Christchurch Earthquake | 2011 | New Zealand, Earthquake Engineering
Christchurch Earthquake | 2011 | New Zealand

Expertise Construction Law

Legal aspects with regard to seismic safety of buildings are increasing steadily. Should existing buildings be assessed for earthquake safety and possibly upgraded? What do the federal law and the cantonal building regulations say on this matter? Are the codes, defined by the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA), binding? Can planners and entrepreneurs protect themselves against possible consequences involving liability if the owner does not want any seismic retrofitting work done? Can loss of value be claimed for non-standard constructions when ownership is changed?



Construction law expertise offers the following services:

Providing information on legal and liability issues relating to the seismic safety of buildings


Providing information on the federal law and cantonal building regulations regarding planning, as well as municipal building and zoning regulations


For more issues regarding construction law, we can recommend a law attorney boutique specialising in construction:

Construction, spatial planning and environmental law

  1. Building permit procedure

Submissions- and competition law

  1. Procurement law
  2. Copyright
  3. Architectural and engineering competitions

Construction contracts

  1. Total and general contractor agreements
  2. General planner contracts
  3. Architectural and engineering contracts
  4. Consortium agreements