Planning and environment

Areas of Expertise

Under Benoît Bovay’s guidance, author of several published works of reference on this topic, the firm has gained its repute in the fields of planning and environmental law over the last twenty years. We are involved in numerous private or public projects. Our skills encompass the construction process as a whole, from spatial planning (at the scale of a cantonal state, of local authorities, including processes involving several cantonal states) to the construction authorization process, possibly including environmental impact or other specific procedures (forest, nature, movement, equipment, etc.). We assist, advise and defend clients, both private and public, before all courts and relevant administrative authorities. The firm is involved specifically in the following areas :

  • Regional Planning (Master Plan, land-use plans, neighborhood plans, etc.)
  • Building permits and other special permits
  • Major projects management
  • Environmental law
  • Waste management
  • Pollution of water and soil

The “Certified Specialist SBA construction and real estate law” are: 
Benoît Bovay and Thibault Blanchard, both beeing respectively Professor and lecturer, responsible for a master course in regional planning (zoning law) and construction law at the University of Lausanne.

Practising in the same field: 
Feryel Kilani.