ECh&W

Practices

  • The Energy Industry Practice
  • Regulation and Competition Protection Practice
  • The Real Estate, Investment Process and Environmental Protection Practice

    The Real Estate, Investment Process and Environmental Protection Practice

    We have been operating on the Polish market for 10 years. We are an independent law office created by people closely connected with the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. Our team consists of nearly 40 lawyers, 9 of whom also possess a doctoral degree in law.

    Our clients include leading Polish and international enterprises, as well as public institutions.

    We have extensive experience regarding the provision of services for the participants of the energy market, the widely understood rail and aviation industry, the food sector, and organizational units of territorial self-government, as well as professional self-governing bodies. We provide complex services connected with investments in the area of the real estate property business, property transactions, circulation, and management, as well as also consultancy and advice regarding the protection of cultural heritage.

    We specialize in legislation and regulated activity. We are experts on issues relating to economic law, company-related law, labour law, intellectual property law, penal law, including penal and economic law, consumer protection law, as well as state aid, public procurements, and public and private partnership law. We also provide advisory services on litigation proceedings.

    We are distinguished by our pragmatic and result-orientated approach to our Clients. The commitment to quality and the experience of our lawyers allows us to provide every Client with bespoke services meeting every one of their needs and requirements, regardless of the size of their enterprise, their office location, or scope of their business activities.

    The Real Estate, Investment Process and Environmental Protection Practice 

    We provide comprehensive services connected with real estate investment, trading and transactions, and management.

    We perform audits of the legal condition of real estate properties, taking into consideration their investment potential and their usefulness with regard to the execution of specific investment undertakings. We provide services related to construction business activity, conducting research and regulating the legal status of real estate. We also advise on planning procedures and provide services connected with the proceedings preliminary to the commencement of construction and building works, including those related to obtaining the decision on environmental conditions required for the approval of an investment, the decision on land development and management conditions, as well as the construction and building permit.

    We extend services related to real estate property sales processes under tender procedures, as provided for in detailed regulations. We also prepare transaction assumptions, participate in negotiations, draw up draft contracts and agreements as well as any other necessary documentation.

    We provide advisory and consultancy services regarding real estate lease or tenancy agreements, including the commercialization of office and retail space. We advise on and provide legal representation with regard to establishing limited rights in rem and provide procedural and litigation-related services for entities facing reprivatisation claims (Decree on Agricultural Reform, and the Warsaw Decree, etc.), including investor planning or the execution of investments on areas under the above-mentioned claims.

    We provide services related to reprivatisation and expropriation proceedings and legal representation in court on real estate matters. We advise on contracts and agreements concluded with regard to investment processes. We provide legal representation in procedures related to construction and building investments. We also offer our services to real estate agents and housing communities.

    We provide advice and consulting regarding State-owned and territorial self-government body real estate management and offer  legal representation associated with cases concerning fees for letting real estate on perpetual usufruct.

    Our experience also extends across the following issues:

    • Advising and consulting for the Griffin Real Estate Sp. z o.o. Group on processes related to sales and purchasing of real estate and during the execution of building and construction investments and planning procedures.
    • Advising and consulting for special-purpose vehicles of the BBI Development S.A. Group, including legal services concerning key projects: “Nowy Plac Unii”, “Koneser”, and “Nowy Sezam”.
    • Advising and consulting for Skanska Property Poland Sp. z o.o., including legal services related to projects like Atrium and Generation Park. 
    • Advising and consulting for Skanska Residential Development Poland Sp. z o.o., including legal services related to housing projects at Mickiewicza Street, Jaśminowa Street and Ostrobramska Street.
    • Advising and consulting for special-purpose vehicles of the Capital Park S.A. Group, including legal services related to key projects in Warsaw (Norblin, Eurocentrum, and Royal Wilanów) and in other Polish cities (Krakow, Gdansk, and Zakopane), including related to the execution of building and construction investments, representation in proceedings connected with obtaining the decision on environmental conditions required for the approval of an investment and in procedures related to the award of compensation pursuant to the decision on permission for the implementation of a road project (ZRID).
    • Complex legal advice provided to Echo Investment S.A. with regard to planning and spatial development, building and construction law, as well as environmental protection law.
    • Advising and consulting for Robyg S.A., including services related to housing projects like “Osiedle Young City”, “Osiedle Kameralne”, and “Osiedle Młody Wilanów”.
    • Advisory services provided to SOHO Factory Sp. z o.o. (Black Lion Fund S.A.) in proceedings concerning building and construction investments as well as planning procedures.
    • Advisory services for Alnus Development Sp. z o.o. in proceedings related to the execution of building and construction investments.
    • Advising and consultancy provided to Atal S.A. in proceedings related to real estate management and concerning administrative decision applications within the investment and construction process.
    • Legal advisory services provided to Real Management S.A. in proceedings connected with acquiring administrative decisions within investment and construction processes as well as real estate management.
    • Legal advisory services provided to Immobel Poland Sp. z o.o. in proceedings connected with real estate management.
    • Legal advisory services provided to Operator Logistyczny Paliw Płynnych Sp. z o.o., Poland’s Liquid Fuels Logistics Operator, with regard to fire protection and particular attention to environmental protection issues.
    • Legal advisory services provided to special-purpose vehicles of GTC Sp. z o.o. in proceedings related to obtaining decisions on environmental conditions required for the approval of shopping mall construction projects in Warsaw.
    • Legal advisory services related to environmental protection regulations provided to numerous companies and institutions including: Bioelektra Group S.A., the Żoliborz District Office of the Capital City of Warsaw, “Sanimax” Monika and Janusz Sosnowscy, and ŁZG Łęczyca S.A..
    • Comprehensive legal advisory services provided to Mennica Polska S.A. (the Mint of Poland) in reference to planning and spatial development, building and construction law, as well as environmental protection law. 

     

    Should you need any additional information regarding our services, please do not hesitate to contact us:

    Maksymilian Cherka, PhD

    Legal advisor, Doctor of Law, Head of The Real Estate, Investment Process and Environmental Protection Practice
    maksymilian.cherka@echw.pl
    tel.: +48 22 745 32 35

  • The Cultural Heritage Protection Practice
  • The Commercial Law Practice
  • The Company Law and Labour Law Practice
  • Financial Institution Practice
  • The Criminal/Penal Law Practice
  • Self-government Law
  • The Railway Transport Practice
  • The Air Transport Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • The Public Procurement and Public-Private Partnership Practice
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