Law Firm of the Year, Poland

The award is open to any law firm active in Poland’s real estate market in 2017. The jury will take into account the company’s activity and reputation on the market, as well as its lease and sales deal expertise, and the number and profile of clients represented.


act BSWW

act BSWW, along with 5 other top law firms, is a founding member of act legal, a new European legal firm. act legal has in total more than 250 lawyers, tax consultants and business experts, across 11 offices.The act BSWW team is composed of nearly 75 experienced lawyers providing comprehensive legal services across many sectors of the economy, real estate, construction, capital market, financing to name but a few. act BSWW’s capability spans the full gamut of real estate projects, in particular in relation to large retail and office projects. Our real estate services cover: - complex legal and legal-tax analyses of real properties; - commercialization - advising on negotiation and execution of lease agreements relating particularly to commercial and office space; - sale and acquisition by share and asset deals; - real estate investment financing; - reprivatisation;

Allen & Overy, A. Pędzich sp. k.

Our Real Estate team has collaborative, internationally minded and commercially aware lawyers, who provide the full range of real estate advice and consists of 14 members. No matter how complex the project or how tight the deadline, our real estate lawyers demonstrate commercial awareness and excellent technical skills in everything they do. We provide an innovative and flexible approach to handling transactions to ensure that we are well placed to meet the demands of our clients and the marketplace.


Andrzej Lulka i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Prawna sp.k. (Andrzej Lulka & Partners Law Firm) was established by Andrzej Lulka, a legal advisor, a former partner in the law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel (Tokarczuk Jędrzejczyk i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Prawna GLN sp.k.) who was responsible for the activity of the Warsaw Office’s Real Estate Department. The Andrzej Lulka & Partners Law Firm specialises in business law relating to business activity conducted in Poland and to international transactions. Real estate is one of the key areas of the activity of the Law Firm. The Law Firm provides legal assistance at all stages of projects related to real estate intended for commercial, office, residential and logistics purposes: in the scope of acquisition, zoning, construction, financing, leasing and sale of real estate and related to infrastructure, as well as on regulatory and property administrative issues.

BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sp. k.

Established in 2001, BSJP is one of Poland’s leading multi-disciplinary law firms offering service in the field of business consulting. With more than 60 lawyers, tax advisors and auditors operating in 4 strategic market locations across Poland, we deliver tailor-made solutions to both domestic and foreign enterprises, in particular privately-held medium-size companies, financial institutions and public administration entities. Since recently we are also present in Germany, i.e. in Berlin and Essen. At home, supporting among others a number of German mortgage banks and German-regulated funds doing business in the CEE, our real estate team keep marking a top market presence with their year-on-year high-quality record track.

Clifford Chance, Janicka, Krużewski, Namiotkiewicz i Wspólnicy spółka komandytowa

Our Warsaw Real Estate team is experienced in all aspects of real estate activity, advising on the entire property 'life-cycle' from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax structuring, corporate outsourcing, planning, environment and litigation. Our practice is annually valued by global legal directories (Chambers & Partners, Legal 500). Our Real Estate and Construction Department in Poland comprises 15 lawyers, including: - one Partner: Daniel Kopania; - three Counsels (equivalent of local partner): Bartosz Kaniasty, Marcin Krysa, Agnieszka Wojtasiewicz; and - seven established or up-and-coming Senior Associates: Joanna Biedka, Maciej Bocheński, Piotr Bogdanowicz, Joanna Kuchna-Grabowska, Aleksandra Jach, Katarzyna Perkowska, Michał Przybysz, - four Associates: Anna Misztela, Tomasz Walerowicz, Magdalena Łażewska and Maksymilian Rzegocki.


We’ve been here advising global corporations and investors in CEE for over 25 years. With more than 100 real estate lawyers across 15 full-service offices in CEE (more than any otherinternational law firm), we understand the business landscape of the region inside out. We take pride in providing consistent legal advice across borders, coordinated from your home market. Whether you are in the retail, residential, hotels, infrastructure, care home, office, logistics, renewable energy or student accommodation sectors, we have the specialists to help. In the course of 2017 our practice went through substantial changes. In the UK, CMS merged with the law firms Nabarro and Olswang on 1 May 2017, creating a new firm that is the sixth largest in the UK by revenue. The CMS Real Estate and Construction practice is the largest real estate specialist team in Europe and one of the biggest worldwide.

Crido Legal

Crido Legal provides tailor-made legal services for key clients in the real estate sector in Poland, including, i.a., advice on transactions, lease agreements, banking issues and corporate matters. Thanks to our close co-operation with Crido Taxand, we can support clients with not only all legal aspects of the project, but also the tax and financial issues as well. Crido Legal advises a wide range of clients from multinationals to private individuals. Being a member of the Taxand network enables us to conduct cross-border deals, which is highly appreciated when we assist our clients' with their transactional and corporate projects. Crido lawyers have advised on a number of key real transactions on the Polish market [please see the latest examples below] and prepared and amended over 1,000 lease agreements.


Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with approx. 8,500 lawyers working in 66 countries and 150+ offices globally. Established 26 years ago, it is the largest full-service law firm in Poland offering clients access to 220 lawyers, including 45+ focusing exclusively on all issues connected with real estate law. The team continues to play the leading role on the Polish real estate legal market. We are involved in the largest, landmark property transactions in Poland and in projects spanning CEE. Our key differentiators include excellent, institutional client base, business advisory, local market knowledge and, most importantly, the high quality work product we deliver to our clients every day. The real estate team is regularly supported by other lawyers in Warsaw specializing in real estate-related areas, like real estate finance, tax and litigation, depending on the project and client requirements.

DPPA Legal Grzonek Machczyński Świdnicki adwokaci i radcowie prawni sp. p.

DPPA Legal is an independent partnership founded by three senior lawyers having extensive experience in advising Polish and foreign Clients ranging from 14 to 16 years, now hiring 11 lawyers (in addition to 3 partners). The firm started its operations in July 2011 and since that time successfully develops as a highly specialized real estate law boutique, which is a firm providing for a high quality legal advice closely connected to the real estate business of our Clients in all real estate industries. Thanks to unique, business approach DPPA is able to deliver comprehensive business advice, not limited solely to legal matters, and to address and match all Clients’ needs and additionally it can flexibly adapt to changing demands the Clients’ business may bring. DPPA' aim is to apply the high quality and standards of services on the level known from international law firms, offering them at the same time both legal and fee level tailored to meet the specific needs of our Clients.


Galt provides comprehensive legal assistance to Polish and foreign business entities. The team comprises of 19 members. The firm specializes in the area of real estate, litigation and restructuring. Galt is a member of the international legal network International Business Law Consortium and a partner supporting Polish branch of the International Facility Management Association. Galt’s advisors are active members of Polish and international organizations like INSOL Europe (international association of insolvency and restructuring specialists), Polish Council of Shopping Centers (PRCH) and National Chamber of Insolvency Practitioners.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig is a law firm with over 2000 attorneys serving Clients from 38 offices around the world. The Warsaw office has a professional team of more than 100 lawyers and is highly ranked in all major practice areas. In September 2017, our top-ranked RE practice gained 11 members including one of the leaders in RE in Poland, Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch. This new group, combined with existing practice became one of the largest RE teams in Poland. Our RE team creates a talented group of highly qualified lawyers that offers Clients an unparalleled level of legal experience and service both in Poland and in CEE. Our RE lawyers works closely with colleagues from capital markets, M&A, tax, private equity, and banking & finance departments on the most complex transactions. We provide efficient and practice - oriented legal advice with respect to transactions, projects, developments and asset management. The team benefits from the support of our market leading RE practice in the US.

Kochański, Zięba & Partners Spółka komandytowa

KZP consists of 100 lawyers, advocates, legal counselors, tax counselors, patent attorneys co-operating through offices in Warsaw & Cracow. Our first class ever-growing Real Estate team comprises 11 lawyers (4 hires as of September 2016) is headed by highly recognisable leaders R. Zięba, K. Osiński and G. Olearnik, who lay the foundations of one of the largest and most recognized real estate practices in Polish and international law firms in Poland. KZP’s current team has advised both on the largest ever Polish real estate transaction, and the largest real estate transaction in Europe in 2016, placing us firmly amongst the elite real estate practices in the Polish market.

KPRF Law Office

KPRF Law Office is a new-generation law firm that provides unrivaled legal services based mainly on specialization, with a particular focus on commercial premises and shopping centers. We have been active in the Polish retail market for over a decade, winning the trust of many clients. Retail chains, asset agencies and developers of shopping centers appreciate our experience and business-oriented approach. An experienced team of 20 lawyers, divided into three departments: Real Estate, Corporate & Litigation, provides support and assistance in all main problems retailers have to face. Following a principle of pro-active and business-oriented legal services we ensure that our knowledge of the retail industry is up-to-date and we build good relations with representatives of both tenants and landlords. Altogether, KPRF Law Office Retail Team negotiated and concluded lease agreements covering a total area of well over 1,000,000 square meters.


Linklaters is one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms. We regularly advise the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments on their most complex transactions and mandates. Staffed with over 70 lawyers, our Warsaw office is one of the largest and most experienced international legal practices on the Polish market. There are very few premier international law firms for whom real estate is a major practice area. For us, the real estate sector plays a core role in our business strategy and we are committed to expanding our real estate capabilities as clients’ needs arise. Our Real Estate team acts for major domestic and international real estate investors, developers and occupiers on premium investment, development and real estate transactions. Our core team is made up of dedicated experts: lawyers with a diverse range of experience advising on landmark real estate, construction and planning mandates.


