DLA Piper

DLA Piper's Real Estate practice advises a variety of key clients, both local and international, across diverse sectors on both local and cross-border transactions. The team works closely with the real estate finance experts in all real estate-related areas, which allows us to provide comprehensive advice to our clients. The team, as a part of a well-established and recognised international practice of DLA Piper, is involved in a number of local and cross-border portfolio transactions. We serve the needs of big global clients who want a single advisor for their complex multi-jurisdictional transactions. We advise our clients in particular on developing optimum purchase scenarios and structuring transactions, as well as providing support in closing and post-closing issues. We have successfully completed transactions in key sectors of Polish economy, including office, retail, logistics, industrial and production buildings.
Name of company DLA Piper
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate Jacek Giziński
Department head or senior representative profile Jacek Giziński, Poland Co-Managing Partner, Head of Real Estate, specialises in matters related to both real estate and corporate law. He has advised many prominent players from the real estate market such as KGAL Investment Management, METRO Properties, Stena Realty, Panattoni Europe, Savills Investment Management, Blackstone Real Estate. He is recommended in Construction, Real Estate and Investment Funds by Legal 500 EMEA 2020 and recognised as Highly Regarded by IFLR1000 2015-2020.
Short description of the company and team DLA Piper's Real Estate practice advises a variety of key clients, both local and international, across diverse sectors on both local and cross-border transactions. The team works closely with the real estate finance experts in all real estate-related areas, which allows us to provide comprehensive advice to our clients. The team, as a part of a well-established and recognised international practice of DLA Piper, is involved in a number of local and cross-border portfolio transactions. We serve the needs of big global clients who want a single advisor for their complex multi-jurisdictional transactions. We advise our clients in particular on developing optimum purchase scenarios and structuring transactions, as well as providing support in closing and post-closing issues. We have successfully completed transactions in key sectors of Polish economy, including office, retail, logistics, industrial and production buildings.
Key current clients Aareal Bank, Alior Bank, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Ochrony Środowiska, Bank Pekao, Berlin Hyp, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, Capital Park, Commerzbank, Corestate, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, DZ Bank, EIB, Elite Partners Capital, Erste Group Bank, Globalworth, Goodman, Hyatt International, ING, KGAL, Helaba, Levi Strauss, Markaz Kuwait Financial Center, Marriott Group, mBank, NEPI Rockcastle, Panattoni, PKO BP, Santander, Savills Investment Management, Unicredit, WeWork Poland.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2019 and September 2020 Advising Elite Partners Capital on the purchase of five warehouse buildings in a logistics park in Mszczonów. DLA PIper subsequently advised Elite on another acquisition of a warehouse building located in Mszczonów, which is fully leased by PepsiCo. With this transaction, Elite has increased its presence in the park to six buildings with a total area of over 260,000 sq. m.

Advising KGAL on its purchase of an office building in Warsaw - Prosta Office Centre (POC), located near the Daszyńskiego roundabout. The POC comprises around 21,000 sq. m of office and retail space over 11 upper floors and 3 lower floors. Tenants include companies from the IT and advertising sectors, as well as financial service providers.

Advising pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank on granting a EUR 90 million investment loan to Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate for the acquisition of Astoria, an A-class office building in Warsaw.
Participation in development projects between October 2019 and September 2020 Advising Markaz, a Kuwait investor during their first investment in Poland, on the development management agreement with Panattoni Europe and the acquisition of a real property with a total area of ca. 80,000 sq. m in southern Poland, including developing a logistics centre with 50,000 sq. m.

Advising PXF Lighting, a Polish investor, on development projects of the logistic centers in Gdańsk and Rzeszów. The projects were carried out in cooperation with Panattoni Europe, which acted as a development manager. Panattoni found the land, potential tenants and signed with them pre-lease agreements.

