Markus Holenstein

Attorney at Law, lic. iur., Certified Specialist SBA construction and real estate law


  • German
  • English

Main Practice Areas

  • Public building law (building permits, planning approvals, building outside the building area, planning law, expropriation law, environmental law, pollution legacy issues, protection of landmark buildings)
  • Condominium ownership (establishment, regulations, resolutions, conflicts) and other owners’ associations
  • Neighboring rights (immissions, distances and dimensions of buildings and plants, easements)
  • Rural land law
  • Communal law and general administrative law
  • Private building law (contracts for work services, sales contracts and brokerage agreements, contract law, consortia)


  • Partner at Steinbrüchel Hüssy, 2023
  • Self-employed lawyer as partner in various law firms, 2013-2023
  • Admission as a specialist lawyer for construction and real estate law, 2015
  • Attorney at law firm specializing in construction and real estate law Sigrist Wipfli Meisser, 2010-2013
  • Clerk of the Court of Appeal for Construction, 2004–2009
  • Admission to the Bar, 2004
  • Clerk and arbitrator in rental and lease cases at the District Court of Uster, 2001-2004
  • Legal trainee at a law firm specializing in liability law, 2000-2001
  • Master of law, University of Zurich, 2000


  • Swiss Bar Association SAV
  • Zurich Bar Association ZAV
  • Specialists SBA Real Estate and Construction Law
  • Specialist Group Building Law of the Zurich Bar Association
  • Swiss Conference of Secretaries of Public Works
  • Swiss Spatial Planning Association EspaceSuisse

Markus Holenstein

Telephone: +41 44 269 4000
Telefax: +41 44 269 4001

Steinbrüchel Hüssy
Attorneys at Law
Grossmünsterplatz 8
CH-8001 Zürich