Firms To Watch: Real estate

Norton Rose Fulbright's real estate team, led by Magdalena Zienkiewicz, serves as a key resource for developers seeking advice on warehouse and industrial facilities, particularly in terms of acquisition, sale and development.
Konieczny, Wierzbicki Kancelaria Radców Prawnych sp.p.'s real estate practice is led by Marcin Wierzbicki and Łukasz Łanoszka, both of whom advise on residential and commercial projects, serving as a key point of contact for domestic and international corporates planning investments in Poland.
Porwisz and Partners, under the leadership of Roman Porwisz and Lucyna Dygas, provides guidance to international and domestic developers, construction companies, and private investors across a spectrum of real estate investment matters.

Real estate in Poland

A&O Shearman

Acting on its own, as well as providing ‘access to a vast global network of legal professionals and resources’, A&O Shearman‘s team is instructed by some of the most prominent real estate developers and investment funds, advising on transactions across all asset classes. Recently, the team has been active in advising on matters including acquisitions and joint ventures related to commercial real estate, as well as engaging in development, construction and leasing projects. Praised by a client for his ‘comprehensive and insightful legal advice’, Michał Matera leads the team and is a key contact for clients involved in various issues related to commercial real estate. Other key team members include Piotr Przybylski, an expert in the industrial and office sectors who frequently assists international players entering the Polish market, and Małgorzata Jastrzębska, who is praised for her ‘high dedication'.

Practice head(s):

Michał Matera

Other key lawyers:

Piotr Przybylski; Małgorzata Jastrzębska; Katarzyna Fus-Starzec


‘Being active in transactions in industrial properties, I highly value the very strong engagement of the real estate team at A&O. The team offers exceptional quality, high dedication, full team accessibility and open communication. The team is unique in delivering the service on time and able to manage some processes speeding up the deal’.

‘Michał Matera – strategic advice.’

‘Małgorzata Jastrzębska – high dedication to the service and efficient process management.’

Key clients

Blackbrook Capital

M7 Real Estate Poland

Echo Investment

Skanska Property Poland

Solida Capital and 1 Asset Management



Allianz Capital Partners

AIP Management

Norges Bank Investment Management

Bank Pekao S.A.

Europi Property Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Blackbrook Capital, a European independent real estate investment firm, on the acquisition and development of a 45,000 square metre Class A logistics facility in Western Poland.
  • Advised Echo Investment on the sale of three office buildings, which are part of its mixed-use Fuzja revitalisation project in Łódź, to the German investment fund KGAL Group for approximately €56m.
  • Advised Solida Capital and 1 Asset Management on a new purpose-built student accommodation project in Warsaw which will involve building approximately 350 units of modern PBSA for students and young professionals.


CMS stands out as a primary choice for insurance companies, pension and private equity funds, and commercial and residential developers seeking advice throughout the entire project lifecycle, from development to sale. The 'exceptional' team also boasts a German desk, allowing it to also assist German clients expanding their investments into Poland; this is overseen by Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert. In addition to its transactional prowess, the team is well versed in sustainability matters, providing guidance on the ESG aspects of real estate investments. At the helm of this sizeable team is Agata Jurek-Zbrojska, whose expertise extends to both office and commercial real estate, with a particular focus on residential properties. Other key team members include Michał Mieciński, an expert in M&A and joint ventures with a real estate component, and Dominik Rafałko.

Practice head(s):

Agata Jurek-Zbrojska

Other key lawyers:

Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert;  Małgorzata Madej-Balcerowska; Dominik Rafałko; Michał Mieciński; Michał Bork; Anna Wiśniewska; Paweł Śliwka


‘The depth of expertise within the CMS team is truly exceptional. Each member brings an impressive blend of legal knowledge, business approach and a genuine passion for serving clients. It’s a rare blend of professionalism and approachability that sets this practice apart.’

‘One of the key strengths lies in the team’s collaborative spirit. CMS’ holistic approach to client service sets them apart. It’s not just about legal expertise, but also about understanding the broader context in which CMS clients operate. This depth of understanding empowers the CMS team to deliver solutions that are not only legally sound but also strategically accurate.’

‘Outstanding client representation in the negotiations by Dominik Rafałko and his team.’

‘The CMS team were extremely attentive to our matter and went above and beyond to meet tight timeframes, with a difficult counterparty. The team worked hard to negotiate terms both in line with market practice in Poland and our individual commercial needs. Through a collaborative effort between CMS and pur in-house team, we were able to achieve some great “wins” and significantly improve the contract terms. Couldn’t recommend the team enough and hope to be able to work with them again in the future.’

‘CMS is a law firm with a broad spectrum of activities, comprehensively dealing with clients and meeting their needs. Generally speaking, CMS is reliable and responsive. The cooperation with them is smooth, their advice is oriented to solving the client’s problems, often includes various possible options, creative approaches and a good understanding of the complexity of each legal situation.’

‘I value the professional competence of the CMS lawyers I met with.’

‘I worked exceptionally well with Anna Wiśniewska, who stands out as a lawyer. She is bright, business-oriented and well-informed on the client’s operations and issues. Her strengths are good understanding of the business and legal environment surrounding the client,  and she gives thoughtful, well-rounded and competent advice. She is in charge of the client’s problem and is prompt to respond and resolve the issue.’

‘Michał Mieciński exemplifies a level of client dedication and attention to detail that sets him apart in the legal profession. His unique qualities and exceptional capabilities have been invaluable to our company, providing a level of service that goes above and beyond expectations. His keen attention to detail ensures that nothing is overlooked in the legal process. He meticulously reviews documents and thoroughly analyses the intricacies of each case, leaving no stone unturned.’

Key clients

Allianz Real Estate

Panattoni Europe

AFI Europe

Trigea Real Estate Fund

BIG Shopping Centers

MNK Partners

White Stone Development

Xior Sudent Housing

Work highlights

  • Advising Trigea Real Estate on the acquisition of two office buildings in Poland: My Place II in Warsaw and MidPoint 71 in Wrocław.
  • Advising Allianz Real Estate on the acquisition of five Grade A sustainable logistics assets, as part of the European Ceres portfolio, from DHL.
  • Advising Panattoni on the sale of a fully-leased Silesia East logistics park in Sosnowiec.


Dentons stands out as a firm of choice in the real estate arena, impressing with comprehensive advice across diverse property types, encompassing office buildings, warehouses, residential properties, and PRS. The firm caters to both local and international institutional real estate investors, private equity funds, developers, and asset managers. Leading this group is the ‘very commercial and pragmatic’ Piotr Szafarz, an expert in joint venture structures who also lends his skill to some of the largest retail asset acquisitions in Poland and the wider CEE region. Other key figures include Bartłomiej Kordeczka, the ‘best in class lawyer’ who covers all asset categories, advising on the structure of transactions, including the acquisition and sale of buildings, sites and development projects, and Monika Sitowicz, a specialist in commercial property sector investments. Martyna Racz-Suchocka and Magdalena Szwarc-Brożyna come highly recommended for their capacities in cross-border transactions. Agata Koczorowska, who has ‘exceptional contract negotiation and drafting skills’, joined the team from DLA Piper in September 2022. Jacek Jezierski is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Szafarz; Bartłomiej Kordeczka; Monika Sitowicz

Other key lawyers:

Martyna Racz-Suchocka; Magdalena Szwarc-Brożyna; Agata Koczorowska; Jacek Jezierski


‘Dentons is one of, if not the only, firm that has a number of outstanding lawyers on its roster who surpass the competition with their commitment, loyalty, proactive approach and business focus. All of this is backed by a wealth of legal knowledge. Dentons always seeks the most favorable solutions for its clients, and is motivated by great transparency, equality, fairness.’

‘Martyna Racz-Suchocka is an amazing example of the new generation of lawyers who, using excellent legal knowledge backed by countless experiences in practice, provide their clients with the best legal solutions. In terms of real estate expertise, Martyna is a highly regarded lawyer. Loyal to clients and understanding of their needs, highly moral, creative with very extensive experience which guarantees security for her clients. If there is an issue to resolve she acts very quickly and efficiently providing effective legal solutions.’

‘Bartłomiej Kordeczka is the best of the best. He has a vast legal knowledge acquired through many years of legal practice, backed up by countless transactions and cooperations with clients. He heads the largest and best law firm in Poland. He is involved in most of the transactions and supports clients and colleagues with his knowledge, practice and experience. Enthusiastic, open-minded and proactive.’

‘Conducting processes with the support of the Dentons law firm team is a pleasure. The client feels cared for, safe and, above all, can fully trust their lawyers.’

‘I found Piotr Szafarz very commercial and pragmatic, focused on supporting us as a client to conclude the contemplated actions. He couples exceptional knowledge and extensive experience with personal qualities, which make him an outstanding professional to work with. Notably, for us, he always sought actionable solutions with a clear view on implementation.’

‘Bartłomiej Kordeczka – highly experienced, best in class lawyer, problem solver, has saved many deals. Top notch with excellent business awareness and intellectual capacity to solve the most difficult of prolems.’

‘Agata Koczorowska – for exceptional contract negotiation and drafting skills. She precisely reflects clients’ intentions while safeguarding their interests. Her attention to detail ensures that every contractual element is meticulously considered.’

‘Bartłomiej Kordeczka – wide experience of the real estate market and perfect management of the team. Martyna Racz-Suchocka – perfect leadership of the transaction, great negotiation skills but without negative emotions, high-level legal advisor.’

Key clients

Skanska Property Poland


Cavatina Holding

EQT Exeter


JWG Invest

Palmira Capital Partners



Work highlights

  • Advised Skanska Property Poland on an office investment in Central and Eastern Europe, worth €285m, and on the sale of the Generation Park Y office building to Hansainvest Real Assets.
  • Advising G City Europe on multiple transactions involving retail assets from the client’s portfolio, including in relation to Atrium Molo convenience shopping centre, Kaufland Płock shopping centre, Atrium Mosty shopping mall, Atrium Płock local shopping centre and Atrium Copernicus shopping centre.
  • Advised Heimstaden Bostad on a series of acquisitions of PRS projects, as well as forward purchase and forward funding transactions involving the Unique Tower, Moko Botanika and Studio Okęcie projects in Warsaw, and the Orlińskiego Enklawa 15 project in Krakow.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

Operating as an integrated part of the international network, DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k. supports corporates across all segments of the commercial real estate market, including the office, retail, logistics, industrial, and residential spaces. The team’s expertise is particularly sought after in the thriving Polish warehousing market, where it leverages strong relationships with major corporations such as DHL and Pannatoni, delivering complex cross-border advice. Leading the team is Michał Pietuszko, a key contact for commercial real estate projects, and he is supported by Jacek Giziński, who utilises his M&A capabilities to negotiate share and asset deals and offer guidance on various issues related to the commercialisation of real estate properties. Agnieszka Lehwark is another notable figure, serving as a key contact for clients in the logistics sector. Sylwia Czerwik, acclaimed for her ‘great knowledge of the market’, brings experience in developing optimal purchase structures and securing collateral within the realm of real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Michał Pietuszko

Other key lawyers:

Jacek Giziński; Agnieszka Lehwark; Anna Bodzioch; Justyna Bartnik; Mirosław Całka; Sylwia Czerwik; Milena Nerwińska; Karolina Mądrzycka




‘Wide team of specialists with broad experience, always ready to help and advise. Business-oriented.’

