Law Firm of the Year, Poland

The award is open to any law firm active in Poland’s real estate market in 2019. 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 (Bieniak Smołuch Wielhorski Wojnar i Wspólnicy sp. k.)

• For nearly 20 years, act BSWW has been building a reputation for excellence among Polish and international clients by delivering reliable legal services and advising on prestigious transactions and high-profile disputes. The team consists of over 70 experienced and skilled practitioners in a wide range of legal fields. • act BSWW is one of the founding members of act legal, a European law firm operating in 10 countries (over 400 lawyers, tax advisors and business experts). • act BSWW’s expertise covers a full range of real estate projects, especially large commercial and office developments, as well as residential, hotel/leisure and logistics ones. • The law firm offers day-to-day assistance for top Polish and international companies from the real estate sector: developers, construction companies, retailers and investors in high-end warehousing facilities.

Allen & Overy, A. Pędzich sp. k.

Our Real Estate department offers all services relating to real estate, ie development process, including administrative permits, investment transactions, financing, including hedging, tax structuring. Our integrated team has been working together for a long time with in-depth knowledge of local issues and transaction structures that is able to advise clients from all perspectives, ie seller, purchaser, financing bank, refinanced bank, sponsors, tenants and within the scope of tax, corporate, regulatory, banking, real estate and English law. We have a strong footprint in CEE with own offices in Prague, Budapest, Bratislava and an associated office in Bucharest. On 1 May 2019 we reinforced our real estate practice by welcoming a new partner, Michał Matera who joined Allen & Overy with Piotr Przybylski, senior associate, Małgorzata Jastrzębska, associate, and Marta Strykowska, junior associate. The combined real estate and construction team headed by Michał will encompass 8 associates.

Andrzej Lulka i Wspólnicy Kancelaria Prawna sp.k.

The firm offers legal services at every stage of real estate projects, for commercial, office, residential or logistic purposes. Such advice covers acquisitions, zoning, the construction process and financing, as well as the commercialisation and sale of real estate. We also help clients with implementing infrastructure, and we advise on all regulatory and administrative aspects. Our Law Firm provides the support of qualified experts who have specialized knowledge and years of experience. Members of the team specialize mainly in real estate and construction matters as well as in financing companies and investment.

BSJP Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Sp. k.

One of the leading Polish business law firms. With +70 attorneys, legal counsels, tax advisors and patent attorneys operating in 4 strategic locations nationwide (GDA, KAT, POZ, WAW), BSJP delivers all-round tailor-made consulting to domestic and foreign entities doing business in PL, i.e. enterprises, holdings and financial institutions, and is among the market leaders in relation to work for German, Nordic and French clients. In 2019, BSJP won recommendations from Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA and IFLR1000, and was ranked 15th biggest law firm in PL according to “Rzeczpospolita”. The two legs on which BSJP’s RE practice stands are RE investment and RE construction, where the spectrum of clients includes institutional investors, banks, financial institutions, lessees on the commercial RE market (offices, shopping/warehouse premises, industrial parks), commercial/residential developers. We advise on RE acquisition and construction, and design legal/tax efficient RE transactions.

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

Our Warsaw Real Estate team is experienced in all aspects of real estate transactions, assisting the real estate industry's leading players with all their real estate needs, from the initial acquisition, construction, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as tax structuring, corporate outsourcing, planning, environment and litigation. Our practice and many of our lawyers are annually valued by leading legal directories, including Chambers and Legal 500, reflecting our ability to advise on the largest and most complex or multi-jurisdictional real estate transactions and disputes. In 2018 we advised on 4 out of 10 largest real estate transactions in Poland (according to Forbes). Our Real Estate & Construction Department in Poland has 14 lawyers, including: 1 Partner, 5 Counsels (equivalent of local partner), 5 established or up-and-coming Senior Associates and 3 Associates.


CMS Real Estate & Construction Department employs over 30 lawyers and is one of the largest property practices among law firms operating in Poland. CMS lawyers provide legal advice to real estate investors, such as insurance companies, pension funds, property companies and property funds, as well as commercial and residential developers, in relation to a wide range of development projects. They advise retailers and other occupiers of commercial, office and warehouse space on asset management. CMS Real estate team assists clients at every stage of the real estate investment process from preparing the investment through project execution, development and management to the sale. The lawyers have also vast experience in soliciting claims by contractors from the ordering party, taking into consideration the claims by the consortium and the relationship of the general contractor to subcontractors.

