Firms To Watch: Real estate

Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k.‘s real estate team was bolstered in January 2022 with the addition - from Schoenherr Halwa sp.k. - of new practice head Marta Bijak-Haiduk and Dominika Sulak-Seyfried.
LegalKraft‘s real estate team is led by co-founder Dawid Demianiuk, and saw growth in early 2022 with the addition of counsel and transactional lawyer Anita Woźniak – who joined from her own practice – and of counsel and real estate financing expert Wojciech Wądołowski – who joined from Penteris.
Osborne Clarke‘s real estate team handles transactional mandates, as well as assisting both landlords and tenants of office, retail, and warehouse premises with complex lease agreement negotiations. Agata Demuth leads the group.
Led by Magdalena Zienkiewicz, Norton Rose Fulbright’s real estate practice has expertise in advising on the acquisition, sale, and development of warehouse and industrial facilities, especially for key client Panattoni.

Real estate in Poland

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k.

The sizeable real estate group at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. has a wide ranging client roster of investors, including insurance and property companies, and pension and property funds. It also advises commercial and residential developers, and supports clients throughout the entire investment process, from project financing and development to asset management and sale. Sub-areas of focus include office space, logistics, retail, and hospitality. Agata Jurek-Zbrojska leads the practice after joining the team from Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k in early 2022, and is singled out as ‘one of the best real estate lawyers on the Polish market’. Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert heads the hotel and leisure group, as well as overseeing international development for the CEE real estate group. Małgorzata Madej-Balcerowska and Dominik Rafałko also joined the firm alongside Jurek-Zbrojska; the pair are noted for their complex real estate transactions expertise, as is Michał Mieciński, who arrived from Linklaters in late 2021.

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


‘CMS Poland has a very strong real estate team which has large expertise in relation to a wide range of development projects. They are able to advise at every stage of the real estate investment process.’

‘Good and unique cooperation, because the CMS team is very reliable, trustworthy, and responsive. The CMS team has a lot of diverse practices within the company, so it is easy to check all aspects that are needed during the due diligence process.’

‘Every person is highly capable and pleasant to collaborate with. They were very dedicated in getting the deal across the finish line.’

‘Agata Jurek-Zbrojska is one of the best real estate lawyers on the Polish market – she has broad experience, contributes to client expectations, and resolves tasks quickly and efficiently. She has vast real estate legal knowledge.’

‘Michał Bork, Paweł Śliwka, and Lidia Dziurzyńska-Leipert are top-notch lawyers who work efficiently, demonstrate great commercial awareness, and provide effective and practical advice. They have good knowledge about financing and real estate.’

‘Dominik Rafałko has very good negotiation skills. He also shows understanding of the real estate business aspects to be reflected in the agreements. He is very reasonable in assessing transactional risks and looking for not-obvious solutions. He has extraordinary involvement in each legal case.’

‘Michał Mieciński stays calm and focused in protracted and difficult negotiations. He communicates well and is very involved in the management of the deal.’

‘Małgorzata Madej-Balcerowska and Anna Wiśniewska provide the highest standard of legal counsel which greatly contributes to the value of CMS in the local market.’

Key clients

AFI Europe

Alkyon Partner Development

Allianz Real Estate


Bluehouse Capital

Corum XL

FM Logistic





MNK Partners

Motel One





REInvest Asset Management


TR Warszawa

Trigea Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Advising AFI Europe on the purchase of a 70% stake in the Towarowa 22 project from EPP.
  • Advising Trigea Real Estate Fund on the €100m acquisition of MidPoint 71, an A-Class office building in Wrocław.
  • Advising Xior Student Housing on a student housing project in Poland.


The practice at Dentons is singled out by one client as ‘one of the strongest real estate practices on the Polish market’, advising investors and developers from Poland and abroad on a wide range of assets from the office, logistics, PRS and residential, retail, and hotel sectors. The team undertakes high-value and complex investment transactions and portfolio management matters. Piotr Szafarz is active in the PRS market and leads the group in Poland and the CEE, alongside deputy heads Monika Sitowicz and Bartłomiej Kordeczka. Counsel Martyna Racz-Suchocka is ‘an absolute star’ and is active in many of the team’s most significant transactions.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Szafarz; Monika Sitowicz; Bartłomiej Kordeczka

Other key lawyers:

Martyna Racz-Suchocka; Ewelina Klein; Magdalena Szwarc-Brożyna; Arkadiusz Dębski; Jacek Jezierski


‘Dentons is one of the strongest real estate practices on the Polish market. Their main strength is the fact that they are involved in many transactions and therefore can use their experience to make transaction processes smoother and much more efficient for clients.’

‘This is a big team that is multifunctional, combining knowledge from different practices so that any question will be managed.’

‘The team has very broad market knowledge and immense deal experience.’

‘Piotr Szafarz is particularly pleasant to work with. He has a positive attitude and is very experienced, which really fills one with confidence, even when matters are very complex.’

‘Bartłomiej Kordeczka, Martyna Racz-Suchocka, Ewelina Klein, and Magdalena Szwarc-Brożyna have proved their professionalism and extensive knowledge of the real estate market. Cooperation with them feels like they are an integral part of the team and not an external provider of legal services.’

‘Martyna Racz-Suchocka is an absolute star. She is experienced, understanding of non-legal aspects, very to-the-point, collaborates extremely well with clients, other advisors, and lawyers on the other side, and manages transactions perfectly.’

‘Martyna Racz-Suchocka and Bartłomiej Kordeczka both have excellent knowledge, availability, ability to explain complex matters in simple words, and an ability to find effective solutions.’

‘Arkadiusz Dębski is extremely well organised, understanding of non-legal aspects of transactions, and quick in drafting.’

Key clients

EQT Exeter

WOOD & Company

Real Management

Futureal Investment Partners


Atrium European Real Estate


Heimstaden Bostad


White Star Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Advised Ghelamco on the sale of the Warsaw HUB complex to Google Poland for €583m.
  • Advised Redefine Properties and EPP on a large investment in the retail sector in Poland, which involved the establishment of two joint ventures, which will manage a portfolio of 22 retail and three office properties.
  • Advised Deka Immobilien on the acquisition of a large office building in the Warsaw Brewery complex for €152.3m.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.

DLA Piper Giziński Kycia sp.k.’s real estate practice advises on significant domestic and cross-border transactions and developments across a broad range of industries in the Polish market, including office, retail, industrial, production, and residential, with a particular focus on the logistics space. Michał Pietuszko heads the team with expertise in the development and construction of, and transactions involving, commercial real estate assets, in addition to commercial leases and asset management issues. He is assisted by co-managing partner Jacek Giziński and Agnieszka Lehwark, who was promoted to the partnership in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Michał Pietuszko

Other key lawyers:

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


‘The team at DLA Piper is highly qualified, highly efficient, and highly responsive. They are go-to lawyers and never fail in delivering what is required.’

‘They are very responsive. The firm listens to what the client wants. The quality of the work and service is always good.’

‘Professional help in solving problems, an honest approach, reliability, diligence, and insight into the industry.’

Key clients

Bank BNP Paribas

Bank Pekao

Bank PKO

DHL Exel Supply Chain

Elite Partners Capital

ING Bank

KGAL Investment Management & Co.

Kuwait Financial Center ‘Markaz’



Metro Cash & Carry


Proprium Capital Partners

Santander Bank

Savills Investment Management

Stena Fastigheter

Zeus Capital Management




IPOPEMA Towarzystwem Funduszy Inwestycyjnych S.A

Work highlights

  • Advising Panattoni on 40 transactions and projects across Poland, including 39 development projects covering over 2m square metres of industrial space.
  • Advising DHL Supply Chain Management on the €170m cross-border sale of a logistics portfolio comprising properties in Poland, Germany, and the Netherlands, to a major US fund.
  • Advising a major global alternative asset manager on the purchase of two companies owning two major logistics centres in Poland developed by Panattoni.

Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k

The practice at Greenberg Traurig Nowakowska-Zimoch Wysokinski Sp. k handles the entire spectrum of real estate mandates, including advice on acquisitions, representation of tenants and landlords, assistance with projects and transactions, and advice on financing mandates. It is also active in disputes, and the team benefits in this area from the firm’s global network. Project financing expert and managing partner Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch now leads the team, following Agata Jurek-Zbrojska‘s departure to CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. in early 2022. Also in team news, Maciej Jodkowski and senior associate Karol Lewandowski joined the team from Dentons in late 2021, in addition to senior associate Karolina Tulwin from Deloitte Legal, Ostrowski, Gizicki i Wspólnicy sp.k., and Izabela Żmijewska from Kochanski & Partners. Kamil Majewski and Agnieszka Stankiewicz are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch

Other key lawyers:

Dominik Rafałko; Małgorzata Madej-Balcerowska; Maciej Jodkowski; Karol Lewandowski; Karolina Tulwin; Izabela Żmijewska; Kamil Majewski; Agnieszka Stankiewicz; Radomił Charzyńsk; Karol Brzoskowski


‘GT is a go-to firm in the Polish market with respect to real estate. They set the benchmark for the market and it’s clear why they have the largest team capable of handling many transactions at once.’

‘GT currently has a team which is well-equipped to handle the most complex real estate transactions simultaneously. They are business oriented, they react quickly, and are focused on problem solving.’

‘Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch has vast litigation skills as well as real estate legal knowledge, especially in transactions involving shopping mall acquisitions.’

‘Kamil Majewski is one of the best transactional lawyers, is very responsive and professional, and is able to tackle complex legal issues. A great asset to have on the team.’

‘Radomił Charzyńsk is a number one choice at GT and in the Polish market. He is business oriented, always looking for solutions, and clients really value his broad knowledge, experience, and pragmatic approach.’

‘Karol Lewandwoski is excellent and takes good care of the assigned deal in every respect.’

‘Maciej Jodkowski is very involved, follows the deal and takes care.’

‘Agnieszka Stankiewicz is the fastest thinking lawyer in town, she understands business goals, is reliable and experienced, and tough in negotiations, yet never stubborn and always open for win-win solutions. If you want to close a deal and if you want to close it fast, Agnieszka should be your first, natural choice.’

Key clients

Bricks Acquisitions Limited

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Centerbridge Partners L.P


EQT Exeter

Invesco Real Estate

Korean Investor

Capital Park

Dom Development Group

Eastnine AB

Echo Investment


Macquarie Asset Management

Partners Group

Marvipol Development S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Bricks Acquisitions on the sale of ROBYG to a wholly-owned subsidiary of TAG Immobilien.
  • Advised HANSAINVEST Real Assets on the acquisition of Generation Park Y.
  • Advised EQT Exeter’s affiliate, the real estate division of EQT Group, on the acquisition of a Polish logistics portfolio consisting of five class-A warehouse projects with a leasable area of approximately 161,000 square metres.


Linklaters‘ real estate team sits within the firm’s global practice and assists domestic and international investors, developers, and financial institutions with high-profile and complex transactions and portfolio management matters involving the logistics, office, retail, and residential industries. Managing partner Artur Kulawski leads the team with the support of ‘high-class legal advisor’ Janusz Dzianachowski and recently promoted counsel Adriana Andrzejewska, both of whom advise on significant transactions involving the sale and acquisition of major assets. Managing associate Monika Lerka is also a notable team member.

Practice head(s):

Artur Kulawski; Janusz Dzianachowski

Other key lawyers:

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


‘Linklaters is one of the best real estate law practices in Poland. They are extremely experienced and have a very business-oriented approach to transactions, understanding all aspects of the deal and easily putting themselves in the client’s shoes.’

‘The team knows the business and what the business needs. They do not need many explanations related to commercial arrangements. They understand what parties need and can smoothly transform it into a legal contract.’

‘They have a great ability to adapt to rapid changes – we all live in a very dynamic environment and the Linklaters team is very understanding.’

‘Janusz Dzianachowski is a hard-working lawyer who is always reachable, fast, and very efficient. He knows exactly what clients value in a lawyer and guides them through complex deals. He is extraordinary in negotiations and is very convincing.’

‘Janusz Dzianachowski supervises transactions but is also heavily involved in them. Having extremely good market knowledge, he is genuinely a high-class legal advisor with great skills to find compromises.’

‘Adriana Andrzejewska is very persistent which is important in current times when transactions are fragile,. She is also able to manage the counter-party when they are less experienced, and she is very efficient in negotiations and collaborative with other law firms.’

‘Monika Lerka is a very smart, intelligent, and hard-working lawyer. She understands business needs.’

Key clients


A&T Holdings

AEW Europe

Bain Capital Credit

CBRE Investment Management

Chariot Group

Cornerstone Investment Management


CP Developer

Echo Investment


FFA Real Estate

Gal Cap Europe

GARBE Industrial Real Estate GmbH

Generali Real Estate

Griffin Capital Partners



Investika realitní fond


Morgan Stanley





Patron Capital

Penta Real Estate

REINO Partners


Sixth Street

W. P. Carey


Work highlights

  • Advised 7R on the sale of several logistics projects across Poland to CTP Group.
  • Advised NREP on its first investment into the Polish private rental sector.
  • Advised CBRE Investment Management on the acquisition of the Nexus portfolio, a logistics portfolio comprising 211,803 square metres located in Poland, from European Logistics Investment.

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.

Allen & Overy, A. Pedzich sp. k.’s real estate team frequently advises on the acquisitions and disposals of logistics assets, PRS portfolios, and office buildings, as well as supporting clients with the creation of joint ventures related to commercial properties, and handling development projects. Michał Matera heads the practice with the support of counsel Piotr Przybylski, who specialises in acting for international investors, and Małgorzata Jastrzębsk, who was promoted to senior associate in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Michał Matera

Other key lawyers:

Piotr Przybylski; Małgorzata Jastrzębsk


‘They are concentrated on the work that needs to be done and they stay focused on business, not just legal aspects. A very experienced team.’

‘Michał Matera is creative and always available to help.’

‘Piotr Przybylski is highly valued for his calm nature and professional approach.’

Key clients

Echo Investment S.A.



Apollo Global Management

Solida Capital



Goodman European Partnership and Goodman Group

LaSalle Investment Management



Blackbrook Capital

Oxford Properties Group




RF Corval

Work highlights

  • Advised Echo Investment on the sale of the Warsaw Brewery complex to two international investment and asset managers – Deka Immobilien and KGAL.
  • Advised Blackbrook Capital on the acquisition and development of a 45,000 square metre Class-A logistics facility in Western Poland.
  • Advised Ares on the acquisition, development, and financing of four PRS projects being constructed by Murapol in Warsaw, Gdynia, Łódź, and Wrocław.

Baker McKenzie Krzyzowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.

Baker McKenzie Krzyżowski i Wspólnicy Sp.k.‘s ‘superb‘ real estate department has substantial expertise advising investors, developers, corporations, and financial institutions on a variety of commercial assets, including logistics centres and residential living, as well as offices, hotels, and retail facilities. It supports clients throughout the development process, and in addition to its asset management capabilities, is increasingly handling major transactional mandates. Practice head Weronika Guerquin-Koryzma is supported by senior associate Mateusz Cieślak and associate Justyna Glinka.

