Andreas Dürr mainly works in real estate and construction law as well as company and contract law. As a notary, Andreas Dürr assists with the purchase and sale of real estate, the division of properties into parcels, the establishment of borrower’s notes as well as inheritances. He advises owners and architects on matters related to the planning, design and construction of real estate projects, answering their questions regarding zoning and rights of use and helping with contract drafting. He is also specialized in company law (formations, annual general meetings, capital increases, mergers, transformations, demergers, asset transfers, liquidations, etc.) and marriage and inheritance law (wills, inheritance contracts, marriage contracts, etc.).
Thanks to his experience in structuring contracts related to company law and contract law, Andreas Dürr has been a member of a number of SME boards of directors for many years. He advises these boards not only in legal matters, but also in the solution of organizational and structural problems. As a member of the Communal Council for the canton of Basel-Landschaft (member of the Executive Committee, Party Chairman and former Chairman of the Justice and Safety Committee), Chairman of the Notarial Examination Authority for the canton of Basel-Landschaft, a member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Real Estate Association (SVIT) and a member of the Federal Council, Andreas Dürr benefits from close connections in the worlds of both business and politics.
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Andreas Dürr is registered with the Basel-Stadt Bar Registry and admitted to practice in all of Switzerland.
Languages: German, English, French
Education and professional experience
|2019 –||Managing Partner at Battegay Dürr AG|
|2014 – 2019||Partner at Battegay Dürr AG|
|1990 – 2013||Independent attorney and notary/partner of his own law firm|
|1993||Licensed as a notary for Basel-Stadt|
|1989||Admitted to the bar for Basel-Landschaft|
|1987 – 1988||Traineeships at a law firm, at the Administrative and Constitutional Court and at the Appellate Court for the canton of Basel-Landschaft|
|1986||Law degree from the University of Basel|
|1981 – 1986||Law studies in the Faculty of Law at the University of Basel|
Basel Bar Association, Basel-Stadt Chamber of Notaries, Swiss Bar Association, Swiss Notary Association, member of the Communal Council for the canton of Basel-Landschaft, Party Chairman, former Chairman of the Justice and Safety Committee (2015-2019), Chairman of the Notarial Examination Authority for the Canton of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Stadt Land Register Commission, Executive Committee (legal and political affairs department) of the Swiss Real Estate Association (SVIT), Federal Commission for Housing (EKW), Swiss Real Estate Institute Foundation, Chamber of Commerce of the Swiss Trade Association, President of the Arbitration Board for the Swiss Vegetable and Fruit Industry
Co-author of the commentary on the Swiss Code of Obligations, Art. 927–943, the Commercial Register, Zurich 2016
Pro bono work / hobbies
Chairman of ACS (Swiss Automobile Club) for Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft, Lions-Club Basel-Wettstein, classic cars, sports (tennis, golf), travel