Agnieszka Stankiewicz

Agnieszka Stankiewicz

Shareholder

Agnieszka Stankiewicz is experienced in corporate finance and has extensive knowledge about real estate transactions. Her practice focuses on assisting a variety of foreign and domestic investors in acquisitions, mergers, takeovers, joint ventures, corporate and organizational restructuring, acquisitions and divestments of real estate or real estate holding companies, the financing and refinancing of real estate acquisitions, forward purchase and leaseback transactions, all aspects of real estate development projects as well as the due diligence of companies and assets and the restructuring of their financial indebtedness.

Concentrations

  • Real estate
  • Corporate finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Financial restructuring

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Invesco Real Estate in the acquisition of undeveloped property with an area of 29 ha, located in Northern Poland, near Szczecin, as well as on entrusting one of the largest developers of industrial space with the construction of a logistics center with an area of more than 100,000 thousand sq. m., intended for rent to a large Internet–based retailer.
  • Represented Invesco Real Estate in connection with the acquisition of Q22, one of the most iconic and modern office buildings located in Warsaw. The acquisition of Q22 was the largest investment transaction for an office building in the real estate market in Poland in 2016 and one of the largest transactions in the CEE region.
  • Represented Credit Suisse Asset Management Immobilien Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH in connection with the acquisition of Prosta Tower, an A+ class office building located in Warsaw at Prosta St.
  • Represented Rockcastle Global Real Estate in connection with the acquisition of Bonarka City Center-a shopping center located in Kraków. The value of the transaction was EUR 361 million, which made it the largest single real estate transaction in Poland in terms of price in 2016.
  • Represented Buma Group, a Polish developer, in connection with the sale of an office building at Aleja Pokoju 5 in Kraków.
  • Represented a JV company of REINO Partners, a Polish private equity fund and Bluehouse Capital Advisor, a Luxembourg fund, in connection with the acquisition of the two class A office buildings located in Gdańsk and Poznań. The transaction also included financing.
  • Represented Invesco Real Estate in the sale of the Raiffeisen Business Center, an A class office building located in the center of Warsaw.
  • Represented ING Bank Śląski S.A. in connection with a EUR 21.750 million loan facility for Hines to finance the acquisition of the Ambassador office building in Warsaw, Poland.°
  • Represented AIB in the refinancing of an existing facility extended in connection with the acquisition of the Centrum Biurowe Lubicz office building in Kraków (with a value of ca. EUR 35 million).°
  • Represented Aviva Investors in the sale of an office building in Warsaw.°
  • Represented Buma Group, a Polish developer in the sale of the ONYX Office Building in Kraków to BPH Investment Fund (with a value of over EUR 12 milllion).°
  • Represented Credit Suisse Asset Management in the acquisition of an A class office building in Kraków.°
  • Represented E&L Real Estates, a Belgian developer, in the sale of an office building in Poznań.°
  • Represented First Property in the acquisition of shares in a company owning an A class office building in Warsaw.°
  • Represented GE Real Estate in the acquisition of a minority stake in 21 companies and the subsequent transfer of such stake to a holding company as well as on the initial public offering of such holding company.°
  • Represented GE Real Estate in the acquisition of an A class office building in Wrocław.°
  • Represented Ghelamco, a Belgian developer, in the sale of its four Polish subsidiaries owning A class office, retail or logistics assets.°
  • Represented Goodman in the acquisition of a logistics complex in Wrocław.°
  • Represented Liebrecht & wooD and BBI Development in the sale of the Plac Unii office and retail complex in Warsaw. Plac Unii was sold for EUR 226 million, which made this transaction one of the biggest on the Polish market in 2014. The complex was bought by Invesco Real Estate (IRE).°
  • Represented Heitman in the financial restructuring of its Ukrainian and Polish EUR 60 million portfolio of warehouse buildings.°
  • Represented Heitman in the refinancing of an existing facility extended in connection with the acquisition of the Warsaw Trade Tower office building in Warsaw (with a value of ca. EUR 100 million).°
  • Represented Heitman in the restructuring of its subsidiary involving the transfer of an ongoing business to a new subsidiary.°
  • Represented Heitman in the structuring of financing for the acquisition of 12 shopping galleries and the subsequent restructuring of such financing.°
  • Represented Hines International in the acquisition of two logistics complexes.°
  • Represented Invesco Real Estate in the sale of the Castorama logistics property in Stryków in Poland.°
