Clifford Chance, Janicka, Krużewski, Namiotkiewicz i Wspólnicy spółka komandytowa

Our Warsaw Real Estate team is experienced in all aspects of real estate activity, advising on the entire property 'life-cycle' from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax structuring, corporate outsourcing, planning, environment and litigation.
Our practice is annually valued by global legal directories (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500).
Our Real Estate and Construction Department in Poland comprises 15 lawyers, including:
- one Partner: Daniel Kopania;
- three Counsels (equivalent of local partner): Bartosz Kaniasty, Marcin Krysa, Agnieszka Wojtasiewicz; and
- seven established or up-and-coming Senior Associates: Joanna Biedka, Maciej Bocheński, Piotr Bogdanowicz, Joanna Kuchna-Grabowska, Aleksandra Jach, Katarzyna Perkowska, Michał Przybysz,
- four Associates: Anna Misztela, Tomasz Walerowicz, Magdalena Łażewska and Maksymilian Rzegocki.
Name of company Clifford Chance, Janicka, Krużewski, Namiotkiewicz i Wspólnicy spółka komandytowa
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate Daniel Kopania, Partner, head of the Warsaw Real Estate, Construction & Infrastructure Department
Department head or senior representative profile Daniel Kopania – partner since 2010 – heads the Warsaw Real Estate, Construction & Infrastructure Department.
Daniel specialises in real estate, construction and infrastructure, advising institutional investors, owners, funders, contractors and professional consultants.
He has a wide range of expertise in retail, office, warehouse, residential, mixed-use, energy, industrial plant as well as PPP and infrastructure projects. Daniel also has unique expertise in negotiating construction contracts.
Short description of the company and team Our Warsaw Real Estate team is experienced in all aspects of real estate activity, advising on the entire property 'life-cycle' from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax structuring, corporate outsourcing, planning, environment and litigation.
Our practice is annually valued by global legal directories (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500).
Our Real Estate and Construction Department in Poland comprises 15 lawyers, including:
- one Partner: Daniel Kopania;
- three Counsels (equivalent of local partner): Bartosz Kaniasty, Marcin Krysa, Agnieszka Wojtasiewicz; and
- seven established or up-and-coming Senior Associates: Joanna Biedka, Maciej Bocheński, Piotr Bogdanowicz, Joanna Kuchna-Grabowska, Aleksandra Jach, Katarzyna Perkowska, Michał Przybysz,
- four Associates: Anna Misztela, Tomasz Walerowicz, Magdalena Łażewska and Maksymilian Rzegocki.
Key current clients List of this department's active PUBLISHABLE clients:
• AEW Europe
• Atrium (Aerium)
• Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A.
• Carrefour
• CBRE GI
• ECE
• Echo Investments S.A.
• EPF (Kwasa)
• Erstebank
• Hillwood
• Hines
• mBank S.A.
• Prologis
• Peakside
• Resolution Property
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2016 and September 2017 Advised or advising:
• Hillwood, a leading US real estate developer, on the large cross-border sale of a logistics portfolio in Poland and Germany to CBRE Global Investors. The Hillwood portfolio consists of four standing logistics parks in Poland, totalling 220,608 m2. The total portfolio, including existing assets and developments, comes to almost 426,500 m2.
• Bouwfonds European Residential Fund (BERF) on the acquisition of the residential project „Apartamenty Novum” on Rakowicka Street in Cracow's city centre;
• a fund managed by CBRE Global Investors on the sale of companies (under a share deal) that are the owners of Trinity Office Park II and Prosta Office Centre office buildings; and
• White Star Real Estate and Europa Capital on a joint-venture investment related to the acquisition of Plac Małachowskiego office building in central Warsaw.
Participation in development projects between October 2016 and September 2017 Advised or advising:
• Capital Park (a company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, with Patron Capital being the major shareholder) on the ArtN office-retail scheme in the centre of Warsaw (including redevelopment of the former Norblin factory);
• Polskie LNG S.A. on an approx. EUR 700 million project aimed at the development of the first LNG Terminal in Świnoujście which will enable the off-take of natural gas in order to increase the energy security of Poland; and
• Golub GetHouse on the construction of Mennica Legacy Towers in Warsaw, a class "A" office development in the centre of Warsaw.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2016 and September 2017 (IN EUR) over EUR 500 million (including ongoing transactions)
Please say why you should be considered for the award We feel that we deserve to be nominated for the award for 'Law Firm of the Year' at the Eurobuild Awards 2017 due to the complexity, volume and value of the transactions our Warsaw-based practice has advised on over the past 12 months as well as those on which we are currently engaged.
