Daniel Gebhardt

lic. iur., Attorney-at-Law, Partner, Certified specialist SBA Real Estate and Construction Law

Daniel Gebhardt, born in 1960, advises companies, public entities, institutions and private individuals about all aspects of planning and construction. His activities extend to construction law, planning law as well as real estate law, both in the private and public sectors. He focuses on spatial planning law, contracts in connection with building projects (design, review), environmental regulations (particularly hazardous waste), architect and engineering law, public tender law, motorway and railway law and expropriation law. He specialises in handling large building projects in the engineering and construction sector, from the strategic phase until completion, and advises and represents our clients in matters concerning planning law and contract law. He is Certified specialist SBA Real Estate and Construction Law.

Practice areas

  • Public and private construction law
  • Contracts for work and services
  • Architect and engineering contracts
  • Spatial planning law and environmental protection law
  • Infrastructure law (motorways and railways)
  • Public tender and expropriation law

Professional career

  • Partner with NEOVIUS (since 1999)
  • Partner with Gelzer Alder Baumgartner Cron Gebhardt (until 1998)


  • University of Fribourg (Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law, 2013)
  • Admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, 1990
  • University of Basel (lic. iur., 1986)


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Other activities

  • Chairman of Basler Bauforum
  • Lecturer in private law at Bern University of Applied Sciences, School of Architecture
  • Co-advisor at usic Foundation
  • Deputy chairman of the Expropriation Commission Basel-Stadt
  • Former board member E.E. Zunft zu Safran Basel (Basel guild)
  • Former member of the Monument Protection Authority of the Canton of Basel-Stadt
  • Former board member of Theatergenossenschaft Basel
  • Mandates at several boards of directors and foundation boards


  • sia (Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects)
  • Bar Association of Basel-Stadt / Swiss Bar Association
  • Association of Certified Specialists SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
  • Basel Lawyers Association
  • Lions Club Birseck
  • E.E. Zunft zu Safran (Basel guild)
  • Theatergenossenschaft Basel


  • Die Planergemeinschaft, in: Planerverträge, eds. Prof. Dr. iur. Hubert Stöckli and Dr. iur. Thomas Siegenthaler, 2019
  • Gebhardt, Daniel / Meyer, Christoph / Nertz, Christoph / Piolino, Marina, Die Baubewilligung im Kanton Basel-Stadt, Basel 2014
  • Streiterledigung - gibt es Alternativen zum Gericht?, in Management Magazin für Architekten und Ingenieure 2/2014
  • Die Haftung des Planers für seine Kostenprognosen, in usicnews No. 3 / 2009
  • Abwehrrechte und Entschädigungen bei Baustellen, in URP 2002 p. 387 et seq.
  • Enteignungsrechtliche Entschädigungsansprüche beim Bau der Nordtangente – aus der Praxis der Eidgenössischen Schätzungskommission Kreis 7, in BJM 2000 p. 1 et seq. (together with Prof. Dr. iur. B. Wagner Pfeifer)

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