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Josef Caleff, LL.M., MRICS

Partner

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd
Löwenstrasse 19

P.O. Box 2201

8021 Zurich
Switzerland

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

Languages:
German, English, French

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

„a very experienced and diligent real estate lawyer“

Who's Who Legal

„knowledgeable, diligent and reliable“

Legal 500

„He is responsive, meets our deadlines and is focused on our needs“

Client
 

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.

Practice Areas / Sectors and Industries

Expertise and Experience

  • He possesses special expertise in real estate transactions, in particular sale and purchase of single properties and portfolios, real estate financing, construction and commercial leases
  • Advising clients in all types of corporate and M&A transactions
  • 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 Barana Group in the sale of an office building in Zurich for CHF 128m to the city of Zurich

Career

Professional Experience
2014
Member of the Management Committee of Schellenberg Wittmer
2011
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
2004
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
2001-2003
Associate in a major law firm in Zurich

Education and Admission
2018
MRICS
2013
Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
2006
Bar Admission in New York
2004
Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of California Hastings in San Francisco
2002
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1999
lic. iur., University of St. Gallen
1996
lic. oec., University of St. Gallen

Additional Professional Activities
  • Member of IBA
  • Regular publications in the field of Real Estate
  • Member of RICS

„a very experienced and diligent real estate lawyer“

Who's Who Legal

„knowledgeable, diligent and reliable“

Legal 500

„He is responsive, meets our deadlines and is focused on our needs“

Client

Recognitions

  • Chambers Europe: Real Estate
  • Legal 500
  • Who's Who Legal
  • Leaders League International Corporate Finance Guide

Selected Publications

Getting the Deal Through 2016, Real Estate (Switzerland chapter)
Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Real Estate 2016, (published in November 2015; contributing editor: Joseph Philip Forte, DLA Piper LLP) For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.
 
Commentary regarding Art. 1 - 111 Swiss Merger Act
in Handkommentar zum Schweizer Privatrecht, Zürich-Basel-Genf 2007
 
Kaufverträge betreffend Immobiliengesellschaften
in: Mergers & Acquisitions XVIIIS, Hrsg. Rudolf Tschäni, Schulthess, Zürich, 2016
 
Kommentar zum Fusionsgesetz, 3. Auflage
Handkommentar zum Schweizer Privatrecht, 3. Auflage, Art. 1-111 FusG, hrsg. von Marc Amstutz et al., Zürich 2016