We work on some of the largest transactions on the market, with substantially smaller teams than our main competitors, which confirms our efficiency. Our clients appreciate the commitment of senior lawyers at all stages of a transaction. Our significant track record combined with industry knowledge, our dedication to sector focus and commercial advice set us apart from our competitors.
Company website www.cliffordchance.com
Name of company
Clifford Chance, Janicka, Krużewski, Namiotkiewicz i Wspólnicy spółka komandytowa
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate
Daniel Kopania, Partner, head of the Warsaw Real Estate, Construction & Infrastructure Department
Department head or senior representative profile
Daniel Kopania – partner since 2010 – heads the Warsaw Real Estate, Construction & Infrastructure Department.
Daniel specialises in real estate, construction and infrastructure, advising institutional investors, owners, funders, contractors and professional consultants.
He has a wide range of expertise in retail, office, warehouse, residential, mixed-use, energy, industrial plant as well as PPP and infrastructure projects. Daniel also has unique expertise in negotiating construction contracts.
Short description of the company and team
Our Warsaw Real Estate team is experienced in all aspects of real estate activity, advising on the entire property 'life-cycle' from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax structuring, corporate outsourcing, planning, environment and litigation.
Our practice is annually valued by global legal directories (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500).
Our Real Estate and Construction Department in Poland comprises 15 lawyers, including:
- one Partner: Daniel Kopania;
- three Counsels (equivalent of local partner): Bartosz Kaniasty, Marcin Krysa, Agnieszka Wojtasiewicz; and
- seven established or up-and-coming Senior Associates: Joanna Biedka, Maciej Bocheński, Piotr Bogdanowicz, Joanna Kuchna-Grabowska, Aleksandra Jach, Katarzyna Perkowska, Michał Przybysz,
- four Associates: Anna Misztela, Tomasz Walerowicz, Magdalena Łażewska and Maksymilian Rzegocki.
Key current clients
List of this department's active PUBLISHABLE clients:
• AEW Europe
• Atrium (Aerium)
• Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas S.A.
• Carrefour
• CBRE GI
• ECE
• Echo Investments S.A.
• EPF (Kwasa)
• Erstebank
• Hillwood
• Hines
• mBank S.A.
• Prologis
• Peakside
• Resolution Property
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2016 and September 2017
Advised or advising:
• Hillwood, a leading US real estate developer, on the large cross-border sale of a logistics portfolio in Poland and Germany to CBRE Global Investors. The Hillwood portfolio consists of four standing logistics parks in Poland, totalling 220,608 m2. The total portfolio, including existing assets and developments, comes to almost 426,500 m2.
• Bouwfonds European Residential Fund (BERF) on the acquisition of the residential project „Apartamenty Novum” on Rakowicka Street in Cracow's city centre;
• a fund managed by CBRE Global Investors on the sale of companies (under a share deal) that are the owners of Trinity Office Park II and Prosta Office Centre office buildings; and
• White Star Real Estate and Europa Capital on a joint-venture investment related to the acquisition of Plac Małachowskiego office building in central Warsaw.
Participation in development projects between October 2016 and September 2017
Advised or advising:
• Capital Park (a company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, with Patron Capital being the major shareholder) on the ArtN office-retail scheme in the centre of Warsaw (including redevelopment of the former Norblin factory);
• Polskie LNG S.A. on an approx. EUR 700 million project aimed at the development of the first LNG Terminal in Świnoujście which will enable the off-take of natural gas in order to increase the energy security of Poland; and
• Golub GetHouse on the construction of Mennica Legacy Towers in Warsaw, a class "A" office development in the centre of Warsaw.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2016 and September 2017 (IN EUR)
over EUR 500 million (including ongoing transactions)
Please say why you should be considered for the award
We feel that we deserve to be nominated for the award for 'Law Firm of the Year' at the Eurobuild Awards 2017 due to the complexity, volume and value of the transactions our Warsaw-based practice has advised on over the past 12 months as well as those on which we are currently engaged.
We work on some of the largest transactions on the market, with substantially smaller teams than our main competitors, which confirms our efficiency. Our clients appreciate the commitment of senior lawyers at all stages of a transaction. Our significant track record combined with industry knowledge, our dedication to sector focus and commercial advice set us apart from our competitors.
Company website
www.cliffordchance.com

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