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Jean-Dominique Casalta



Casalta Jean-Dominique
Jean-Dominique Casalta



Jean-Dominique concentrates on all aspects of real estate law and is in particular frequently involved in acquisition, disposal and structuring of structured portfolios for French and international investors. He is also involved in the setting up of joint ventures between investors, financing acquisition, sale and leaseback transactions, real estate project development, set up of OPCI as well as in negotiation of commercial leases.

Jean-Dominique is recognised as a leading individual by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 as well as by Who's Who Legal.

Jean-Dominique is a recognised practitioner by « Best Lawyers » since 2014 in Real Estate Law

"Practice head Jean-Dominique Casalta is highly regarded."
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - France (Real Estate)

"Leading Individual"
Legal 500 EMEA 2021 - France (Real Estate)

"Jean-Dominique Casalta draws praise from clients for his pragmatism, with one saying: "He goes straight to the point." He advises banks, developers and investors on real estate acquisitions, particularly those relating to residential and office spaces. One satisfied client comments: "He is very available, friendly and competent. He is always there for us"."
Chambers Europe 2021 - France (Real Estate) 

"Leading Individual"
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (REAL ESTATE)

"Jean-Dominique Casalta shows excellent understanding of commercial stakes and of various related property issues. He pays great attention to details and conducts negotiations in a very efficient way.
Legal 500 EMEA 2020 – France (REAL ESTATE)

Band 2
Chambers Europe 2020 - France (Real Estate)

Jean-Dominique Casalta handles real estate acquisitions and sales, in addition to assisting clients with the structuring of portfolios, development projects and commercial leases. Sources report him to be "very experienced and business-oriented."
Chambers Europe 2020 - France (Real Estate)

"Jean-Dominique Casalta handles a wide array of real estate matters including development projects, sales, acquisitions and lease negotiations. One client praises his "availability, responsiveness, the relevance of his analysis and his ability to strike a good compromise in the negotiations of being both deal-maker and strongly defending the interests of the clients." Clients also describe Casalta as "someone who is intelligent and straightforward."" 
Chambers Europe 2019 - France (Real Estate)

"Jean-Dominique Casalta advises French and foreign financial institutions and investment funds on real estate transactions. Clients describe him as a "very good negotiator" and a "very business-oriented" lawyer." 
Chambers Europe 2018 - France (Real Estate)

"Jean-Dominique Casalta is a strong name in the field of real estate law who is frequently instructed on acquisitions, disposals and portfolio structuring for both French and multinational entities." 
Who's Who Legal 2018 (Real Estate)

"Practice head Jean-Dominique Casalta is ‘client-oriented, hands on and knows how to lead negotiations’. " 
Legal 500 EMEA 2018 - France (Real Estate)

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Allen & Overy LLP
52 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris

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Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 1995


Post Graduate Degree, French Civil Law, Honours, University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne, 1992

Post Graduate Degree, Construction and Planning Law, University of Paris II, Panthéon Assas, 1993

News & insights

Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

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Publications: 11 OCTOBER 2021

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Investigations, now a fact of business life, matter and need to be run wisely. Adhering to data privacy laws is a key component of this, especially for international matters.  

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Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2021

M&A litigation – a case of back to the future

An expected tidal wave of Covid-related M&A litigation has not materialised, but the current spate of deals and rising prices could see disputes spike and investors turn once again to the courts.

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Publications: 17 APRIL 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Real Estate and Covid-19 – The questions we are being asked in France

This note discusses a number of issues and queries that are arising in the commercial real estate investing and lending markets in France as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. 

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Listed among the leading individuals

Legal 500, 2018

Recommended in Chambers Europe

Ranked Band 2, 2018