Client

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

Legal 500

“knowledgeable, diligent and reliable”

Who's Who Legal

“a very experienced and diligent real estate lawyer”

Chambers Europe

“organised, quickly understands the issue at hand and is able to break down complex legal questions in a way that is structured and easy to understand”

 
Josef Caleff
Zurich

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.

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 Zurich law firm
Education and Admission
2018
MRICS
2013
Certified Specialist SBA Construction and Real Estate Law
2006
Bar Admission in New York
2004
LL.M., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
2002
Bar Admission in Switzerland
1999
lic. iur. HSG, University of St. Gallen
1996
lic. oec. HSG, University of St. Gallen
Additional Professional Activities
  • Member of IBA
  • Regular publications in the field of Real Estate
  • Member of RICS
 

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