  • Represented Invesco Real Estate in the EUR 65 million acquisition of the Crown Square office building in Warsaw.°
  • Represented Invesco Real Estate in the sale of a redeveloped office building in Warsaw.°
  • Represented Invesco Real Estate in relation to the EUR 180 million acquisition of the Galeria Handlowa Kazimierz shopping gallery in Kraków.°
  • Represented Invesco Real Estate in relation to the forward funding of a built-to-suit logistics center for Castorama.°
  • Represented Invesco Real Estate in the restructuring of all real property owned by its CEE real property fund.°
  • Represented Invesco Real Estate in the sale of a complex of logistics centers in Bielsko- Biała.°
  • Represented Invesco Real Estate in the sale of a logistics complex in Gądki.°
  • Represented Peakside Polonia Management on the restructuring of a corporate vehicle owning outlet centers.°
  • Represented Peakside Polonia Management in the restructuring of debt under financing for office buildings in Kraków and Poznań and a logistics center in Łódź.°
  • Represented Peakside Polonia Property Fund II Limited in a complex corporate restructuring involving 16 companies. The restructuring included transformations and mergers. The work also included negotiations with the financing bank to ensure that the bank consented to all the steps in the restructuring and helped to create a complex cross-structure among borrowers and obligors. The value of the transaction was over EUR 110 million.°
  • Represented Polonia Property in the negotiation of financing from major European banks.°
  • Represented Polonia Property in the acquisition of shares in a company owning an A class office building in Poznań.°
  • Represented Polonia Property in a restructuring involving the transfer of an ongoing business to a new subsidiary.°
  • Represented Pradera Management in the restructuring of debt under financing obtained for the acquisition of a shopping center in Konin.°
  • Represented Pradera Management in the sale of a shopping gallery in Gniezno.°
  • Represented Pradera Management in the acquisition of three retail galleries in Poland from Carpathian.°
  • Represented Pradera Management on the acquisition of four companies holding shopping centers in Poland.°
  • Represented Pradera, Invesco and Heitman in the restructuring of their operations to ensure financial streamlining.°
  • Represented Rutley in the acquisition of two A class office buildings in Poland.°
  • Represented Torus in the sale of Stage III of the Arkońska Business Park project.°
  • Represented Alberto-Culver in the acquisition and subsequent sale of its Polish subsidiary manufacturing middle-market cosmetics.°
  • Represented a Polish subsidiary of Amcor PET Packaging in the sale of its assets.°
  • Represented the private investors in the acquisition of a minority stake in A. Blikle sp. z o.o., a well-known and recognizable confectioner and manufacturer of luxury foodstuffs.°
  • Represented BorsodChem in the acquisition of a manufacturer of chemical components.°
  • Represented Crowley Data Poland, a telecoms company, in its corporate and financing restructurings, joint ventures with other telecom companies as well as its day-to-day business.°
  • Represented Daewoo in the major restructuring of its Polish car manufacturing subsidiary, with the involvement of the Polish State Treasury.°
  • Represented Europapier in the merger of its Polish subsidiary with a subsidiary of International Paper.°
  • Represented Nestlé in the legal due diligence of real property.°
  • Represented PKO Bank Polski in the acquisition of an established internet retail business.°
  • Represented TAURON Polska Energia in connection with its privatization through an IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.°
  • Represented Tele Denmark in the acquisition and subsequent sale of five internet companies in Poland.°
  • Represented the State Treasury of the Republic of Poland in the initial public offering (IPO) and international offering of the Warsaw Stock Exchange with a total estimated value of EUR 486 million.°
  • Represented the State Treasury of the Republic of Poland in the privatization of Grupa LOTOS.°
  • Represented Vattenfall in the divestment of its Polish businesses (the total value of the transactions was approx. EUR 1.8 billion).°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Stankiewicz prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, Grzesiak sp.k.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • Chambers Global: Band 4 in Banking & Finance, 2016-2017
  • Chambers Europe: Band 1 in Real Estate, 2017-2018, Band 2 in Real Estate, 2015-2016, Band 4 in Banking & Finance, 2016-2017
  • EMEA Legal 500: Leading lawyer in Real Estate, 2015-2018, recommended lawyer in Banking and Finance, 2017-2018, Real Estate and Construction, 2016-2018
  • Legal 500 Hall of Fame: honored in Real Estate and Construction, 2018
  • IFLR1000: “Rising Star” in Real Estate, 2018, and Banking, 2018
  • Best Lawyers: recommended in Real Estate, Corporate Law, since 2010
  • Member, Bar Association of Warsaw

Credentials

Education
  • Advocate, 2001
  • Master of Law, Warsaw University, 1997
Admissions
  • Poland
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent