Dentons

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with approximately 7,300 lawyers working in 50+ countries and 140+ offices globally. Established 25 years ago, and now with more than 200 lawyers, it is the largest full-service law firm in Poland. Our real estate team is the market leading practice with a successful track record in all property related areas. We are the go-to people for key international investors, private equity funds, developers and borrowers active in Poland, including newcomers to the Polish market like Starwood Capital Partners or TPG Real Estate. We are also the first choice law firm for landmark Polish and CEE-wide transactions, drawing on a deep bench of dedicated real estate partners and lawyers who make up one integrated team. Joining us as a partner in November 2016 is David Dixon, a Polish and CEE real estate market heavyweight, who will further enhance our client base and service offering.
Name of company Dentons
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate Paweł Dębowski, Chairman, Real Estate (Europe) and Piotr Szafarz, Head of Real Estate Poland
Short description of the company and team Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with approximately 7,300 lawyers working in 50+ countries and 140+ offices globally. Established 25 years ago, and now with more than 200 lawyers, it is the largest full-service law firm in Poland. Our real estate team is the market leading practice with a successful track record in all property related areas. We are the go-to people for key international investors, private equity funds, developers and borrowers active in Poland, including newcomers to the Polish market like Starwood Capital Partners or TPG Real Estate. We are also the first choice law firm for landmark Polish and CEE-wide transactions, drawing on a deep bench of dedicated real estate partners and lawyers who make up one integrated team. Joining us as a partner in November 2016 is David Dixon, a Polish and CEE real estate market heavyweight, who will further enhance our client base and service offering.
Key current clients Selected clients include: TPG Real Estate, Starwood Capital Group, BlackRock, Deka Immobilien, Tristan Capital Partners, Skanska Property Group, GTC, Union Investment, Aberdeen Asset Management, GLL Real Estate Partners, Apsys, Mayland Real Estate, Hines, Goodman Group, Valad, LaSalle Investment Management, P3 Logistic Parks, Peakside Polonia Management.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2015 and September 2016 • Dentons advised on the largest project in Central Europe in 2015 - TPG Real Estate’s acquisition of TriGranit’s €2.5 billion platform of 30+ vehicles in Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, Cyprus and Hungary. • Advised Skanska on the largest, €160m office portfolio sale in Poland in 2015. • Scored €200m+ retail sector hat-trick in Q4 2015 acting on three sales: Stary Browar by Fortis Nowy Stary Browar, Karolinka and Pogoria by BlackRock, and Sfera in Bielsko-Biala by BBC3. • Selected other advisory include: • TriGranit on €361m sale of Bonarka City Center. • GLL on €140m acquisition of Amazon’s two distribution centers. • Deka on c. €90m acquisition of two MLP logistics parks. • NBGI Private Equity on the sale of a logistics portfolio in five cities. • Tristan Capital Partners on €92m sale of Jantar retail mall. • Hines on the sale of Office Center Neptun in Gdansk and Sterlinga Business Center in Lodz. • Mayland on the acquisition of Krokus shopping mall. • Valad on the acquisition of WCC.
Participation in development projects between October 2015 and September 2016 • Representing Griffin Real Estate on a landmark, recently opened commercial and cultural spot on the Warsaw map ‒ Hala Koszyki. Our team handled all real estate, construction and finance matters relating to the development and revitalization of the project. • Advised Union Investment on the acquisition of a plot of land in Warsaw designated for the construction of the Holiday Inn Warsaw City Center.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2015 and September 2016 (IN EUR) €5.035 billion. It is the total value of 29 publicly announced property acquisition and sale transactions completed in Poland between October 2015 and September 2016 that the Dentons Warsaw team advised on (includes TPG Real Estate’s total cross-border portfolio value).
Please say why you should be considered for the award Dentons continues to be the top property practice on the Polish legal market acting across all real estate sectors, with a focus on office, retail, logistics and hotels. In the last 12 months we assisted in the change of owner for 20 office buildings, 21 retail assets and 14 warehouses. Our team features 40+ lawyers including 6 partners, but we offer far more than size. Clients and peers perceive us as market leaders because of our excellent institutional and long-standing client base, business advisory, in-depth local market knowledge and, above all, the value and work product we deliver to our clients every day as one integrated team. Rather than purely lawyers, clients see us as business advisers who know the market they operate in and as connectors who often “create” the deal by linking up parties in a project.
