Francis Nordmann was educated at the University of Zurich and Basle University (lic oec publ 1993, lic iur 1995, Dr iur 1996) and at the University of Melbourne (LLM 1999). He gained work experience as a clerk at Basle Civil Court, as a trainee in a Basle law firm and as an associate in law firms in Zurich and London. He advises institutional and private investors and owners of real estate in all aspects of real estate law, including real estate financing. Another focus of his practice is legal advice relating to financial services and all types of national and international corporate finance (including structured finance) and capital markets transactions. Mr Nordmann joined Walder Wyss Ltd in 2001 and became a partner in 2007. Mr Nordmann is recognised as a leading real estate practitioner by Chambers and Partners and Practical Law Company, and is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.