‘Michał Pietuszko – never loses spirit and can find a solution in complex issues, which makes clients feel safe.’

‘Very qualified, business oriented yet friendly and transparent, both the team as a whole, and each and every individual.’

‘The team is very responsive and willing to help.’

‘I worked with Sylwia Czerwik, who demonstrated great knowledge of the market, understanding of the client’s needs and industry/cultural specifics. She is very patient, responsive, attentive to details, her availability and readiness to help impressed me. She was very supportive and constructive during negotiations, and was struggling for the client’s needs as if they were her own. I can say Sylwia removed a significant portion of our headaches in that project.’

‘Justyna Bartnik got into our operating rhythm very quickly. She was a real team member to us through the entire process, and I knew I could rely on her just like on my own company lawyers.’

‘They constantly acquire practical knowledge and develop skills that are relevant and necessary in the real estate sector.’

Key clients

Panattoni Europe

Brookfield Asset Management

DHL Exel Supply Chain

BNY Mellon (Poland)

Albaluna Investments

Societe Generale Oddział w Polsce and SG Equipment Leasing Polska

BASF Polska Sp. z o.o.

Footprint Poland

Capgemini Polska

Metro AG

Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A.

Santander Bank Polska

Aareal Bank AG

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

NatWest Poland (formerly RBS Polish Branch)


Polish Development Fund (PFR)

Work highlights

  • Advising Panattoni on 31 transactions across Poland, concerning a total of over 1.3m square metres of industrial space.
  • Advising BNY Mellon on the signing of a lease agreement.
  • Advising Albaluna Investments and PXF Nieruchomości on the sale of fully-leased distribution park Tricity North to the Czech fund Trigea Nemovitostní Fund.

Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k

The sizeable team at Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k provides real estate advice ranging from acquisitions, to landlord issues, and is regularly instructed to assist developers and lenders with their projects. The team has recently focused on strengthening its environmental law and ESG capabilities, advising clients on regulatory issues in these fields. At the helm of the practice is Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, who frequently advises both domestic and international developers, banks, and institutional clients on their real estate investments in Poland. Other key team members include the ‘very focused’ Karol Brzoskowski, a key point of call for private equity investors, investment funds, and corporates and major developers. Maciej Jodkowski is an expert in asset and share deals and can ably ‘adapt to the needs of his international clientele’, which includes major corporates from the office, logistics and commercial sectors. Dual-qualified in Poland and Germany, Radomił Charzyński frequently extends his advice to German real estate clients. Kamil Majewski and Agnieszka Stankiewicz are likewise noted.

Practice head(s):

Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch

Other key lawyers:

Maciej Jodkowski; Karol Lewandowski; Karolina Tulwin; Izabela Żmijewska; Kamil Majewski; Agnieszka Stankiewicz; Radomił Charzyński; Karol Brzoskowski


‘Maciej Jodkowski is able to understand and adapt to the needs of his international clientele. He is available, well organised and dedicated to reaching the client’s goals. Praise also to Karol Lewandowski, who also combines in-depth knowledge of the local market with a pragmatic and result-driven approach.’

‘GT’s real estate team is very well known and very reputable in the Polish market, with lawyers specialising in different areas of real estate, which enables them to provide comprehensive transactional advice and to address more specific legal issues in a timely manner.’

‘Radomił Charzyński – one of the top real estate lawyers, highly regarded and generally acknowledged on the market, very business and result-oriented, ready to handle the most complex legal issues and transaction structures having in mind the interest of the client. He co-ordinates the transactional work in a very well structured manner.’

‘Super capable and experienced team, with profound knowledge, outstanding attention to details, which gives a lot of comfort when it comes to leading complex real estate transactions.’

‘Kamil Majewski – outstanding lawyer with outstanding attention to details, super friendly, very helpful, always on top of things, very focused and always reasonable and pragmatic when it comes to negotiations. He gets deals done.’

‘When working with GT, compared to working with other law firms, first of all I have the feeling that the entire team knows what they are doing and is experienced enough to ensure that individual contracts and documents are prepared efficiently and well, and in the event of the leader’s unavailability, the work will continue to be done efficiently.’

‘I work very well with Kamil Majewski, who has a brilliant perception of transactions, focuses on really important problems, and at the same time does not lose sight of smaller issues. He is precise, careful, and yet very quick to react. Kamil also gives the impression that he is focused on the transaction and does not deal with other clients’ matters at the same time.’

‘Kamil Majewski is a safe pair of hands, very detailed and prompt communicator. Easy and super pleasant to deal with.’

Key clients

CBRE Investment Management

Cromwell Property Group Poland

P3 Logistic Parks


Generali Real Estate

7R, MFC Real Estate and DIL Polska Baumanagement


AT Capital Group

Marvipol Development S.A.

Invesco Real Estate


Polsat Plus

Centerbridge Partners Europe LLP

Echo Investment

Work highlights

  • Advised CBRE Investment Management on the acquisition of a logistics portfolio consisting of 24 standalone properties covering an area of 854,700 square metres, spread across Poland, Germany and the UK, from Hillwood Investment Properties.
  • Advised Multi Veste 339 B.V, an entity owned by funds managed by Blackstone, on the sale of the Forum Gdańsk shopping centre situated in the Polish Tricity to NEPI Rockcastle.
  • Advised Centerbridge Europe Partners LLP on a joint venture transaction with ROBYG S.A. involving seven initial projects and the possibility of adding more.


With an ‘excellent understanding of the commercial aspects of a deal’, Linklaters is renowned for its expertise in high-value and complex real estate transactions across all sectors, including logistics, retail, office and residential. These deals are often multi-jurisdictional, as the team leverages its connections within the wider CEE region and the firm’s global network of offices, advising international developers entering the burgeoning Polish real estate market. Janusz Dzianachowski co-heads the team, and is frequently called on to advise on some of the largest acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures in the market. Leading the practice alongside Dzianachowski is Artur Kulawski, a key point of contact for clients from the commercial, office, and logistics sectors. Other notable names include Monika Lerka, who has an ‘exceptional ability to handle numerous complicated work streams at once with a commercial perspective’, and Tomasz Trystuła. Also notable is Adriana Andrzejewska, who was recently promoted to counsel, and who offers ‘very to-the-point advice’ to a range of domestic and international real estate clients.

Practice head(s):

Artur Kulawski; Janusz Dzianachowski

Other key lawyers:

Adriana Andrzejewska; Monika Lerka; Zuzanna Lipska; Tomasz Trystuła; Ewa Sinkiewicz


‘Monika Lerka has a business approach to transactions, but does not lose sight of risks and tries to hedge them as best as possible. If a problem occurs, she proposes good solutions acceptable for both parties.’

‘Adriana Andrzejewska – one of the best senior lawyers on the market, great ability to clearly explaining to a client the ways forward with very to-the-point advice.’

‘Artur Kulawski and Janusz Dzianachowski – fantastic partners that are extremely experienced on the Polish market in different types of transactions. Great guidance for new investors in Poland.’

‘Tomasz Trystuła – one of the best real estate lawyers. Very communicative, perfectly prepared in terms of content and organisation, and focused on closing transactions.’

‘Linklaters is one of the best firms in Poland, and their work is really exceptional. They can address any situation in whichever way the client requires. We have had them both working for us, and also on the opposite side, and we were all the time impressed with the quality of their work, and their understanding of the concepts and issues. There was never a problem they could not efficiently tackle, providing solutions or understanding if required. They are exceptional.’

‘Monika Lerka – exceptional ability to handle numerous complicated work streams at once with a commercial perspective.’

‘Janusz Dzianachowski and and Tomasz Trystuła have great experience advising on complex real estate situations, involving flipping scenarios in cross-border transactions. The team perfectly coordinated by Janusz and Tomasz is pragmatic, solution-oriented, very proactive, fast and easily accessible. They are well prepared, detail-oriented and efficient. We feel extremely confident in them.’

‘What makes Linklaters unique is their ability to strongly focus on closing deals, their great cooperation with other advisors, excellent understanding of commercial aspects of a deal and real guidance of their clients, meaning always to-the-point advice.’

Key clients


AEW Europe

ARES Management

Bain Capital Credit

Bud Holdings

CBRE Investment Management

Chariot Group




Echo Investment


FFA Real Estate

GalCap Europe

GARBE Industrial Real Estate

Generali Real Estate

Griffin Capital Partners





LeadCrest Capital Partners

Lincoln PropertyCompany

Morgan Stanley

NEPI Rockcastle




Patron Capital

REINO Partners


Somerston Group

White Star Real Estate

W. P. Carey


Work highlights

  • Advised NEPI Rockcastle on the acquisition of Forum Gdańsk Shopping Centre for €250m.
  • Advised Develia on the €100m acquisition of the Polish subsidiaries of Nexity.
  • Advised Nrep on the acquisition of an 80% stake in 7R.

Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.

The team at Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k. specialises in advising major international corporates on entering the Polish market; this includes guidance on setting up their production facilities and data centres. The practice also covers the full spectrum of real estate advice concerning warehouses, residential developments, offices and hotels. In an area of recent growth, the team has been heavily involved in acting on retail transactions, especially joint ventures. Leading the team is Weronika Guerquin-Koryzma, a key point of call for domestic and international developers, investment funds, and financial institutions; she delivers ‘detailed advice on complex issues’ involving real estate in Poland and the wider CEE region. Mateusz Cieślak is another standout and he frequently advises on on share and asset deals. Kamil Matyśkiewicz is experienced in acquisitions of some of the largest office and retail investments, while Justyna Glinka regularly assists with negotiations of lease agreements within the office sector.

Practice head(s):

Weronika Guerquin-Koryzma

Other key lawyers:

Mateusz Cieślak; Kamil Matyśkiewicz; Justyna Glinka


‘Justyna Glinka – exceptional service, legal knowledge, fast processing, coordination and attention to details.’

