Mr Piotr Szafarz > Dentons > Warsaw, Poland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Real estate


Piotr has specialized in real estate since 1995, his main focus being on investment, development and finance work. He has led and negotiated multiple single asset and portfolio transactions (notably in sale-and-leaseback, forward purchase and funding structures), primarily in the retail, logistics and office sectors. During his career, he has been involved in a number of institutional and landmark projects, like acquisitions of the largest retail assets in the CEE region, and advanced revitalization schemes regarding historic buildings and town planning. Piotr regularly advises on forming joint venture structures.


Head of CEE Real Estate, Dentons since 2020. Partner, Head of Real Estate in Poland, Dentons since 2010. Partner, Clifford Chance, 2006-2010. CMS Cameron McKenna, 1999- 2006. Jeantet Associés, 1994-1999.


Polish, English, French


Legal adviser, Poland, 1997. A graduate of Warsaw University. Diplôme de droit français (University of Grenoble).

Lawyer Rankings

Poland > Real estate

Dentons‘ real estate team primarily works with institutional investors, private equity funds, developers and asset managers. Led by Europe real estate co-chairman Paweł Dębowski and acquisitions specialist Piotr Szafarz, the ‘well balanced and diversified’ team counts Skanska and Podium Investment Polska among its clients. With a particular focus on office, retail, logistics, hotels and student housing projects, it advises on due diligence exercises, reviews of  existing leases, drafting and negotiating transactional documents and obtaining requisite finance. The firm stands out for its ability to draw on a sizeable in-house construction team to complement the offering. Bartłomiej Kordeczka is a key member of the practice