David Dussy

Dr. iur., Attorney-at-Law, Partner

David Dussy, born in 1965, specialises in construction and real estate law. He advises private and institutional investors throughout the planning, developing and realisation stages of construction projects. With his many years of practical experience, he advises landowners about building permits, planning or expropriation procedures and environmental issues (waste, contaminated soil and contaminated buildings). He is also familiar with issues relating to the protection of historic buildings. He ensures that construction projects are built on a sound basis right from the outset by supporting builder-owners in drafting development, planning and contractor agreements (in particular architect and general planner agreements, general contractor agreements, total contractor agreements) and also handles the enforcement of claims for defects. For clients concerned with facility management, he drafts rental and lease agreements, represents them in all sorts of tenancy law proceedings and enforces their claims under tenancy law (termination of rental agreement, expulsion of tenants and rent increases). He advises land owners on problems related to neighbourhood rights and the establishment of easements. He also provides legal support to customers or suppliers within the framework of public tenders, e.g. preparation of tendering procedures, and appeal procedures.
He practices as a consultant and also represents clients in court.


Practice areas

  • Public and private construction law
  • Contracts for work and services
  • Architect and engineering contracts
  • Spatial planning law and environmental protection law
  • Tenancy law
  • Neighbours' rights
  • Public tender and expropriation law

Professional career

  • 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)


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


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Other activities

  • Member of the Spatial Planning Commission of the Basel Chamber of Commerce
  • Former master E.E. Zunft zum Himmel (master 2007 - 2013) (Basel guild)


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


  • Verfahren, in: Fachhandbuch Öffentliches Baurecht: Expertenwissen für die Praxis, Griffel, Alain / Liniger, Hans Ulrich / Rausch, Heribert / Thurnherr, Daniela (eds.), Zurich 2016
  • LEGALP - Legal consistency of ACE, AETS and TOLL+, Waldeck Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft and its Subcontractors of 16 February 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, p. 32 et seq.
  • Denkmalschutz - eine Angelegenheit, die höchste Aufmerksamkeit verdient, WP Flash 1/2008, p. 3 et seq.


As an author on the lexwiki.ch platform for Swiss law, he published the following articles:


  • Ausgewählte Fragen zum Baubewilligungsverfahren (PDF)

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