Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with approx. 8,500 lawyers working in 66 countries and 150+ offices globally. Established 26 years ago, it is the largest full-service law firm in Poland offering clients access to 220 lawyers, including 45+ focusing exclusively on all issues connected with real estate law.

The team continues to play the leading role on the Polish real estate legal market. We are involved in the largest, landmark property transactions in Poland and in projects spanning CEE. Our key differentiators include excellent, institutional client base, business advisory, local market knowledge and, most importantly, the high quality work product we deliver to our clients every day. The real estate team is regularly supported by other lawyers in Warsaw specializing in real estate-related areas, like real estate finance, tax and litigation, depending on the project and client requirements.
Name of company Dentons
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate Paweł Dębowski, Chairman, Real Estate (Europe) and Piotr Szafarz, Head of Real Estate Poland
Department head or senior representative profile Paweł Dębowski is the leading real estate investment lawyer in Poland, advising the majority of key institutional investors and developers active in Poland and CEE. He focuses on the office, retail and hotel areas. Chambers’ “Star performer”. Appointed in 2014.

Piotr Szafarz is a Chambers’ Band 1 lawyer, advising clients in the retail and warehouse sectors in Poland. Lead counsel on multiple landmark commercial projects, including recent €450m+ sale of Serenada and Krokus. Appointed in 2010.
Short description of the company and team Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with approx. 8,500 lawyers working in 66 countries and 150+ offices globally. Established 26 years ago, it is the largest full-service law firm in Poland offering clients access to 220 lawyers, including 45+ focusing exclusively on all issues connected with real estate law.

The team continues to play the leading role on the Polish real estate legal market. We are involved in the largest, landmark property transactions in Poland and in projects spanning CEE. Our key differentiators include excellent, institutional client base, business advisory, local market knowledge and, most importantly, the high quality work product we deliver to our clients every day. The real estate team is regularly supported by other lawyers in Warsaw specializing in real estate-related areas, like real estate finance, tax and litigation, depending on the project and client requirements.
Key current clients Griffin Premium Real Estate, Ghelamco, Echo Polska Property, Globalworth, Tristan Capital Partners, Skanska Property Group, Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate, TPG Real Estate, BlackRock, Deka Immobilien, GTC, Union Investment, GLL Real Estate Partners, Apsys, Mayland Real Estate, Hines, Goodman, LaSalle IM, Peakside Polonia Management, CPI Property Group, Catella, Cromwell Property Group, Europa Capital, White Star Real Estate, TRIUVA, P3 Logistic Parks, Marvipol, Starwood Capital Group
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2016 and September 2017 Dentons advised: •Ghelamco on €100m sale of Warsaw Spire`s building B •Griffin Premium RE on the acquisition from EPP of 100% shares in entities owning three office properties ‎•‎Mayland R‎eal Estate and Foncière Euris on €450m‎ sale of Serenada and Krokus shopping malls •TriGranit on €361m sale of Bonarka City Center •Globalworth on investment agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Griffin Premium RE •Warburg-HIH Invest on the acquisition of Sagittarius Business House in Wroclaw •Aviva Investors on €161m sale of Focus Park in Zielona Góra and Focus Mall in Piotrków Trybunalski •Hines on €116m sale of Proximo I •AIG/White Star on the sale of Galeria Słoneczna in Radom •Skanska on all of their key investment transactions in Poland, incl. sale of Warsaw’s Westin Hotel and acquisition of Ilmet.

We were also lead counsel in Poland to ‎•CPI Property Group on ‎€650m‎ 4-country retail portfolio acquisition and to ‎•TPG Real Estate on €2.4‎ bln‎ ‎sale of P3 Logistic Parks to GIC.
Participation in development projects between October 2016 and September 2017 Dentons real estate development team advised:
• Mayland Real Estate on construction-related matters connected with the development of Serenada shopping center in Kraków.
• Apsys on the preparation of all contracts regarding the construction of the Posnania shopping center in Poznań.
• Cromwell on the preparation of the construction documentation for the extension of Janki Shopping Center.
• Catella Real Estate AG on the negotiations of a forward purchase agreement including development obligations with respect to the completion and fit-out of 72 luxury residential apartments in the Warsaw’s sky scraper, Zlota 44.
• Golub GetHouse, an international real estate investment and development company, partner in a joint venture established for the purposes of constructing the Mennica Legacy Tower office building in Warsaw.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2016 and September 2017 (IN EUR) €5.891 billion – total value of 30 publicly announced property sales and acquisitions that Dentons’ Polish real estate team advised on between October 2016 and September 2017. This figure includes two cross-border transactions (TPG`s sale of P3 to GIC and CPI’s retail portfolio acquisition) with a total portfolio value of €3.050 billion.
Please say why you should be considered for the award Dentons’ top ranked real estate practice of 45+ lawyers is widely recognized as the undisputed market leader in Poland. Over the years it has earned a reputation for being utterly client-oriented business advisers and not just purely lawyers. The team is proud to be the first choice law firm for landmark Polish and CEE-wide transactions, drawing on a deep bench of dedicated partners and lawyers in one integrated practice. We are the go-to people for key international investors, private equity funds, developers and borrowers active in Poland, whom we advise across all industry sectors. While the team is best known for acting on complex real estate investments, we also provide a wide spectrum of advice on real estate finance, development and leasing. The team’s main goal is to ensure our client’s business is successful. Thanks to the size of our Firm and our breadth of specializations, we can create a team of lawyers who will ensure this approach is met and work is delivered on time.
Company website www.dentons.com
Name of company
Dentons
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate
Paweł Dębowski, Chairman, Real Estate (Europe) and Piotr Szafarz, Head of Real Estate Poland
Department head or senior representative profile
Paweł Dębowski is the leading real estate investment lawyer in Poland, advising the majority of key institutional investors and developers active in Poland and CEE. He focuses on the office, retail and hotel areas. Chambers’ “Star performer”. Appointed in 2014.

