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.
Name of company act BSWW (Bieniak Smołuch Wielhorski Wojnar i Wspólnicy sp.k.)
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate Michał Wielhorski – Managing Partner, Marek Wojnar – Managing Partner
Department head or senior representative profile Michał Wielhorski for nearly 20 years has been advising on all types of real estate projects and handled numberless madates in this sector.
Marek Wojnar for nearly 20 years has been advising on real estate transactions and construction/infrastructure investment projects.
They have recently advised on a range of real estate projects in residential, office, retail, hotel and logistic sectors (Astoria, Katowice Business Point, Renaissance Plaza, Centrum Orląt, Nowa Stacja. Motel One).
Short description of the company and team • 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.
Key current clients • Adventum International
• CPI Property Group
• ECHO Investment
• Globalworth Poland (GPRE)
• Gulermak
• Immobel Group
• JLL
• Mapletree
• P3 Logistics Parks
• PATRIZIA
• Santander Consumer Bank
• Savills
• Strabag
• YIT Development
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2019 and September 2020 • Advising Strabag on a range of real estate projects (Motel One hotel project – forward sale, Astoria office building – sale being one of biggest transactions on Polish office market this year)
• Advising Buma Group, a major developer based in Kraków, on sale of its real estate assets to Partners Group (transaction value is over EUR 200m)
• Advising Adventum International on acquisition of three office buildings in major Polish cities (Renaissance Plaza in Warsaw, Katowice Business Point in Katowice, Centrum Orląt in Wrocław)
• Advising YIT Development on acquisition of an appealing investment property (1.55 ha land lot) in Gdańsk. The developer is planning a mixed-use project. The estimated project value is over EUR 100m.
• Advising TUF Real Estate – a well-established real estate company, operating in office and retail real estate market – on the sale of a retail park, as well as on land purchase for a modern shopping centre.
Participation in development projects between October 2019 and September 2020 • Advising Strabag on Motel One hotel project
• Advising Buma Group on a range of debtor-side financing transactions for office and residential projects
• Advising Porto Office on refinancing of its project in Kraków
• Globalworth on ongoing issues for related to lease agreements and asset management of the entire real estate portfolio
• PATRIZIA on ongoing issues related to lease agreements and asset management of the entire real estate portfolio
• Fujitsu on legal issues related to the leasing of office space in a significant transaction on the office space leasing market (over 16,000 m² of Fuzja’s office space)
• ECC Group on completion of Nowa Stacja shopping mall in Pruszków.
Total value of the transactions on which your company advised between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR) Confidential information
Please say why you should be considered for the award • Increasingly often, the Clients ask act BSWW to provide comprehensive legal consulting for their ongoing business operations and investment projects. The firm advises on all stages of real estate ventures, from legal and tax due diligence audit of real properties, through sale and acquisition, joint ventures, permitting and investment financing, to leasing.
• The Real Estate and Construction Team is one of the biggest among the law firms in Poland.
• The Team consists of skilled practitioners with vast experience in due diligence, M&A, leasing and financing (incl. a dedicated corporate debt financing department). The Real Estate and Construction Team’s actions are supported by the capable tax department made up of qualified tax advisors.
• act BSWW keeps bolstering its position in leasing, real property acquisition and asset management.
Company website https://actlegal-bsww.com/
Name of company
act BSWW (Bieniak Smołuch Wielhorski Wojnar i Wspólnicy sp.k.)
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate
Michał Wielhorski – Managing Partner, Marek Wojnar – Managing Partner
Department head or senior representative profile
Michał Wielhorski for nearly 20 years has been advising on all types of real estate projects and handled numberless madates in this sector.
Marek Wojnar for nearly 20 years has been advising on real estate transactions and construction/infrastructure investment projects.
They have recently advised on a range of real estate projects in residential, office, retail, hotel and logistic sectors (Astoria, Katowice Business Point, Renaissance Plaza, Centrum Orląt, Nowa Stacja. Motel One).
Short description of the company and team
• 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.
Key current clients
• Adventum International
• CPI Property Group
• ECHO Investment
• Globalworth Poland (GPRE)
• Gulermak
• Immobel Group
• JLL
• Mapletree
• P3 Logistics Parks
• PATRIZIA
• Santander Consumer Bank
• Savills
• Strabag
• YIT Development
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2019 and September 2020
• Advising Strabag on a range of real estate projects (Motel One hotel project – forward sale, Astoria office building – sale being one of biggest transactions on Polish office market this year)
• Advising Buma Group, a major developer based in Kraków, on sale of its real estate assets to Partners Group (transaction value is over EUR 200m)
• Advising Adventum International on acquisition of three office buildings in major Polish cities (Renaissance Plaza in Warsaw, Katowice Business Point in Katowice, Centrum Orląt in Wrocław)
• Advising YIT Development on acquisition of an appealing investment property (1.55 ha land lot) in Gdańsk. The developer is planning a mixed-use project. The estimated project value is over EUR 100m.
• Advising TUF Real Estate – a well-established real estate company, operating in office and retail real estate market – on the sale of a retail park, as well as on land purchase for a modern shopping centre.
Participation in development projects between October 2019 and September 2020
• Advising Strabag on Motel One hotel project
• Advising Buma Group on a range of debtor-side financing transactions for office and residential projects
• Advising Porto Office on refinancing of its project in Kraków
• Globalworth on ongoing issues for related to lease agreements and asset management of the entire real estate portfolio
• PATRIZIA on ongoing issues related to lease agreements and asset management of the entire real estate portfolio
• Fujitsu on legal issues related to the leasing of office space in a significant transaction on the office space leasing market (over 16,000 m² of Fuzja’s office space)
• ECC Group on completion of Nowa Stacja shopping mall in Pruszków.
Total value of the transactions on which your company advised between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR)
Confidential information
Please say why you should be considered for the award
• Increasingly often, the Clients ask act BSWW to provide comprehensive legal consulting for their ongoing business operations and investment projects. The firm advises on all stages of real estate ventures, from legal and tax due diligence audit of real properties, through sale and acquisition, joint ventures, permitting and investment financing, to leasing.
• The Real Estate and Construction Team is one of the biggest among the law firms in Poland.
• The Team consists of skilled practitioners with vast experience in due diligence, M&A, leasing and financing (incl. a dedicated corporate debt financing department). The Real Estate and Construction Team’s actions are supported by the capable tax department made up of qualified tax advisors.
• act BSWW keeps bolstering its position in leasing, real property acquisition and asset management.
Company website
https://actlegal-bsww.com/