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At CMS, practice head Wojciech Koczara advised Garvest Real Estate on the €32m sale of the Pixel office building to Globe Trade Centre. Anna Brzoza-Ostrowska is assisting Segro Poland with the contractual aspects of leasing industrial spaces in logistics parks. Clients also include Bombardier and Pramerica Real Estate Investors. Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert, Wojciech Szybkowski and senior associate Michał Bork are also recommended. Przemysław Kucharski joined Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Spólka Komandytowa. Agnieszka Lehwark joined DLA Piper Wiater sp.k. in 2017.

Piotr Szafarz heads the practice at Dentons. Paweł Dębowski and Tomasz Stasiak advised Fortis Nowy Stary Browar on the €290m sale of shopping, arts and business centre Stary Browar to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, while Elżbieta Lis led a team assisting TPG on the €500m acquisition of TriGránit. Other highlights included advising Skanska Property Poland on the sale of four office buildings to a fund managed by Niam.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.’s Agnieszka Stankiewicz and senior associate Rafał Siwek assisted Panattoni with a joint venture for the development of two logistic parks and built-to-suit buildings. Marek Grodek and Bartosz Clemenz advised Aerium on the acquisition of the Bemowo shopping centre from the City of Warsaw. Griffin and Amstar are also clients. Radomił Charzyński is another key name.

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP is ‘one of the best shops in town for real estate advice’. Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch advised Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management on its €290m acquisition of Stary Browar and assisted Union Investment with the €291m acquisition of the Riviera shopping centre. Counsel Piotr Łaska joined K&L Gates LLP. Senior associate Agnieszka Badach-Sadlak left the firm.

Linklaters’ team has notable transactional real estate expertise. Janusz Dzianachowski, who was promoted to the partnership in May 2017, assisted a fund managed by CBRE Global Investors with its €203m acquisition of Sfera shopping centre from private individuals and their joint venture partner. Managing partner Artur Kulawski heads the team and counsel Weronika Guerquin-Koryzma is also recommended. HansaInvest and Oaktree Capital are new clients.

At Baker & McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Spólka Komandytowa, practice head Małgorzata Pietrzak-Paciorek led a team advising Nacarat Polska on the sale of the “Dubois 41” building to a fund managed by Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate. Przemysław Kucharski, who joined from CMS, advised the Asbud Group on purchasing land for a multi-stage residential project from Balmoral Properties. Other clients include Hochtief and MLP Group. Joanna Wojnarowska, Agnieszka Ferek and counsel Mateusz Grabiec are also noted.

Clifford Chance’s practice head Daniel Kopania assisted Golub GetHouse with the sale of Prime Corporate Centre to Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate and led a team advising Torus on the sale of Alchemia I and II office buildings in Gdansk. Prologis and Echo Investments are also clients. Agnieszka Wojtasiewicz and Bartosz Kaniasty are also key names.

At DLA Piper Wiater sp.k., practice head Jacek Giziński led a team advising Partners Group on the €130m acquisition of office buildings in Poland and Hungary and assisted Revetas Capital Advisors with the €120m purchase of a cross-border portfolio of four office buildings. Giziński, alongside counsel Michał Pietuszko, also assisted Skanska with acquiring land for the purposes of office development projects Agnieszka Lehwark was a new arrival in 2017 from CMS.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka’s Tomasz Darowski, who leads on construction matters, assisted Mota-Engil with disputes arising from the construction of the A1 motorway. He also acted for Silesian Voivodeship on post-completion claims arising from Silesian Stadium’s damaged roof. Lech Żyżylewski heads the real estate team.

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s ‘top-class’ team is headed by Marcin Muszel, who is ‘pragmatic, creative and a pleasure to work with’. Muszel assisted P3 Logistic Parks with consolidating its logistics park in Błonie and the strategic acquisition of a warehouse from Valad Europe. New client wins include Eiffage and Orpea. Błażej Czwarnok has ‘an exceptionally strong eye for detail’. Hugues Moreau relocated to the firm’s London office.

At Kochanski Zieba & Partners, real estate practice head Kamil Osiński assisted South Africa-based Redefine Properties with the €1.1bn purchase of a portfolio of commercial properties as part of its acquisition of Echo Prime Properties from Echo Investment. Osiński also acted alongside Rafał Zięba and Szymon Gałkowski for Skanska on the €23m acquisition of real property in central Warsaw. Other key figures include Paweł Gunia, who leads on construction, and Rafał Rapala.

At Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k., practice head Mariusz Stawiarczyk acted alongside counsel Łucja Tałandziewicz for Arka BZ WBK Property Market Fund on the sale of a portfolio of two shopping centres and three office buildings to Bergold Group. Marek Król joined Magnusson – Kancelaria Prawnicza.

Wardynski & Partners’ team assisted with the completion of a number of long-term projects, including the construction of Villa Metro for Reform Company 3. It also advised Brown Brothers Harriman on the expansion of its lease at the Orange Office Park. Stefan Jacyno and Tomasz Zasacki are the key contacts.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy – Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.’s team advised Generali Real Estate on its real estate acquisitions in Warsaw, including the Microsoft House office building. Michał Matera, who is ‘precise, disciplined and open-minded’, joined as a local partner from Linklaters; he and Maciej Zalewski are the practice co-heads.

At Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k., banking specialist Arkadiusz Pędzich and senior associate Michał Smolny assisted TFI PZU with the €8.4m acquisition of a warehouse. Other clients include Avestus Real Estate and Alior Bank.

GWW’s handled a pre-purchase due diligence exercise for Vantage Development and LC Corp and obtained an occupancy permit for Wrocław University of Technology’s redevelopment project. Joanna Sebzda-Załuska and Paweł Wójcik are the practice heads. Jacek Wilczewski is also recommended.

Magnusson – Kancelaria Prawnicza’s client base includes Apollo Rida, Valad and TriGranit. Agnieszka Pytlas-Skwierczyńska advised Immofinanz on acquiring the remaining shares in Empark Mokotow Business Park from Heitman. Marek Król joined from Radzikowski, Szubielska i Wspólnicy sp.k.. Andrzej Tokaj heads the practice.

Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland’ team assisted BGK Nieruchomości with the implementation of the government’s affordable housing project. Krzysztof Wierzbowski advised the GDDKiA on a €1.5bn contract for the construction of tolling facilities and IT related to Poland’s electronic toll collection system. Of counsel Patryk Galicki, who joined from K&L Gates LLP, heads the practice.

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