Linklaters C. Wiśniewski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa

Linklaters is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms and a member of the Magic Circle. We regularly advise the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions. Our Warsaw office employs over 80 lawyers, with the real estate practice as the largest in number. We have a market leading reputation - we are recognised as one of the leading firms in the real estate sector with outstanding capabilities in Poland and a proven track record in handling the largest and most complex transactions for a full range of stakeholders. For us, the real estate sector is a key part of our business strategy. The Linklaters Warsaw real estate team covers mainstream real estate, construction and planning. The core team consists of experts with comprehensive experience in real estate law and with skills to act for major domestic and international real estate entities. The practice is the largest group in Linklaters’ Warsaw office.
Name of company Linklaters C. Wiśniewski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate Artur Kulawski, Head of Real Estate Practice, Managing Partner Janusz Dzianachowski, Partner in Real Estate Practice
Department head or senior representative profile Artur Kulawski is a widely recognizable lawyer on the real estate market in Poland with over 25 years of real estate-related experience in cross-border and domestic transactions. He was appointed the head of the practice in 2005.

Janusz Dzianachowski is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience in advising international and domestic corporations, investors and developers on major real estate transactions in Poland and in the CEE region. Appointed in 2017.
Short description of the company and team Linklaters is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms and a member of the Magic Circle. We regularly advise the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions. Our Warsaw office employs over 80 lawyers, with the real estate practice as the largest in number. We have a market leading reputation - we are recognised as one of the leading firms in the real estate sector with outstanding capabilities in Poland and a proven track record in handling the largest and most complex transactions for a full range of stakeholders. For us, the real estate sector is a key part of our business strategy. The Linklaters Warsaw real estate team covers mainstream real estate, construction and planning. The core team consists of experts with comprehensive experience in real estate law and with skills to act for major domestic and international real estate entities. The practice is the largest group in Linklaters’ Warsaw office.
Key current clients Centerbridge, EPP, Morgan Stanley, Panattoni, Redefine, Aviva Investors, Blackstone, CBRE Global Investors, Echo Investment, Gramercy Europe, Griffin Real Estate, MEAG, NIAM, Oaktree, Panattoni Europe, PIMCO, TRIUVA, W. P. Carey, Bluehouse, CPI Property Group, Globalworth, UBM Development, Union Investment, ECE, AEW Europe, Patron Capital
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2017 and September 2018 Advising: Chariot Top Group on the €1bn acquisition of a portfolio of 28 retail assets including nine M1 shopping centres in Poland; Globalworth on the €101m acquisition of the A-class Spektrum Tower office building from the fund managed by Europa Capital; Griffin Real Estate and Redefine Properties on the acquisition of logistics properties located in Poland for a total price of around €200m via the European Logistic Investment; CPI Property on the acquisition of Atrium Centrum & Atrium Plaza office buildings in Warsaw; Niam AB on the acquisition from Skanska of the office portfolio comprising buildings such as: Green2Day in Wroclaw, Nowa Fabryczna in Lodz and the first two buildings in the High5ive complex in Kraków; on the establishment and execution of Resi4Rent, the first fully integrated investor, operator and asset manager for purpose-built residential communities in Poland; Echo Investment on the €73m forward sale of Sagittarius Business House office building in Wrocław.
Participation in development projects between October 2017 and September 2018 Advising: Bluehouse on a land acquisition and development of a built-to-suit warehouse building (developed by Panattoni) leased to DHL; Panattoni Europe on several construction projects, including: a warehouse for Leroy Merlin, a largest parcel distribution centre for the courier company GLS Poland, a production plant for Sanden Manufacturing Poland, STS Poland, Thule, Skamol Polska and for General Logistics Systems Poland; W.P. Carey on the construction of a building located in Zawiercie for Axa Stenman Poland as the tenant and on the construction of a building located in Radomsko for Ontex Polska as the tenant; UBM Hotel Granary, a Polish affiliate of UBM Development, on the Granary Island Hotel Project in Gdańsk (the Project is a landmark development project located on the northern tip of the Granary Island, in the heart of the medieval Polish port city of Gdansk).
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2017 and September 2018 (IN EUR) Almost €5 billion – total value of 20 property sales and acquisitions that Linklaters’ Polish and CEE real estate team advised within the last 12 months. The value includes one cross-border transaction from CEE region (disposal to Fort Group of 100% of shares in the holding company that owned through its subsidiaries a portfolio of five shopping centres in Moscow. Transaction with a total value of almost €1bn)
Please say why you should be considered for the award We have worked on the most complex and high profile real estate transactions on the market, and we are one of the few firms with genuine market-leading capabilities in our real estate and construction practice. The main factors that make us stand out from our competitors are: first, stability - the Linklaters real estate team’s reputation attracts and retains the best of the market’s most experienced and qualified practitioners who stay with the firm for many years, which is unique to our market. Second - efficiency, quality, size of our group and transaction experience of its members that enables us to provide quality advice and transactional assistance within a record low time. Third, integration - in our view, we are the most integrated law firm across the globe, with real estate professionals in most of our global offices, which allows for the seamless integration of multiple teams of lawyers and support staff from various parts of our global network.
Company website https://www.linklaters.com/
Name of company
Linklaters C. Wiśniewski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate
Artur Kulawski, Head of Real Estate Practice, Managing Partner Janusz Dzianachowski, Partner in Real Estate Practice
Department head or senior representative profile
Artur Kulawski is a widely recognizable lawyer on the real estate market in Poland with over 25 years of real estate-related experience in cross-border and domestic transactions. He was appointed the head of the practice in 2005.