‘They are proactive and responsive while conducting the case and focused on details. They are proposing good solutions when issues arise.’

‘Perfect collaboration within the dedicated team as well with the assistance of the specialists from other fields if required. The final outcome is always presented in a super professional manner, comprehensively, and is always delivered on time.’

Key clients

Google Poland Sp. z o.o.

7R Group

VRE Group

Echo Investments S.A.

CPI Property Group S.A.


Student Depot B.V

Acciona Nieruchomości

InSite Real Estate, LLC

Dom Development S.A.


6B47 Sp.k.

Panattoni Development Sp. z o.o.


Development Concept One S.A. (currently Lemon Tree)

Maple Tree Real Investment Fund

Enterprise Investors sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising Google on asset management and post-closing matters related to Warsaw HUB.
  • Advised VRE Group on the sale of a logistics park located in Goleniów to Macquarie Asset Management.
  • Advised Acteeum on the sale of a retail centre located in Andrychów to BIG Shopping Centres.

Clifford Chance

The team at Clifford Chance delivers ‘client-focused, innovative, and efficient legal services’ spanning a broad spectrum of real estate matters, including acquisition, development and sale of assets. Daniel Kopania heads the practice and is a key contact for institutional investors, funders, and contractors for advice on retail and office spaces, warehouses and residential developments. Bartosz Kaniasty is another core member of the team, frequently assisting developers, tenants and landlords with a wide array of real estate issues. Maciej Bocheński focuses on real estate finance and is a trusted adviser for lenders and institutional investors, while Agnieszka Wojtasiewicz is noted for her proficiency in retail matters.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Kopania

Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Kaniasty; Maciej Bocheński; Agnieszka Wojtasiewicz


‘This practice stands out due to its exceptional legal expertise, putting them ahead of the competition. They offer a highly client-centric approach, prioritising open communication, responsiveness, and proactive support.’

‘Their collaborative culture ensures that we receive comprehensive and holistic legal solutions tailored to our needs.’

‘In terms of technology, they embrace transparency in billing and utilise advanced tools, making legal processes more efficient and cost-effective. Compared to other firms, this practice excels in delivering client-focused, innovative, and efficient legal services.’

‘The individuals I work with at this practice are truly outstanding. Their legal acumen and dedication set them apart from competitors. They exhibit a rare blend of expertise, professionalism, and a deep understanding of our unique needs.’

‘What truly distinguishes them is their commitment to our success; they act not just as legal advisors but as trusted partners. Their responsiveness, strategic thinking, and ability to simplify complex legal matters make them invaluable.’

‘I greatly value their proactive approach, attention to detail, and exceptional client service. These qualities, combined with their legal prowess, make them a top-notch team that consistently exceeds expectations.’

‘Daniel Kopania and Bartosz Kaniasty stand out.’

Key clients

Callidus Real Estate Capital

Spravia sp. z o.o.

Apollo Management International LLP

ING Hubs Poland


HB Reavis

PPF Real Estate s.r.o.

Generali Real Estate S.p.A.

Catella Real Estate AG

Carrefour Polska


Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

ING Bank Śląski S.A.

Indotek Group

The Hut Group



Work highlights

  • Advised Prologis on the acquisition of a diverse portfolio of 128 logistics facilities and six new developments across seven countries in Europe from Crossbay for €1.585bn.
  • Advised Hillwood Investment Properties, a major developer of manufacturing and warehouse space, on the sale of its cross-border Danica portfolio to CBRE Investment Management.
  • Advised HB Reavis on a joint venture and the acquisition of 50% of the shares in the share capital of Port Praski City II sp. z o.o. and Port Praski Medical Center sp. z o.o. from Polsat Plus Group and its affiliates.


The ‘highly experienced and knowledgeable’ team at CRIDO excels across all real estate sectors, from offices, retail and logistics, to student housing, serviced apartments and farmland. Clients commend the team’s ‘delivery of solutions that are both tailored to the circumstances and effective in solving legal problems’. Leading the team is Jakub Ziółek, and supporting him is Joanna Winter-Szymańska, whose ‘mastery of real estate law never ceases to amaze’. Tomasz Artaszewicz-Zawisza is another notable member of the team, who brings additional expertise in construction law to the group, guiding clients through the entire process of their investments.

Practice head(s):

Jakub Ziółek

Other key lawyers:

Joanna Winter-Szymańska; Tomasz Artaszewicz-Zawisza


‘CRIDO’s specialists have established themselves as absolute professionals in their field, known for their openness, creativity, and the delivery of solutions that are both tailored to the circumstances and effective in solving legal problems. The projects we worked on were complicated and required high-level management skills, and Crido have not once fallen short.’

‘CRIDO’s real estate department is a highly experienced and knowledgeable player in the Polish property development market. Their expertise spans a wide range of services, including due diligence, transaction advisory, and legal risk mitigation.’

‘Their exceptional team possesses a unique insight into the legal matters concerning the real estate industry. Transactions can be a daunting and weary task, definitely not for everyone. Nevertheless, with CRIDO’s assistance, they become a walk in the park. Their in-depth understanding of the legal environment ensures that every transaction is conducted with the utmost precision and that all risks are addressed. They are 100% committed.’

‘Jakub Ziółek impresses with his remarkable business intuition, offering clients a distinct advantage with his knack for identifying opportunities. Jakub truly stands out with his ability to see the bigger picture and anticipate future trends. Beyond his legal expertise, Jakub has a simply joyful demeanor in conversation. He is not just a legal expert: he’s a strategic thinker, a trusted advisor, and a delightful conversationalist who brings a unique and valuable perspective to any interaction.’

‘Joanna Winter-Szymańska is truly a memorable advisor. She epitomises professionalism and exceptional management skills. Joanna’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of work is truly commendable. She approaches every aspect of her work with meticulous attention to detail and her ability to efficiently manage complex projects may be a reference point to a whole generation of new lawyers.’

‘Joanna Winter-Szymańska is a rock star when it comes to negotiating lease agreements. Her abilities in drafting and negotiating are unrivalled. Her all-round knowledge ensures that every provision in an agreement is strategically crafted to not only secure our legal interests but also align with our financial and operational goals. Her ability to balance these numerous aspects of lease agreements is truly outstanding, making Joanna a one-of-a-kind lawyer.’

‘Tomasz Artaszewicz-Zawisza: he strikes me as an excellent legal professional, with exceptional knowledge and expertise in the realm of real estate law. Tomasz possesses a deep and extensive understanding of the real estate market and investment processes.’

‘Joanna Winter-Szymańska: her mastery of real estate law never ceases to amaze. Aside from profound understanding of legal matters, she also brings to the table remarkable speed and accuracy in handling complex matters. Joanna’s ability to navigate due diligence processes with swift precision is remarkable. She has this unique ability of distilling complex legal issues into clear and actionable steps, never leaving any space for uncertainty.’

Key clients

Panattoni Europe



CBRE Investment Management







Work highlights

  • Advised Panattoni Europe on multiple land acquisitions for its warehouse development projects.
  • Advising Heimstaden on issues relevant to the private rental sector.
  • Advised SPM on a sale and leaseback transaction.

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k stands out as a key choice for domestic and international developers, lenders, sponsors and investors seeking advice on all facets of real estate matters, spanning acquisitions, leasing, due diligence, construction, and zoning and planning issues. Guiding the sizeable team is Joanna Wojnarowska, who advises on some of the most complex projects within the office, residential, logistics and retail spaces. Other notable figures within the team include Weronika Roesler and Małgorzata Lesiak-Ćwikowska, who both have expertise in the sales and acquisitions of real estate properties. In team news, Bartosz Clemenz, dual-qualified in New York and Poland, joined the firm in September 2022 from Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP, bringing in his expertise in transactions concerning commercial real estate across Poland and the wider CEE region to the group.

Practice head(s):

Joanna Wojnarowska

Other key lawyers:

Weronika Roesler; Małgorzata Lesiak-Ćwikowska; Bartosz Clemenz; Paweł Białobok; Ewa Lewandowska



‘Very detailed, focused, hard working.’

‘Very good approach, experience, professionality.’

‘Experienced, goal oriented, very good approach to clients.’

Key clients

WBV Weisenburger Bau + Verwaltung GmbH

Zeitgeist Asset Management

Eiffage Immobilier

HB Reavis

White Star Real Estate

Revetas Capital Advisors LLP

Europejskie Centrum Inwestycyjne ECI S.A.

Karimpol Group

Asbud Group

IWG plc (formerly Regus)

HOCHTIEF Development Poland

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Corum XL

KGAL ESPF4 Holding

Multikino S.A.

Scatec Solar


Acciona Nieruchomości sp. z o. o.

TFG Asset Management

Global Logistic Solutions

Vue International





Leoff Asset Management

Activ Investment

Work highlights

  • Advised Hochtief AG on a sale of real property located in Warsaw, to be developed as a residential project, to Strus Development sp. z o. o.
  • Advised Multikino S.A. and Vue International on the sale of a multiplex cinema in Warsaw to GH Development.
  • Advised Zeitgeist Asset Management, a real estate developer and asset manager, on its acquisition of a project comprising a residential building with 184 residential premises for rent and student housing building with 248 rooms.

Gide Loyrette Nouel

The real estate group at Gide Loyrette Nouel comprises a ‘robust team of professionals’ who advise entities from a range of sectors, including residential, office, logistics and retail, covering issues including asset and joint venture deals, in addition to guiding clients through regulatory matters. Spearheading the team are Marcin Muszel and Błażej Czwarnok, who both serve as key contacts for international and domestic investors, developers, and financial institutions. Other key members within the team include Tomasz Roszczyc, an expert in all aspects of real estate transactions and projects, and Rafał Osetek, who has ‘great attention to detail and understanding of commercial aspects’. Aleksandra Kobylińska is an advisor of choice for matters related to acquisitions and sales of real estate.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Muszel; Błażej Czwarnok

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Roszczyc; Rafał Osetek; Aleksandra Kobylińska


‘Robust team of professionals that really delivers on time.’

‘Rafał Osetek and Aleksandra Kobylińska have in-depth knowledge of the real estate market that is matched with great legal skills and a perfect communication mode.’ 

‘Gide’s unique selling point is their commitment to a transaction. They are super available, very quick but at the same time very accurate. They also have an ease to put themselves in a client’s shoes and ability to understand a counterparty’s arguments.’

‘Marcin Muszel – very senior legal advisor with great experience, ability to manage the team perfectly, unprecedented knowledge, amazing negotiation skills. Błażej Czwarnok – high level lawyer, great ability to put himself into the client’s shoes, great understanding of commercial aspects, excellent ability to negotiate but in a very classy way. Rafał Osetek – great attention to detail and understanding of commercial aspects, manages a transaction perfectly including efficient liaison with other advisors. Tomasz Roszczyc – very good drafting capabilities including complex structures.’