Practice head(s):

Weronika Guerquin-Koryzma

Other key lawyers:

Mateusz Cieślak; Justyna Glinka


‘Their lawyers are well educated and progressive, and they see issues and find solutions. They aim at supporting clients with closing the deals and not with causing problems. They are trustworthy and loyal.’

‘The team has shown a lot of professionalism when tackling difficult legal matters and is able to explain them clearly to the client. Their pro-client approach proves to be very helpful in transactions.’

‘The Baker McKenzie real estate team are trusted legal advisors on complex transactions and projects. The team makes an extra effort to familiarise themselves with their clients’ technology systems and practices, which is valued and appreciated. Their knowledge of real estate law is second to none.’

Key clients

7R Group

Dom Development S.A.


Acciona Nieruchomości

Echo Investment

Work highlights

  • Advised Google Poland on the acquisition of the Warsaw Hub Building in Warsaw.
  • Advising 7R Group on land acquisitions both as share and asset deals, comprising assistance with due diligence and purchase contracts for various locations throughout Poland.
  • Advised MONDEUSE on the sale of a recently-developed logistics centre, consisting of five logistic buildings known as Beskid Park II in Czechowice Dziedzice, to SIM.

Clifford Chance

The real estate department at Clifford Chance assists Polish and international clients with acquisitions, property developments, sale transactions, and financings. Daniel Kopania sits at the helm of the practice and handles matters in a variety of sectors, including retail, office, logistics, and residential, as well as mixed-use properties. Bartosz Kaniasty has expertise in advising a wide range of clients, from developers, tenants, and landlords, to financial institutions, buyers, and sellers.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Kopania

Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Kaniasty; Maciej Bocheński; Agnieszka Wojtasiewicz


‘The firm has extensive experience in the real estate market, and in difficult projects they successfully develop appropriate solutions.’

‘Agnieszka Wojtasiewicz clearly proposes solutions.’

Key clients

Budimex S.A.

ING Business Shared Services


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 PPF Real Estate Holding on the due diligence, acquisition from Hines, and financing of the New City office park.
  • Advised HB Reavis on a joint venture and the acquisition of 50% of the shares in the share capital of Port Praski City II and Port Praski Medical Center from Polsat Plus Group and its affiliates.
  • Advised Generali Real Estate on the acquisition of the 7R Park Gdańsk II logistics park.


In addition to advising on office, retail, and logistics assets, the real estate practice at CRIDO also advises clients on student housing, co-living and serviced apartments, retail parks, and farmland. Its offering includes support with transactions, lease agreements, and construction investments, and its practitioners 'stand out as the people to turn to when the situation gets hard'. Managing partner and ‘first-class lawyer’ Jakub Ziółek heads up the group. Counsel Joanna Winter-Szymańska, who provides advice to domestic and international clients, is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Jakub Ziółek

Other key lawyers:

Joanna Winter-Szymańska


‘The Crido lawyers stand out as the people to turn to when the situation gets hard. Their knowledge of the real estate market and the individual capabilities of each counsel ensure a guarantee of receiving solid work, preceeded by a carefully-constructed, bulletproof strategy. They have been irreplaceable in the process of solving some of the most demanding aspects of managing real estate portfolios.’

‘The team is extremely highly skilled and experienced in the most demanding fields of this industry. For this reason, they are a go-to law firm for those non-standard and overly complex cases.’

‘This department has a never-seen-before, innovative approach and creativity in problem solving. This has particularly paid off during the post-lockdown period, when Crido took the market lead in projects of Covid-19 relief programmes. Crido was one of the first law firms to identify such an opportunity.’

‘They have a reputation of working hard to gain their client’s trust and then working even harder to never let that trust down. They have an impressive track record in the field of real estate transactions of practically any kind. The whole team is generally young, well-structured, and well-managed. ‘

‘Aside from being a first-class lawyer, Jakub Ziółek is a true entrepreneur and an innovator. He understands his mission to make running his client’s business easier, and his services exceed the scope of just legal advisory. That kind of approach transcends to the way he maintains business relations, as he often takes initiative in meeting his client’s needs. He is also a great enthusiast of technology, which gives his law firm a well-deserved advantage.’

‘Jakub Ziółek is no ordinary lawyer. He achieved long ago a level of expertise on the applicable legal regulations that allows him to think outside the box, leaving a profound impact on the real estate industry. He is innovative, seeks new business opportunities, and clients appreciate him for that.’

‘Joanna Winter-Szymańska is the go-to person in terms of due diligence. She takes care of all matters in an efficient and complete manner. She should also be praised for clarity in communications. This also translates to the way she manages the due diligence and explains all the necessary legal issues to non-legal professionals participating in the projects – always clear, always structured, and always on time.’

‘Joanna Winter-Szymańska stands out for her ability to do the impossible in terms of everything lease-related. She has frequently proven to be the best lease expert in terms of both drafting and negotiating. She possesses a unique ability to see the process in an all-round manner.’

Key clients




CBRE Investment Management







Work highlights

  • Advising Heimstaden on a range of services regarding private rental sector investments.
  • Advising Skanska on the process of commercialisation of an office complex.
  • Advising CBRE Investment Management on the preparation and execution of a multi-step action plan to reduce the client’s real properties maintenance expenses.

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k

DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k‘s real estate practice is broad ranging, encompassing  acquisitions, financing, zoning, and construction, as well as assistance with related disputes concerning ownership and leases. Assets of focus for the group include offices, mixed-use and residential developments, logistics centres, shopping centres, retail chains, and hotels and resorts. Joanna Wojnarowska leads the team, and is also deputy head of the firm’s global real estate group. Counsel Małgorzata Lesiak-Ćwikowska is also notable, particularly for mandates concerning the leasing of commercial spaces.

Practice head(s):

Joanna Wojnarowska

Other key lawyers:

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


‘Very individual approach to the client and to the problem. With a business approach, they are always looking for the best business solutions.’

‘DWF shows a very deep degree of adapting to the business needs of the client. Furthermore, the DWF team avoids going into long and theoretical considerations, but rather focuses on finding practical solutions that suit the interests of the client.’

‘The team has proven a very high degree of professionalism with a helpful regard to the requirements of clients from different countries and different legal backgrounds. The team is very familiar with internationally-used business practices and contract forms, and the handling of interfaces between these and specific Polish legal issues or formal requirements.’

Key clients

Europejskie Centrum Inwestycyjne ECI S.A.

Zeitgeist Asset Management

Eiffage Immobilier

Asbud Group

IWG plc

HOCHTIEF Development Poland

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Corum XL

Uriel Renovables

V-Ridium Power Services

KGAL ESPF4 Holding

HB Reavis


Scatec Solar


Acciona Nieruchomości Sp. z o.o.

White Star Real Estate

TFG Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advised Zeitgeist Asset Management on its acquisition of a project comprising 184 residential premises for rent and a student housing building with 248 rooms.
  • Advised Corum XL on the acquisition of 42 Class-A office buildings located in Kraków from NIAM.
  • Advised Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Investments on the acquisition of a logistics warehouse in Łódź from Panattoni.

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Marcin Muszel and Błażej Czwarnok lead the real estate practice at Gide Loyrette Nouel, which supports developers and investors throughout the entire lifecycle of projects, from structuring investments and conducting due diligence reviews, to preparing and negotiating documentation and implementation of the project. The team advises on matters involving residential, office, retail, logistics, hospitality, healthcare, and student housing assets. Błażej Czwarnok was promoted to parter in January 2022, and associates Rafał Osetek and Tomasz Roszczyc are also core members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Muszel; Blazej Czwarnok

Other key lawyers:

Błażej Czwarnok; Rafał Osetek; Tomasz Roszczyc


‘They are always available to help quickly and at a high level of professionalism.’