Janusz Dzianachowski is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience in advising international and domestic corporations, investors and developers on major real estate transactions in Poland and in the CEE region. Appointed in 2017.
Short description of the company and team
Linklaters is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms and a member of the Magic Circle. We regularly advise the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most challenging transactions. Our Warsaw office employs over 80 lawyers, with the real estate practice as the largest in number. We have a market leading reputation - we are recognised as one of the leading firms in the real estate sector with outstanding capabilities in Poland and a proven track record in handling the largest and most complex transactions for a full range of stakeholders. For us, the real estate sector is a key part of our business strategy. The Linklaters Warsaw real estate team covers mainstream real estate, construction and planning. The core team consists of experts with comprehensive experience in real estate law and with skills to act for major domestic and international real estate entities. The practice is the largest group in Linklaters’ Warsaw office.
Key current clients
Centerbridge, EPP, Morgan Stanley, Panattoni, Redefine, Aviva Investors, Blackstone, CBRE Global Investors, Echo Investment, Gramercy Europe, Griffin Real Estate, MEAG, NIAM, Oaktree, Panattoni Europe, PIMCO, TRIUVA, W. P. Carey, Bluehouse, CPI Property Group, Globalworth, UBM Development, Union Investment, ECE, AEW Europe, Patron Capital
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2017 and September 2018
Advising: Chariot Top Group on the €1bn acquisition of a portfolio of 28 retail assets including nine M1 shopping centres in Poland; Globalworth on the €101m acquisition of the A-class Spektrum Tower office building from the fund managed by Europa Capital; Griffin Real Estate and Redefine Properties on the acquisition of logistics properties located in Poland for a total price of around €200m via the European Logistic Investment; CPI Property on the acquisition of Atrium Centrum & Atrium Plaza office buildings in Warsaw; Niam AB on the acquisition from Skanska of the office portfolio comprising buildings such as: Green2Day in Wroclaw, Nowa Fabryczna in Lodz and the first two buildings in the High5ive complex in Kraków; on the establishment and execution of Resi4Rent, the first fully integrated investor, operator and asset manager for purpose-built residential communities in Poland; Echo Investment on the €73m forward sale of Sagittarius Business House office building in Wrocław.
Participation in development projects between October 2017 and September 2018
Advising: Bluehouse on a land acquisition and development of a built-to-suit warehouse building (developed by Panattoni) leased to DHL; Panattoni Europe on several construction projects, including: a warehouse for Leroy Merlin, a largest parcel distribution centre for the courier company GLS Poland, a production plant for Sanden Manufacturing Poland, STS Poland, Thule, Skamol Polska and for General Logistics Systems Poland; W.P. Carey on the construction of a building located in Zawiercie for Axa Stenman Poland as the tenant and on the construction of a building located in Radomsko for Ontex Polska as the tenant; UBM Hotel Granary, a Polish affiliate of UBM Development, on the Granary Island Hotel Project in Gdańsk (the Project is a landmark development project located on the northern tip of the Granary Island, in the heart of the medieval Polish port city of Gdansk).
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2017 and September 2018 (IN EUR)
Almost €5 billion – total value of 20 property sales and acquisitions that Linklaters’ Polish and CEE real estate team advised within the last 12 months. The value includes one cross-border transaction from CEE region (disposal to Fort Group of 100% of shares in the holding company that owned through its subsidiaries a portfolio of five shopping centres in Moscow. Transaction with a total value of almost €1bn)
Please say why you should be considered for the award
We have worked on the most complex and high profile real estate transactions on the market, and we are one of the few firms with genuine market-leading capabilities in our real estate and construction practice. The main factors that make us stand out from our competitors are: first, stability - the Linklaters real estate team’s reputation attracts and retains the best of the market’s most experienced and qualified practitioners who stay with the firm for many years, which is unique to our market. Second - efficiency, quality, size of our group and transaction experience of its members that enables us to provide quality advice and transactional assistance within a record low time. Third, integration - in our view, we are the most integrated law firm across the globe, with real estate professionals in most of our global offices, which allows for the seamless integration of multiple teams of lawyers and support staff from various parts of our global network.
Company website
https://www.linklaters.com/

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