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Michał focuses his practice on the real estate sector.
He advises prime developers, real estate funds and banks on various aspects of their activity including acquisition/disposal transactions (asset deals, share deals, sale and leaseback transactions) and due diligence reviews including complex cross-border real estate portfolio acquisitions/disposals (office, logistics and retail properties). Michał also assists clients with issues pertaining to spatial planning, administrative permits in the construction process and negotiations and preparing lease agreements. Michał also has broad experience in advising on property financing (both for lenders and borrowers) as well as dealing with ongoing property management of clients' real estate portfolios. Additionally, he advises clients in real estate disputes.
Prior to joining White & Case, he worked in a well-known international law firm in Warsaw.
Berlin Hyp AG and Erste Group Bank AG: representation of the banks in connection with €205 million refinancing of portfolio of seven office buildings located in Warsaw belonging to Immofinanz.
FLE: advised on the acquisition of the Wratislavia Center mixed-use building located in Wroclaw.
International asset management company: advised an on approx. €73 million forward purchase of an office building being developed by Skanska in Poznań, Poland. The building constitutes phase I of the New Market mixed-use complex.
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.
M7 Real Estate: advised M7 Real Estate in the acquisition of an office/logistics portfolio located in Warsaw and Poznan.
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.
Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V.: representation of Waterland Private Equity Investments B.V. in connection with the purchase of over 60% of the total number of shares of the company Kredyt Inkaso S.A. from its current shareholders. The total sale price for all the shares of the company was approx. EUR 46 mln (in the form of the share price and in the form of paying the company's debt).
Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale (Helaba): representation of the bank in connection with the €96 million and PLN 200 million financing of the acquisition of the Galeria Sfera shopping center located in Bielsko-Biała.
Continental AG: advised Continental AG on real estate issues related to the acquisition of the Mecapol factory in Poland