‘Błażej Czwarnok is an exceptional legal advisor, presenting very high professional and personal standards. ’

Key clients



B&B Hotels Polska

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

Bouygues Immobilier

BPI Real Estate Poland


Dassault Systemes

ECE Projektmanagement


Essilor Optical Laboratory Poland




Leclerc Group

Lincoln Property Company

Louis Vuitton


MNK Partners



Orpéa Polska


Reino Partners



Skanska Residential Development Poland

Thales DIS


Yareal Polska

Work highlights

  • Advised FREY on the acquisition of the Matarnia Retail Park in Gdansk from Ingka Centres.
  • Advised B&B Hotels Polska on negotiations of a number of long-term institutional lease agreements concerning hotel buildings in Poland.
  • Advised ECE on an asset deal transaction regarding the acquisition of land near Wroclaw along the A4 motorway, designated for a warehouse and logistics park project.


With a roster spanning both domestic and international clients, the team at Penteris regularly advises leading developers, investors and financial institutions across various real estate classes, including office, industrial, retail, PRS and residential. At the helm of the team is Andrzej Tokaj, who in addition to handling some of the most complex projects within the Polish real estate landscape, has also been actively advising investors on the rebuilding and restructuring of Ukrainian properties. Other key figures within the team include Katarzyna Sawa-Rybaczek, who leverages her banking and finance expertise to advise on the intricacies of financings in the real estate sector. Przemysław Kastyak and Agnieszka Koniewicz are also recommended, as is newly-promoted partner Sebastian Janicki.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Tokaj

Other key lawyers:

Katarzyna Sawa-Rybaczek; Przemysław Kastyak; Agnieszka Koniewicz; Sebastian Janicki; Marta Mizerska; Konrad Pecelerowicz; Iga Piotrowska; Ewa Olszewska


‘Katarzyna Sawa-Rybaczek is a hugely important lawyer in the investment process as she is responsible for all financing advice. Her advice is also spot on, incredibly detailed and of the highest quality.’

‘Przemysław Kastyak stands out as an exceptional individual who effortlessly combines his remarkable personal qualities with impressive technical prowess as a lawyer. His expertise shines brightest in the intricate realms of construction and real estate, where his unwavering diligence, lightning-fast responsiveness, and willingness to go above and beyond truly set him apart. Przemysław is the embodiment of excellence, demonstrating competence across every facet of the investment process.’

‘Sebastian Janicki reigns supreme with his legal mastery. His brilliance extends far beyond the confines of construction and real estate, encompassing an intricate understanding of environmental and emissions regulations. Sebastian is a true virtuoso in his field.’

Key clients


Ares Management

Cromwell Property Group


RIDA Development Corporation



Octava Property Trust (Elliott Associates Group)

Akron Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Akron on the acquisition of a candle production facility from Gala Group.
  • Advised Octava Group on the sale of office asset Renaissance Tower in Warsaw, as well as on the sale of Red Tower in Łódź.
  • Advised IMMOFINANZ on the cross-border purchase of a large retail park portfolio.

Rymarz Zdort Maruta

Complex M&A deals and joint ventures within the real estate sector are at the core of Rymarz Zdort Maruta‘s offering, with the team being a key point of call for domestic and international investors and corporates seeking advice on matters related to logistics parks, office buildings, retail parks, residential developments, and student housing. Leading the team is Piotr Fedorowicz, praised by a client for his ‘exceptional business acumen’; he excels in advising clients from the commercial property sector with a particular focus on office, warehouse and retail property projects. Paweł Zdort and Karolina Bąkowska are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Fedorowicz

Other key lawyers:

Karolina Bąkowska; Paweł Zdort


‘Rymarz Zdort Maruta stands out as a paragon of legal excellence. Their team exudes a profound mastery of the legal landscape, offering clients an unparalleled level of expertise. Meticulous in their approach, every case is handled with precision and care.’

‘The firm’s dedication to achieving the best outcomes for their clients is admirable. Their reputation for delivering top-tier legal services is proof of their unwavering commitment to professional integrity. Rymarz Zdort Maruta is an example of trust and reliability in the legal world, setting the bar high for excellence.’

‘Piotr Fedorowicz is an outstanding lawyer known for his exceptional business acumen. His sharp legal skills and pragmatic approach ensure clients receive top-tier guidance. Piotr’s keen eye for detail and strategic thinking make him an invaluable asset in any legal endeavor. His ability to merge legal expertise with a strong business sense sets him apart as a truly exceptional professional in his field.’

‘Karolina Bąkowska is a meticulous and deeply dedicated lawyer, known for her unwavering commitment to her clients. Her attention to detail is unmatched, ensuring that every aspect of a case is thoroughly examined. Karolina’s dedication shines through in her tireless efforts to achieve the best possible outcomes. All this makes her a standout professional in the legal field. Clients can trust in Karolina’s thorough and dedicated representation.’

‘Great experts in the real estate sector, handling complex projects exceptionally.’

‘Piotr Fedorowicz and Karolina Bąkowska remain key contacts.’

Key clients

AFI Europe


Echo Investment

European Logistics Investment



Griffin Capital Partners


Mennica Polska


M1 Real Estate

NDX Group



Student Depot

Trademarc Property


Zabka Polska


Work highlights

  • Advised 7R, a Polish warehouse developer, on the acquisition of joint control over the company by NREP via its Luxembourg-registered fund NREP Nordic Strategies Fund V Limited Partnership.
  • Advised Robyg on its joint venture with Yula Lux S.A.R.L, a company owned by Centerbridge Partners, concerning residential projects with a capacity of over 100,000 square metres of usable residential area in the Tri-City and Warsaw.
  • Advised Echo Investment on the conclusion of an agreement providing for the incorporation of its residential business into Archicom.

Wolf Theiss

The real estate team at Wolf Theiss serves as a key point of contact for both domestic and international investors venturing into the Polish market, seeking advice on a range of transactional issues within the retail and logistics sectors, in particular. Leading the team is Tomasz Stasiak, who is praised by clients for his ‘clear, practical advice’, which covers the entire spectrum of issues related to land acquisitions and the development process. Grzegorz Skowroński, an expert in the logistics and warehouse spaces, is another key figure.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Stasiak

Other key lawyers:

Grzegorz Skowroński; Bartosz Kopik; Iwona Huryn


‘The team is recognised for its highly client-centric approach and has a strong track record in investment deals.’

‘Grzegorz Skowroński – strategic legal advice, client focus. Bartosz Kopik – deal structuring, extensive legal knowledge.’

‘Excellent support in property-related matters. Top level local knowledge paired with great understanding of international institutional investors.’

‘Extremely proactive.’

‘Excellent team well managed by Tomasz Stasiak, pricing is well balanced for the excellent service they provide.’

‘Tomasz Stasiak – clear, practical advice; listens, provides solutions; always available. Grzegorz Skowroński – excellent communication and simply clear advice. Iwona Huryn – simply delivers and finds solutions without continual referral to client, which is extremely practical. All the above know how to tone their communication correctly with clients.’

Key clients

Mitiska REIM



Atrium European Real Estate (currently G City Europe)

SIRE Services

Peek & Cloppenburg


Globe Trade Centre (GTC)

Ghelamco Group


White Star Real Estate


DW Reusables


PZŻ (Polish Yachting Association)



Work highlights

  • Advised Mitiska REIM on the successful purchase of a distressed asset, Europa Centralna retail centre.
  • Advising Tesco on the sale of eleven retail centres located in different mid-size cities across Poland to Saller Group, and on the sale of a real property comprising a shopping centre and a petrol station located in Jelenia Góra to E.Leclerc Group.
  • Advising 7R on a portfolio transaction which involves the sale of three Class A logistics and warehouses located in Poznan and Warsaw.

act BSWW legal & tax

The real estate team at act BSWW legal & tax excels in large commercial and office developments. A range of international and domestic developers, investors, and property owners also turn to the team for advice on residential, hotel and logistics matters. The practice is well versed in advising on all stages of the development process, from due diligence and financing, to permitting and leasing. Marek Wojnar and Michał Wielhorski jointly lead the team. Alicja Sołtyszewska is noted as an expert in leasing and asset management matters. Mateusz Prokopiuk and Marta Kosiedowska  are also active team members who focus their practice on financing real estate projects.

Practice head(s):

Marek Wojnar; Michał Wielhorski

Other key lawyers:

Alicja Sołtyszewska; Mateusz Prokopiuk; Marta Kosiedowska


‘Professional and practical knowledge of real estate lease contracts.’

‘Excellent communication skills; hard-working and deliver on time.’

‘The real estate team is very professional, effective and devoted as well as business oriented. They have good market knowledge.’

Key clients

STRABAG Real Estate

P3 Logistic Parks

Moneguard 9 Sp. z o.o.

Adventum Group


MJM 11 Sp. z o.o


Invesco Real Estate

FM Solutions


AFI Europe

Work highlights

  • Advised STRABAG Real Estate on the sale of real estate in Szczecin and Łódź.
  • Advised P3 Logistic Parks on the acquisition of a large site for a logistics development.
  • Advised a company controlled by Adventum Group on the signing of a sale agreement for the acquisition of the Wola Retro office building in Warsaw, for nearly €70m.

B2R Law Jankowski Stroinski Zieba

B2R Law Jankowski Stroinski Zieba‘s real estate practice provides comprehensive advice across various asset classes, including commercial property, office buildings, retail, logistics, and green energy. The team frequently advises on complex construction and infrastructure projects. Rafał Zięba, who specialises in the acquisition and sale of assets, co-heads the practice with Andrzej Zając, a key contact for international investors seeking advice on matters relating to warehouse portfolios.

Practice head(s):

Rafał Zięba; Andrzej Zając

Key clients

Vestas Manufacturing


White Star Real Estate Property Managing


Johnson Matthey

Mace (Poland)


IceMos Technology

CB Engineering

Echo Investment

Baker Tilly Legal Poland

Baker Tilly Legal Poland is a pivotal resource for domestic and international investors, developers, real estate managers, entrepreneurs, and family businesses seeking guidance across all stages of the property lifecycle. The multilingual team – which boasts proficiency in Polish, English, German and French – has expertise in office, commercial, logistics, hotel and residential matters. Leading the team is Katarzyna Koszel-Zawadka, and other key members include Piotr Łaska, Barbara Kostyra-Górnik and Katarzyna Woroszylska.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Koszel-Zawadka

Other key lawyers:

Piotr Łaska; Barbara Kostyra-Górnik; Katarzyna Woroszylska


‘Known for years on the market, very professional, takes real care of its clients’ interests.’

