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Real Estate

Trust, commitment, and reliability are the values that guide our daily actions. We know how difficult and confusing legal matters can be. Based on our years of experience, we help our clients and partners handle all formalities and unforeseen circumstances.

For nearly a quarter of a century, Penteris has been advising on landmark projects on the Polish and CEE market. Offering a genuinely personal approach, we ensure easy and consistent access to senior attorneys throughout the entire investment process. Our clients are leading real estate owners, operators, developers, investors and financiers with whom we have built and continue to maintain long-term relationships.

Real Estate Attorneys in Poland

We believe that regular communication is the best way to demonstrate our active involvement. Our team is available for you at every stage of the transaction, ready to provide advice and explain all legal and administrative nuances of the real estate process. We have experience with various types of investments: hotels, student housing, residential housing, and even historical monuments and archaeological sites.

Our attorneys will personally participate in negotiations, prepare the necessary documents, advise on legal matters and take adequate measures to optimise the investment process. The Penteris team is always ready to get involved in both Polish and international projects, researching other markets and adapting to the constantly changing conditions in the industry. We never let ourselves be surprised, approaching each and every situation with a cool head, considering all possible options and always aiming for the best solution for our clients.

The Penteris team takes a uniquely sector-specific approach, offering specialised legal advice in all key professional areas. This goes hand in hand with experience in the full cycle of projects in all sub-segments of commercial real estate. In 2020, our team of lawyers was shortlisted by The Lawyer for Best European Real Estate Team of the Year 2020.

Legal advice in Poland and CEE

Do you see yourself investing in the real estate market in Poland or another Central Eastern European country? Get to know our focus areas and see what else our lawyers can do for you.

In 2020 we were shortlisted by The Lawyer for Best European Real Estate Team of the Year 2020.

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Focus areas

  • Commercialisation of real estate
  • Commercialisation of real estate

    Penteris assists with commercialisation, tenant relocation, and contract management within the scope of office, retail, and warehouse projects.

    Striving to increase the value of real estate portfolios, the team provides ongoing support with respect to existing lease agreements and advice on property management.

  • Construction and space planning
  • Construction and space planning

    We prepare investments and handle zoning matters, environmental issues, building permits, and other sector-specific permits.

    The team drafts and negotiates construction contracts, including FIDIC-based contracts, assists in dealing with utility providers, and provides comprehensive assistance spanning the entire construction process.

    Penteris is also experienced in matters involving the preservation of historical monuments and archaeological sites.

  • Financing of real estate
  • Financing of real estate

    With experience in acting for both lenders and borrowers, we offer a broader perspective, making financing projects happen. This includes real estate financing, project finance and acquisition finance. Furthermore, we have added further to our ranks, by bringing in more  talented associates to help support the ever-growing pipeline of financing and refinancings.

  • Investments and transactions
  • Investments and transactions

    We are well-placed to undertake legal due diligence of any size and assist in resolving identified issues, including potential reprivatisation and restitution claims.

    The team is skilled in transaction structure optimisation, including optimisation of corporate, tax, and financial aspects of cross-border transactions.

    We provide comprehensive assistance during transactions, e.g. by participating in negotiations and drafting the necessary documents.

    The team’s experience, versatility, and size enables us to handle with equal care small, medium-sized, and highly complex and challenging transactions, including portfolio transactions. Such projects often involve banks, mezzanine finance providers, guarantors, and investment clubs.

  • Commercial real estate
  • Commercial real estate

    It is our ambition and goal to ensure that clients view our advisory services as an asset to their business. At each stage of the process, we ensure that our clients’ interests are legally protected, while simultaneously adapting to changing market conditions and devising new strategies.

  • Hotels
  • Hotels

    The Penteris team has a wealth of market experience, which includes many years of cooperating with the largest developers in the industry.

  • Residential housing
  • Residential housing

    Penteris has great experience in the residential housing market, typically working with investors and developers, with a host of prime investments realised in recent years.

  • Student housing
  • Student housing

    We advise investors and developers on student housing investments.

What our

clients say

Penteris has a great long track record of advising various clients in Real Estate and Construction. I appreciate that partners I worked with were fully involved in advising, drafting and negotiations, hard working on the front-line.

The Legal 500 EMEA

Get in touch with our experts

Andrzej-Tokaj

Andrzej Tokaj

Adwokat / Senior Partner

andrzej.tokaj@penteris.com

+48 22 257 83 00

Sebastian Janicki

Adwokat / Partner

sebastian.janicki@penteris.com

+48 22 257 83 00

Updates about real estate:

19
March 2024
Publication
Recognition

Penteris Ranked by Chambers Europe 2024

Penteris has yet again been ranked as one of the best law firms in Poland for Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market as well as Real Estate by Chambers Europe 2024. Both our practices and our practitioners have been ranked consistently by Chambers Europe every single year since the guide was launched way back in 2007. What is Chambers? …

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28
February 2024
News
Recognition

Penteris – Legal & Financial Consulting Firm of the Year

It is our pleasure to announce that Penteris has been nominated Legal & Consulting Firm of the Year in this year’s CEEQA Awards. CEEQA, the Central & European Real Estate Quality Awards, encourage thought leadership & business excellence throughout the real estate market across Central Europe. For Penteris to be once again nominated once again …

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11
January 2024
Expert comment
News

Loopholes in New Real Estate Tax Regulations

As of 1 January 2024, the purchase of a sixth and each subsequent flat is subject to an additional 6% tax on civil law transactions, which is to curb bulk purchases that can drive up prices. However, experts warn that the regulations have several loopholes and raise concerns about double taxation. The new rules are …

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