expert training of the BVSwiss ("Swiss Association of Construction Experts" - Schweizer Bauexperten Verband). The main topic was a practice-oriented insight into liability for defects and acceptance according to the Swiss Code of Obligations and SIA Standard 118 (SIA-Norm 118).
10. July 2018
Legal advisory services during purchase of several apartment buildings

HMP advised a real estate company on the successful acquisition of a "building right" with several apartment buildings (around CHF 25 mil.). Our services included reviewing and negotiating of the purchase agreement, clarifying Lex Friedrich issues and answering various complex legal questions in connection with the "building right".

30. June 2018
Legal representation and advisory services regarding acquisition of real estate portfolio
HMP assisted a listed real estate investor in the acquisition of a real estate portfolio consisting of 9 buildings in several cantons (around CHF 100 mil.). Despite a tight schedule and several notaries and land registries involved, the transaction was successfully executed by signing and closing in one day.
01. June 2018
Property company restructuring successfully completed

After some four years of work, we have today completed the conversion of a limited partnership in the property sector into a real estate stock corporation. The new company has assets of over CHF 50 million, consisting mostly of apartment buildings. It is family owned, and the conversion will provide a simpler and more secure basis for being passed to future generations.

Our real estate team also played a major part in settling a number of legal disputes that required resolution before the company could complete a CHF 35 million construction project.