‘Piotr Łaska – very intelligent and experienced in real estate transactions, has very deep knowledge about all transactional aspects.’

‘Extensive business experience, practical approach to problem solving, fast reaction and good communication skills – these features describe Katarzyna Koszel-Zawadka.’

Key clients

Commerz Real AG

LIXA Office Building Kasprzaka 2 Warsaw sp. z o.o.

TAG Immobilien AG


Progroup AG

S+B Gruppe AG

Merck Poland Sp. z o.o.

Dom Development S.A.

Panattoni Europe

DRFG Investment Group

Fittinq sp. z o.o.

Salesianer Mietex GmbH


Master Management sp. z o.o.

Aglaia sp. z o.o.

Wood & Company

Electra Ltd/ Electra E.A. Limited Partnership

Equilis Europe

MFC Real Estate/ Hansainvest Real Assets

Syrena Real Estate

NNC Real Estate

TPA sp. z o.o. sp. k.

TEDi GmbH & Co. KG

Value One Capitalinvest GmbH

Nadodrze sp. z o.o.

Pali Group

Work highlights

  • Advised S+B Gruppe on due diligence, transaction structuring, joint venture negotiations and acquisition issues in relation to commercial property in Mazovian Voivodeship.
  • Advised Panattoni Europe on transaction structuring, documentation negotiation, and execution of a joint venture transaction in relation to logistics parks in Sosnowiec and Poznań.
  • Advised TAG Immobilien AG on the acquisition, from major developers, of residential complexes located in Poznań and Wrocław designated for PRS activity, structured as forward funding transactions.

Bakowski Law Firm

The ‘very attentive’ team at Bakowski Law Firm advises on the construction, development, sale and acquisition of properties across a range of asset classes, including office, residential and commercial spaces. Investment funds, as well as both domestic and international corporates, turn to the team for advice on their production plant, road, renewable energy, telecoms, coal mining, and road and railway projects. Igor Bąkowski co-leads the team and is highly experienced in assisting a range of corporates with their real estate and development matters. Maciej Ligier co-heads the team with Bąkowski and, in addition to his transactional real estate capabilities, he also represents clients in contentious cases before common and arbitral courts.

Practice head(s):

Igor Bąkowski; Maciej Ligier


‘Very attentive team. Engaged and well prepared for each meeting. ’

‘Igor Bąkowski is an exemplary leader. Very committed with high attention to detail.’

‘Always good service and supportive approach.’

‘Focused, dedicated, reliable.’

‘High level of specialisation in this area. Very good understanding of the local market. Trustworthy and diligent.’

‘Very good understanding of the local law’s specifics and nuances.’

‘The team is reliable, responds promptly to inquiries, billing is transparent.’

‘The lawyers I work with are always very helpful and focused on finding the most optimal and practical solutions. They are very effective in finding agreements with the other side of the conflict and the negotiated settlements are very beneficial for us.’

Key clients

CD Projekt S.A.


PIT-Radwar S.A.

Zurad sp. z o.o.

EDC Holdings Ltd

Slovenské elektrárne a.s. (SEAS)

Arcona Properties

Prema S.A.

Prema-Inwest S.A.

SM Lazurowa



PCR Industri

SPDC Holding

SPDC International

Eskulap medical clinics

Work highlights

  • Advising CD PROJEKT S.A. on real estate investment projects, regulatory matters, urban zoning matters, and the creation of a modern office hub in Warsaw.
  • Advising Honeywell on numerous building technology solutions projects in Poland.
  • Advising EDC Holdings Ltd on due diligence, negotiations, and regulatory matters regarding the acquisition of large real estate complex in southern Poland for a mining project.

JDP Drapala & Partners

The JDP Drapala & Partners team advises on some of the most complex real estate mandates, including joint ventures, office lease agreements, and acquisitions and sales of properties across a range of asset classes. The practice is increasingly active in the warehousing and retail sectors, and frequently collaborates with the firm's litigation team to handle contentious cases. Maciej Chrzan leads the team and has ‘excellent expertise’ in transactions involving the purchase, sale and lease of commercial properties. Michał Urbański is another key team member who is acclaimed for his ability to ‘explain even very complicated legal matters in a simple way’.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Chrzan

Other key lawyers:

Andrzej Sokołowski; Marcin Chomiuk; Michał Urbański; Dominik Grzegorzewski


‘Maciej Chrzan is one of the most reasonable real estate lawyers I had the pleasure of working with. Great understanding of both legal and business aspects of the transaction, always looking for solutions rather than problems.’

‘I had the opportunity to work with the real estate team of JDP in connection with a portfolio sale of more than thirty retail properties. The team, although not big, was able to handle the said sale very efficiently and within agreed deadlines. The team is very well organised and responsive. Despite very tight timeframes for completion of the project, I have always felt confident as regards the quality of the services and the timing.’

‘Maciej Chrzan is very pragmatic and demonstrates sound judgement while handling legal aspects of complex business projects. He always stays focused on business goals and we have never got stuck in a project discussing legal details.’

‘JDP is acting highly professionally. Their real estate team is particularly experienced in large transactions and provides hands-on advice always assessing risks with a sense of proportion.

‘I have been working with Michał Urbański for almost two years now and doing so I can say that choosing him to advise on project is a 100% guarantee for success. He does not only have excellent knowledge of laws relevant for real estate but also is confident in negotiations. He is absolutely reliable, highly responsive and last but not least he is a pleasant person.’

‘Michał Urbański is a professional who is able to explain even very complicated legal matters in a simple way. If necessary, he takes over the initiative and guides his customer through the negotiation and contract development process but never forces his opinions or own solutions. Dominik Grzegorzewski is a promising talent with an exceptional attitude to the client.’

‘The team combines real estate and real estate financing expertise in one hand. It makes it extremely easy for us to handle high-end projects such as acquisition of developed properties on a portfolio basis combined with debt financing. The team easily defines and understands business goals, is extraordinarily easy to communicate with, and flexile as regards the billing and pricing.’

‘What we value most is the way the team communicates. They are high-profile business lawyers and still very empathic and authentic. Pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

JAF International

Trei Real Estate



HiH Invest Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Advised Trei Real Estate Poland and Trei Real Estate GmbH on a cross-border financing for a loan facility of €73.5m disbursed by Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG.
  • Advised BestSecret on the conclusion of a lease agreement for a new built-to-suit warehouse of approximately 80,000 square metres, and extension option of around 40,000 square metres, delivered by Panattoni.
  • Advised Trei Real Estate Poland on the acquisition of 56 retail properties, held previously by the client under long-term leasing structures, from three different financial institutions.

Kochanski & Partners

The ‘business-oriented’ team at Kochanski & Partners specialises in sale and leaseback transactions, and receives instruction from buyers, sellers, investors, and developers. Another recent focus for the team has been advising on issues related to green leases and green buildings, guiding clients through the intricacies of ESG considerations. Leading the team is Paweł Cholewiński, who shines ‘both by technical mastery of the subject but also by his qualities as a negotiator’. Cholewiński is capably supported by Weronika Duda and Malwina Jagiełło.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Cholewiński

Other key lawyers:

Weronika Duda; Malwina Jagiełło


‘Kochanski & Partners is one of the major players in the Polish real estate market. Their work is always of high quality and meets the needs of our firm. They are business-oriented and are there to find solutions, whilst always keeping in mind our interests. They know how to quickly formulate recommendations and remain highly attentive to apply them with a real concern for final efficiency. It is very valuable to have all the cards in hand in order to be able to make the best decision in a short time.’

‘Paweł Cholewiński combines many qualities and is one of the rare lawyers able to shine both by technical mastery of the subject but also by his qualities as a negotiator. It is very pleasant to work with Paweł because he is extremely versatile and enjoys being confronted by new problems. This makes him an excellent partner in the conducting of deals because we can count on him to adapt to the different facets of transactions.’

‘Malwina Jagiełło knows how to respond effectively to our concerns, approaching each subject from a pragmatic angle. She uses practical approaches, which speed up and simplify things for our firm.’

Key clients

PBG Group / Skalar Office Center


Dom Development

Havi Logistics



Savills Property Management

Oxenwood Real Estate (UK)

AccorInvest Group S.A.

Orbis S.A.

Griffin Capital Partners

EPP Poland (Echo Polska Properties)

Coca Cola HBC

Air Products

Beneteau Group

Reckitt Benckiser

Johnson Matthey PLC

Personnel Service

Inter Cars S.A.

Gaz-System S.A. (Gas Transmission Operator)

Universal Fibers Inc.




Equiniti Group PLC


CA Immo Poland

AHK Polska (Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce)

Polskie ePłatności

Alter Solutions



The Polish Security Printing Works Agency (Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych S.A.)

PayPro S.A.

Webfleet Solutions Poland (Bridgestone Group)

Work highlights

  • Advising the Polish Security Printing Works Agency on an investment process comprising a greenfield acquisition for a new production facility from Polfa Tarchomin.
  • Advising Savills on the acquisition of part of Knight Frank’s business, which included the property management division.
  • Advising DiE Inwestycje/Ustka Apartaments on the sale of two residential buildings with designated PRS apartments to a major institutional investor.

LSW Bieńkowski, Laskowski, Leśnodorski, Melzacki and Partners sp.k.

LSW Bieńkowski, Laskowski, Leśnodorski, Melzacki and Partners sp.k. advises on a wide range of real estate classes, encompassing office, retail, logistics, residential and hotel properties. The recent focus of the team has also extended to advising on student accommodation, guiding domestic and international investors and developers. Krzysztof Marzyński, who recently joined from B2R Law Jankowski Stroinski Zieba, co-leads the practice along with Marcin Włodarski, an expert in matters related to commercial and residential property who frequently advises on zoning, permits, and title problems, as well as the acquisition and purchase of properties. Apart from commercial real estate transactions, Marzyński also focuses on development and asset management matters.

Practice head(s):

Krzysztof Marzyński; Marcin Włodarski

Other key lawyers:

Filip Badziak; Kinga Rochalska-Sasin


‘It is a great practice that moves in the world of real estate with exceptional passion and commitment.’

‘Marcin Włodarski is a great lawyer with comprehensive knowledge. I feel confident and safe with him. He is not afraid of the size of the transaction, stable and to the point.’

