Firm Profile > Bakowski Law Firm > Warsaw, Poland

Bakowski Law Firm
UL. CZARNIECKIEGO 86/88 LOK. 4
01-541 WARSAW
Poland

Real estate Tier 3

Bakowski Law Firm acts for a client roster of domestic and foreign investment funds, which it assists with real estate sales and acquisitions across Poland. It also provides real estate portfolio analysis services in relation to commercialisation issues, and handles sale and leaseback transactions and investment schemes. Founding partner Igor Bąkowski leads the group alongside Maciej Ligier, who also has experience in real estate-related litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Igor Bąkowski; Maciej Ligier

Testimonials

The team is organized and attentive to your needs. I received amazing support in the purchase of real estate.

Igor Bakowski is a great listener, and goes above and beyond to help you. His explanations are clear and straight to the point. After every conversation, I felt informed and confident about my decisions.

The team is always ready for action and professional. Even if situations require very quick action and under time pressure. I can always count on substantive and physical support at meetings when needed.

Key clients

Polish Investment and Trade Agency

Bywater Properties

Arcona Properties

Prema

Prema-Inwest

SM Lazurowa

Bomm

TMT Tier 4

Bakowski Law Firm advises clients in the IT, telecoms and new technologies sectors on matters relating to licensing agreements, outsourcing, cloud computing, as well as marketing law issues. The department is led by Zuzanna Łaganowska, an expert in new technology regulations, telecoms law, data protection, as well as experience handling administrative law matters and proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Zuzanna Laganowska

Testimonials

Very competent, professional with a personal approach, always in touch and on time

Everyone has exceptional knowledge.’

The team works very effectively and in a timely manner.

Key clients

Belgacom International Carrier Services

National Research Institute supervised by the Ministry of Digital Affairs

Polish Agency for Enterprise Development

The firm: Bakowski Law Firm was founded in 2007, bringing together the long-term expertise of its partners acquired in the biggest American, British and Polish firms in Poland and Brussels. The firm has quickly grown from four lawyers to ten lawyers and is a well-established law firm advising on some of the biggest and most complicated transactions, particularly in the real estate and investment sectors.

Through the years it has assisted in the construction, development, letting, tax optimisation and sale of several commercial and office centres and numerous residential developments. It advised on the development and operations of production plants, road and railway construction companies, coal mining and trading companies, renewable energy projects and telecommunication projects.

From its establishment the firm has advised several investment funds and venture capital funds from the UK, US, Luxembourg and Poland, particularly active in real estate, infrastructure and project finance, as well as trade companies, IT companies and companies from the new technology sectors in their operations, regulatory issues and disputes in Poland.

The firm successfully represented its clients in real estate reprivatisation and compensation for property taken over by the State in Warsaw and Poland.

The firm assisted in numerous mergers and acquisitions, acquisition of shares in privatised State companies, preparation of IPOs, creation and management of investment funds, bond financing and advising companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Currently, the firm assists clients from the UK, France, Luxembourg, Germany, US, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and other countries.

Areas of practice: Bakowski Law Firm provides complex legal services concerning business activity and investment in Poland, including real estate law, project financing, regulatory advice, tax law, commercial law and labour law.

The firm’s lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience in providing legal services for real estate projects starting from the development of the corporate structures for the project and its financing through the construction process and completion of the project. The firm also assists in the negotiation of complex lease agreements.

The firm advises in the creation and management of investment funds and REIT vehicles.

It assists in the creation and management of corporate and holding structures, setting up companies, branches and agencies, investment funds, reorganisation and restructuring of companies, as well as on tax optimisation.

It also provides tailored legal assistance for individual investors in their business in Poland.

The firm provides complex advice in mergers and acquisitions, and conducts due diligence audits of companies. Its lawyers prepare IPOs and advise companies listed on the stock exchange.

In the corporate finance area it advises on bond financing, syndicated loans and venture capital schemes.

It assists telecommunication companies, IT companies and companies active in the new technology sectors. It also advises companies from the energy sector, including renewable energy producers and coal trading companies on all issues regarding their operations.

The firm provides comprehensive services to companies in the tax law area including tax optimisation, tax analysis of cross-border transactions, due diligence and transfer pricing documentation.

The firm also assists in real estate reprivatisation and obtaining compensation for property taken over by the state.

Lawyers from the firm represent its clients in proceedings before civil and administrative courts, as well as in arbitration proceedings.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate and construction Igor Bakowski
Real estate and construction Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Investment funds, REITs Igor Bakowski
Tax Igor Bakowski
Tax Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Corporate, mergers and acquisitions Igor Bakowski
Commercial litigation Igor Bakowski
Commercial litigation Maciej Ligier
Company Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Company Igor Bakowski
Energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance Igor Bakowski
Energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Court, administration and arbitration proceedings Igor Bakowski
Court, administration and arbitration proceedings Maciej Ligier
Telecommunications Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
IT, IP and new technologies Dr Zuzanna Laganowska
Reprivatisation Igor Bakowski
Photo Name Position Profile
 Zuzanna Łaganowska  photo Zuzanna Łaganowska Partner in the Firm. She specializes in the assistance to companies developing…
Mr Igor Bakowski  photo Mr Igor Bakowski Partner in the Firm. He has a long track record in assisting…
 Aldona Hapyn  photo Aldona Hapyn Senior Associate in the Firm. Aldona has a long track record in…
 Maciej Ligier  photo Maciej Ligier Partner in the Firm. Maciej has extensive experience in advising on real…
Number of lawyers : 10
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