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.


Representative matters

Ivanhoé Cambridge in all legal aspects of the development of the Duo Towers in Paris, designed by Jean Nouvel and first high rise building to be erected in Paris since the Montparnasse Tower 40 years ago.

Groupama in their project of development of the Tour The Link, which is to be the highest building in Paris La Défense, involving notably the current negotiation with Total of a commercial lease in future state of completion of 120.000 sqm of office area, acquisition of construction rights with EPADESA (95,000 sq.m), and negotiation of a development contract with the developer (Bouygues Immobilier).

BPD Europe on the sale of its French wholly-owned subsidiary BPD Marignan (a French leading real estate developer) to a consortium comprised of Les Nouveaux Constructeurs and Aermont Capital.

Twenty Two Real Estate on the disposal of the Ecosphère portfolio comprising three office properties located on Ile de la Jatte.

Groupama in legal aspects of sale and development of the Window building in Paris, La Défense, fully rented to RTE.

Gécina/Eurosic on the negotiation with MSD France of a lease in future state of completion over a part of the Carré Michelet building, in Paris La Défense, currently under redevelopment.

Jean-Dominique Casalta advises clients on a wide range of transactions, including the acquisition and development of assets, as well as lease agreements.
Chambers Europe 2022 - France (Real Estate)
I worked with Jean-Dominique Casalta, and Corentin Dolivet. They have both been remarkable. A very high-quality involvement, and client service without counting their time.
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - France (Real Estate)


  • Band 2, Chambers Europe 2022 - France (Real Estate)
  • Leading Individual, Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - France (Real Estate)
  • Recommended in Chambers Europe, ranked Band 2, 2018
  • Listed among the leading individuals by Legal 500, 2018



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

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.