‘They have a unique approach to the client and they place their business needs in the centre. Excellent lawyers, negotiators, and experts who understand the processes taking place on the real estate market from the client’s perspective. They react quickly and efficiently to issues and challenges, are always available, and are often the initiators of problem solving and propose solutions that meet the expectations of both parties.’

‘The real estate team is very pro-active and motivated. Their main strength is their devotion to projects at all levels: partners, associates, and juniors.’

‘Marcin Muszel and Rafał Osetek very easily build good relationships with the client; they are very responsive and what’s more important is that they deliver their work on time.’

‘Marcin Muszel puts himself in clients’ shoes easily, understanding all aspects of the transaction, managing the team perfectly, quickly and efficiently. He is very involved in all matters.’

‘Marcin Muszel and Rafał Osetek guarantee you a full professional service, the highest level of knowledge, and a pro-closing and pro-business approach. They create positive relationships within the team that are unique and extremely helpful in business transactions and negotiations. They complement and support each other and it translates into efficient and proffessional service.’

‘Rafał Osetek works fast and his work is accurate. He acts very well in direct negotiations and does not prolong them.’

‘Błażej Czwarnok is one of the best-organised transaction managers on the market who is not afraid of going the extra mile and pushing deals to a great extent.’

Key clients


B&B Hotels Polska

BNP Paribas Bank Polska

Bouygues Immobilier

BPI Real Estate Poland


Dassault Systemes

ECE Projektmanagement

Echo Investment

Elite Partners Capital

Essilor Optical Laboratory Poland




Lincoln Property Company

Louis Vuitton



MNK Partners



Orpéa Polska


Pointco Capital

Reino Partners



Skanska Residential Development Poland

Student Depot

Yareal Polska

Work highlights

  • Advised MNK Partners on the acquisition of the newly developed Point 44 mixed-use commercial building in Piaseczno.
  • Advised Yareal Polska on the acquisition of the Wspólna 47/49 boutique office building located in the heart of Warsaw from CA Immo.
  • Advised ECE on the acquisition of land designated for the implementation of a warehouse and logistics park project.

Kochanski & Partners

The real estate group at Kochanski & Partners advises domestic and international companies and foreign investors on acquisitions, developments, environmental, planning, leasing, and financing matters. Pawel Cholewinski leads the team, assisted by Rafal Rapala, who leads the firm’s corporate practice in Warsaw. Assets of focus for the group include shopping malls, logistics centres, office buildings, hotels, and industrial facilities. In team news, Weronika Duda was promoted to counsel in March 2022.

Practice head(s):

Pawel Cholewinski

Other key lawyers:

Rafal Rapala; Weronika Duda; Malwina Jagiełło

Key clients

PBG Group


Dom Development

Havi Logistics



Savills Property Management

Oxenwood Real Estate

AccorInvest Group S.A.

Orbis S.A.

Skanska Property Poland

Griffin Capital Partners


Coca Cola

Air Products

Beneteau Group

Reckitt Benckiser

Johnson Matthey PLC

Personnel Service

Inter Cars S.A.

Gaz-System S.A.

Universal Fibers Inc.



Pomaris Sp. z o. o.

Equiniti Group PLC

Work highlights

  • Advising Havi Logistics on a sale and leaseback transaction for the client’s warehouses and logistics centre located in Warsaw.
  • Advising a company from the PBG Group on the sale to Unikoff of the Skalar office building, an A-class office building in Poznań’s Wilda district.
  • Advising DiE Inwestycje on the sale of a newly-developed residential building with apartments for rent located in Warsaw.


Penteris’ real estate practice advises on high-profile office and retail projects, and is increasingly active in the PRS market and the residential sector. Its offering covers tax-related issues, multi-jurisdictional transactions, construction matters, and leasebacks, and the team is able to advise on ‘every stage of the transaction’. Practice head Andrzej Tokaj is singled out by one client as 'a real estate powerhouse'. Katarzyna Sawa-Rybaczek is another notable name with substantial experience in financing mandates, and Agnieszka Koniewicz is an experienced transactional lawyer.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Tokaj

Other key lawyers:

Katarzyna Sawa-Rybaczek; Agnieszka Koniewicz; Przemysław Kastyak; Sebastian Janicki; Marta Mizerska


‘Their team is available at every stage of the transaction, ready to provide advice and explain all legal and administrative nuances of the real estate process. They have experience with various types of investments: hotels, student housing, residential housing, and even historical monuments and archaeological sites.’

‘The team at Penteris really does stand out on the Polish and CEE market. They frequently work alongside the so-called big law firms, their legal services are always of a comparable quality, and the personal connection is second to none.’

‘The great thing about Penteris is seeing them develop over the last few years after they decided to re-brand and do something different. They have genuinely implemented the values that they talk about: getting things done and building long-term relationships.’

Key clients


Ares Management

Cromwell Property Group


RIDA Development Corporation



Octava Property Trust



Work highlights

  • Advising ING Bank on the acquisition of a special purposes vehicle, a logistics park located in southwestern Poland, by CBRE.
  • Advising Apollo-Rida on the operation of three buildings in Kraków.
  • Advising Akron on the acquisition of an industrial portfolio of production facilities in Poland, Germany, and Hungary under a sale and leaseback transaction.

Wolf Theiss

The real estate practice at Wolf Theiss has recently focused on development deals in the logistics sector, acting for both developers and investors, in addition to handling restructuring projects. Practice head and managing partner Tomasz Stasiak is praised as a ‘true leader’; he is supported by ‘industry specialist’ Grzegorz Skowroński, who advises clients on logistics portfolio deals and student housing transactions, and new arrival Anna Tomowicz, who joined the firm in March 2022 from OT Legal with expertise in assisting clients with the management of their commercial assets.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Stasiak

Other key lawyers:

Grzegorz Skowroński; Bartosz Kopik; Aleksandra Jach; Anna Tomowicz; Iwona Huryn


‘Professional and very experienced team of great lawyers. Proactive, well organised, and with diversified skills important for acquisition and divestment.’

‘The key strengths include a deep understanding of clients’ businesses and needs, a well diversified team with an entrepreneurial approach, well-structured collaboration within the team, and a very strong presence in the CEE region.’

‘Experienced and professional team with good knowledge of the investment market. The due diligence process was performed precisely, on time, and with very good suggestions.’

‘Tomasz Stasiak is a true leader. His extensive knowledge, years of experience, and deep familiarity with the Polish and CEE real estate market assures clients of service at the highest level.’

‘Grzegorz Skowroński is a resourceful, solution-driven industry specialist and he has an exceptional ability to cope with complex tasks and challenges.’

‘Grzegorz Skowroński is very knowledgeable, commercial, and someone who looks to understand the arguments and to find solutions.’

‘Bartosz Kopik is an experienced and reliable lawyer.’

‘Aleksandra Jach is a dedicated, professional, and client-oriented lawyer.’

Key clients

Savills Investment Management

7R S.A.


Equinix sp. z o.o.


Strategic Industrial Real Estate

JV of WhiteStar Real Estate and Bane

Ghelamco Poland sp. z o.o.



