Weil, Gotshal and Manges – Paweł Rymarz sp.k.

Weil’s Warsaw office is a leading international law firm on the Polish market. Over 70 attorneys are based in our office, including lawyers licenced to practice law in the United States and the United Kingdom. Although we specialise in advising on mergers and acquisitions related to complex real estate assets, we also represent clients in connection with all other aspects of real estate investment and development. We are praised for combining a pragmatic approach with the highest quality advice based on market practice and commercial considerations. Our attorneys are known for being efficient negotiators who able to deal with the most complicated and challenging matters within very tough deadlines. Due to our unique and high-quality expertise, clients often seek Weil’s opinion on highly complicated issues. We also have very strong real estate litigation and financing practices, which allows us to cover all aspects of various real estate transactions providing one-shop services.
Name of company Weil, Gotshal and Manges – Paweł Rymarz sp.k.
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate Dr Agnieszka Koniewicz and Dr Filip Uziębło
Department head or senior representative profile Agnieszka Koniewicz is a co-head of the real estate practice in the Warsaw office of Weil. She is a renowned specialist in real estate, construction and infrastructure matters, including the related financing (bankability), regulatory and environmental aspects.
Filip Uziębło is a co-head of real estate practice in the Warsaw office of Weil, who specialises in real estate, corporate law, M&A deals, private equity, privatisation and restructuring transactions.
Short description of the company and team Weil’s Warsaw office is a leading international law firm on the Polish market. Over 70 attorneys are based in our office, including lawyers licenced to practice law in the United States and the United Kingdom. Although we specialise in advising on mergers and acquisitions related to complex real estate assets, we also represent clients in connection with all other aspects of real estate investment and development. We are praised for combining a pragmatic approach with the highest quality advice based on market practice and commercial considerations. Our attorneys are known for being efficient negotiators who able to deal with the most complicated and challenging matters within very tough deadlines. Due to our unique and high-quality expertise, clients often seek Weil’s opinion on highly complicated issues. We also have very strong real estate litigation and financing practices, which allows us to cover all aspects of various real estate transactions providing one-shop services.
Key current clients Weil’s real estate practice represents many major real estate companies and capital sources, including Echo Investment, Echo Polska Properties, Griffin Premium RE.., Globe Trade Centre, Griffin Group, Oaktree Capital Management, Rockcastle Global Real Estate, Ronson Europe, Robyg, BPH Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych, Centrum Development and Investments.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2016 and September 2017 Among the many real estate transactions executed by our attorneys, we would like to draw your attention to our services rendered to: (i) Echo Investment in connection with the execution with Echo Polska Properties of the preliminary sale agreements regarding the sale of office properties located in Gdansk, Lodz, Katowice and Krakow (total deal value USD 307,484,891); (ii) Echo Investment with respect to the property purchase agreements relating to a portfolio of 13 real properties (Towarowa shopping mall) located in central Warsaw from Oaktree Capital Management (total deal value USD 139,800,000); (iii) BPH Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych in connection with the sale of two real estate portfolios owned by funds managed by BPH Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych to Octava FIZAN (total deal value USD 25,746,500); and (iv) Echo Polska Properties in connection with the disposal of five office buildings located in Poland to Griffin Premium RE.. (total deal value USD 189,895,000).
Participation in development projects between October 2016 and September 2017 Weil’s Warsaw office has advised on prominent development projects in Poland, including: (i) Echo Investment on the execution of agreements relating to the development of, in cooperation with Echo Polska Properties, the Towarowa project in central Warsaw, including development management arrangements; (ii) Ronson Europe and its subsidiaries on the sale of the Nova Krolikarnia development project; (iii) Echo Investment on the purchase in a joint venture with Echo Polska Properties of the Młociny project consisting of a multifunctional shopping centre in Warsaw which is being currently developed and, subsequently, participation in the negotiations and renegotiations of a set of construction-related contracts regarding Galeria Mlociny; (iv) Griffin Premium RE.. in connection with the purchase of 100% of the shares in companies holding the legal title to the real property on which the West Link office building in Wroclaw is currently being developed, including the related arrangements.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2016 and September 2017 (IN EUR) Between October 2016 and September 2017, the total value of the real estate transactions in which Weil was a legal advisor exceeded USD 1,106,463,907.
Please say why you should be considered for the award Weil is one of the world’s top law firms and has a unique depth of experience. Our Warsaw office is one of the top-ranked firms in global rankings (Legal 500, IFLR, and Chambers and Partners), and in local ones (e.g. Rzeczpospolita), where we have repeatedly taken the top spot in rankings that assess firms based on the prominent transactions that they handle. We participated in the largest RE deals executed last year in Poland, also including the landmark transactions that we advised on and structured (the IPO of the first REIT-like fund structured in Poland – Griffin Premium RE..), which is of a unique and complex nature given the absence of precedents and cases in this area in Poland. This makes us unique in that we are able to handle landmark transactions despite the size of our real estate practice. With numerous sector-leading clients trusting us with their deals, our firm now provides strong competition for law firms specialising in real estate.