Piotr Szafarz is a Chambers’ Band 1 lawyer, advising clients in the retail and warehouse sectors in Poland. Lead counsel on multiple landmark commercial projects, including recent €450m+ sale of Serenada and Krokus. Appointed in 2010.
Short description of the company and team
Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with approx. 8,500 lawyers working in 66 countries and 150+ offices globally. Established 26 years ago, it is the largest full-service law firm in Poland offering clients access to 220 lawyers, including 45+ focusing exclusively on all issues connected with real estate law.

The team continues to play the leading role on the Polish real estate legal market. We are involved in the largest, landmark property transactions in Poland and in projects spanning CEE. Our key differentiators include excellent, institutional client base, business advisory, local market knowledge and, most importantly, the high quality work product we deliver to our clients every day. The real estate team is regularly supported by other lawyers in Warsaw specializing in real estate-related areas, like real estate finance, tax and litigation, depending on the project and client requirements.
Key current clients
Griffin Premium Real Estate, Ghelamco, Echo Polska Property, Globalworth, Tristan Capital Partners, Skanska Property Group, Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate, TPG Real Estate, BlackRock, Deka Immobilien, GTC, Union Investment, GLL Real Estate Partners, Apsys, Mayland Real Estate, Hines, Goodman, LaSalle IM, Peakside Polonia Management, CPI Property Group, Catella, Cromwell Property Group, Europa Capital, White Star Real Estate, TRIUVA, P3 Logistic Parks, Marvipol, Starwood Capital Group
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2016 and September 2017
Dentons advised: •Ghelamco on €100m sale of Warsaw Spire`s building B •Griffin Premium RE on the acquisition from EPP of 100% shares in entities owning three office properties ‎•‎Mayland R‎eal Estate and Foncière Euris on €450m‎ sale of Serenada and Krokus shopping malls •TriGranit on €361m sale of Bonarka City Center •Globalworth on investment agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Griffin Premium RE •Warburg-HIH Invest on the acquisition of Sagittarius Business House in Wroclaw •Aviva Investors on €161m sale of Focus Park in Zielona Góra and Focus Mall in Piotrków Trybunalski •Hines on €116m sale of Proximo I •AIG/White Star on the sale of Galeria Słoneczna in Radom •Skanska on all of their key investment transactions in Poland, incl. sale of Warsaw’s Westin Hotel and acquisition of Ilmet.

We were also lead counsel in Poland to ‎•CPI Property Group on ‎€650m‎ 4-country retail portfolio acquisition and to ‎•TPG Real Estate on €2.4‎ bln‎ ‎sale of P3 Logistic Parks to GIC.
Participation in development projects between October 2016 and September 2017
Dentons real estate development team advised:
• Mayland Real Estate on construction-related matters connected with the development of Serenada shopping center in Kraków.
• Apsys on the preparation of all contracts regarding the construction of the Posnania shopping center in Poznań.
• Cromwell on the preparation of the construction documentation for the extension of Janki Shopping Center.
• Catella Real Estate AG on the negotiations of a forward purchase agreement including development obligations with respect to the completion and fit-out of 72 luxury residential apartments in the Warsaw’s sky scraper, Zlota 44.
• Golub GetHouse, an international real estate investment and development company, partner in a joint venture established for the purposes of constructing the Mennica Legacy Tower office building in Warsaw.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2016 and September 2017 (IN EUR)
€5.891 billion – total value of 30 publicly announced property sales and acquisitions that Dentons’ Polish real estate team advised on between October 2016 and September 2017. This figure includes two cross-border transactions (TPG`s sale of P3 to GIC and CPI’s retail portfolio acquisition) with a total portfolio value of €3.050 billion.
Please say why you should be considered for the award
Dentons’ top ranked real estate practice of 45+ lawyers is widely recognized as the undisputed market leader in Poland. Over the years it has earned a reputation for being utterly client-oriented business advisers and not just purely lawyers. The team is proud to be the first choice law firm for landmark Polish and CEE-wide transactions, drawing on a deep bench of dedicated partners and lawyers in one integrated practice. We are the go-to people for key international investors, private equity funds, developers and borrowers active in Poland, whom we advise across all industry sectors. While the team is best known for acting on complex real estate investments, we also provide a wide spectrum of advice on real estate finance, development and leasing. The team’s main goal is to ensure our client’s business is successful. Thanks to the size of our Firm and our breadth of specializations, we can create a team of lawyers who will ensure this approach is met and work is delivered on time.
Company website
www.dentons.com

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