Miller Canfield provides comprehensive legal advices to multinational companies, financial institutions and smaller companies, hospitals and associations in matters relating to the acquisition, leasing and development of real estate. With offices in USA, Canada, Mexico, Poland and China, we are capable of handling any matter anywhere in the world. The firm’s Polish offices, strategically located in Gdynia, Warsaw and Wrocław, ensure for clients a direct and easy contact with our lawyers. Our strong, multi-disciplinary team has practical experience in all areas of real estate and construction, including: public finance, corporate, insurance, environmental, regulatory requirements.

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.

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.


Agata Gola
Head of Property Finance
PKO Bank Polski
Agata Sekuła
Head of Retail Investment CEE
Andrzej Mikołajczyk
Managing Director
CA Immo Real Estate Management Poland Sp. z o.o.
Anna Głowacz
Head of Industrial - Leasing Agency
Anna Jönsson
VP, Legal Counsel CEE
Artur Budrewicz
President of the Board
Grupa Energia
Bartosz Kozieł
Member of the Board
Nuvalu Polska
Bartosz Pustuł
President of the Board
NAI Estate Fellows
Beata Kokeli
Country Manager Poland & Head of Asset management
TriGranit Polska Sp. z oo
Bogdan Zasada
Managing Director
Strabag Real Estate / Strabag Sp. z o.o.
Cedric Reimers
Benson Elliot
Cezary Jarząbek
Golub GetHouse
Daniel Bienias
Managing Director
CBRE SP.z o.o.
Dariusz Kretowicz
Legal Counsel
BPI Polska
David Yearn
Business Development Manager CEE
First Title
Dieter Knittel
Director Europe
Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Dorota Wysokińska-Kuzdra
Senior Partner
Griffin Real Estate
Filip Krupa
Dyrektor Finansowy
BGK Nieruchomości
Frederic MOLITOR
Group CFO
Hubert Michalak
Senior Vice President, Managing Director CEE
Hillwood Polska sp. z o.o.
Ilona Gryszko-Redo
Property Director
Jacek Wachowicz
Immobel Poland
James Turner
Group Managing Director
Balmain Asset Management LLP
Janusz Buława
Board Member
Eiffage Immobilier Polska
Jarosław Sypniewski
Chief Financial Officer Poland
Justina Ivan
Commercial Director Poland
Karol Bartos
Executive Director
Tristan Capital Partners
Katarzyna Kozłowska
Legal Counsel/ Board Member
Atlas Management Company (Poland) Sp. z o.o.
Katarzyna Zawodna
President at Skanska Commercial Development Europe
Skanska Commercial Development
Leszek Sikora
Managing Director
ECE Projektmanagement Polska sp. z o.o.
Maciej Brożek
Head of Asset Management, Vice President
State Street Bank International GmbH Sp. z o.o. Poland Branch
Maciej Krawiecki
Leasing Director
Magdalena Kowalewska
Country Manager Operations Poland
IMMOFINANZ Services Poland Sp.zo.o.
Magdalena Szulc
SEGRO Business Unit Director Central Europe
SEGRO Poland Sp. z o.o.
Małgorzata Dankowska
Tax advisor, Partner
TPA Poland
Małgorzata Fibakiewicz
Head of Office Agency
BNP Paribas Real Estate Poland
Marek Paczuski
Director at Investment Department
Mariusz Kozłowski
President of the Management Board
Liebrecht & wooD Poland
Marta Wybrańska
Leasing Director
Avestus Real Estate
Mateusz Siejka
Managing Director
Arcona Capital
Michał Ćwikliński
Managing Partner, Country Head Poland
Apleona GVA Sp. z o.o.
Michał Kubicki
Unimax Development
Michał Skotnicki
President of the Management Board
BBI Developement S.A.
Mirek Bednarek
Country Manager
Matexi Polska
Monika Rajska-Wolińska
Managing Partner | Poland
Colliers International
Paulina Zalewska - Dzieciuchowicz
Hines Polska sp. z o.o.
Paweł Jakubowski
Finance director, board member
Klepierre Management Polska Sp. z o.o.
Paweł Sterna
legal adviser / attorney at law
HB Reavis Poland sp. z o.o.
Peter Chatfield
Commercial Manager
Vastint Poland
Piotr Kaszyński
Managing Partner
Cresa Polska
Przemysław Strzałkowski
Legal Department Director, Deputy Investment Director
Apricot Capital Group sp. z o.o.
Radosław Krochta
Rafał Kwiatkowski
Chief Operations Officer
EPP (Echo Polska Properties)
Tatiana Spencer
Tomas Jandik
REICO, investicni spolecnost CS, a.s.
Wojciech Pisz
Senior Investment Manager
Atrium Real Estate

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