Swisscanto Anlagestiftung, advised by the asset management of the Cantonal Bank of Zurich, purchased an office property in Lausanne. The selling company, a large Swiss corporate, has also entered into a lease agreement with Swisscanto Anlagestiftung. This showpiece asset, is located in a prestigious office locations in Lausanne.
Swisscanto Invest is the asset manager of the Cantonal Bank of Zurich and one of the country’s 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 a well-known investment foundation 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, pictured), 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).