Advising Panattoni Europe on a joint-venture projects including shareholders agreements of a Polish limited liability company and Luxembourg holding entity as well as the development management agreements for the development of multi-let warehouse-logistics parks near Poznań and in Łódź with the aggregate area of ca. 58,000 sq.m.
Total value of the transactions on which your company advised between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR) Confidential client data
Please say why you should be considered for the award DLA Piper is a legal powerhouse full of real estate and real estate finance lawyers who attract clients interested in top-notch legal services. Client-centricity and business-oriented approach allow us to conduct smooth and efficient management of transactions, with a focus on risk management issues. Thanks to positive client feedback we are offered to advise on the big-ticket deals which allow us to strengthen our market reputation even more. Our team works on all types of real estate financings with clients such as: Aareal Bank, Accolade, Alior Bank, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Ochrony Środowiska, Bank Pekao, Berlin Hyp, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, Capital Park, Commerzbank, Corestate, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, EIB, Elite Partners Capital, Erste Group Bank, Globalworth Poland Real Estate, ING, KGAL, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, mBank, NEPI Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company, PKO BP, Santander Bank Polska, Unicredit, Zeus Capital Management.
Company website dlapiper.com
Name of company
DLA Piper
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate
Jacek Giziński
Department head or senior representative profile
Jacek Giziński, Poland Co-Managing Partner, Head of Real Estate, specialises in matters related to both real estate and corporate law. He has advised many prominent players from the real estate market such as KGAL Investment Management, METRO Properties, Stena Realty, Panattoni Europe, Savills Investment Management, Blackstone Real Estate. He is recommended in Construction, Real Estate and Investment Funds by Legal 500 EMEA 2020 and recognised as Highly Regarded by IFLR1000 2015-2020.
Short description of the company and team
DLA Piper's Real Estate practice advises a variety of key clients, both local and international, across diverse sectors on both local and cross-border transactions. The team works closely with the real estate finance experts in all real estate-related areas, which allows us to provide comprehensive advice to our clients. The team, as a part of a well-established and recognised international practice of DLA Piper, is involved in a number of local and cross-border portfolio transactions. We serve the needs of big global clients who want a single advisor for their complex multi-jurisdictional transactions. We advise our clients in particular on developing optimum purchase scenarios and structuring transactions, as well as providing support in closing and post-closing issues. We have successfully completed transactions in key sectors of Polish economy, including office, retail, logistics, industrial and production buildings.
Key current clients
Aareal Bank, Alior Bank, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Ochrony Środowiska, Bank Pekao, Berlin Hyp, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, Capital Park, Commerzbank, Corestate, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, DZ Bank, EIB, Elite Partners Capital, Erste Group Bank, Globalworth, Goodman, Hyatt International, ING, KGAL, Helaba, Levi Strauss, Markaz Kuwait Financial Center, Marriott Group, mBank, NEPI Rockcastle, Panattoni, PKO BP, Santander, Savills Investment Management, Unicredit, WeWork Poland.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2019 and September 2020
Advising Elite Partners Capital on the purchase of five warehouse buildings in a logistics park in Mszczonów. DLA PIper subsequently advised Elite on another acquisition of a warehouse building located in Mszczonów, which is fully leased by PepsiCo. With this transaction, Elite has increased its presence in the park to six buildings with a total area of over 260,000 sq. m.

Advising KGAL on its purchase of an office building in Warsaw - Prosta Office Centre (POC), located near the Daszyńskiego roundabout. The POC comprises around 21,000 sq. m of office and retail space over 11 upper floors and 3 lower floors. Tenants include companies from the IT and advertising sectors, as well as financial service providers.

Advising pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank on granting a EUR 90 million investment loan to Credit Suisse Asset Management Global Real Estate for the acquisition of Astoria, an A-class office building in Warsaw.
Participation in development projects between October 2019 and September 2020
Advising Markaz, a Kuwait investor during their first investment in Poland, on the development management agreement with Panattoni Europe and the acquisition of a real property with a total area of ca. 80,000 sq. m in southern Poland, including developing a logistics centre with 50,000 sq. m.

Advising PXF Lighting, a Polish investor, on development projects of the logistic centers in Gdańsk and Rzeszów. The projects were carried out in cooperation with Panattoni Europe, which acted as a development manager. Panattoni found the land, potential tenants and signed with them pre-lease agreements.

Advising Panattoni Europe on a joint-venture projects including shareholders agreements of a Polish limited liability company and Luxembourg holding entity as well as the development management agreements for the development of multi-let warehouse-logistics parks near Poznań and in Łódź with the aggregate area of ca. 58,000 sq.m.
Total value of the transactions on which your company advised between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR)
Confidential client data
Please say why you should be considered for the award
DLA Piper is a legal powerhouse full of real estate and real estate finance lawyers who attract clients interested in top-notch legal services. Client-centricity and business-oriented approach allow us to conduct smooth and efficient management of transactions, with a focus on risk management issues. Thanks to positive client feedback we are offered to advise on the big-ticket deals which allow us to strengthen our market reputation even more. Our team works on all types of real estate financings with clients such as: Aareal Bank, Accolade, Alior Bank, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Ochrony Środowiska, Bank Pekao, Berlin Hyp, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, Capital Park, Commerzbank, Corestate, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, EIB, Elite Partners Capital, Erste Group Bank, Globalworth Poland Real Estate, ING, KGAL, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, mBank, NEPI Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company, PKO BP, Santander Bank Polska, Unicredit, Zeus Capital Management.
Company website
dlapiper.com