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.


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

Adwokat / Senior Partner


+48 22 257 83 41

Sebastian Janicki

Adwokat / Partner


+48 22 257 83 90

Updates about real estate:

September 2023
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Tax Exemption for Foreigners?

Major changes in the civil law activities tax on the purchase of residential real estate have entered into force. In addition to the (6%) tax on the purchase of a sixth (and each subsequent) flat/apartment located on the same land, legislators have also introduced an exemption from civil law activities tax for the purchase of …

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August 2023

Andrzej Tokaj recognised in “Top 10 Polish Real Estate Lawyers”

Business Today have published their Top 10 Polish Real Estate Lawyers Shaping Industry Dynamics in 2023 that lists and recognises the know-how and reputation of our Senior Partner and Head of Real Estate Andrzej Tokaj. Poland’s real estate market has been rapidly developing in recent years, following the country’s strong economic growth and the influx …

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June 2023
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Current Real Estate Trends

…at the Polish Real Estate Forum Partner Sebastian Janicki, expert in real estate, construction, and environmental laws recently participated in the Polish Real Estate Forum in the picturesque seaside resort of Sopot. Following fascinating discussion and heated debate, Sebastian was able to sketch out five clear trends that will impact the real estate market in …

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