CRIDO Legal J. Ziółek i Wspólnicy Sp. k

We provide businesses with comprehensive legal services, covering, i.a., real estate sale and purchase transactions, asset management, construction contracts, M&A transactions, bank financing agreements, complex corporate restructuring, litigation, as well as ongoing legal advisory services, in particular in the area of company law. Together with our colleagues from Crido Tax team, we help our clients determine optimal legal and tax organizational structures, and carry out comprehensive business restructurings. We advise in domestic and international transactions. Crido’s Legal team consists of 36 lawyers, including 5 partners, whose expertise and experience allows us to handle complex and complicated projects in various industries. We exercise the highest degree of professional care to understand the economic context of the transaction and the specific nature of each business branch in which our clients operate.


Dentons the world's largest law firm operating in 79 countries and 177 offices globally. Our clients benefit from more than 10,000 lawyers and professionals with experience in 24 sectors and 40 practices. Dentons Warsaw is the leader in the Polish legal market in the real estate sector, where it provides full-service legal assistance in real estate and finance matters to the majority of key institutional companies operating in Poland. The 50+ strong team is the largest international practice on the Polish market. It is our work on real estate investments – complex acquisitions, sales and joint ventures that we are best known for in the Polish market, in addition to our advisory on the finance, development and leasing projects. We advise across all major real estate sectors, with a particular focus on the office, retail, logistics and hotel sectors.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper's Real Estate practice combining 2 partners and 11 lawyers advises a variety of key clients, both local and international, across diverse sectors on both local and cross-border transactions. We have extensive experience in greenfield and development projects; work on commercialisation of logistics, retail and office projects; and have built a strong position in the warehouse logistics and hotel sectors. In combination with the Finance, Projects & Restructuring team headed by partner Mariusz Hyla, the DLA Piper Warsaw Real Estate team has become the first choice for banks in their property deals in Poland. The Real Estate team provides full support to the Finance & Projects team on real estate financings, including conducting due diligence reviews of companies and assets, as well as advising clients on any identified legal issues.

Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp. k.

Greenberg Traurig with over 2100 attorneys serving Clients from 41 offices around the world, is a leader among Am Law 100 law firms. The Warsaw office has a professional team of approx. 100 lawyers and is highly ranked in all major practice areas, including real estate. Our real estate team, over 40 lawyers strong, includes 4 leading real estate partners and covers a broad spectrum of core real estate and related practices. Providing full-service legal assistance on the largest and most complex transactions, the team is a recognized leader on the Polish real estate market. Our clients include leading international investors, developers, international financial institutions, investment funds, as well as construction companies and municipalities. Our team is an integral part of GT’s International Real Estate Group. The Group has more than 400 specialists, placing it amongst the largest real estate groups in the world amongst leading international law firms.

Hogan Lovells (Warszawa) LLP Oddział w Polsce

Hogan Lovells is a straight-talking firm. Understanding and solving the problem before it becomes one. Delivering clear and practical advice that gets your job done. Our 3,300 lawyers on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever we are needed. The Real Estate Department of Hogan Lovells has been present on the Polish real estate market for over 15 years. We have one of the largest real estate teams on the Polish market, and our department is still growing in numbers with new joiners. We are renowned for the strength of our real estate transactional/M&A practice which includes the largest international real estate investors and companies. In addition, we focus on the following aspects: long-term lease agreements, construction and development contracts, and project finance, as well as litigation/arbitration in the real estate industry sector. We have exceptional global reach/clients with on-the-ground real estate lawyers in more jurisdictions than most of our competitors

Kochański & Partners Spółka komandytowa

K&P consists of 100 lawyers, advocates, legal and tax advisors, patent attorneys cooperating through offices in Warsaw & Cracow. K&P has been ranked 1st in the Polish Law Firms Category (of Warsaw Business Journal’s Book of Lists), short-listed as “Regional Law Firm” in “CEE M&A Law Firm 2019” by Moreover in 2019, K&P has been recommended by The Legal 500, Chambers Europe and IFLR1000. K&P’s Real Estate team acts for both major domestic and international business and advises on the full range of real estate transactions. We have the commitment, resources and know-how to advise on all aspects of the ‘property cycle’. Our work includes acquisitions, developments, environmental, planning and leasing advice, as well as financing and exit. Our Real Estate practice also works very closely with a handful of international law firms.

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 group being the largest by 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. The real estate sector is a key part of our business strategy and the team in Warsaw covers all aspects of real estate investment, construction and planning matters. 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.

