Marek Grodek

Marek Grodek ~

Shareholder

Marek Grodek is the Head of the Real Estate practice in Poland. He focuses his practice on commercial property development and property finance. Marek advises financial institutions and investment funds on property schemes and industrial employers on EPC FIDIC contracts. Marek also has experience representing developers and property investors in disputes and arbitrations.

Concentrations

  • Commercial property development
  • Real estate finance
  • Dispute resolution

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Blackstone in the purchase of Galeria Leszno and the extension of Twierdza Klodzko.
  • Represented Blackstone in proceedings before UOKiK in connection with the acquisition of logistics centres in Poland.
  • Represented Blackstone in the purchase of portfolio of 14 logistic properties from Panattoni/Standard Life and Panattoni /Pramerica; total area of 500,000 sq. meters.
  • Represented Blackstone in connection with the €120 million acquisition and financing of a logistics centers portfolio from Panattoni.
  • Represented Blackstone in the connection with the €222.5 million acquisition of Legnicka Development (the owner of Magnolia Park Shopping Center in Wrocław) from investment funds NFI Octava and Manchester Securities Corporation (Investment Deal of the Year CEE 2011 by Eurobuild).°
  • Represented Blackstone in connection with the €130 million acquisition and financing of three shopping centers from Rank Progress, SA: ‘Galeria Twierdza’ in Zamość, ‘Galeria Twierdza’ in Kłodzko and ‘Galeria Tęcza’ in Kalisz.°
  • Represented Blackstone in connection with the acquisition of Wzorcownia Shopping Mall in Włocławek from Budizol sp. z o.o. Property SKA.°
  • Represented M3 Capital Partners in connection with the €50 million sale of Atrium Tower to Rockspring.°
  • Represented Rehins Properties in connection with the sale of ‘Nowe Powiśle’, a luxury residential complex in Warsaw.°
  • Represented Natrolite in connection with the €15 million acquisition of the commercial part of ‘Nowe Powiśle’ from Menolly.°
  • Represented Carrefour in the acquisition of Ahold, the largest M&A transaction in retail sector in CEE.°
  • Represented Apsys in connection with retail development including Manufaktura Shopping Centre.°
  • Represented Marcol Group in the acquisition and property restructuring of Holland Park (the most successful and prestigious luxury residential project in Poland).°
  • Represented APN/UKA (second largest Australian fund) in the acquisition of Manhattan Shopping Center from 314 shareholders with offering memorandum at Melbourne Stock Exchange and in property and financial restructuring.°
  • Represented Commerz Real in the acquisition of Tulipan House.°
  • Represented various companies from the real estate sector (Commerz Real, APN/UKA, Carrefour, Marcol, Immoeast) in the restructuring of many property projects pursuant the acquisitions, as well as litigation and arbitration acting against a large Sovereign Wealth Fund from Middle East.°
  • Represented ORCO Złota 44 in connection with site acquisition (at a time when most profitable and complex acquisition in the real estate market from bank and private equity pool) and refinancing of acquisition from UniCredit for future redevelopment (at a time the most profitable and complex acquisition in the real estate market from bank and private equity pool).°
  • Represented Blackstone in financing the €150 million portfolio investment in Poland.°
  • Represented Marcol Group in financing of acquisition of Holland Park from AIB.°
  • Represented ING in connection with the disposal and refinancing of the Prokom Investments Head Quarters to Oxford Group.°
  • Represented ORCO Property Group in connection with refinancing of Złota Center Project in Warsaw.°
  • Represented APN/UKA (second largest Australian Fund) in the financing from Hypo international acquisition of Manhattan Shopping Center.°
  • Represented Commerz Real in refinancing of the acquisition of Tulipan House from Deutsche Pfandbrief Bank AG.°
  • Represented BZ WBK in financing of Menolly Poland Nowe Powiśle project.°
  • Represented SNC Lavalin in refinancing Energy Project PAK 2 in Poland from a consortium of banks.°
  • Represented Gazprom Bank in the EuroPolGaz financing of Yamal Pipeline.°
  • Represented Lafarge in financing of dry cement production line from a consortium of banks.°
  • Represented Prokom Investments/ING Lease in connection with the disposal of the Prokom Investments Head Quarters to Oxford Group.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Grodek prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. 

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Listed, EMEA Legal 500: leading lawyer in Real Estate (2013-2017)
  • Listed, Chambers Europe, Band 2 in Real Estate, (2010-2017)
  • Listed, Best Lawyers, recommended in Real Estate (2014, 2016)
  • Listed, Who's Who Legal, "The International Who's Who of Real Estate Lawyers," 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2015
  • Member, Bar Association of Warsaw

Credentials

Education
  • Master of Law, Warsaw University, 1993, 0
  • Master of Law, University Paris II–Assas, Law Studies, 1992, 0
  • Advocate, 1998, 0
Admissions
  • Warsaw Advocacy Bar
~ Certain partners in Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. are also shareholders in Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent
  • French, Fluent