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

Weil’s Warsaw office is a leading international law firm on the Polish market. Over 75 attorneys are based in our office, including lawyers licenced to practice law in the United States. 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 75 attorneys are based in our office, including lawyers licenced to practice law in the United States. 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 Redefine Properties, Griffin Real Estate, Robyg S.A., Echo Investment S.A., Ronson Developmnet S.E., Globalworth Poland Real Estate N.V., Echo Polska Properties N.V., Echo Polska Properties (Cyprus) PLC, Chopin Airport Development sp. z o.o., Global City Holdings, Globe Trade Centre S.A., Rosehill Investments sp. z o.o. and NEPI Rockcastle.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2017 and September 2018 • Redefine Properties and Griffin Real Estate in connection with an investment agreement with Panattoni Europe regarding a logistics platform in Poland
• Robyg regarding the sale by way of tender offer of all of the shares in Robyg to Bricks Acquisitions Limited, a company indirectly owned by the Goldman Sachs Group
• Echo Investment in connection with the sale of the O3 office building located in Krakow to EPP
• Ronson Development regarding the acquisition of the Nova Krolikarnia from Global City Holdings
• GPRE and Oaktree Capital Group regarding the sale by way of tender offer of all of the shares in Griffin Premium RE held by Oaktree Capital Group to a subsidiary of Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited
• GPRE regarding the purchase of the West Link office building from Echo Investment
• EPP, as the seller, in connection with a share purchase agreement signed with Griffin Premium RE regarding the purchase of A4 Business Park, Tryton Business House and West Gate Lotnicza 12
Participation in development projects between October 2017 and September 2018 • Chopin Airport Development in connection with numerous agreements regarding various aspects relating to hotel projects in Poland
• Echo Investment in connection with the sale of an office building constituting the second phase of an office complex, Symetris Business Park in Lodz, to a subsidiary company of EPP N.V.
• Global City Holdings in connection with agreements related to the development and management of a hotel to be constructed as a part of the Park of Poland project (construction and operational phases)
• confidential client in connection with negotiations and renegotiations of a set of construction-related contracts and annexes thereto relating to construction agreements regarding one of the biggest multi-purpose shopping centres developed in Warsaw
• confidential client in connection with revising and drafting a set of construction-related contracts, including a standard general construction agreement, an architectural design agreement and a supervisory agreement
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2017 and September 2018 (IN EUR) Between October 2017 and September 2018, the total value of the real estate transactions in which Weil was a legal advisor exceeded EUR 1,500,000,000.
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 investment agreement between Redefine Properties, Griffin Real Estate and Panattoni Europe - the biggest logistics transaction and joint venture transaction on the Polish market). 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 75 attorneys are based in our office, including lawyers licenced to practice law in the United States. 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 Redefine Properties, Griffin Real Estate, Robyg S.A., Echo Investment S.A., Ronson Developmnet S.E., Globalworth Poland Real Estate N.V., Echo Polska Properties N.V., Echo Polska Properties (Cyprus) PLC, Chopin Airport Development sp. z o.o., Global City Holdings, Globe Trade Centre S.A., Rosehill Investments sp. z o.o. and NEPI Rockcastle.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2017 and September 2018
• Redefine Properties and Griffin Real Estate in connection with an investment agreement with Panattoni Europe regarding a logistics platform in Poland
• Robyg regarding the sale by way of tender offer of all of the shares in Robyg to Bricks Acquisitions Limited, a company indirectly owned by the Goldman Sachs Group
• Echo Investment in connection with the sale of the O3 office building located in Krakow to EPP
• Ronson Development regarding the acquisition of the Nova Krolikarnia from Global City Holdings
• GPRE and Oaktree Capital Group regarding the sale by way of tender offer of all of the shares in Griffin Premium RE held by Oaktree Capital Group to a subsidiary of Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited
• GPRE regarding the purchase of the West Link office building from Echo Investment
• EPP, as the seller, in connection with a share purchase agreement signed with Griffin Premium RE regarding the purchase of A4 Business Park, Tryton Business House and West Gate Lotnicza 12
Participation in development projects between October 2017 and September 2018
• Chopin Airport Development in connection with numerous agreements regarding various aspects relating to hotel projects in Poland
• Echo Investment in connection with the sale of an office building constituting the second phase of an office complex, Symetris Business Park in Lodz, to a subsidiary company of EPP N.V.
• Global City Holdings in connection with agreements related to the development and management of a hotel to be constructed as a part of the Park of Poland project (construction and operational phases)
• confidential client in connection with negotiations and renegotiations of a set of construction-related contracts and annexes thereto relating to construction agreements regarding one of the biggest multi-purpose shopping centres developed in Warsaw
• confidential client in connection with revising and drafting a set of construction-related contracts, including a standard general construction agreement, an architectural design agreement and a supervisory agreement
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2017 and September 2018 (IN EUR)
Between October 2017 and September 2018, the total value of the real estate transactions in which Weil was a legal advisor exceeded EUR 1,500,000,000.
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 investment agreement between Redefine Properties, Griffin Real Estate and Panattoni Europe - the biggest logistics transaction and joint venture transaction on the Polish market). 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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