Immobel Poland

Work highlights

  • Advised Savills Investment Management on the €112m acquisition of an investment property located near Warsaw from Panattoni and Invesco.
  • Advised 7R on the €63m sale of six logistics portfolios near Gdansk, Łódź, and Wrocław, to Macquarie Group.
  • Assisted Tesco with the restructuring of its real estate portfolio, consisting of the disposals of more than 25 shopping centres in Poland to various buyers such as DIY chains, developers, and retail and logistics operators.

act BSWW legal & tax

The real estate department at act BSWW legal & tax forms a core part of the firm’s overall offering. The practice offers assistance with large commercial and office developments, as well as residential, hotel and leisure, and industrial and logistics projects. It is adept at advising on all parts of the development process, from due diligence and financing, to permitting and leasing. Managing partners Michał Wielhorski and Marek Wojnar co-lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Michał Wielhorski; Marek Wojnar

Other key lawyers:

Marta Kosiedowska; Mateusz Prokopiuk; Alicja Sołtyszewska


‘The team offers professionalism, commitment and, most importantly, great knowledge and experience.’

‘A group of business-oriented lawyers who understand client needs thoroughly.’

‘Marek Wojnar is a lawyer you can always rely on – his approach to clients and his knowledge, experience, and ability to think outside the box to solve the most difficult problems are unquestionable. He goes down to the last detail but at the same time keeps things light for the client, so even complicated matters do not seem difficult to deal with.’

Key clients

Adventum International

Buma Group

CPI Property Group

ECC Group

ECHO Investment

Globalworth Poland Real Estate

Ideal Idea


Immobel Group

P3 Logistics Parks

Rank Progress

STRABAG Real Estate



Porto Office

YIT Development

Work highlights

  • Advised Adventum on the €84m acquisition of an office, retail, and residential complex in Wrocław, with a total area of over 171,000 square metres, from Sky Tower.
  • Advised Adventum on the acquisition of the Mercedes-Benz building in Warsaw, with a total area of over 16,000 square metres.
  • Advised STRABAG Real Estate on the acquisition of 80,000 square metres of land along with the Galeria Plaza building from CP-Plaza.

B2R Law Jankowski Stroinski Zieba

B2R Law Jankowski Stroinski Zieba‘s real estate practice utilises the strengths of the firm’s corporate, finance, tax, and risk management groups to broaden its offering and advise on commercial real estate transactions. Of recent note is its work assisting new entrants to the Polish market. The group is led by co-founder Rafal Zieba. Other key team members include counsel Agnieszka Wojciechowska, who predominately acts for REITs, real estate funds, private equity funds, and developers, and Andrzej Zając, who acts on both the buy and sell side of transactions.

Practice head(s):

Rafał Zięba

Other key lawyers:

Filip Badziak; Agnieszka Wojciechowska; Andrzej Zając; Krzysztof Marzyński;


‘Good experience, availability, knowledge, and business attitude.’

‘Filip Badziak is willing to go the extra mile to make sure the client’s interests are put first.’

Key clients


Wechta Nieruchomości

Eagle JVCo S.a r.l.

Skanska Residential Development Poland

Skanska Property Poland

Henley Investments

Canal+ Polska

Panattoni Europe

Golub Gethouse

White Star Real Estate

Icon Real Estate

Cordia Management Poland

Focus Estate Fund

Fortress REIT Fund

Bank Pekao S.A.

Echo Investment

Milestone Student Living

Corestate Capital Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Henley Investments on the acquisition of its first shopping centre and its entry onto the Polish real estate market with the purchase of Galeria Pestka from a global investment manager.
  • Advised Wechta Nieruchomości on the sale of the Szyperska Office Center complex in Poznań.
  • Advised Eagle JVCoon its acquisition of a portfolio of purpose-built student housing with around 800 beds including two development sites in Poland.

Bakowski Law Firm

The real estate practice at Bakowski Law Firm is jointly led by Igor Bąkowski and Maciej Ligier, and is known for assisting clients with the construction, development, tax optimisation, and sale of commercial and office properties, as well as residential developments. The team also represents clients in disputes and assists with complex lease agreement negotiations, and it counts investment funds and venture capital funds within its client roster.

Practice head(s):

Igor Bąkowski; Maciej Ligier


‘A very efficient and well organised team that is focused on the client and quickly delivers results.’

‘The high standard of work remains unchanged. Clients’ needs are addressed impeccably and on time, and they always do extensive research and present the  most suitable and elegant solutions to cases.’

‘They are a very involved team with good understanding of client needs.’

‘A good team of professional advisers.’

‘They are personable and make you feel important. They always have answers to questions.’

‘They really care about their clients and make them feel taken care of. They are there to answer any questions one may have.’

‘Igor Bąkowski is a very competent attorney. He is not afraid of working hard to solve a problem. His client-oriented approach is visible in everyday work.’

‘Igor Bąkowski has an amazing set of skills and experience in the field of real estate law.’

Key clients

CD Projekt S.A.


ZURAD sp. z o.o.

EDC Holdings Ltd

Slovenské elektrárne a.s.

Arcona Properties



SM Lazurowa




PCR Industri

Work highlights

  • Advising CD PROJEKT on real estate due diligence, investment projects, regulatory issues, urban zoning matters, and the creation of a modern office hub in Warsaw.
  • Advised EDC Holdings on due diligence, negotiations, and regulatory matters regarding the acquisition of a large real estate complex in southern Poland for a mining project.
  • Advised PIT-RADWAR on real estate issues regarding industrial and office properties in Poland, including due diligence and regulatory matters, infrastructure matters, and new investments.


The real estate group at CDZ CHAJEC & PARTNERS excels in transactions requiring M&A, finance, capital markets, and administrative law expertise. The group is active in handling developed land as well as offices, retail facilities, hotels, and logistics centres. Patryk Galicki and Piotr Zapalski jointly chair the practice, aided by Szymon Skiendzielewski, who has experience in real estate-related transactions and financings.

Practice head(s):

Patryk Galicki; Piotr Zapalski

Other key lawyers:

Szymon Skiendzielewski

Key clients

Echo Investment

TASC Infrastructure Ltd.

Griffin Real Estate

Agencja Kapitałowo-Rozliczeniowa

Centerscape Investments Group




Kaczmarek Loogic

Capital Park

Lotte Wedel Sp. z o.o.

Dekada Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Centerscape Investments on a total of nine separate transactions and acquisition processes, which varied from stand-alone retail properties to retail parks and portfolio transactions in various locations around Poland.
  • Advised Kaczmarek Loogic on the sale of Loogic Park Radomsko, a modern warehouse property with an area of 54,000 square metres.
  • Advised Cordia on the multi-phase housing development project Modena by Cordia in Poznań.

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP’s real estate department advises domestic and international investors and financial institutions on long-term lease agreements, construction and development contracts, and project financing matters, in addition to representing clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Shopping centres, offices, warehouses, and residential developments are all assets which the team regularly deals with. Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk leads the team after joining the firm in June 2022 from DWF Poland Jamka Sp.k, aided by counsel Bartosz Clemenz.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk

Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Clemenz


‘High level of professionalism and very high levels of negotiation skills.’

‘Katarzyna Dębińska-Pietrzyk is outstanding.’

Key clients

Ares Management

Gutenberg Capital

BerlinHyp AG

Och Ziff Management Europe Limited

CPI Property Group

ISOC Group

Prologis Inc.

Kravco Company LLC

Bacoli Properties

BBI Development

Xcity Investment


Work highlights

  • Advising CPI Property Group on the joint takeover offer by CPIPG and Aroundtown for the entire issued share capital of Globalworth Real Estate Investments.
  • Advising Corum on the acquisition of the Axis and Kapelanka 42A office buildings in Kraków from Niam.
  • Advising Futureal Investment Partners on the acquisition of the Wratislavia Tower mixed-use development in Wrocław city centre from Royalton Partners.