Key clients

Johnson Matthey Plc

Milestone Living and Value One

Focus Estate Fund

Sinotrans Limited

Golub GetHouse

CD Projekt Red

Dekada SA

CD Projekt Red

Work highlights

  • Advised Brookfield Infrastructure on the $3.8bn acquisition of Data4, comprising four data centre projects in Poland.
  • Advised global logistics operator, Sinotrans Limited, on the site selection and purchase of a portfolio of BTS warehouse space totalling 102,000 square metres in size, dedicated to the operation of AliExpress.
  • Advised CEE debt fund CVI and real estate development and construction company Antczak Group on the acquisition of the Skyreach tower project in Warsaw.


The real estate investment group at Noerr handles the gamut of relevant work, ranging from transactions, to advice on lease and tenancy agreements, to related litigation. The automotive, logistics, construction and retail sectors are particular areas of focus. Paweł Żelich heads up the department, which saw the arrival of two senior associates, Bartosz Ostrowski and Maciej Gorgol, from DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k in late 2022.

Practice head(s):

Paweł Żelich

Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Ostrowski; Maciej Gorgol

SKJB Szybkowski Kuźma Jeleń Brzoza-Ostrowska Spółka komandytowa

SKJB Szybkowski Kuźma Jeleń Brzoza-Ostrowska Spółka komandytowa is valued for its expertise in high-value and complex transactions across a spectrum of real estate asset classes, advising on matters including property development, commercialisation, and property finance. The team has recently been increasingly active in acting on data centre projects, guiding corporations through the expansion of client bases to Poland. The key senior contacts are Anna Jeleń, Agnieszka Kuźma, Wojciech Szybkowski and Anna Brzoza-Ostrowska.

Practice head(s):

Anna Jeleń; Agnieszka Kuźma; Wojciech Szybkowski; Anna Brzoza-Ostrowska

Other key lawyers:

Izabela Kultys; Natalia Styś


‘Reactive, innovative and proactive attitude rather than deliberative to simply maximise billable time. Large scope of competence and experience, the quality of reacting quickly. Collaborative team, very nice and open, friendly atmosphere of cooperation. No space for prima donnas or egotists.’

‘Flexible and open-minded approach to the client. A lot of understanding for people who do not have anything to do with legal practice and legal wording on a daily basis.’

‘Our friends and colleagues at SKJ feel more like family members rather than work counterparties. They are extremely knowledgeable, diligent and available virtually around the clock to help, even at very short notice. They are firm but fair in their decision-making process and communicate clearly. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to prospective clients. ’

Key clients





Align Technology




Egger Group


PFR Nieruchomości


Pekao S.A.


First Title

Stewart Title

Heron Property

Polskie Koleje Linowe

Embassy of Canada in Poland

Embassy in Finland in Poland




ACC-Marosh MedicalR



Blue Assets

CA Immo Real Estate Management Poland

CCI Specialty Cartons


Hanwha Qcells

LGC Standards

SDV Polska


Trend Energy Solutions

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

Leveraging its ‘profound understanding of the Polish real estate market’, the team at Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak has significant know-how in relation to commercial property, providing advice on office, logistics, industrial, hotels, and shopping centre projects. The practice is equally adept at handling disputes within the field, regularly representing clients in matters related to reclamation, compensation, co-ownership and restitution. Radosław Waszkiewicz leads the team and assists clients with acquisitions, divestments, leasing issues, and development projects.

Practice head(s):

Radosław Waszkiewicz

Other key lawyers:

Janusz Siekański; Zbyszko Wizner; Piotr Srebro; Bartłomiej Dębski


‘Comprehensive treatment of difficult issues; flexibility with respect to the services rendered, understanding of budget issues and delegating appropriate practitioners for different type of tasks required.’

‘I highly recommend the cooperation with Bartłomiej Dębski, with his vast knowledge, deep engagement in the projects and understanding of the client’s needs.’

‘Very good generalist team, able to advise on various types of matters, which is helpful if a matter is complex and requires insight in related areas of law. Always trying to protect a client’s interests to the very end which helped on several occasions to turn tables during contract negotiations. The team is long established which means that they possess a historical insight on market development.’

‘The team is very professional and has a profound knowledge of the Polish real estate and development projects legal environment. They understand the intentions of our company and adjust respectively the legal approach. The whole team is very committed to the tasks we place in their hands.’

‘The individuals I work with have very good advisory skills both from a strategic and operational point of view. The balance perfectly between the strict rules of legal codes on the one hand and the administrative and business reality on the other hand. The are very concentrated on the goal and have proven they can close a deal even in complicated circumstances and under huge time pressure.’

Key clients

Zalando SE

NOHO Investment

AXA Investment Managers


Solaris Bus & Coach Sp. z o.o.

Investec Property Fund Offshore Investments Proprietary Limited

Uma Investments Sp. z o.o. (Kellogg’s)

OKRE Development Sp. z o.o. (Koramic Real Estate)

REF Eastern Opportunities sp. z o.o.

Blue City Sp. z o.o.

International Paper Company

Xior Student Housing

Ares European Property Enhancement Partners

Andraka Sp. z o.o.

Aquarius Sp. z o.o. Sp. k.

Nike Retail

Wix Com.

Auchan Polska Sp. z o.o.

Kerry Polska Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Xior Student Housing on the Polish part of the acquisition of 5,341 residential units for €939m in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Poland.
  • Advised NOHO Investment on the acquisition of Polfa investment land in the centre of Warsaw.
  • Advised Zalando SE on the selection of land and the tender process to acquire land for a new logistics facility, with a planned building area of over 140,000 square metres.


SSW advises domestic and international entities on the entire spectrum of real estate assets, including office, warehouse, commercial and industrial spaces, in addition to greenfield and brownfield projects and developed properties. The team guides clients through every stage of investment, from negotiating and drafting agreements, to acquiring and financing properties. Andrzej Włoch, an expert in advising on all asset classes, including office, logistics and PRS, co-heads the practice with Robert Wodzyński, who focuses his offering on real estate acquisitions, joint venture projects, and financing and lease agreements.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Włoch; Robert Wodzyński

Other key lawyers:

Michał Maślak


‘What makes this practice unique is the team, particularly the partners.’

‘Potential clients will value their professionalism and reliability.’

‘The team is extraordinarily innovative, able to find any solution to any challenge within the scope of law.’

Key clients


DLE Poland

Aerium (Real Estate) / Bainbridge


Baltic Power

CPI Property Group


Fadesa Polnord Polska

Grupa PKN Orlen

Hive Energy

Lion Energy Group


Peakside Capital Advisors

Poczta Polska


Steinpol Central Services

Twin Focus

Value Real Estate

Waimea Holding

Eika Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advised a Polish subsidiary of Aerium, a Luxembourg-based investment fund, on the sale of CH Bemowo.
  • Advised a Polish warehouse developer on a forward funding warehouse transaction concluded with a Polish subsidiary of Hines.
  • Advised Prestige Property Group, a Polish developer and investor, on the sale of Parc Club office building in Krakow.

Wardynski & Partners

Wardynski & Partners is well versed at advising on key matters throughout the entire eal estate investment process, including the preparation of transaction documentation, due diligence, transfer of operations from abroad, and drafting and negotiation of lease agreements. The offering also includes issues related to the analysis of legal status and the restructuring and disposal of properties. The group's client roster includes property owners, real estate funds, and developers. The team is co-headed by Michał Gliński and Michał Wons, who are capably supported by Jakub Baranowski, commended by a client for his ‘great negotiation skills’.

Practice head(s):

Michał Gliński; Michał Wons

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Baranowski


‘The real estate team supported my firm in a difficult construction project. The team is very experienced in handling both construction and real estate projects.’

‘Michał Gliński, who is our main point of contact, provided very high quality services. I would in particular emphasise his impressive responsiveness. He is available to support his client at any time. We were also impressed by his knowledge of the construction process and best practices in this field. He clearly has significant experience in handling projects like this.’

‘It would be a challenge to find a firm that has the same combination of legal expertise, commercial savvy, and efficiency. While at the same time being pleasant people and fun to work with. Certainly our first call in case of transactions, negotiations of a lease or any real estate matter.’

Key clients

Telecom Infrastructure Partners

DUS Poland sp. z o.o. (Private Investment Fund)

Barata & Ramilo, S.A. (Parfois)

MVGM Property Poland sp. z o.o.

Ingka Centres Polska (IKEA group)

Work highlights

  • Advised SK Nexilis Poland on drawing up and signing transaction documentation in relation to a property located in Stalowa Wola with an area of approximately 56 hectares for the construction of a fully ecological copper foil factory for electric car batteries.
  • Advised Ingka Centres Polska on a disinvestment, which involved the sale of a retail park located in norther Poland to Frey, a French investment fund.
  • Advised RT Holding on the process of reviewing the legal status of real estate located at ul. Karolkowa in Warsaw with an area of about 4.5 hectares, belonging to Warszawskie Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polfa S.A.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. is considered a go-to team for leading developers, investors, owners and property managers, advising on a range of issues which include construction, development, purchase, sale, financing, and asset management of real estate assets. The ‘professional and highly experienced’ team frequently collaborates with the firm’s international network, as well as with its corporate and M&A teams, thereby expertly handling cross-border real estate cases. Maciej Zalewski leads the team, which also includes newly-promoted partner Katarzyna Czwartosz-Liber, commended by a client for her ‘pro-business thinking’. Other key names to note include Paulina Walczak, Michał Plich and Maciej Zalewski.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Zalewski

Other key lawyers:

Katarzyna Czwartosz-Liber; Paulina Walczak; Michał Plich; Maciej Zalewski


‘Very high sense of responsibility, available 24/7, extensive experience in the real estate field, pro-business thinking.’

‘Katarzyna Czwartosz-Liber is a very experienced real estate lawyer, who always knows all the details of the transaction and is very much involved in the process. She has also very pro-business thinking meaning that she can distinguish what is important for the client and what is not. Moreover, she is a very good negotiator.’

‘Paulina Walczak – very auspicious young real estate lawyer. Paulina is very organized, diligent and knows all the details in the transaction.’

‘Responsive, professional and highly experienced team.’

‘Michał Plich is very responsive and proactive.’

‘Maciej Zalewski – vast range of experience, always helps with any difficult problem.’

‘Katarzyna Czwartosz-Liber: responsive, experienced, reliable.’

Key clients

CTP Group

Advanced Power Solutions (part of Aurelius Group)

GLP Group



PPF Group

EC Investments

Greenman Partners

Skanska Property Poland

NE Property (NEPI Rockcastle)

LaSalle Investment Management


Work highlights

  • Advised CTP Group on the acquisition of a real estate portfolio from 7R, with the potential to develop 1.2m square metres of gross leasable area in logistics and industrial real estate.
  • Advised Advanced Power Solutions, a subsidiary of Aurelius Group, on the sale of a consumer battery manufacturing facility in Gniezno to REICO ČS Long Lease, a fund managed by REICO ČS, in a sale and leaseback deal.
  • Advising CTP Group on the acquisition of greenfield plots and construction issues connected with the development of the second phase of CTPark Warsaw East located in Kobyłka near Warsaw.