Company website www.weil.com
Name of company
Weil, Gotshal and Manges – Paweł Rymarz sp.k.
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate
Dr Agnieszka Koniewicz and Dr Filip Uziębło
Department head or senior representative profile
Agnieszka Koniewicz is a co-head of the real estate practice in the Warsaw office of Weil. She is a renowned specialist in real estate, construction and infrastructure matters, including the related financing (bankability), regulatory and environmental aspects.
Filip Uziębło is a co-head of real estate practice in the Warsaw office of Weil, who specialises in real estate, corporate law, M&A deals, private equity, privatisation and restructuring transactions.
Short description of the company and team
Weil’s Warsaw office is a leading international law firm on the Polish market. Over 70 attorneys are based in our office, including lawyers licenced to practice law in the United States and the United Kingdom. Although we specialise in advising on mergers and acquisitions related to complex real estate assets, we also represent clients in connection with all other aspects of real estate investment and development. We are praised for combining a pragmatic approach with the highest quality advice based on market practice and commercial considerations. Our attorneys are known for being efficient negotiators who able to deal with the most complicated and challenging matters within very tough deadlines. Due to our unique and high-quality expertise, clients often seek Weil’s opinion on highly complicated issues. We also have very strong real estate litigation and financing practices, which allows us to cover all aspects of various real estate transactions providing one-shop services.
Key current clients
Weil’s real estate practice represents many major real estate companies and capital sources, including Echo Investment, Echo Polska Properties, Griffin Premium RE.., Globe Trade Centre, Griffin Group, Oaktree Capital Management, Rockcastle Global Real Estate, Ronson Europe, Robyg, BPH Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych, Centrum Development and Investments.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2016 and September 2017
Among the many real estate transactions executed by our attorneys, we would like to draw your attention to our services rendered to: (i) Echo Investment in connection with the execution with Echo Polska Properties of the preliminary sale agreements regarding the sale of office properties located in Gdansk, Lodz, Katowice and Krakow (total deal value USD 307,484,891); (ii) Echo Investment with respect to the property purchase agreements relating to a portfolio of 13 real properties (Towarowa shopping mall) located in central Warsaw from Oaktree Capital Management (total deal value USD 139,800,000); (iii) BPH Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych in connection with the sale of two real estate portfolios owned by funds managed by BPH Towarzystwo Funduszy Inwestycyjnych to Octava FIZAN (total deal value USD 25,746,500); and (iv) Echo Polska Properties in connection with the disposal of five office buildings located in Poland to Griffin Premium RE.. (total deal value USD 189,895,000).
Participation in development projects between October 2016 and September 2017
Weil’s Warsaw office has advised on prominent development projects in Poland, including: (i) Echo Investment on the execution of agreements relating to the development of, in cooperation with Echo Polska Properties, the Towarowa project in central Warsaw, including development management arrangements; (ii) Ronson Europe and its subsidiaries on the sale of the Nova Krolikarnia development project; (iii) Echo Investment on the purchase in a joint venture with Echo Polska Properties of the Młociny project consisting of a multifunctional shopping centre in Warsaw which is being currently developed and, subsequently, participation in the negotiations and renegotiations of a set of construction-related contracts regarding Galeria Mlociny; (iv) Griffin Premium RE.. in connection with the purchase of 100% of the shares in companies holding the legal title to the real property on which the West Link office building in Wroclaw is currently being developed, including the related arrangements.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2016 and September 2017 (IN EUR)
Between October 2016 and September 2017, the total value of the real estate transactions in which Weil was a legal advisor exceeded USD 1,106,463,907.
Please say why you should be considered for the award
Weil is one of the world’s top law firms and has a unique depth of experience. Our Warsaw office is one of the top-ranked firms in global rankings (Legal 500, IFLR, and Chambers and Partners), and in local ones (e.g. Rzeczpospolita), where we have repeatedly taken the top spot in rankings that assess firms based on the prominent transactions that they handle. We participated in the largest RE deals executed last year in Poland, also including the landmark transactions that we advised on and structured (the IPO of the first REIT-like fund structured in Poland – Griffin Premium RE..), which is of a unique and complex nature given the absence of precedents and cases in this area in Poland. This makes us unique in that we are able to handle landmark transactions despite the size of our real estate practice. With numerous sector-leading clients trusting us with their deals, our firm now provides strong competition for law firms specialising in real estate.
Company website
www.weil.com

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