JDP Drapala & Partners

JDP Drapala & Partners‘ real estate team works closely with the construction department to support clients with their projects from beginning to end. This offering encompasses transactions and joint ventures involving warehouses and retail properties, office lease agreements, and due diligence projects. Its clients include domestic companies and those from German-speaking countries. ‘Outstanding real estate lawyerMaciej Chrzan sits at the helm of the practice, and is aided by counsel Michał Urbański.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Chrzan

Other key lawyers:

Andrzej Sokołowski; Marcin Chomiuk; Michał Urbański


‘JDP’s main assets are their proactive approach, understanding of client needs, and their business savviness. They deliver excellent advice and work is always done on time.’

‘A very open and friendly team and still highly professional. The main feature that distinguishes them from other lawyers is their ability to explain complex topics in a very simple way.’

‘Availability, willingness to learn, readiness for discussion, and an ability to communicate with a lot of different people.’

‘The team has permanent availability and years of experience.’

‘Michał Urbański is always available for client questions. He is very experienced and provides thoughtful advice. Every legal product he provides is smart and takes all relevant circumstances into account, including commercial issues.’

‘Michał Urbański puts his clients first, responding to their needs and efficiently managing the time. He has an in-depth understanding of real estate law, experience, and a solution-oriented approach.’

‘Michał Urbański is a pleasure to work with. He is very cooperative and business and solution oriented.’

‘Maciej Chrzan is an outstanding real estate lawyer with a deep knowledge of the Polish real estate market.’

Key clients

Trei Real Estate

Paul Hartmann

Best Secret

HiH Invest Real Estate

Boehringer Ingelheim


Inter Metal

Work highlights

  • Advised Trei Real Estate on establishing a joint venture with Patron Capital Partners to develop a chain of retail parks in Poland.
  • Advised Best Secret on the signing of a lease agreement for a warehouse covering 90,000 square metres in Poland.
  • Advised the Daimler Group on the acquisition of real properties to expand a logistics centre near Warsaw.


Noerr‘s real estate team supports clients with a range of matters, including investments in greenfield and brownfield sites and build-to-suit projects, commercial development, construction, leases, and property management, as well as litigation and financing mandates. It is particularly adept at advising investors from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Radosław Biedecki and Paweł Żelich co-head the practic. Senior associate Maciej Machlejd joined the team from Wardynski & Partners in January 2022 with in-house real estate experience.

Practice head(s):

Radosław Biedecki; Paweł Żelich

Other key lawyers:

Maciej Machlejd


‘The level of expertise, the range of the services, their responsiveness, and professional experience are all strengths of the team.’

‘Effective communication, responsiveness, and a focus on the goal.’

Key clients

SD Worx

Lush Limited


TAG Immobilien AG

Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH



Gates Corporation

Interprojekt Holding AG

Valeo Siemens eAutomotive

Berger Bau

ABM Greiffenberger

Work highlights

  • Advising TAG Immobilien on the acquisition of Robyg.
  • Advising Mayer-Kuvert-network on the acquisition of real estate and the extension of a production facility.
  • Advising Expeditors on a build-to-suit lease for a warehouse and its opening in a new location.

Rymarz Zdort Maruta

Rymarz Zdort Maruta‘s team is led by transactional lawyer Piotr Fedorowicz and supports both domestic and international clients with real estate-related M&A transactions, in addition to local and cross-border projects concerning large portfolios and logistics parks, offices, shopping centres, residential developments, assets in the private rented sector, and student housing. Co-head of the M&A practice Pawel Zdort is also active in this area.

Practice head(s):

Piotr Fedorowicz

Other key lawyers:

Pawel Zdort; Karolina Bąkowska


‘Business approach, huge experience, and a great feeling of the market.’

‘The team is delivering a great service in complicated transactions and gives comfort that you are making the right decision.’

‘A reliable, experienced, and solution-driven team.’

Key clients



Echo Investment

European Logistics Investment



Griffin Capital Partners


International Industrial Properties


Mennica Polska

MLP Group





Student Depot

TAG Immobilien

Trademarc Property

Żabka Polska


Work highlights

  • Advised European Logistics Investment on the sale of the Nexus portfolio, a 211,803 square metre logistics portfolio located in Poland, to CBRE Investment Management.
  • Advised Globalworth on the sale of five office buildings located in Warsaw.
  • Advising Echo Investment on its joint venture with AFI Europe.

SKJ Szybkowski Kuzma Jelen sp.j.

SKJ Szybkowski Kuzma Jelen sp.j. focuses strongly on the real estate sector and advises investors, developers, and financial institutions on property transactions, development projects, commercialisation, and property finance. It is also increasingly active in data centre-related mandates. The team is co-headed by Anna Jeleń, Agnieszka KuźmaWojciech Szybkowski and Anna Brzoza-Ostrowska.

Practice head(s):

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

Other key lawyers:

Izabela Kultys


‘They have great market knowledge and are very client focused.’

‘The team has clear task distribution and wide coverage.’

‘Pragmatic and highly customer-oriented service providers with timely feedback all the time.’

Key clients


Align Technology





Egger Group


PFR Nieruchomości


Pekao SA


Tokio Marine HCC

First Title

Stewart Title

Heron Property

Polskie Koleje Linowe


Cinema City


Embassy of Canada in Poland

Embassy of Finlandin Poland

Greenstone Asset Management

Blue Line Engineering


SMT Polonia

Magellan Aerospace

Ceetrus Polska




GD&K Consulting

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak

Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak‘s real estate group assists clients with acquisitions, divestments, and leasing matters, as well as development projects. Its work covers a range of asset classes, including offices, logistics centres, hotels, residential properties, and retail facilities, in addition to agricultural properties, and its client roster covers real estate funds, developers, hypermarkets, industrial companies, occupiers, and investors. Radosław Waszkiewicz heads the department, aided by Janusz Siekański and Zbyszko Wizner.

Practice head(s):

Radosław Waszkiewicz

Other key lawyers:

Janusz Siekański; Zbyszko Wizner; Piotr Srebro; Bartłomiej Dębski


‘Unique knowledge and individual approach to the client and solving difficult issues.’

‘They always provide professional and very timely support, even when it requires support outside of their standard working hours.’

‘Radosław Waszkiewicz and Piotr Srebro have great knowledge in their relevant disciplines, they speak fluent English, and any document created by them is written perfectly.’

‘Radosław Waszkiewicz and Bartłomiej Dębski both have great knowledge and experience.’

‘Bartłomiej Dębski provides unique solutions to the complicated sale of land projects, helping not only to draft the agreement, but also advising on administrative proceedings required in the process.’

Key clients

Zalando SE

AXA Investment Managers

Solaris Bus & Coach Sp. z o.o.

Investec Property Fund Offshore Investments Proprietary Limited

Uma Investments Sp. z o.o.

OKRE Development Sp. z o.o.

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.

WAN Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised Xior Student Housing on the Polish part of the acquisition of 5,341 residential units for EUR939m in Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Poland.
  • Advised Zalando on the land acquisition and the development, sale, and leaseback of a new large BTS logistic greenfield project in Bydgoszcz at over 140,000 sqm.
  • Advised Ares European Property Enhancement Partners on its considered acquisition of a Polish logistics platform consisting of 6 large logistics centres.

SSW Pragmatic Solutions

The practice at SSW Pragmatic Solutions advises domestic and foreign clients on real estate investment activities and the commercialisation of property assets. Robert Wodzyński co-heads the team alongside Andrzej Włoch, who joined from the firm in January 2022 from Dentons. Managing senior associate Michał Maślak was also a new arrival to the team from CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Posniak i Bejm sp.k. in late 2021.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Włoch; Robert Wodzyński

Other key lawyers:

Michał Maślak


‘They provide comfort and safety in transactions and the team is very proactive.’

