Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch

Jolanta is the Head of the real estate team, which consists of 40 top-rated specialists who cover a broad spectrum of core real estate and related practices, including finance, corporate, M&A, tax and capital markets. The team has significant experience in working with both local and international investors - advising on and managing domestic projects, as well as in cross border transactions.
Candidate’s name Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch
Current position Partner and Head of the Real Estate Practice in Poland
Company’s name Greenberg Traurig
Description of the position Jolanta is the Head of the real estate team, which consists of 40 top-rated specialists who cover a broad spectrum of core real estate and related practices, including finance, corporate, M&A, tax and capital markets. The team has significant experience in working with both local and international investors - advising on and managing domestic projects, as well as in cross border transactions.
Work experience in this position Jolanta has been a Partner and the Head of Real Estate at the Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig since September 2017. Previously, she was a Partner and Head of Real Estate at the Warsaw office of Hogan Lovells for more than 17 years and a partner for three years at Cameron McKenna. Before she began her career with international law firms, she ran her own legal practice.
Description of business activity (profile, market sectors served, etc.) Jolanta concentrates her practice on real estate transactions and the financing of real estate projects. She represents developers, project financing banks, institutional clients and real estate funds in the biggest transactional projects in Poland. She is widely recognized in the real estate market for her business-oriented approach and commitment to clients. She has been involved in major transactions involving commercial, office, and logistic properties, including the construction of the largest shopping centers in Warsaw, as well as cross-border deals throughout Europe. Jolanta assists local and international clients investing in real estate in Poland, advising on the structure of transactions, the acquisition and sale of building sites, the preparation of the investment process, and the negotiation and drafting of construction, development, and real estate contracts. She has also been involved in numerous arbitration proceedings in Poland.
Size of the company managed by the candidate (headcount, regions of activity) Jolanta is responsible for managing the real estate team which now comprises over 40 lawyers and is one of the largest real estate teams in Poland.
The y-o-y increase in profits/income generated last year confidential
Career path (Previous employers, professional progress, when was the candidate promoted to the current position, etc.) Jolanta has more than 30 years of legal experience in real estate. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig in September 2017, she was the Head of Real Estate at the Warsaw office of Hogan Lovells.
Biggest business achievements, especially those made last year Jolanta is consistently recommended as a leading lawyer in real estate. Chambers Europe lauds her as an "icon of the Polish market." The team managed by Jolanta is renowned for its involvement in the largest and most complex transactions and has demonstrated its strength by representing Clients in prestigious transactions, such as:
- the PLN 1 billion public tender offer for 100% of shares in ROBYG;
- the acquisition of the Warsaw Spire B and C office buildings by CA Immo;
- the acquisition of 50% of the Warsaw Spire A office building by Madison International Realty and
- the acquisition of Krokus and Serenada, the largest complex of shopping malls located near Krakow, including the process of their redevelopment.
Contributions made to the improvement of the CEE commercial property market Jolanta is one of the most widely recognized and experienced real estate lawyers in the CEE Region, with an emphasis on Poland. During the last 30 years she has participated in landmark transactions involving commercial, office and logistic properties, taking an active part in the creation of the real estate market in Poland and making significant contributions to the development of legal services and the creation of this practice area in Poland. Her involvement has led to the successful execution of major projects across the region and the implementation of many innovative solutions in Poland. These legal solutions are now recognized as a market standard with respect to the commercial property market.
Other industry awards and prizes Jolanta is regularly recommended by leading legal directories. Her recent accolades include the following:
Legal 500 EMEA: Leading lawyer in Real Estate
Legal 500 Hall of Fame: honored in Real Estate and Construction
Chambers Europe: Band 1 in Real Estate and Construction
IFLR1000: Notable Practitioner
Rzeczpospolita: recommended in Real Estate
Best Lawyers: recommended in Real Estate
Candidate’s name
Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch
Current position
Partner and Head of the Real Estate Practice in Poland
Company’s name
Greenberg Traurig
Description of the position
Jolanta is the Head of the real estate team, which consists of 40 top-rated specialists who cover a broad spectrum of core real estate and related practices, including finance, corporate, M&A, tax and capital markets. The team has significant experience in working with both local and international investors - advising on and managing domestic projects, as well as in cross border transactions.
Work experience in this position
Jolanta has been a Partner and the Head of Real Estate at the Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig since September 2017. Previously, she was a Partner and Head of Real Estate at the Warsaw office of Hogan Lovells for more than 17 years and a partner for three years at Cameron McKenna. Before she began her career with international law firms, she ran her own legal practice.
Description of business activity (profile, market sectors served, etc.)
Jolanta concentrates her practice on real estate transactions and the financing of real estate projects. She represents developers, project financing banks, institutional clients and real estate funds in the biggest transactional projects in Poland. She is widely recognized in the real estate market for her business-oriented approach and commitment to clients. She has been involved in major transactions involving commercial, office, and logistic properties, including the construction of the largest shopping centers in Warsaw, as well as cross-border deals throughout Europe. Jolanta assists local and international clients investing in real estate in Poland, advising on the structure of transactions, the acquisition and sale of building sites, the preparation of the investment process, and the negotiation and drafting of construction, development, and real estate contracts. She has also been involved in numerous arbitration proceedings in Poland.
Size of the company managed by the candidate (headcount, regions of activity)
Jolanta is responsible for managing the real estate team which now comprises over 40 lawyers and is one of the largest real estate teams in Poland.
The y-o-y increase in profits/income generated last year
confidential
Career path (Previous employers, professional progress, when was the candidate promoted to the current position, etc.)
Jolanta has more than 30 years of legal experience in real estate. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig in September 2017, she was the Head of Real Estate at the Warsaw office of Hogan Lovells.
Biggest business achievements, especially those made last year
Jolanta is consistently recommended as a leading lawyer in real estate. Chambers Europe lauds her as an "icon of the Polish market." The team managed by Jolanta is renowned for its involvement in the largest and most complex transactions and has demonstrated its strength by representing Clients in prestigious transactions, such as:
- the PLN 1 billion public tender offer for 100% of shares in ROBYG;
- the acquisition of the Warsaw Spire B and C office buildings by CA Immo;
- the acquisition of 50% of the Warsaw Spire A office building by Madison International Realty and
- the acquisition of Krokus and Serenada, the largest complex of shopping malls located near Krakow, including the process of their redevelopment.
Contributions made to the improvement of the CEE commercial property market
Jolanta is one of the most widely recognized and experienced real estate lawyers in the CEE Region, with an emphasis on Poland. During the last 30 years she has participated in landmark transactions involving commercial, office and logistic properties, taking an active part in the creation of the real estate market in Poland and making significant contributions to the development of legal services and the creation of this practice area in Poland. Her involvement has led to the successful execution of major projects across the region and the implementation of many innovative solutions in Poland. These legal solutions are now recognized as a market standard with respect to the commercial property market.
Other industry awards and prizes
Jolanta is regularly recommended by leading legal directories. Her recent accolades include the following:
Legal 500 EMEA: Leading lawyer in Real Estate
Legal 500 Hall of Fame: honored in Real Estate and Construction
Chambers Europe: Band 1 in Real Estate and Construction
IFLR1000: Notable Practitioner
Rzeczpospolita: recommended in Real Estate
Best Lawyers: recommended in Real Estate

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