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 of various asset classes, including retail, office, logistics, residential and hotels. Thanks to the exceptional experience, every year we render advice to global and domestic clients including institutional investors, developers, owners and lenders 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, co-head of RE practice in Poland; Maciej Zalewski - Local Partner, co-head of RE practice in Poland
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, 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 of various asset classes, including retail, office, logistics, residential and hotels. Thanks to the exceptional experience, every year we render advice to global and domestic clients including institutional investors, developers, owners and lenders participating in the most complex transactions both in the Polish market and in CEE as a whole.
Key current clients Generali Real Estate, REICO, Skanska Property Poland, Echo Investment, FLE, Ghelamco, Panattoni Europe, Cerberus Capital Management, Garvest Real Estate, Deutsche Hypothekenbank, Berlin Hannoversche Hypothekenbank, mLeasing, Franklin Templeton
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2017 and September 2018 Advised REICO (the largest Czech open-ended real estate investment fund), on acquisition of the Galeria Słoneczna in Radom. Value EUR 164 mln.
Advised REICO on the purchase of the Proximo II office building in Warsaw from Hines. Value EUR 77.3 mln.
Represented FLE (a part of LFPI Group), in relation to the acquisition of a mixed use building located in Wroclaw - the Wratislavia Center.
Advising M7 Real Estate Poland on the acquisition of a portfolio of office and logistics properties located in Poznań and Warsaw.
Advised Generali Real Estate on the acquisition of a landmark office building at Plac Małachowskiego in Warsaw.
Advised Echo Investment in connection with the creation of Resi4Rent, a joint venture between Echo Investment and R4R. Representation of Cerberus Capital Management and Balmain Polish Retail Investments in connection with the sale by the borrower of portfolio of commercial real properties located in 8 cities in Poland.
Participation in development projects between October 2017 and September 2018 Advised an international asset management company in relation to the forward purchase of an office building being developed by Skanska in Poznań, Poland.
Advised Skanska on lease agreements with numerous tenants of High Five office building in Kraków and Spark office building in Warsaw, which are both under development.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2017 and September 2018 (IN EUR) Approx. EUR 1 bln
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. Our work on behalf of a range of major real estate investors has kept us busy in Poland over the past year. Our team advised and is currently advising on: the acquisitions of real properties by REICO, FLE, Franklin Templeton Investment Services and M7 Real Estate Poland as well as Cerberus Capital Management on the sale of real properties in Poland.
Our team has been closely cooperating with our banking practice on various major real estate finance transactions on the Polish market including recent representation of Berlin Hyp AG and Erste Group Bank in connection with €205 million refinancing of portfolio of seven office buildings located in Warsaw belonging to Immofinanz.
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, co-head of RE practice in Poland; Maciej Zalewski - Local Partner, co-head of RE practice in Poland
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, 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 of various asset classes, including retail, office, logistics, residential and hotels. Thanks to the exceptional experience, every year we render advice to global and domestic clients including institutional investors, developers, owners and lenders participating in the most complex transactions both in the Polish market and in CEE as a whole.
Key current clients
Generali Real Estate, REICO, Skanska Property Poland, Echo Investment, FLE, Ghelamco, Panattoni Europe, Cerberus Capital Management, Garvest Real Estate, Deutsche Hypothekenbank, Berlin Hannoversche Hypothekenbank, mLeasing, Franklin Templeton
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2017 and September 2018
Advised REICO (the largest Czech open-ended real estate investment fund), on acquisition of the Galeria Słoneczna in Radom. Value EUR 164 mln.
Advised REICO on the purchase of the Proximo II office building in Warsaw from Hines. Value EUR 77.3 mln.
Represented FLE (a part of LFPI Group), in relation to the acquisition of a mixed use building located in Wroclaw - the Wratislavia Center.
Advising M7 Real Estate Poland on the acquisition of a portfolio of office and logistics properties located in Poznań and Warsaw.
Advised Generali Real Estate on the acquisition of a landmark office building at Plac Małachowskiego in Warsaw.
Advised Echo Investment in connection with the creation of Resi4Rent, a joint venture between Echo Investment and R4R. Representation of Cerberus Capital Management and Balmain Polish Retail Investments in connection with the sale by the borrower of portfolio of commercial real properties located in 8 cities in Poland.
Participation in development projects between October 2017 and September 2018
Advised an international asset management company in relation to the forward purchase of an office building being developed by Skanska in Poznań, Poland.
Advised Skanska on lease agreements with numerous tenants of High Five office building in Kraków and Spark office building in Warsaw, which are both under development.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2017 and September 2018 (IN EUR)
Approx. EUR 1 bln
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. Our work on behalf of a range of major real estate investors has kept us busy in Poland over the past year. Our team advised and is currently advising on: the acquisitions of real properties by REICO, FLE, Franklin Templeton Investment Services and M7 Real Estate Poland as well as Cerberus Capital Management on the sale of real properties in Poland.
Our team has been closely cooperating with our banking practice on various major real estate finance transactions on the Polish market including recent representation of Berlin Hyp AG and Erste Group Bank in connection with €205 million refinancing of portfolio of seven office buildings located in Warsaw belonging to Immofinanz.
Company website
www.whitecase.com

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