WKB Lawyers

The real estate team at WKB Lawyers assists some of the largest global corporates, as well as domestic entities who seek advice in relation to a variety of real estate asset classes, including commercial, retail, hotel, logistics and office spaces. Its offering includes advice on all stages of property development, in addition to representation of clients in civil and administrative courts in matters relating to real estate and construction. Anna Wyrzykowska leads the team and is adept at advising on real estate trading law, spatial planning, construction, and land development. Bartosz Łaski is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Anna Wyrzykowska

Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Łaski


‘Anna Wyrzykowska – experienced real estate lawyer, good at negotiations, has great ownership of the cases she manages.’

‘Professional knowledge and advice in the area in which they supported our project. Flexibility and openness.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas Bank Polska



Karl Lagerfeld

Thales Polska

New Port Logistic Fund



Marc O’Polo

REB Group

ING Lease

Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable

Lincoln Properties

Beiersdorf AG / Nivea Polska


Work highlights

  • Advised PKO BP, as a tenant, on a long-term lease agreement for the entire area of the new SKYSAWA complex.
  • Advising Panattoni on various matters, including the acquisition of greenfield and brownfield investments, negotiations of commercial lease agreements, and transactions with capital investors.
  • Advised Karl Lagerfeld on the process of entering the Polish market and negotiations of four lease agreements for commercial space in shopping centres in Poland.

Andrzej Lulka i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

Andrzej Lulka i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. navigates clients through all stages of real estate projects, specialising in the commercial, office, residential, retail, and logistics sectors. Its offering  encompasses due diligence advice, construction issues, sale agreements, acquisitions, joint ventures, and regulatory and administrative considerations. Andrzej Lulka leads the group. Other key team members include Błażej Szczęsny and Dariusz Bełza.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Lulka

Other key lawyers:

Błażej Szczęsny; Dariusz Bełza


‘During our collaboration, the team has proven themselves to be top-notch professionals. All work-related matters were addressed promptly and constructively. They have demonstrated flexibility towards our requirements and capabilities on multiple occasions.’

‘We collaborated with Andrzej Lulka and Błażej Szczęsny. In working with them, we can highlight tactfulness, attentiveness to the client, professionalism in achieving results, and client-oriented approach (readiness to make concessions and flexibility in the services provided).’

‘Cooperation with the law firm’s team is at the highest level. Contact, both by phone and email, is very easy and convenient. The lawyers always provide the necessary advice and comments.’

Key clients


Equilis Europe SA


AEW Europe

Avestus RE



PRP Babinek

Médecins Sans Frontières

The International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Work highlights

  • Advised Pergranso sp. z o.o. on the acquisition of a shopping mall in Jelenia Góra, together with a former Tesco hypermarket and a petrol station.
  • Advised VRE Group on corporate issues related to logistics investments located in various locations in Poland.
  • Advising Przedsiębiorstwo Rolno – Przemysłowe “Babinek” sp. z o.o. on agricultural real estate business activities, including lease contracts and land acquisitions, as well as representating the client in disputes against state institutions, in particular regarding lease agreements and public procurement issues.

BSJP bnt Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Zamorska Sp.k.

German, Nordic and French corporates, along with domestic entities, turn to BSJP bnt Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Zamorska Sp.k. for assistance with issues related to real estate acquisition, development, and financing across a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics. The firm’s capabilities have been recently bolstered by its merger with bnt attorneys, which expanded its presence within the wider CEE region. The team is co-led by Jörn Brockhuis, an expert in commercial leasing based in Gdansk, and Warsaw-based Katarzyna Domańska-Mołdawa, who specialises in real estate finance and loan collaterals. Jarosław Sroka heads up the firm’s public procurement and infrastructure team and focuses on greenfield investments, in particular within SEZs.

Practice head(s):

Jörn Brockhuis; Katarzyna Domańska-Mołdawa

Other key lawyers:

Jarosław Sroka

Key clients



Work highlights

  • Advised global logistics provider Schenker on the acquisition of real estate in a Special Economic Zone in northwestern Poland and the construction of a trans-shipment terminal.
  • Advised Saint-Gobain on the lease of commercial space at CTPark Iłowa in western Poland.
  • Advised a German mortgage bank on €117m funding for a cross-border acquisition of more than 100 supermarkets located throughout Poland.

DLP Duch Lisicki & Partners

DLP Duch Lisicki & Partners provides advice across all aspects of the real estate project lifecycle, encompassing commercialisation, property financing, and acquisition processes, as well as handling relevant administrative proceedings. Assets classes of focus for the group include production facilities, warehouses, shopping malls, offices, and residential buildings. The practice is led by a duo comprising Maciej Duch and Artur Lisicki, with support from Aleksander Duma.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Duch; Artur Lisicki

Other key lawyers:

Aleksander Duma


‘A highly experienced and trustworthy real estate legal team that understands the market, its dynamics and contributes to market standards.’

‘They are client and business oriented, always responsive, and very hard working, so that all the processes and projects which we handle together with them are running smoothly and effectively. They have a holistic approach based on an understanding of our business and advise us comprehensively, not only on real estate, but also on construction, corporate and tax issues.’

‘For me, they are the go-to law firm giving comfort that all aspects of the deal or issue are taken care of, and the advice given is clear and very to-the-point.’

Key clients


Echo Investment

Peakside Capital Advisors

Grupo Lar

Origami / 4 Friends


MAS Real Estate Inc

Rohlig Suus

Skanska Residential

Trilux Group


CRM Students

Equilis Poland


Auto Partner

Pekabex Group


IMMO Mousquetaires

Real Management


Work highlights

  • Advised Prochem SA/LFI investment fund on the acquisition of a 23,000 square metre fully-leased office complex situated in Warsaw at ul. Łopuszańska 95.
  • Advised Trilux Group on the opening of a new production facility in Świdnik.
  • Advised on establishment of a joint venture comprising Marvipol Logistics, Suus Holding and Panattoni for the construction and commercialisation of a warehouse park near Łódź.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka advises on the gamut of real estate mandates, including sales and acquisitions, leases, and developments of residential and commercial projects, in addition to representing clients in contentious matters such as restitution claims. Its client roster includes international and domestic corporates, developers and financial institutions. The practice is co-led by Lech Żyżylewski and Wojciech Koczara.

Practice head(s):

Lech Żyżylewski; Wojciech Koczara

Key clients

Aisin Corporation


Bank Handlowy (Citigroup)

Rothschild&Co Polska Sp. z .o.

Harbour Investment GmbH

EEW (Energy from Waste)

YIT Development


Syrena Invest

Holzindustrie Furst zu Furstenberg



Ball Beverage Packaging Europe

Work highlights

  • Advised Budizol, a Polish private developer, on the development of a historical site in Płock.
  • Advising developer RODIS Rodziewicz sp.k. on the acquisition of commercial real estate, part of the Auchan Bielany retail park, in Wrocław.

Eversheds Sutherland Poland

Eversheds Sutherland Poland excels in all types of real estate matters, offering guidance on property acquisitions which span a diverse range of assets, including warehouses and production facilities. It is also well versed in navigating complexities associated with lease transactions, property financing, and transfers. Its client roster includes major international investors, corporates, and financial institutions, who turn to to the firm for advice on their cross-border projects. Michał Smolny, a recent addition to the team from Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k., is an expert in the investment field and routinely advises clients on direct and indirect real estate investments, joint ventures, and real estate private equity matters.

Practice head(s):

Michał Smolny

Other key lawyers:

Marcin Gruszka

Key clients

American Express


EIKA Real Estate Fund

General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA

IAD Investments Real Estate Fund

Johnson Controls


Phillips Medisize (a Koch Industries company)

Turkish Airlines

ZFP Investments Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Advised EIKA Real Estate Fund, represented by its management company EIKA Asset Management, on the acquisition of the Celebro office building in Warsaw and related works.
  • Advising subsidiaries of ZFP Investments on negotiations of lease agreements, lease amendments, fit-out and construction works agreements and other asset management works concerning office properties in Warsaw and Krakow.

EY Law

The real estate practice at EY Law advises domestic and international clients on various real estate assets, including office, retail, logistics, and hotel properties. The team frequently collaborates with the corporate and tax practices at the firm. Magdalena Kasiarz leads the team and specialises in matters including sale, restructuring, and liquidation of capital groups and corporations, as well as mergers and demergers within the real estate sector. Another key figure in the team is Anna Palczewska, who is experienced in advising on M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Magdalena Kasiarz

Other key lawyers:

Anna Palczewska

Key clients

Świętokrzyska Grupa Przemysłowa Industria S.A.

Liugong Dressta Machinery sp. z o.o.


PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A.

JSW Koks

Euro-Hel sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising Świętokrzyska Grupa Przemysłowa Industria S.A. on the acquisition of a majority stake in two companies which run photovoltaic farm development projects with a total infrastructure capacity estimated at 240MW.
  • Advising Liugong Dressta Machinery, a multinational machinery manufacturing company headquartered in China, on the sale of part of its assets in Poland to state-owned Huta Stalowa Wola.
  • Advising on the global intragroup reorganisation of the BorgWarner Group.

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Supported by a strong network of international offices, the team at Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP advises some of the largest investors, corporates, and financial institutions on matters related to transactional real estate deals. Its offering also covers tax-related issues, long lease agreements, contract negotiation, and litigation within the real estate sector. Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk stands at the helm of the practice, and regularly handles purchases and sales in relation to shares of assets, including both portfolio and individual real estate assets.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk


‘Deal oriented, strong network, professional, profound advice.’

‘Extremely client oriented: client first, flexible, sympathetic.’

Key clients

BBI Development

HR Group

Dürr AG

Corum XL

Abrdn Investments

Dover Corporation

Prime Holdings

Santander Bank Polska S.A.

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

ib vogt GmbH

Oriens Czech Republic s.r.o.


Work highlights

  • Advised HR Group on the acquisition of the Polish operations of the Austrian Vienna House hotel company.
  • Advised Stuttgart-based mechanical and plant engineering company Dürr AG on its acquisition of BBS Automation Group.


LegalKraft advises on all classes of commercial real estate assets, including office, retail, residential, warehouse and industrial space, guiding clients through development, leases, financings, and acquisitions of such properties. The team is co-led by a duo comprising Dawid Demianiuk and Artur Swirtun; the latter is dual qualified in Poland and Sweden, and consequently serves as a key point of contact for Swedish and Nordic companies expanding their investment into Poland. Other key names to note include Paweł Piechociński, commended by a client for his ‘exceptional leasing negotiation skills’.

