ECh&W

Specialisations

  • Specialisations

    Real estate

    Maksymilian Cherka

    attorney, PhD, partner
    maksymilian.cherka@echw.pl
    tel.: +48 22 745 32 35

    Łukasz Dziamski

    attorney, associate partner
    lukasz.dziamski@echw.pl
    tel.: +48 22 745 32 35

    We provide comprehensive services related to the investments in immovable properties, their trade and management. Among our Clients there are investment funds and development enterprises. We provide services for real estate appraisers, real estate agents and housing communities.

    We handle processes of sale of real properties in the form of tender procedure referred to in the special provisions. We prepare principles of the transactions, participate in the negotiations, prepare sample agreements and other necessary documents.

    We advise on the lease and tenancy of real estates, including on the commercialisation of office and commercial space. We advise on and offer legal representation within the scope of establishing limited property rights and handle trials of entities affected by restitution claims (decree on agrarian reform, Warsaw decree [PL: dekret o reformie rolnej, dekret warszawski]), including investors planning or implementing investment projects in the areas covered by the claims.

    We handle restitution and expropriation proceedings and we offer legal representation in court proceedings concerning real properties. We advise on the agreements concluded during the investment processes. Furthermore, we work on cases concerning real properties of special status (rail, road).

    We advise on the management of real properties that belong to the State Treasury [PL: Skarb Państwa] and local government authorities. We provide legal representation in cases concerning payments for letting real properties for perpetual usufruct.

     

    Our services include:

    • analyses of legal status of real properties (due diligence);
    • assessment of the legal status of real estates with regard to their investment potential or usefulness for the fulfilment of specific investment targets;
    • regulating legal status of real properties (including comparing the content of land and mortgage registers with the facts);
    • preparation of the real estate for sale, preparing structure of the transaction and implementing it;
    • preparing, analysing and negotiating agreements concerning the real properties (lease, tenancy), easement, agreements specifying detailed conditions of the construction or the reconstruction of roads in relation to the non-road project;
    • preparing, analysing, and negotiating construction contracts (including the ones based on the FIDIC conditions) and contracts for work projects;
    • handling proceedings concerning establishment of government and public agency charges on the real property (betterment levy, zoning change fee) as well as charges resulting from the perpetual usufruct of land;
    • cases concerning compensation for the expropriation of real properties and limitation of the ways of using them;
    • handling the division of real properties, especially the ones let for perpetual usufruct;
    • verifying technical correctness of evaluations of property appraisers;
    • preparing specialised legal opinions answering questions asked by the Client or offering solutions to the described problems;
    • legal representation in proceedings before common courts, public administrative authorities and administrative courts.

     

    Furthermore, we offer courses concerning the practical legal aspects of trade in the real properties and legislative changes in relation to this topic.

     

    Our key Clients whom we provide or provided with real property services:

    • Industrial Development Agency JSC [PL: Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.]
    • ArtN sp. z. o.o.
    • BBI Development S.A.
    • Budner sp. z o.o.
    • Capital Park sp. z o.o.
    • Echo Investment S.A.
    • Emilia Development sp. z o.o.
    • Globe Trade Centre S.A.
    • HB Reavis Poland sp. z o.o.
    • Icon Real Estate Sp. z o. o.
    • W. Construction Holding S. A.
    • Legia Warszawa S.A.
    • LS Airport Services S.A.
    • Makton S.A.
    • Orkiestra Sinfonia Varsovia
    • National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw [PL: Państwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne w Warszawie]
    • LOT Polish Airlines [PL: Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A.]
    • ‘Polish Airports’ State Enterprise [PL: Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe „Porty Lotnicze”]
    • Przewozy Regionalne sp. z. o.o.
    • Skanska Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty Aktywów Niepublicznych
    • Skanska Property Poland sp. z o.o.
    • Skanska Residential Development Poland sp. z o.o.
    • Soho Development S.A.

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