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Bar Admission: Switzerland 2002, New York 2006
Office: Zurich
Languages: German, English, French, Italian

Contact

Josef Caleff, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 9383
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Josef Caleff, LL.M.

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Contact

Josef Caleff, LL.M.
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19 / P.O. Box 2201
8021 Zurich / Switzerland

D +41 44 215 9383
T +41 44 215 5252
F +41 44 215 5200

Josef Caleff heads Schellenberg Wittmer's Real Estate Group in Zurich and is a partner in the Construction Group as well as the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He advises clients in all types of corporate and M&A transactions and possesses special expertise in real estate transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of property contracts, such as acquisition and finance contracts and commercial leases.

Josef Caleff graduated as Licentiate in Economics in 1996 and as Licentiate in Law in 1999 from the University of St. Gallen. He was admitted to the bar in Switzerland in 2002 and completed a master of laws program (LL.M.) at the University of California Hastings in San Francisco in 2004. In 2006, he was admitted to the New York bar. He became Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law in 2013. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2004, he worked as an associate with a major law firm in Zurich in its corporate and M&A practice group. He is a member of the Management Committee of Schellenberg Wittmer.

He is a member of AIJA (vice-chairman of the Real Estate Commission), IBA and ABA.

Selected deals and cases

  • Counsel of Dolce & Gabbana in the negotiation of a long-term high-end lease agreement at a prime location on Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich
  • Counsel of the Aerium Group in the sale of an office building in the Canton of Zug to a UBS Fund

Recognitions

  • Chambers Europe: Real Estate (Band 3), client quote "He is responsive, meets our deadlines and is focused on our needs."
  • The Legal 500, client quote "knowledgeable, diligent and reliable."
  • Who is Who Legal

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