Allen & Overy

Our Real Estate department offers all services relating to real estate, ie development process, including administrative permits, investment transactions, commercialisation, financing, as well as corporate and tax structuring. Our integrated team has been working together for a long time, possesses in-depth knowledge of local issues and transaction structures and 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. Our Real Estate team, headed by Michał Matera, consists of eight associates.
Name of company Allen & Overy
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate Michał Matera
Department head or senior representative profile Michał Matera, partner, heads the Real Estate practice at Allen & Overy Warsaw. He focuses on various aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, sale and lease-back, joint ventures and asset management. He is an expert in real estate aspects of financing, restructuring and insolvency projects. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and act as a mentor in the ULI Poland Mentorship Programme for ULI Young Leaders.
Short description of the company and team Our Real Estate department offers all services relating to real estate, ie development process, including administrative permits, investment transactions, commercialisation, financing, as well as corporate and tax structuring. Our integrated team has been working together for a long time, possesses in-depth knowledge of local issues and transaction structures and 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. Our Real Estate team, headed by Michał Matera, consists of eight associates.
Key current clients Equitix, 7R, Goodman, Panattoni, P3, Corestate Capital Holding, RF Corval, M7 Real Estate, Aareal Bank, Echo Investment, KION Group, FLE GmbH, LaSalle Investment Management, Franklin Templeton Investments, BerlinHyp, Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust and major financial institutions - mBank, Bank Pekao S.A. ING Bank Śląski, Santander Bank Polska S.A.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2019 and September 2020 Our recent experience includes advising:
- Tesco on the sale of its business in Poland to Salling Group A/S. The transaction included the sale of over 300 stores and associated distribution centres and the head office
- M7 Real Estate, the pan European investor and asset manager acting on behalf of M7 CEREF II, on the acquisition and financing of the Atrium Katowice office building in Katowice and other properties in Poland, Croatia and Hungary
- Goodman on the sale of assets in Central and Eastern Europe for approx. EUR1bn to GLP. The transaction includes properties located in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- Corestate Capital Holding in relation to a joint venture agreement with Bain Capital Credit. The joint partnership resulted in the acquisition of the first Micro Living properties in Gdańsk and Kraków by CORESTATE for Bain Capital Credit
Participation in development projects between October 2019 and September 2020 Our recent experience includes advising:
- 7R on a development management agreement with Gazeley (member of GLP Group) in relation to the logistics park known as Lodz East.
- KION Group, a global leader in logistics, on the conclusion of a development management agreement with Panattoni for the construction of a production facility near Szczecin.
Total value of the transactions on which your company advised between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR) Well above EUR 1bn.
Please say why you should be considered for the award - Our RE team offers all services relevant for the investors, developers, tenants and financing institutions being active on commercial real estate market;
- We have a strong footprint in CEE with own offices in Prague, Budapest and Bratislava
- Our integrated team has been working together for a long time, possesses in-depth knowledge of local issues and transaction structures and is able to advise clients from all perspectives
- We are innovative and flexible in our approach to handling transactions to ensure that we are well placed to meet the demands of our clients and the marketplace; when necessary, we are able to manage the largest deals on the market by using a sophisticated project management team and devices such as electronic deal rooms
- We offer collaboration among teams and flexibility to bring together specialists from each of our offices to create teams which are tailored to a specific deal and who are able to provide comprehensive legal advice on cross border issues
Company website www.allenovery.com
Name of company
Allen & Overy
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate
Michał Matera
Department head or senior representative profile
Michał Matera, partner, heads the Real Estate practice at Allen & Overy Warsaw. He focuses on various aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, sale and lease-back, joint ventures and asset management. He is an expert in real estate aspects of financing, restructuring and insolvency projects. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and act as a mentor in the ULI Poland Mentorship Programme for ULI Young Leaders.
Short description of the company and team
Our Real Estate department offers all services relating to real estate, ie development process, including administrative permits, investment transactions, commercialisation, financing, as well as corporate and tax structuring. Our integrated team has been working together for a long time, possesses in-depth knowledge of local issues and transaction structures and 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. Our Real Estate team, headed by Michał Matera, consists of eight associates.
Key current clients
Equitix, 7R, Goodman, Panattoni, P3, Corestate Capital Holding, RF Corval, M7 Real Estate, Aareal Bank, Echo Investment, KION Group, FLE GmbH, LaSalle Investment Management, Franklin Templeton Investments, BerlinHyp, Cromwell European Real Estate Investment Trust and major financial institutions - mBank, Bank Pekao S.A. ING Bank Śląski, Santander Bank Polska S.A.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2019 and September 2020
Our recent experience includes advising:
- Tesco on the sale of its business in Poland to Salling Group A/S. The transaction included the sale of over 300 stores and associated distribution centres and the head office
- M7 Real Estate, the pan European investor and asset manager acting on behalf of M7 CEREF II, on the acquisition and financing of the Atrium Katowice office building in Katowice and other properties in Poland, Croatia and Hungary
- Goodman on the sale of assets in Central and Eastern Europe for approx. EUR1bn to GLP. The transaction includes properties located in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
- Corestate Capital Holding in relation to a joint venture agreement with Bain Capital Credit. The joint partnership resulted in the acquisition of the first Micro Living properties in Gdańsk and Kraków by CORESTATE for Bain Capital Credit
Participation in development projects between October 2019 and September 2020
Our recent experience includes advising:
- 7R on a development management agreement with Gazeley (member of GLP Group) in relation to the logistics park known as Lodz East.
- KION Group, a global leader in logistics, on the conclusion of a development management agreement with Panattoni for the construction of a production facility near Szczecin.
Total value of the transactions on which your company advised between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR)
Well above EUR 1bn.
Please say why you should be considered for the award
- Our RE team offers all services relevant for the investors, developers, tenants and financing institutions being active on commercial real estate market;
- We have a strong footprint in CEE with own offices in Prague, Budapest and Bratislava
- Our integrated team has been working together for a long time, possesses in-depth knowledge of local issues and transaction structures and is able to advise clients from all perspectives
- We are innovative and flexible in our approach to handling transactions to ensure that we are well placed to meet the demands of our clients and the marketplace; when necessary, we are able to manage the largest deals on the market by using a sophisticated project management team and devices such as electronic deal rooms
- We offer collaboration among teams and flexibility to bring together specialists from each of our offices to create teams which are tailored to a specific deal and who are able to provide comprehensive legal advice on cross border issues
Company website
www.allenovery.com