Rafał Siwek

Rafał Siwek

Senior Associate

Rafał Siwek focuses his practice on real estate. He advises international investors on real estate transactions, including acquisitions and disposals of commercial properties (shopping galleries, office buildings and logistics warehouses), including forward funding transactions and real estate related financing and refinancing projects. His experience includes also drafting and negotiating lease agreements, as well as complex legal assistance in corporate restructuring processes of real estate sector companies and day-to-day advisory on commercial and civil law matters.

Concentrations

  • Real estate forward funding transactions
  • Real estate sale and purchase transactions
  • Construction law regulatory and litigation advise
  • Real estate related restructuring and day to day advise
  • Real estate finance

Capabilities

Experience

  • Advised Invesco on two forward funding transactions of development of two single tenant built-to-suit distribution centers in Poland, with total GLA of approx. 300,000 sq.m.
  • Advised Panattoni Europe on the forward funding transaction of three built-to-suit logistics/production centers in Łodź (leased to Decathlon), Poznań (leased to Trioline) and Sosnowiec (leased to Toy Story), with total GLA of approx. 90,000 sq.m.
  • Advised Panattoni Europe on the forward funding transaction of development of a built-to-suit logistics center in Raszyn (leased to TNT);
  • Advised Invesco on forward funding development of a Multitenant Logistics Park near Wrocław.
  • Advised Invesco on the forward funding transaction of a built-to-suit logistics center for Castorama in Stryków, Poland, with area of 50,000 sq.m. (including the day-to day advisory during the development process).°
  • Advised Invesco on the forward funding transaction of development of a built-to-suit distribution center for Tesco in Gliwice, Poland, with GLA of 57,000 sq.m. and value of EUR 37 million (including the day-to day advisory during the development process).°
  • Advised REINO Partners on purchase of Alchemia I Building in Gdańsk.
  • Advised Invesco Real Estate in the sale of the Raiffeisen Business Center, an A class office building located in the center of Warsaw.
  • Advised Invesco on the sale of logistics center of Castorama in Stryków, Poland, with area of 50,000 sq.m.°
  • Advised Invesco on the sale of logistics center logistics center of Tesco in Gliwice, Poland, with GLA of 57,000 sq.m.°
  • Advised Buma, Polish developer acting mostly in Southern Poland, in sale of an office building at ‘Green Office Complex’ in Cracow.°
  • Advised Invesco on the sale of logistics center leased to H&M in Gądki, near Poznań, Poland, with GLA of 83,300 sq.m. and value of EUR 64 million.°
  • Advised Varscovia I CB, a Spanish group of investors managed by ARIS SC, on sale of “M76” office building in Warsaw.°
  • Advised a leading owner and manager of shopping malls in Eastern and Central Europe on a EUR 1 billion internal restructuring and transfer of real estate across Poland.
  • Advised various clients on construction law and planning law matters, including management and supervisory of due diligence processes in that respect, representation before administrative bodies and courts.
  • Advised Invesco on a corporate and real property restructurings and transfer of real estate across Poland processes including office buildings and logistics centers.°

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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017
  • EMEA Legal 500: "Next Generation Lawyer" in Real Estate and Construction (2017), recommended in Real Estate and Construction (2017) 
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2015
  • Member, District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw

Credentials

Education
  • Legal Advisor
  • Master of Law, Warsaw University, 2007
Admissions
  • Poland
Languages
  • Polish, Native
  • English, Fluent