Michał Matera | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Michał Matera

Local Partner, Warsaw

T +48 22 50 50 104

E mmatera@whitecase.com

“precise, disciplined and open-minded”

The Legal 500 EMEA

Overview

Michał Matera is a Polish qualified lawyer (adwokat) with over 13 years of experience in providing legal advice to international and domestic clients with respect to all types of real estate transactions. Michał has taken part in numerous real estate acquisitions (including sale and leaseback and cross-border transactions), due diligence projects relating to property acquisitions, development projects, and real estate financing transactions. He is experienced in advising on zoning and permitting processes, as well as in negotiations with local authorities, architects and general contractors. The most relevant examples of his experience include advising on the development of an industrial portfolio, sale of retail centers, acquisition of office buildings, commercialization of office and logistics portfolios, and implementation of various joint venture structures. Michał is a member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and received a Certified Commercial Investment Member designation from the CCIM Institute.

Bars and Courts

  • Advocate, Regional Bar Chamber in Warsaw

Education

  • Member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member, CCIM Institute
  • Master's Degree, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration

Languages

  • Polish
  • English

Experience

REICO investiční společnost České Spořitelny, a.s.: Advised REICO, acting on behalf of ČS nemovitostní fond, the largest and oldest Czech open-ended real estate investment fund, on the €164 million acquisition of the Galeria Słoneczna in Radom.

mLeasing sp. z o.o.: Advised in relation to legal due diligence review of the property developed with the logistics facilities, acquisition of the property and drafting financing documentation.

Garvest Real Estate: Represented Garvest Real Estate in negotiating a long-term agreement on the lease of a building to be used a four-star hotel.

Arcona Capital: Representation of Arcona Property Fund N.V. in the acquisition of entire stake in the Polish limited partnership, the owner of an office building located in Szczecin, Poland.

Arcona Capital: Representation of Arcona Property Fund N.V. in the process of acquisition of a special purpose vehicle holding 3 retail assets from the companies belonging to Real Estate Central Europe (RECE) capital group.

Arcona Capital Real Estate Poland: representation of Arcona Capital Real Estate Poland sp. z o.o. in the process of the acquisition and financing by Raiffeisen Bank Polska of 8 retail assets from companies belonging to the Real Estate Central Europe (RECE) capital group.

Aviva Investors: Advised Aviva Investors on the sale of the Focus Mall shopping center in Bydgoszcz to Atrium European Real Estate Limited for €122 million.

Aviva Investors: Advised Aviva Investors on the sale of the Focus Park shopping center in Rybnik to Union Investment.

Kulczyk Silverstein Properties: Advised Kulczyk Silverstein Properties on the sale of the Stratos Office Center in Warsaw to GNT Ventures Warszawa.

Triuva (formerly IVG): Advised Triuva on the acquisition of the Chmielna 25 office building located in the central business district of Warsaw.

Skanska Property Poland: Advised Skanska Property Poland on the acquisition of land for development in Poznan and Krakow.

Skanska Property Poland: Advised Skanska Property Poland on the commercialization of a portfolio of offices located in Poland (Katowice, Krakow and Poznan).

Awards & Recognition

Michał has been recognized as a “precise, disciplined and open-minded” lawyer in the latest edition of the prestigious The Legal 500 EMEA, ranking in the Real Estate & Construction category.