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.
Name of company Linklaters C. Wiśniewski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate Artur Kulawski
Department head or senior representative profile Artur Kulawski has over 25 years of experience in real estate transactions and manages the entire Linklaters in Poland. He has recently advised Griffin Real Estate on the €52m sale of logistics buildings. Appointed in 2005.
Janusz Dzianachowski has over 17 years of experience in real estate transactions. He has recently advised: Hines on the €102m acquisition of the Wola Centre office building and FFA Real Estate on the acquisition of the Młodziejowski Palace. Appointed in 2017.
Short description of the company and team 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.
Key current clients 7R, AEW Europe, Ares, Aviva Investors, Bain, Blackstone, Bluehouse, CBRE Global Investors, Centerbridge, CFH Investment, CPI, ECE, Echo Investment, EPP, FFA Real Estate, GalCap, Globalworth, Gramercy Europe, Griffin Real Estate, Henderson Park, Hines, KanAm Grund, MEAG, Morgan Stanley, Newbridge, NIAM, Nuveen Real Estate, Oaktree, Panattoni Europe, Patrizia, Patron Capital, Penta, PIMCO, Redefine, Reino, UBM Development, Union Investment, W. P. Carey.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2019 and September 2020 REINO, Grosvenor, IO on the acquisition and financing of its first investment in Poland, a 135,000 sqm logistics park in Piotrków Trybunalski; FFA Real Estate on the acquisition of the Młodziejowski Palace located in Warsaw from PATRIZIA Frankfurt Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft; NIAM on the sale of Silesia Business Park A and B located in Katowice to Philippine investor ISOC Group; Penta Real Estate on the sale of the D48 office building located in Warsaw from IAD Investments; Bain Capital Credit, a leading global credit specialist with almost USD 41 billion in assets under management, on a joint venture agreement with CORESTATE; 7R on the sale of a logistics project to be constructed in Gdańsk Kowale to Ipopema; Hines on the €102m acquisition of the Wola Centre office building in Poland from Develia; Griffin Real Estate on the €52m sale of two A-Class logistics buildings with the total area of almost 77,000 sqm to Tritax Eurobox.
Participation in development projects between October 2019 and September 2020 7R on the development of the logistics project in Gdańsk Kowale; 7R and GLP (previously Gazeley) on the logistics project to be developed in Nowosolna, Łódź; Echo Investment on the project relating to the development of mixed-use properties in place of three Tesco stores in Poznań, Kraków and Łódź; Echo Investment on the project relating to the development of a mixed-use property in place of a Tesco Kabaty store in Warsaw; A group of private individuals on the development of the logistics project in Czechowice Dziedzice
Total value of the transactions on which your company advised between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR) Approx. €2bln – total value of the transactions that Linklaters’ Polish real estate team advised within the last 12 months.
Please say why you should be considered for the award Linklaters has worked on the most complex and high-profile real estate transactions on the market despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Different ways of overcoming transactional difficulties have proven our stability, efficiency and security. We have supported our clients with key issues that have affected their business and provided possible solutions in light of imposed governmental measures. Our proactive approach has resulted in many transactions and reinforced Linklaters’ position as one of the few firms with market-leading real estate and construction capabilities. In this rapidly changing situation, we reacted quickly and made the best of digital forms to take care of our clients. We launched Client Knowledge Portal – a platform gathering client-tailored exclusive content with a wide range of publications, blogs, toolkits and multimedia content. We continually leverage market-leading technology on our transactions, and where none exists, we develop our own proprietary products.
Company website www.linklaters.com
Name of company
Linklaters C. Wiśniewski i Wspólnicy Spółka Komandytowa
Department head or senior representative in Poland, real estate
Artur Kulawski
Department head or senior representative profile
Artur Kulawski has over 25 years of experience in real estate transactions and manages the entire Linklaters in Poland. He has recently advised Griffin Real Estate on the €52m sale of logistics buildings. Appointed in 2005.
Janusz Dzianachowski has over 17 years of experience in real estate transactions. He has recently advised: Hines on the €102m acquisition of the Wola Centre office building and FFA Real Estate on the acquisition of the Młodziejowski Palace. Appointed in 2017.
Short description of the company and team
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.
Key current clients
7R, AEW Europe, Ares, Aviva Investors, Bain, Blackstone, Bluehouse, CBRE Global Investors, Centerbridge, CFH Investment, CPI, ECE, Echo Investment, EPP, FFA Real Estate, GalCap, Globalworth, Gramercy Europe, Griffin Real Estate, Henderson Park, Hines, KanAm Grund, MEAG, Morgan Stanley, Newbridge, NIAM, Nuveen Real Estate, Oaktree, Panattoni Europe, Patrizia, Patron Capital, Penta, PIMCO, Redefine, Reino, UBM Development, Union Investment, W. P. Carey.
Participation in property sales and acquisitions between October 2019 and September 2020
REINO, Grosvenor, IO on the acquisition and financing of its first investment in Poland, a 135,000 sqm logistics park in Piotrków Trybunalski; FFA Real Estate on the acquisition of the Młodziejowski Palace located in Warsaw from PATRIZIA Frankfurt Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft; NIAM on the sale of Silesia Business Park A and B located in Katowice to Philippine investor ISOC Group; Penta Real Estate on the sale of the D48 office building located in Warsaw from IAD Investments; Bain Capital Credit, a leading global credit specialist with almost USD 41 billion in assets under management, on a joint venture agreement with CORESTATE; 7R on the sale of a logistics project to be constructed in Gdańsk Kowale to Ipopema; Hines on the €102m acquisition of the Wola Centre office building in Poland from Develia; Griffin Real Estate on the €52m sale of two A-Class logistics buildings with the total area of almost 77,000 sqm to Tritax Eurobox.
Participation in development projects between October 2019 and September 2020
7R on the development of the logistics project in Gdańsk Kowale; 7R and GLP (previously Gazeley) on the logistics project to be developed in Nowosolna, Łódź; Echo Investment on the project relating to the development of mixed-use properties in place of three Tesco stores in Poznań, Kraków and Łódź; Echo Investment on the project relating to the development of a mixed-use property in place of a Tesco Kabaty store in Warsaw; A group of private individuals on the development of the logistics project in Czechowice Dziedzice
Total value of the transactions on which your company advised between October 2019 and September 2020 (in EUR)
Approx. €2bln – total value of the transactions that Linklaters’ Polish real estate team advised within the last 12 months.
Please say why you should be considered for the award
Linklaters has worked on the most complex and high-profile real estate transactions on the market despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Different ways of overcoming transactional difficulties have proven our stability, efficiency and security. We have supported our clients with key issues that have affected their business and provided possible solutions in light of imposed governmental measures. Our proactive approach has resulted in many transactions and reinforced Linklaters’ position as one of the few firms with market-leading real estate and construction capabilities. In this rapidly changing situation, we reacted quickly and made the best of digital forms to take care of our clients. We launched Client Knowledge Portal – a platform gathering client-tailored exclusive content with a wide range of publications, blogs, toolkits and multimedia content. We continually leverage market-leading technology on our transactions, and where none exists, we develop our own proprietary products.
Company website
www.linklaters.com