Fabiano Menghini Partner, Co-Head of Real Estate
Attorney at Law, LL.M., Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law

Fabiano Menghini

Partner, Co-Head of Real Estate
Attorney at Law, LL.M., Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
+41 58 450 80 00
fabiano.menghini@lenzstaehelin.com
Zurich
Brandschenkestrasse 24
CH-8027 Zurich
www.lenzstaehelin.com
  • Expertise

    Fabiano Menghini is a partner and co-head of the Real Estate practice group in Zurich. He advises on a wide range of real estate transactions including asset deals, share deals, sale-and-rent-back transactions, asset transfers and development projects. His expertise also encompasses other real estate-specific legal matters such as total contractor/general contractor agreements, planning agreements, project development agreements, tenancy and lease law, environmental law, Lex Koller, Lex Weber and real estate financing. Beyond real estate, Fabiano advises on all areas of corporate law with a focus on private M&A transactions including share deals, asset deals, mergers, asset transfers and carve-out transactions.

  • Practices

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2022Partner at Lenz & Staehelin
    2014-15Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, London (Foreign Associate)
    2011Joined Lenz & Staehelin
    2020Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
    2019CAS Construction and Real Estate Law, University of Freiburg
    2013-14University of California, Los Angeles (LL.M. with specialization in Business Law)
    2011Swiss Bar Admission
    2009University of Berne (MLaw)
  • Specialist Areas

    Real Estate, Corporate and M&A, Banking and Finance
  • Languages

    German, English, Italian
  • Memberships

    Swiss Bar Association (SAV), Zurich Bar Association (ZAV), Young SECA Member (Y-SECA), Swiss Advocates' Chamber of Certified Specialists SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

    • Kühni Beat, Menghini Fabiano, Meinhardt Marcel, Christen Cécile, Climate Change Regulation 2023 - Switzerland, in: Chambers Global Practice Guides, August 2023
    • Kühni Beat, Menghini Fabiano, Environment 2023 - Switzerland, in: The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides, February 2023
    • Menghini Fabiano, Ammann Noémie, Lex Koller in M&A-Transaktionen, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht) 4/2022, December 2022
    • Kühni Beat, Berger Meyer Cécile, Menghini Fabiano, The Real Estate M&A and Private Equity Review 2021 - Switzerland, in: The Law Reviews, 6th edition, September 2021, 178-188
    • Berger Meyer Cécile, Kühni Beat, Menghini Fabiano, Construction 2020 - Switzerland, in: The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides, April 2020
    • Menghini Fabiano, Aktionärbindungsvertrag: Übermässige Bindung und deren Folgen, in: GesKR (Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht) 3/2017, October 2017
    • Berger Meyer Cécile, Kühni Beat, Menghini Fabiano, Commercial Real Estate 2018 - Switzerland, in: Global Legal Insights, 4th edition, September 2017, 187-195
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  • References

    Fabiano Menghini is not only very responsive and has a high industry competence, he also makes our work a lot easier and absolutely understands when to raise topics and when to just make the deal happen.

    Legal 500, 2021

    Very professional; tremendous knowledge; can understand context very well and still present it simply; very reliable in communication; very good negotiation skills; strong in communicating with our potential sellers, very good project management.

    IFLR1000, 2021

Fabiano Menghini is not only very responsive and has a high industry competence, he also makes our work a lot easier and absolutely understands when to raise topics and when to just make the deal happen.

Legal 500, 2021

Very professional; tremendous knowledge; can understand context very well and still present it simply; very reliable in communication; very good negotiation skills; strong in communicating with our potential sellers, very good project management.

IFLR1000, 2021

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Insights

Insights 25.01.2021

Lex Koller: Temporary ban on foreign investors acquiring commercial real estate in Switzerland?

Lex Koller: Temporary ban on foreign investors acquiring commercial real…

With a surprisingly clear vote of 22:0, with two abstentions, the Legal Affairs Committee of the Swiss National Council passed a committee initiative that intends to temporarily suspend the exemption for the acquisition of real estate properties used for commercial purposes, which applies under the Lex Koller. According to the committee, this initiative shall prevent Swiss businesses, which have come under pressure as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, from being forced to sell their business premises at favorable prices to foreign companies. The initiative is now being considered by the Legal Affairs Committee of the Swiss Council of States and could, if approved and if the legislative amendment is declared urgent, be passed by the Swiss parliament and put into force within a few months.

Insights 03.12.2020

Covid-19-Commercial Rental Act rejected

Covid-19-Commercial Rental Act rejected

After the Swiss National Council had already decided on Monday not to act on the draft of the Covid-19-Commercial Rental Act prepared by the Swiss Federal Council, the Swiss Council of States has now also resolved not to act on the draft, thus drawing a line under a controversial proposal. Tenants and landlords of affected commercial leases who have not yet achieved an agreement on the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic thus have to find individual solutions.

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