White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy – Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

Our real estate group in Warsaw has extensive experience in advising on all Polish and cross-border real estate transactions involving purchase, sale, financing, construction, development, ownership and management of real estate assets, including retail, office, logistics, mixed-use and hotels. Thanks to the exceptional experience, every year we render advice to global and domestic clients including institutional investors, developers, owners, lenders and underwriters participating in the most complex transactions both in the Polish market and in CEE as a whole.
Name of company White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy – Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate Michał Matera, Local Partner; Maciej Zalewski, Local Partner
Department head or senior representative profile Michał Matera is a Local Partner with broad experience in providing legal advice to international and domestic clients with respect to all types of real estate transactions. Michał is a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Maciej Zalewski is a Local Partner who focuses on real estate transactions, in particular in the logistics and commercial sectors and disputes regarding construction projects. He also advises on merger and acquisition transactions and procurement matters.
Short description of the company and team Our real estate group in Warsaw has extensive experience in advising on all Polish and cross-border real estate transactions involving purchase, sale, financing, construction, development, ownership and management of real estate assets, including retail, office, logistics, mixed-use and hotels. Thanks to the exceptional experience, every year we render advice to global and domestic clients including institutional investors, developers, owners, lenders and underwriters participating in the most complex transactions both in the Polish market and in CEE as a whole.
Key current clients Arcona Property Fund N.V., Ghelamco, REICO investiční společnost České Spořitelny a.s., Echo Investment S.A., Panattoni Europe, Skanska Property Poland, Promontoria Hampton (1) Limited (Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.), Garvest Real Estate, Bank Pekao S.A., Deutsche Hypothekenbank, Berlin Hannoversche Hypothekenbank, mLeasing sp. z o.o., mBank S.A.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2016 and September 2017 Advised REICO investiční společnost České Spořitelny, a.s., acting on behalf of ČS nemovitostní fond, on the €164 mln acquisition of the Galeria Słoneczna in Radom.

Representation of Arcona Capital Real Estate Poland sp. z o.o. in the acquisition and financing by Raiffeisen Bank Polska of 8 retail assets from companies belonging to the Real Estate Central Europe (RECE) capital group.

Representation of Arcona Property Fund N.V. in the acquisition of a special purpose vehicle holding 3 retail assets from the companies belonging to Real Estate Central Europe (RECE) capital group.

Representation of Arcona Property Fund N.V. in the acquisition of entire stake in the Polish limited partnership, the owner of an office building located in Szczecin, Poland.

Advised the subsidiary company of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., and Balmain Polish Retail Investments sp. z o.o. on the sale of the portfolio of commercial real properties located in 8 different cities in Poland.
Participation in development projects between October 2016 and September 2017 Advised companies from the Ghelamco group on the financing of up to €221 million and PLN 45 million (a total amount of approximately PLN 1 billion), from a consortium of financial institutions including Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., PKO BP S.A., Bank Pekao S.A., Bank BGŻ Paribas S.A. and Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A., for the construction of an office-services-hotel complex called "The Warsaw Hub".

Representation of Ghelamco in connection with a €370 million refinancing of the existing indebtedness incurred by Ghelamco’s subsidiaries in connection with construction of the Warsaw Spire, a complex of office buildings in Warsaw.

Representation of Garvest Real Estate in negotiating a long-term agreement on the lease of a building to be used as a four-star hotel.

