Josef Caleff

Josef Caleff
Office:
Löwenstrasse 19
PO Box 2201
8021
City:
Zurich
State:
Zurich
Country:
Switzerland
Tel:
+41 44 215 5252
Fax:
+41 44 215 5200

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Switzerland - Construction & Real Estate

Josef Caleff (MRICS) heads Schellenberg Wittmer's real estate group in Zurich. Josef is also a partner in the construction group as well as the corporate/mergers and acquisitions group. He is a member of the firm's management committee. Josef advises clients in all types of corporate and M&A transactions, and has specialised expertise in real estate transactions.

Some recent examples of Josef's expertise in construction and real estate include: counsel to to SV Group AG in the conclusion of several long-term lease agreements for hotel projects in Germany and Switzerland involving complex negotiations with the property owners and the franchisor Global Hospitality Licensing Sarl (Marriott) and counsel to Bouygues Construction in the acquisition of the engineering business of Alpiq for CHF 800m.

Josef graduated from the University of St Gallen with a Master of Economics in 1996 and in Law in 1999. He was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2002 and completed a master of laws (LLM) at UC Hastings in San Francisco in 2004. In 2006, he was admitted to the New York Bar. He became a certified specialist with the SBA in construction and real estate law in 2013 and was elected as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2018.

WWL says: Josef Caleff is recommended by interviewees as “a very experienced, diligent and committed real estate lawyer”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Switzerland which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Real Estate

Josef Caleff heads Schellenberg Wittmer's real estate group in Zurich. He is also a member of the firm's management committee. Josef is also a partner in the construction group as well as the corporate/mergers and acquisitions group. Josef advises clients in all types of corporate and M&A transactions, and has specialised expertise in real estate transactions, including the drafting and negotiation of property contracts, such as acquisition and finance contracts and commercial leases.

Some recent examples of Josef's expertise in construction and real estate include: Counsel to Dolce & Gabbana in the negotiation of a long-term high-end lease agreement at a prime location on Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich; counsel to the Barana Group in the sale of an office building in Zurich for 128 million Swiss francs to the city of Zurich; and counsel to SV Group AG in the conclusion of several long-term lease agreements for hotel projects in Germany and Switzerland involving complex negotiations with the property owners and the franchisor Global Hospitality Licensing Sarl.

Josef graduated from the University of St Gallen with a Master of Economics in 1996 and in law in 1999. He was admitted to the Swiss Bar in 2002 and completed a Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of California Hastings in San Francisco in 2004. In 2006, he was admitted to the New York Bar. He became a certified specialist with the SBA in construction and real estate law in 2013. Before joining Schellenberg Wittmer in 2004, he worked as an associate in the corporate and M&A practice group at another major law firm in Zurich.

WWL says: Josef Caleff impresses with his knowledge and skill in the field, with one source noting that he is "truly committed to real estate".

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Real Estate which can be purchased from our Shop.

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