Company website www.dentons.com
Name of company
Dentons
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate
Paweł Dębowski, Chairman, Real Estate (Europe) and Piotr Szafarz, Head of Real Estate Poland
Short description of the company and team
Dentons is the world's largest law firm, with approximately 7,300 lawyers working in 50+ countries and 140+ offices globally. Established 25 years ago, and now with more than 200 lawyers, it is the largest full-service law firm in Poland. Our real estate team is the market leading practice with a successful track record in all property related areas. We are the go-to people for key international investors, private equity funds, developers and borrowers active in Poland, including newcomers to the Polish market like Starwood Capital Partners or TPG Real Estate. We are also the first choice law firm for landmark Polish and CEE-wide transactions, drawing on a deep bench of dedicated real estate partners and lawyers who make up one integrated team. Joining us as a partner in November 2016 is David Dixon, a Polish and CEE real estate market heavyweight, who will further enhance our client base and service offering.
Key current clients
Selected clients include: TPG Real Estate, Starwood Capital Group, BlackRock, Deka Immobilien, Tristan Capital Partners, Skanska Property Group, GTC, Union Investment, Aberdeen Asset Management, GLL Real Estate Partners, Apsys, Mayland Real Estate, Hines, Goodman Group, Valad, LaSalle Investment Management, P3 Logistic Parks, Peakside Polonia Management.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2015 and September 2016
• Dentons advised on the largest project in Central Europe in 2015 - TPG Real Estate’s acquisition of TriGranit’s €2.5 billion platform of 30+ vehicles in Poland, Slovakia, Croatia, Cyprus and Hungary. • Advised Skanska on the largest, €160m office portfolio sale in Poland in 2015. • Scored €200m+ retail sector hat-trick in Q4 2015 acting on three sales: Stary Browar by Fortis Nowy Stary Browar, Karolinka and Pogoria by BlackRock, and Sfera in Bielsko-Biala by BBC3. • Selected other advisory include: • TriGranit on €361m sale of Bonarka City Center. • GLL on €140m acquisition of Amazon’s two distribution centers. • Deka on c. €90m acquisition of two MLP logistics parks. • NBGI Private Equity on the sale of a logistics portfolio in five cities. • Tristan Capital Partners on €92m sale of Jantar retail mall. • Hines on the sale of Office Center Neptun in Gdansk and Sterlinga Business Center in Lodz. • Mayland on the acquisition of Krokus shopping mall. • Valad on the acquisition of WCC.
Participation in development projects between October 2015 and September 2016
• Representing Griffin Real Estate on a landmark, recently opened commercial and cultural spot on the Warsaw map ‒ Hala Koszyki. Our team handled all real estate, construction and finance matters relating to the development and revitalization of the project. • Advised Union Investment on the acquisition of a plot of land in Warsaw designated for the construction of the Holiday Inn Warsaw City Center.
Total value of the transactions on which your company adviced between October 2015 and September 2016 (IN EUR)
€5.035 billion. It is the total value of 29 publicly announced property acquisition and sale transactions completed in Poland between October 2015 and September 2016 that the Dentons Warsaw team advised on (includes TPG Real Estate’s total cross-border portfolio value).
Please say why you should be considered for the award
Dentons continues to be the top property practice on the Polish legal market acting across all real estate sectors, with a focus on office, retail, logistics and hotels. In the last 12 months we assisted in the change of owner for 20 office buildings, 21 retail assets and 14 warehouses. Our team features 40+ lawyers including 6 partners, but we offer far more than size. Clients and peers perceive us as market leaders because of our excellent institutional and long-standing client base, business advisory, in-depth local market knowledge and, above all, the value and work product we deliver to our clients every day as one integrated team. Rather than purely lawyers, clients see us as business advisers who know the market they operate in and as connectors who often “create” the deal by linking up parties in a project.
Company website
www.dentons.com

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