Practice head(s):

Dawid Demianiuk; Artur Swirtun

Other key lawyers:

Paweł Piechociński; Anita Woźniak; Ludwika Olszewska


‘Paying lots of attention to the details and good understanding of each project.’

‘Taking care of the process as the whole.’

‘LegalKraft is a boutique law firm which has a fully client-oriented model. The boutique set up ensures flexibility allowing the team to work in line with the client’s needs.’

Key clients

ACE 7 Koszalin Retail Invest

Dasos Capital

Falcon Investment Management

Haverhill Investment (Atenor group)

Max Poland

Savills Investment Management

Tensor SE (Investika group)

Vastint Poland

Work highlights

  • Advising Tensor SE, as the landlord, on the extension of a lease agreement concerning premises with a total area of 7,000 square metres with ADVA.
  • Advising Savills Investment Management on the lease of 23,000 square metres of warehousing in Konotopa Park II to Multidekor.
  • Advising Haverhill, as the landlord, on the negotiation of a lease agreement with companies from the POLENERGA group concerning 3,600 square metres of the Lakeside office area and an additional 3,100 square metres of temporary office space in the UBCII complex.

Olesinski & Wspolnicy

The real estate practice at Olesinski & Wspolnicy advises commercial and industrial property owners, office and industrial tenants, developers, and realtors on all aspects of real estate issues, including acquisitions, sales and commercialisations, in addition to providing assistance with related tax, state aid, and debt financing matters. The team also cooperates with the firm’s newly established Asian desk, which acts as a key resource for Asian investors seeking to expand their operations into the Polish real estate market. Filip Mroczkowski and Maciej Król co-lead the team, ably assisted by Olga Płoucha and Joanna Lentka-Wróbel.

Practice head(s):

Filip Mroczkowski; Maciej Król

Other key lawyers:

Olga Płoucha; Joanna Lentka-Wróbel; Piotr Olearczyk


‘Very strong real estate practice in general. More specifically, they have broad experience in matters related to renewable energy projects where they have supported several of our clients. Very agile team with initiative and strong commitment to the client’s business. Used to working with foreign companies.’

‘Exceptional client service, full service and quality in every field of expertise.’

‘Filip Mroczkowski is a very qualified and hands-on M&A lawyer with perfect skills in English and German, and a good understanding of business mechanics.’

‘Filip Mroczkowski’s expertise in real estate has been instrumental to our success. His deep understanding of lease contracts, combined with his adept negotiation skills, ensured that our interests were always protected and prioritised. Working with Filip gave us confidence in every step of the process, knowing that we had a seasoned professional guiding us. His dedication and commitment to our needs made all the difference in our dealings.’

‘OW provides reliable service even at short deadlines. Quality of service, approachability, English acumen make OW a highly valuable partner.’

‘Ability to answer to the client’s needs and adapt quickly to them. Diligence and thoroughness. Sound knowledge of the subject, teamwork visible in case substitutions between team members are needed in the interest of the client.’

‘Olga Płoucha is well experienced in real estate acquisitions and construction law. She is very professional and personable at the same time and is a great asset to our project team.’

‘Right skill, competences and speed over the different areas of competences, able to provide a strategic view.’

Key clients

Umicore Poland Sp. z o. o. [LCC] (Group of Companies)

KVL Investment Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

Cavatina Holding SA [INC]

Whirlpool Company Polska Sp. z o.o. [LCC](Group of Companies)

UBM Development Sp. z o.o. [LCC] (Group of Companies)

Diamentum Office Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

Develia SA [INC]

Vantage Development SA [INC] (Group of Companies)

Angel Poland Group Sp. z o.o. [LCC] (Group of Companies)

Lokum Deweloper SA [INC]

Atlas Ward Polska Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

KiK Textil sp. z o.o. [LCC]

Vita Polymers Poland Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

GKN Driveline Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

Sika Poland sp. z o.o. [LCC]

M.B.B. Logistics Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

Logiserv Group Sp. Z o.o. Sp.k.


WSP Polska Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

Tristone Flowtech Poland Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

Cooper Standard Holdings INC

Cooper Standard Polska Sp. z o.o. [LCC](Group of Companies)


PM Group Polska Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

Metroplan Polska Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

BeeWaTec Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

KSM Poland Sp. z o.o. [LCC]

Tubex Holding GmbH [LCC]

Energia Polska sp. z o.o. [LCC] (Group of Companies)

Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz – Instytut Metali Nieżelaznych Oddział w Legnicy

Gigaset Communications Polska Sp. z o.o. [LCC] SA [INC]

Tesar Polska Sp. z o. o. [LCC]

Work highlights

  • Assisted Vantage Development S.A. with the acquisition and development of 4.72 hectares of land in Gdansk for a multi-phase residential development.
  • Assisted Chinese-owned companies M.B.B. Logistics and M.W. with two sale and leaseback transactions of their key distribution centers to an international investment fund.
  • Advising Umicore Poland Sp. z o. o. on a series of land purchases comprising 460,000 square metres for the future development of a factory for the production of cathode materials for electric car batteries.

Schoenherr Halwa sp.k.

The team at Schoenherr Halwa sp.k. demonstrates prowess in matters related to the acquisition and development of properties, zoning regulations, and land use issues across a range of real estate assets, including office, industrial, and commercial properties. Its client roster includes domestic and international investors, private equity funds, financial institutions, and developers. Katarzyna Sulimierska stands at the helm of the group and is aided by Karolina Samocik and Adam Nowosielski.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Sulimierska

Other key lawyers:

Karolina Samocik; Adam Nowosielski

Key clients

Ares Management Limited

Sunrise Real Estate

UNIQA Uniqa Real Estate GmbH

Wiener Städtische Versicherungs AG

United Benefits GmbH

Warsaw Property Partners / Catella Poland WPP Sp. z o.o.

Albea Group

Blackstones CS Sp.z o.o.

Societe Generale S.A.

Erste Group Bank AG

Work highlights

  • Advised UNIQA Real Estate Management GmbH on the acquisition of the Maraton office buildings in Poznan from Union Investment Real Estate GmbH.
  • Advised United Benefits GmbH on its acquisition of the Silver Forum office building in Wroclaw.
  • Advised Wiener Städtische Versicherungs AG on its acquisition of an SPV from Catella group.

Smolarek, Rogala, Caban - Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Sp. p.

Smolarek, Rogala, Caban - Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Sp. p. advises local and international corporates, as well as landlords and tenants, on purchase, lease and construction issues relating to a range of assets, from offices and retail spaces, to hotels and industrial properties. The team is led by Monika Smolarek, Marcin Rogala and Łukasz Caban, all of whom are founding partners of the firm. Tomasz Zepert and Wojciech Madiuk also play integral roles within the team.

Practice head(s):

Monika Smolarek; Marcin Rogala; Łukasz Caban

Other key lawyers:

Tomasz Zepert; Wojciech Madiuk


‘This practice is in my opinion unique because of its strength across the team. We have used their services for several years and on many different topics and they have never disappointed. They have always put an effort into understanding our challenges and tried to “think like us” to be able to advise us in the correct direction.’

‘What makes this team stand out is their way of adapting to the client’s needs. They keep themselves up to date on their client’s behalf and are ready and tuned-in when advice or suggestion is needed.’

‘We are cooperating with Monika Smolarek, Marcin Rogala, Łukasz Caban, Wojciech Majdiuk and Tomasz Zepert as our main contacts and we have felt the same professionalism from each and every one. Straight and precise – exactly what we need!’

Key clients

Ingka Holding

Cromwell Property Group

Golden Star Estate B.V.

Hines International Real Estate Holdings

Bregentved Estate

Nordic Solar Energy A/S

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (Spółka Akcyjna) Oddział w Polsce

Legend Hotels

Diaverum Polska


Vision Express SP Sp. z o.o.

Lush Cosmetics

Work highlights

  • Advised Danish photovoltaic farm owner Nordic Solar A/S on financing and refinancing transactions for the construction of 39 photovoltaic farms, located in northwestern and central Poland, with a total capacity of approximately 37MW.
  • Advised, KBC 13 Sp. z o.o., as the landlord, on an office lease agreement.
  • Assisting Raiffeisen Bank International AG, acting as a depositary bank to an investment fund, on the renegotiation of a preliminary agreement for the sale of 170 hectares of land for the opening of an aggregate mine.

Wiewiórski Legal

The team at Wiewiórski Legal offers ‘concrete solutions’ to various real estate issues, including acquisitions and sales, as well as the leases of production facilities and office spaces. The firm is a key point of call for both domestic and international corporates. Its offering also includes advising on project financing agreements, applications for building permits, and planning permissions. Marcin Wojtasik leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Wojtasik


‘The team at Wiewiorski Legal is the best legal team I have ever worked with. Their professionalism, reliability, and the level of support they offer is on the top level. They offer concrete solutions, always explaining the implications of each proposed option, so we can make the best informed decisions.’

‘The communication is very effective and friendly – the atmosphere of work with the team is always so friendly, it makes solving even the most complex query enjoyable and inspiring.’

‘The uniqueness of Wiewiorski Legal is their comprehensive expertise. They have internal capabilities strengthened by a network of partners they’re working with. It all makes the firm capable of mobilising resources in no time and providing meaningful legal analysis. This is what has happened in response to our request to analyse a real estate contract.’

‘Understanding the context, experts from the Wiewiorski Legal team are able to navigate through terms and conditions in order to find the most suitable solutions. It’s only possible if you have decent experience and a holistic view of market practices.’

‘Working with Wiewiorski Legal is a pleasure. Practitioners are always prepared for their tasks, they are competent, knowledgeable and have a wide range of skills. The knowledge that they have is interdisciplinary and always helpful during the transaction.’

‘Local boutique firm with great expertise of real estate lease and development agreements.’

‘I have been working with Marcin Wojtasik who is a very professional lawyer with deep knowledge of real estate practice and great attention to the details. Hardworking and proactive, honest and fair.’

Key clients

Kraft Heinz

Danfoss Poland

ElectroMobility Poland

Imagination Technologies





Coherent Solutions

Consult. Red / Red Embedded


ABS Bonifer


Work highlights

  • Advised Electromobility Poland on a number of projects related to the acquisition and development of a real property for the construction of a new electric car manufacturing facility in Jaworzno.
  • Assisted Finejas, a Lithuanian group of companies, with the selection of a location for a greenfield project in Poland.
  • Advised White Drive Motors & Steering on a project which involved carrying out substantial improvements and alterations to a leased production and logistics building situated in a logistics park belonging to international group CBRE.