Baker McKenzie advised Swisscanto Anlagestiftung on its purchase of a premium asset in Lausanne. Swisscanto Anlagestiftung, advised by the Asset Management of the Cantonal Bank of Zurich, purchased a large office property in Lausanne from  a large Swiss corporate. At the same time, the selling company entered into a lease agreement with Swisscanto Anlagestiftung.

This showpiece asset is located in one of the most attractive and prestigious office locations in Lausanne.

The Asset Management of the Cantonal Bank of Zurich is one of the country's leading providers of investment and pension solutions, with approximately CHF 216 billion in assets under management, of which approximately CHF 12 billion is invested in Swiss real estate. The firm offers its customers a tailored and comprehensive service portfolio of investments and pensions.

Meanwhile, Swisscanto Anlagestiftung, which was established in 1973, is among the largest and most well-known investment foundations in Switzerland.

Baker McKenzie Switzerland advised Swisscanto Anlagestiftung on all legal and tax aspects of this asset deal. The team was led by Charles Gschwind (partner, real estate, Geneva/Zurich), and included Samuel Marbacher (partner, real estate, Zurich), Basil Kirby (associate, real estate, Zurich); Nathan Bouvier (associate, tax, Geneva/Zurich); and Rene Kühn, Raphael Schneuwly and Clara Rayo (all trainee lawyers, Zurich).

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