‘Robert Wodzyński is really involved in his clients’ projects.’

Key clients

4 Friends GmbH




CPI Property Group


Fadesa Polnord Polska

Grupa PKN Orlen



Naspers Classifieds

Origami Partners

Peakside Capital Advisors


Real Management

Steinpol Central Services

Twin Focus

Value Real Estate

Waimea Holding

Work highlights

  • Advised a Polish subsidiary of Aerium on the sale of CH Bemowo for €50m.
  • Advised the Waimea group on a forward funding warehouse transaction with a Polish subsidiary of Hines.
  • Advised Baytree Real Estate Opportunities on the negotiation and signing of a joint venture agreement to develop a residential project in Gdańsk.

Wardynski & Partners

The real estate department at Wardynski & Partners has expertise in advising clients on transactions and commercial leases, as well as providing legal advice to property owners, investment funds, and developers. Its offering also encompasses assistance with construction, zoning law, and administrative regulations, and it provides support to agricultural producers and owners of forested real estate. Michał Gliński, who 'is able to handle the most sophisticated and complex transactions', and Michał Wons, who is ‘an excellent real estate professional’, jointly manage the practice.

Practice head(s):

Michał Gliński; Michał Wons

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Baranowski


‘A good ability to handle complex transactions with a big and competent team. Excellent knowledge with partners supervising transactions.’

‘They have great industry knowledge and come across as pragmatic and market oriented. Their commitment to the client’s needs is second to none.’

‘Consistently deliver accurate, concise, and high quality services.’

Key clients



DUS Poland



Work highlights

  • Advising iGroup on the management of a portfolio of eleven retail properties and three office complexes located in Poland.
  • Assisted Arbel Fund with the co-financing of the acquisition of 62 hectares in Warsaw’s Żerań by OKAM.
  • Advised XXXLutz Group on a 50% share acquisition in Black Red White Group.

Andrzej Lulka i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

Andrzej Lulka i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. is adept at advising clients on issues concerning commercial, office, residential, and logistics assets. Its offering extends across a wide range of mandates, including due diligence advisory, sale agreements, construction matters, and joint ventures. Andrzej Lulka is the practice head and he leads on many of the group’s most significant matters.

Practice head(s):

Andrzej Lulka


‘Service surpasses expectations by providing positive, honest, helpful, and timely advice, plus exceptional communication skills, superior and  versatile legal knowledge, and an overall sense of sincerity.’

‘The most important thing is their very good sense and business approach.’

‘Proactive, fast, and available team.’

Key clients


Equilis Europe SA


AEW Europe

Avestus RE




Médecins Sans Frontières

International Rescue Committee

Work highlights

  • Advised Pergranso on the acquisition of a Tesco hypermarket together with a shopping mall in Świdnica.
  • Advised VRE7 on the preparation of documentation concerning the financing of a logistics investment in Goleniów.
  • Advising Avestus RE on several office projects in Poland.

Baker Tilly Legal Poland

Baker Tilly Legal Poland‘s real estate team advises investors, investment funds, developers, construction companies, real estate managers, tenants, entrepreneurs, and individual clients across the entire property life-cycle. This offering covers acquisition transactions, financings, contract and agreement preparation, and related estate management. The practice is jointly led by managing partner Katarzyna Woroszylska, Piotr Łaska, and Katarzyna Koszel-Zawadka.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Woroszylska; Piotr Łaska; Katarzyna Koszel-Zawadka


‘Good quality team.’

Key clients

Commerz Real AG

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

TAG Immobilien AG

Immofinanz AG

Progroup AG

S+B Gruppe AG

Merck Poland Sp. z o.o.

Dom Development S.A.

Panattoni Development Europe sp. z o.o.

DRFG Investment Group

Fittinq sp. z o.o.

Salesianer Mietex GmbH


Master Management sp. z o.o.

Star Capital Finance

Electra Ltd

Equilis Europe

MFC Real Estate

Syrena Real Estate

MIK 1 sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised S+B Gruppe on the due diligence, transaction structuring, joint venture negotiations, and ongoing acquisition of commercial property in Mazovian Voivodship.
  • Advised Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft on due diligence processes, transaction structuring, acquisition, financing, and commercialisation of an office property in Warsaw.
  • Advised Progroup Board on a joint venture and the development of industrial property in Stryków.

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

BSJP bnt Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Zamorska Sp.k.’s real estate practice counts German, Nordic, and French corporates and investors within its client roster, and is particularly adept at advising them on property financing transactions. Jörn Brockhuis in Gdańsk and Katarzyna Domańska-Mołdawa in Warsaw  jointly lead the group. Jarosław Sroka is notable as head of the public procurement and infrastructure department.

Practice head(s):

Dr. Jörn Brockhuis; Katarzyna Domańska-Mołdawa

Other key lawyers:

Jarosław Sroka

Key clients

ALSO Polska Sp. z o.o.

Work highlights

  • Advised a European specialist lender for real estate financing on a €119m cross-border financing arrangement to acquire a portfolio of four commercial logistics properties located across Poland.
  • Advising a global logistics provider on the acquisition of real estate in Special Economic Zones in Poland and the construction of two logistics centres with a value totalling over €20m.
  • Assisting a German investor with a €30m acquisition of approximately 2,000 hectares of agricultural land in Poland.

Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka

In addition to assisting clients with the sale and purchase of assets and lease agreements, the real estate team at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka handles spatial law issues, the protection of cultural monuments, restitution claims, and construction law matters. It also represents clients before common and administrative courts. Lech Żyżylewski and Wojciech Koczara co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Lech Żyżylewski; Wojciech Koczara

Key clients

Bank Handlowy

YIT Development


Aisin Corporation


Syrena Invest


Rothschild&Co Polska Sp. z .o.

Harbour Investment GmbH

Holzindustrie Furst zu Furstenberg



Ball Beverage Packaging Europe

Work highlights

  • Advised a US bank and financial service provider on the acquisition of office space in Olsztyn and on the negotiations of the lease agreement.
  • Advised YIT on the sale of 1,000 residential apartments in Warsaw to the Danish fund NREP.
  • Advising EEW on the construction of a large thermal waste plant in the central part of Poland.

Eversheds Sutherland Poland

Eversheds Sutherland Poland‘s real estate team expertly handles a range of matters, spanning lease transactions, the transfer of property, real estate development, and financing. Recently, it has been advising international investors on the acquisition of property and the development of several data centres. Michal Smolny now leads the team after joining the firm from Squire Patton Boggs Krześniak sp.k. at the start of 2023, and Krzysztof Wierzbowski remains a key and active team member.

Practice head(s):

Michal Smolny

Other key lawyers:

Krzysztof Wierzbowski

Key clients


Turkish Airlines


Johnson Controls

American Express

Phillips Medisize


Work highlights

  • Advising Phillips Medisize on the acquisition of land and the construction of a major greenfield production facility.
  • Advising OVH on the sale of a property.
  • Advising the General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways on all the PPP motorway projects in Poland.

Olesinski & Wspolnicy

Olesinski & Wspolnicy‘s real estate and construction law group is based in Wrocław and advises commercial and industrial property owners, office and industrial tenants, and developers on the entire spectrum of asset transactions. The team fields specialists in real estate, tax law, state aid, and debt financing. Filip Mroczkowski and Maciej Król co-head the team, and other core members of the department include Olga Płoucha and Joanna Lentka-Wróbel.

Practice head(s):

Filip Mroczkowski; Maciej Król

Other key lawyers:

Olga Płoucha; Joanna Lentka-Wróbel; Piotr Olearczyk


‘They tailor their service to the clients’ needs and follow them during the entire process. They are agile and flexible.’

