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David DussyDr. iur., Attorney at Law, Partner

+41 61 271 27 70
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David Dussy, born in 1965, specialises in construction and real-estate law. He supports legal advice to private and institutional investors throughout the planning, developing and realisation stages of construction projects. With his long years of experience, he advises landowners on building permits, planning or expropriation procedures and environmental issues (waste, contaminated soil and contaminated buildings). He is also familiar with matters regarding protection of historic buildings. He ensures that construction projects are built on a sound basis right from the beginning by providing his broad knowledge regarding developing, engineering and service contracts (especially architect contracts and general-contract or total-contract agreements). If necessary he enforces claims for remuneration out of defects. For clients concerned with facility management, he drafts rental and lease agreements, represents them in all sorts of tenancy law matters and enforces their claims concerning termination of rental agreement, expulsion of tenants and rent increases. He provides legal advice to land owners on problems related to neighbourhood rights and the establishment of easements. Finally, he offers legal support to customers or suppliers within the framework of public tenders, e.g. preparation of tendering procedures, and also appeal procedures.
He practices as a consultant and represents you in court.


Practice areas:

  • Public and private construction law
  • Service contracts
  • Architect and engineering contracts
  • Spatial planning law and environmental protection law
  • Rental law
  • Neighbourhood rights
  • Public procurement and expropriation law


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian


  • Admitted to the Basel-Stadt Bar, 1994
  • University of Basel (Dr. iur., 1993)
  • University of Basel (lic. iur., 1990)

Professional activities:

  • Partner with NEOVIUS (since 2014)
  • Senior associate at WENGER PLATTNER in Basel (2007-2014)
  • Head of the Building Inspectorate of the Canton of Basel-Stadt (2000-2006)
  • Law clerk at the Construction Appeals Commission of the Canton of Basel-Stadt (1995-2000)
  • Senior assistant to Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, University of Basel (1990-1993)

Further activities:

  • Member of the spatial planning law-commission of the Basel Chamber of Commerce
  • Alt-Meister E.E. Zunft zum Himmel Basel (Past Master 2007-2013)


  • Bar Association of Basel-Stadt / Swiss Bar Association
  • sia (Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects)
  • E. Zunft zum Himmel (Basel guild)


  • „Verfahren“, in: Fachhandbuch Öffentliches Baurecht: Expertenwissen für die Praxis, Griffel, Alain / Liniger, Hans Ulrich / Rausch, Heribert / Thurnherr, Daniela (Hrsg.), Zürich 2016 (in German)
  • LEGALP - Legal consistency of ACE, AETS and TOLL+, Waldeck Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft and its Subcontractors vom 16. Februar 2012 (in English)
  • Neuerungen beim Bauhandwerkerpfandrecht, Basler Zeitung (BaZ), 20.01.2012
  • Neuerungen beim hypothekarischen Referenzzinssatz bei Mietverhältnissen, WP Bulletin 2, 2012
  • Neuerungen im Sachenrecht, WP Bulletin 1, 2011
  • Vorsicht beim Erwerb kontaminierter Gebäude, Basler Zeitung (BaZ), 11.02.2011
  • Baukosten: Risiko für Bauherren und Architekten, Basler Zeitung (BaZ), 30.10.2009
  • Grundstückserwerb - Lex Koller, WirtschaftsBild 4/2009, S. 32 f.
  • Denkmalschutz - eine Angelegenheit, die höchste Aufmerksamkeit verdient, WP Flash 1/2008, S. 3 f.