Michał Plich

Associate, Warsaw

Biography

Overview

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.

Bars and Courts
Advocate, Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates
Education
Master's Degree
Faculty of Law and Administration
University of Warsaw
Socrates-Erasmus scholarship
Aarhus Universitet
Denmark
Languages
Polish
English

Experience

CTP: representation of the CTP Group in the acquisition of a real estate portfolio from 7R, a Polish industrial developer, with potential to develop 1.2 million sqm of GLA in logistics and industrial real estate. The portfolio consists of projects in Silesia and central and northern Poland that are in the development phase, such as in Warsaw and Katowice, as well as other sites across Poland that are still in the pre-development phase.

REICO: representation of a fund managed by the REICO investment company, on the acquisition of BWI Group's R&D centre in Cracow, Poland from 7R, a polish developer and Insite Real Estate, a US investment company. The total lettable area of the buildings is approx. 11,000 sqm. The BWI's clients include brands such as BMW, Ford, Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, and Land Rover.

Skanska Property Poland FIZAN: representation of Skanska Property Poland FIZAN in connection with the negotiations of lease agreements and their daily management for the portfolio of A-class office buildings across the entire Poland, including: the Spark office complex in Warsaw, High Five office complex in Kraków and Wave office building in Gdańsk.

GLP: representation of GLP on leasing a facility in the Łódź East logistics park. The facility was leased to Castorama, the largest chain of home improvement stores in Poland, selling construction and finishing products online and in 90 brick and mortar stores across the country. The building in the Łódź East complex intended for Castorama's activity includes a warehouse and office space with a total area of 36,000 sqm.

LaSalle: representation of LaSalle Investment Management on all leasing and asset management matters connected with a large area shopping center located in Wrocław.

Aquiline Capital Partners Limited: representation of Aquiline Capital Partners Limited, a private investment firm based in New York and London specializing in investments in financial services and technology, in connection with the acquisition of the Virtus Lab Group, a software development company.

GS Engineering & Construction Poland sp. z o.o.: representation of GS Engineering & Construction Poland sp. z o.o. in connection with a joint venture development project of a warehouse property in Lower Silesia. The project, with an area of 200,000 sqm, which is being constructed close to some of the largest warehouses and factories of companies operating in the e-commerce and electric vehicle sectors in Europe, is to comprise five buildings intended to serve both warehousing and light industrial purposes, while around 14,000 sqm is to be office space.

Global Compute Infrastructure LP: representation of Global Compute Infrastructure LP in connection with the acquisition of ATM S.A., one of the largest data center operators and communications infrastructure businesses in Poland and CEE, from a consortium of funds managed by MCI Capital and Mezzanine Management.

GLP: representation of GLP in connection with the creation of a joint venture with 7R, a dynamically growing developer operating on the Polish commercial real estate market, for future real estate projects.

Echo Investment S.A.: representation of Echo Investment S.A. in connection with negotiations of the joint venture documentation for the largest residential-for-rent platform in Poland. The joint venture partner is R4R S.a r.l., controlled by a fund managed by the world's leading investment management firm.