WARSAW – March 15, 2019 – The Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented Madison International Realty LLP in the preliminary agreement regarding the indirect acquisition of a majority stake in Capital Park S.A., the investor in the ArtN complex in the Wola district of Warsaw. The transaction is subject to customary anti-trust approval and certain other conditions.
“We are proud that once again, following our recent cooperation regarding the acquisition of a 50% stake in the iconic Warsaw Spire tower, we have the opportunity to work as legal counsel to Madison International Realty on such a demanding transaction, a transaction in which we can prove our unquestionable strength and well-founded position,” said Radomił Charzyński, Partner at the Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig.
“Capital Park is our second acquisition in Poland in which Greenberg Traurig represented us and we are very pleased with this cooperation. We see great potential in Poland. It has a strong economy, offers solid market fundamentals and a robust return premium compared to other core European markets, and investing here fits in well with our strategy,” said Matthias Cordier, Madison International Realty Managing Director.
The Greenberg Traurig team is led by Partner Radomił Charzyński, who is supported by Local Partner Karol Brzoskowski and Senior Associate Kamil Majewski. Partner Rafał Sieński is responsible for capital markets aspects of this transaction. The multidisciplinary team of experts includes also Local Partner Karolina Dunin-Wilczyńska, responsible for the corporate aspects of the transaction, and Local Partner Anna Hałas-Krawczyk, the Head of Greenberg Traurig’s Labor and Employment Practice. The team also includes Partner Stephen Horvath from the London office of Greenberg Traurig and Senior Associate Maciej Pietrzak, admitted to practice in England and Wales.
“The synergy achieved by Greenberg Traurig through the strategic expansion of the real estate team combined with over 25 years of experience in capital markets and M&A, enables us to support Madison International Realty by bringing together an integrated team of interdisciplinary experts, which is the greatest advantage of Greenberg Traurig among other international law firms acting on the Polish legal market,” said Jolanta Nowakowska-Zimoch, Partner and Head of the Real Estate Group at the Warsaw office of Greenberg Traurig.
Madison International Realty is a global real estate private equity firm providing liquidity to owners and investors in A-class properties and portfolios.
ArtN is a multipurpose project in postindustrial interiors located in Warsaw. In addition to its commercial-service-cultural function, the property offers approximately 40,000 sqm of A-class office space to let.
Greenberg Traurig LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 2000 attorneys serving clients from 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak sp.k. was named the 2018 Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year for Poland by International Financial Law Review (IFLR) and the 2017 Law Firm of the Year in Poland by Chambers and Partners. Greenberg Traurig was ranked as number one in the Mergermarket Global & Regional M&A Report 2018 with respect to the value of M&A transactions handled in Poland in 2018. The total value of the transactions on which Greenberg Traurig advised its clients amounted to USD 2.807 billion.
Greenberg Traurig in Poland provides legal services to the largest Polish and international companies and institutions in Central Europe and beyond. The Warsaw office has over 100 lawyers considered to be the leading lawyers in Poland. Team members are regularly recognized as leaders in numerous practice areas. Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 and EMEA Legal 500 consistently rank them among the top tiers in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets, Private Equity, project financing, competition law, court and arbitration proceedings, tax as well as such fields as: Real Estate, Energy, Banking and Finance, Insurance and TMT.
About Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice: Greenberg Traurig's Global Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive legal solutions for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of 400 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.
Greenberg Traurig's real estate team in Warsaw consists of more than 40 top-rated specialists who cover a broad spectrum of core real estate and additional practices. The team offers clients an unparalleled level of legal experience and service in Poland and within Central Europe.
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