Advising Skanska Property Poland in connection with the commercialization of High Five office complex in Kraków. The targeted project size: 70,000 m2.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2016 and September 2017 (IN EUR) EUR 1,8 billion
Please say why you should be considered for the award Our skilled real estate team in Poland is constantly growing, which is driven by the expanding client base (real estate funds, financial institutions) and the increasing number of deals on which we have worked. Team in Poland is backed by our global real estate team, particularly in the CEE region. Our cross-border experience and perspective is often a deciding factor for clients when they choose to entrust us with major multi-jurisdictional real estate mandates. Recently we advised Ghelamco group on the financing of up to €221 million and PLN 45 million for the construct of an office-services-hotel complex called "The Warsaw Hub" and refinancing of the construction of Warsaw Spire office building complex, REICO and Arcona Property Fund N.V. on the acquisitions as part of their expansion of the portfolios in Poland and Skanska Property Poland on the commercialization project in Poland.
Company website www.whitecase.com
Name of company
White & Case M. Studniarek i Wspólnicy – Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate
Michał Matera, Local Partner; Maciej Zalewski, Local Partner
Department head or senior representative profile
Michał Matera is a Local Partner with broad experience in providing legal advice to international and domestic clients with respect to all types of real estate transactions. Michał is a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Maciej Zalewski is a Local Partner who focuses on real estate transactions, in particular in the logistics and commercial sectors and disputes regarding construction projects. He also advises on merger and acquisition transactions and procurement matters.
Short description of the company and team
Our real estate group in Warsaw has extensive experience in advising on all Polish and cross-border real estate transactions involving purchase, sale, financing, construction, development, ownership and management of real estate assets, including retail, office, logistics, mixed-use and hotels. Thanks to the exceptional experience, every year we render advice to global and domestic clients including institutional investors, developers, owners, lenders and underwriters participating in the most complex transactions both in the Polish market and in CEE as a whole.
Key current clients
Arcona Property Fund N.V., Ghelamco, REICO investiční společnost České Spořitelny a.s., Echo Investment S.A., Panattoni Europe, Skanska Property Poland, Promontoria Hampton (1) Limited (Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.), Garvest Real Estate, Bank Pekao S.A., Deutsche Hypothekenbank, Berlin Hannoversche Hypothekenbank, mLeasing sp. z o.o., mBank S.A.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2016 and September 2017
Advised REICO investiční společnost České Spořitelny, a.s., acting on behalf of ČS nemovitostní fond, on the €164 mln acquisition of the Galeria Słoneczna in Radom.

Representation of Arcona Capital Real Estate Poland sp. z o.o. in the acquisition and financing by Raiffeisen Bank Polska of 8 retail assets from companies belonging to the Real Estate Central Europe (RECE) capital group.

Representation of Arcona Property Fund N.V. in the acquisition of a special purpose vehicle holding 3 retail assets from the companies belonging to Real Estate Central Europe (RECE) capital group.

Representation of Arcona Property Fund N.V. in the acquisition of entire stake in the Polish limited partnership, the owner of an office building located in Szczecin, Poland.

Advised the subsidiary company of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., and Balmain Polish Retail Investments sp. z o.o. on the sale of the portfolio of commercial real properties located in 8 different cities in Poland.
Participation in development projects between October 2016 and September 2017
Advised companies from the Ghelamco group on the financing of up to €221 million and PLN 45 million (a total amount of approximately PLN 1 billion), from a consortium of financial institutions including Bank Zachodni WBK S.A., PKO BP S.A., Bank Pekao S.A., Bank BGŻ Paribas S.A. and Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A., for the construction of an office-services-hotel complex called "The Warsaw Hub".

Representation of Ghelamco in connection with a €370 million refinancing of the existing indebtedness incurred by Ghelamco’s subsidiaries in connection with construction of the Warsaw Spire, a complex of office buildings in Warsaw.

Representation of Garvest Real Estate in negotiating a long-term agreement on the lease of a building to be used as a four-star hotel.

Advising Skanska Property Poland in connection with the commercialization of High Five office complex in Kraków. The targeted project size: 70,000 m2.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2016 and September 2017 (IN EUR)
EUR 1,8 billion
Please say why you should be considered for the award
Our skilled real estate team in Poland is constantly growing, which is driven by the expanding client base (real estate funds, financial institutions) and the increasing number of deals on which we have worked. Team in Poland is backed by our global real estate team, particularly in the CEE region. Our cross-border experience and perspective is often a deciding factor for clients when they choose to entrust us with major multi-jurisdictional real estate mandates. Recently we advised Ghelamco group on the financing of up to €221 million and PLN 45 million for the construct of an office-services-hotel complex called "The Warsaw Hub" and refinancing of the construction of Warsaw Spire office building complex, REICO and Arcona Property Fund N.V. on the acquisitions as part of their expansion of the portfolios in Poland and Skanska Property Poland on the commercialization project in Poland.
Company website
www.whitecase.com

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