Nathalie Adank Associate
Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, LLM (Stanford)

Nathalie Adank


Dr. iur., Attorney at Law, LLM (Stanford)

+41 58 450 70 00


Route de Chêne 30

CH-1211 Geneva

  • Expertise

    Dr. Nathalie Adank is a senior associate in the Real Estate group of our Geneva office. She advises clients on issues relating to the sale and purchase of real estate, urban planning and zoning, building permits and construction law, the acquisition of real estate by persons abroad (Lex Koller), PPE, as well as on lease issues, public procurement and transactions in the hotel sector. She also advises on environmental law (polluted sites, noise protection, waste treatment and transport, air protection, etc.). Nathalie holds a PhD in land use law and an LLM in Environmental Law and Policy from Stanford Law School.

  • Specialist Areas

    Real Estate, Construction Law, Environmental Law
  • Practices

  • Professional Experience and Education

    and Education

    2017Associate at Lenz & Staehelin
    2023Stanford Law School (LLM in Environmental Law and Policy)
    2017Swiss bar admission
    2016University of Fribourg (Dr. iur.)
    2012-15PhD Candidate supported by FNS, Partnership University of Fribourg, University of Neuchâtel, EPFL
    2011University of Fribourg (MLaw, Frilex Prize)
    2010University of Fribourg (BLaw)
  • Languages

    French, German, English, Italian, Spanish
  • Memberships

    Geneva Bar Association (OdA), Swiss Bar Association (SBA), Stanford Alumni Association (SAA)

    • Adank Nathalie, Commentaire des art. 68, 71, 105 et 107 de la Constitution fédérale, in: Dubey/Martenet (eds), Commentaire romand de la Constitution fédérale, Basel 2021
    • Berger Meyer Cécile, Adank Nathalie, Résidences secondaires: quelles possibilités d'utilisation et de revente?, in: Bilan, Focus Droit, mars 2021, p.7
    • Berger Meyer Cécile, Adank Nathalie, Quelques aspects juridiques de la location sur Airbnb, in: Le Temps, Focus Droit, 15 June 2018
    • Berger Meyer Cécile, Kühni Beat, Adank Nathalie, Construction 2018 - Switzerland, in: The Legal 500: Construction Comparative Guide, May 2018
    • Adank Nathalie, Planning Contracts under Swiss Law: a tool for special housing needs and the problem of breach of contract, in: Vols Michel / Sidoli Julian (eds.), People and Buildings - Comparative Housing Law, The Hague 2018, 85-103
    • Adank Nathalie, L'utilisation du contrat de planification à l'aune de deux projets législatifs : la révision de la LATeC-FR et la nouvelle LPPPL vaudoise, in : BR/DC n° 1/2017, p. 9-12
    • Adank Nathalie, Le contrat de planification - Utilité, admissibilité et régime du contrat d’aménagement du territoire, TH. Fribourg, Zurich et al. 2016
    • Adank Nathalie, Les risques des accords multilatéraux d'échanges de droits à bâtir, in : Plaidoyer n° 5/2016, p. 24-26
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