Baker McKenzie: Arab Bank on its acquisition of Quarz’Up project

Baker McKenzie Switzerland advised Arab Bank Switzerland on its acquisition of the Quarz’Up project, a first-class, multifunctional commercial development project in Vernier near Geneva in a share deal. The Quarz’Up project will be carried out in close collaboration with several local partners, most notably the City of Vernier as ground lessor, Losinger Marazzi as constructor and Concordo as developer. It marks the bank’s second real estate club deal investment in Switzerland. 

The Quarz’Up project will comprise approximately 23,000 square meters of usable space in a total of four buildings. The construction works are scheduled to start later this month and the first building to be delivered in the first quarter of 2025. 

Led by real estate partner Charles Gschwind (pictured), the Baker McKenzie Geneva’s office team consisted of Jingjin Guo (partner, M&A), Kim Jean Dachtler (associate, real estate), Diana Bellido Gomes (associate, M&A), Manoé Ruchat (associate, M&A), Caroline dos Santos (associate, litigation) and Valerie Bodevin (trainee lawyer). From the Zurich office have been involved in the transaction Susanne Liebel-Kotz (partner, tax), Nicolas Eckert (associate, M&A) and Gwendolyn Lins (trainee lawyer).