Smolarek, Rogala, Caban - Adwokaci i Radcowie Prawni Spółka partnerska

SRC was founded in 2005, hires 15 people, most of which are attorneys, and specializes in commercial real estate advisory, assisting Clients in purchase, lease, construction and litigation on the office, retail, hotel, agricultural and industrial real estate market. SRC provided legal assistance in numerous transactions, such as: • purchase of four office buildings of combined 120,000 sqm GLA by one Client in the years 2015 - 2017, one of which was the largest office building purchase transaction in Poland in 2016 (Konstruktorska Business Center); • lease of over 1,000,000 (one million) sqm of commercial premises; • acquisition of plots of land for shopping center construction by Inter IKEA Group; • sale and purchase of 6 industrial parks for a foreign investor; • long term lease agreement of land and buildings for future investment in a see harbor area; • negotiation of hotel management agreements with Marriott for one of the biggest hotels of this chain in Poland and Czech Republic.

Weil, Gotshal and Manges – Paweł Rymarz sp.k

Weil’s Warsaw office is a leading international law firm on the Polish market. Over 80 attorneys and advisors 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.

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. Our team has also been closely cooperating with our banking practice on various major real estate finance transactions on the Polish market. 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.

Wolf Theiss

Approx. 45 lawyers in Warsaw, multi-jurisdictional firm covering entire CEE/SEE region. Real Estate and Construction, Tax, Restructuring and Insolvency, Banking and Finance, Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Corporate and M&A, IP/IT, Employment.


Agata Gola
Head of Property Finance
PKO Bank Polski
Agata Sekuła
Head of Retail Investment CEE
Agnieszka Popko
Managing Director Finance
ECE Projektmanagement Polska Sp. z o.o.
Andrzej Rosiński
President of the Board
Waimea Holding SA
Anna Szelc
Head of Poland
Arkadiusz Rudzki
Managing Director, President of the Management Board at Skanska Property Poland
Skanska Property Poland
Artur Chrzanowski
Head of Legal Department, Legal Counsel
Eiffage Polska Serwis Sp. z o.o.
Cresa Polska Sp. z o.o.
Cedric Reimers
Benson Elliot Services Limited
Cezary Jarząbek
Founder & CEO
Golub GetHouse
Daniel Bienias
Managing Director
Jacek Wesołowski
Managing Director, Trei Real Estate Poland
Trei Real Estate Poland
Jarosław Zagórski
Commercial & Business Development Director
Ghelamco Poland
Joanna Fiszer-Choromanska
Head of Finance
Peakside Capital Advisors
Justina Ivan
Commercial Director
Kamil Lewandowski
Head of Legal Poland
CPI Property Group
Karol Bartos
Group Head of Asset Management
Atrium European Real Estate
Karol Wyka
Member of the Board, Country Leasing Director, HB Reavis Poland
HB Reavis Poland
Katarzyna Parkot
Managing Director
M7 Real Estate Poland
Magdalena Szulc
SEGRO Business Unit Director Central Europe
Segro Poland Sp. z o.o.
Małgorzata Turek
Management Board Member
Echo Investment S.A.
Marcin Kufel
Director of Finance
Marek Paczuski
Savills Sp. z o.o.
Mariusz Frąckiewicz
Director Poland
Avestus Real Estate
Mariusz Witkun
Director, Owner
Trebbi Polska
Mateusz Siejka
Managing Director
Arcona Capital
Matthias Cordier
Managing Director
Madison International Realty
Michał Ćwikliński
Principal, Managing Director
Avison Young
Michał Skotnicki
President of the Management Board
BBI Development S.A.
Monika Rajska-Wolińska
Managing Partner | Poland
Colliers International
Paweł Prejss
finance director
BPI Real Estate Poland sp. z o. o.
Peter Noack
Member of The Board
Zeitgeist Asset Management Sp. z o. o.
Philip Wood
Head of Transactions CEE
GLL Real Estate Partners
Piotr Trzcinski, MRICS
Head of Transactions Poland
Savills Investment Management
Radosław T. Krochta
Rafal Lipinski
cmT sp. z o.o.
Rafal Nowicki
Apollo-Rida Poland
Rafał Kwiatkowski
Chief Operating Officer
Richard Aboo
International Partner, Chair of EMEA Office Agency
Cushman & Wakefield
Roger Andersson
Managing Director
Vastint Poland
Tomasz Marsz
Corporate Clients Director
Axi Immo Group

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