‘The team always has a solution to any problems or challenges they are confronted with; they find a way to manage it in the best way for the customer.’

‘A very motivated team operating in many areas. They are a very good support when working with foreign clients.’

‘The team focuses on the problem and seeks solutions without wasting time.’

‘High-level service, high qualifications and knowledge, extensive experience, great flexibility during cooperation, transparency of cooperation, and precise information provided.’

‘Maciej Król is a very professional, supportive, and flexible person.’

‘Filip Mroczkowski as an excellent professional who is very much involved in his clients’ businesses and provides an excellent client experience.’

‘Piotr Olearczyk has very high competences, very extensive knowledge, and takes care of every smallest detail during transactions.’

Key clients

Umicore Poland Sp. z o. o.

KVL Investment Sp. z o.o.

Booksy International Sp. z o. o.

Cavatina Holding S.A.

Whirlpool Company Polska Sp. z o.o.

UBM Development Sp. z o.o.

Diamentum Office Sp. z o.o.

Develia S.A.

Vantage Development S.A.

Angel Poland Group Sp. z o.o.

Lokum Deweloper S.A.

Atlas Ward Polska Sp. z o.o.

KiK Textil sp. z o.o.

Vita Polymers Poland Sp. z o.o.

GKN Driveline Sp. z o.o.

Sika Poland sp. z o.o.

M.B.B. Logistics Sp. z o.o.

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


WSP Polska Sp. z o.o.

Tristone Flowtech Poland Sp. z o.o.

Cooper Standard Holdings Inc.

Cooper Standard Polska Sp. z o.o.


PM Group Polska Sp. z o.o.

Metroplan Polska Sp. z o.o.

BeeWaTec Sp. z o.o.

KSM Poland Sp. z o.o.

Tubex Holding GmbH

Energia Polska sp. z o.o.

Sieć Badawcza Łukasiewicz

Gigaset Communications Polska Sp. z o.o. S.A.

Tesar Polska Sp. z o. o.

Work highlights

  • Assisted Tarczyński with real estate issues relating to the client becoming the title sponsor of the City of Wrocław Stadium.

Schoenherr Halwa sp.k.

The real estate practice at Schoenherr Halwa sp.k. advises equity funds, investors, and developers on the acquisition and development of properties, assisting with permits, building and lease contracts, and handling related litigation. Katarzyna Sulimierska leads the practice after joining the firm from Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP in December 2021 alongside associates Karolina Samocik and Adam Nowosielski.

Practice head(s):

Katarzyna Sulimierska

Other key lawyers:

Karolina Samocik; Adam Nowosielski


‘They know commercial aspects of the business well and make transactions go fast and smoothly.’

‘Very professional, strong focus on closing a deal, and very responsive.’

‘Katarzyna Sulimierska is client oriented, extremely competent, and straight-to-the-point.’

Key clients

Ares Management Limited

Sunrise Real Estate

UNIQA Real Estate GmbH

Wiener Städtische Versicherungs AG

Warsaw Property Partners

Albea Group

Blackstones CS Sp. Z o.o.

Societe Generale S.A.

Erste Group Bank AG

Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Advised Ares Management and Sunrise Real Estate on the acquisition and development of three undeveloped real properties, two in Warsaw and one in Poznań.
  • Advised Voestalpine on the real estate and environmental issues related to the acquisition of the controlling interest in Plastwil.
  • Advised Sarantis on the real estate and environmental issues related to the acquisition of an interest in Stella Pack.

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

White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy - Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.‘s real estate team counts domestic and international lenders, institutional investors, developers, and owners within its client roster. Its offering includes advice on the construction, development, financing, and portfolio management of a diverse range of assets. The group is jointly led by Maciej Zalewski and Jakub Kutzmann.

Practice head(s):

Maciej Zalewski; Jakub Kutzmann

Other key lawyers:

Katarzyna Czwartosz-Liber; Paulina Walczak


‘The WC team in Poland is very capable and experienced in real estate. It provides very quick feedback when trying to find the best solutions for its clients.’

‘Katarzyna Czwartosz-Liber is always very quick in turning around documents and provides very swift responses and feedback, as well as constructive thinking about issues. Furthermore, not only is she an excellent lawyer, but she is also business oriented, which is a huge advantage for clients.’

‘Paulina Walczak is very bright and responsive.’

Key clients

Aurelius European Opportunities Fund IV

Spravia sp. z o.o.


CTP Invest. Spol. s. r. o.

Echo Investment S.A.

Generali Real Estate

GLP Europe

Greenman Partners Limited

GS Engineering & Construction Poland sp. z o.o.

Hubergroup Polska sp. z o.o.

Impel S.A.

LaSalle Investment management. Inc.

Reico Investicni Spolecnost Ceske sporitelny, A.S.

Work highlights

  • Advising 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.
  • Advising GLP on leasing a facility in the Łódź East logistics park.
  • Advising Aurelius European Opportunities Fund IV on the sale of a consumer battery manufacturing facility in Gniezno in a sale and leaseback deal to REICO ČS Long Lease.

Wiewiórski Legal

Wiewiórski Legal‘s real estate practice is led by ‘excellent advisorMarcin Wojtasik in Wrocław, with a strong focus on property acquisition transactions and due diligence matters regarding developed properties and greenfield projects. The team also represents clients before administrative authorities, especially concerning applications for building permits, occupancy permits, and planning permission.

Practice head(s):

Marcin Wojtasik


‘The team is not only a trusted advisor, but also a business partner that can help you build up and grow your business.’

‘They build very good relationships with the customer that are based on trust and professionalism. The level of knowledge is outstanding and they always go the extra mile to support their clients.’

‘Always treat their clients with a personal touch, focusing on their needs, not just on the law.’

‘Very professional approach. Clearly they have a lot of experience in the field.’

‘Marcin Wojtasik is a person who stands out from the competition with an individual approach, accessibility, good work culture and organisation of work.’

‘Marcin Wojtasik is an excellent advisor.’

‘Marcin Wojtasik has perfect communication in English, taking the lead in discussions with landlords, and debriefing after every meeting.’

‘Marcin Wojtasik is very professional, delivering high-profile services.’

Key clients








Fresenius Kabi


Imagination Technologies


Kraft Heinz


White Drive

Coherent Solutions



Work highlights

  • Advised Danfoss on purchasing an office building.
  • Assisted Imagination Technologies with the process of negotiating a lease agreement for a new office for a software development centre in Wrocław.
  • Assisted Meero with leasing a modern facility for the production of photo shoots.

WKB Lawyers

The real estate and property development practice at WKB Lawyers is active in acquisitions and disposals, as well as property development projects in the industrial, hotel, commercial, and office sectors. It also advises clients on greenfield and brownfield projects. Anna Wyrzykowska sits at the helm of the department.

Practice head(s):

Anna Wyrzykowska

Other key lawyers:

Bartosz Łaski


‘The firm is a very professional entity. It has extensive knowledge and experience, and clients receive professional answers to all inquiries.’

‘The lawyers are always available, quickly provide answers and information, and professionally prepare documents.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas Bank Polska



Karl Lagerfeld

Beiersdorf AG


Thales Polska


White Star



Stock Spirits

Marc O’Polo

REB Group

Knight Frank

Doxa Capital

ING Lease

Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable

Lincoln Properties

Work highlights

  • Advised PKO BP on a long-term lease agreement for the entire area of the new SKYSAWA building complex.
  • Advising Panattoni on various matters, including 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 assisted with negotiations of four lease agreements for commercial space in shopping centres in Poland.