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Our Real Estate and Construction practice, with more than 40 professionals specialising in property law, is one of the largest and experienced among law firms operating in Poland. Our practice acts for a wide range of real estate investors, such as insurance companies, pension funds, property companies and property funds, as well as commercial and residential developers, in relation to a wide range of development projects. We also act for retailers and other occupiers of commercial, office and warehouse space.

We assist our clients at every stage of the real estate investment process from preparing the investment through project execution, development and management to the sale. For over 20 years we have successfully developed our practice by gaining valuable experience in numerous projects and transactions on the real estate market. Our property lawyers enjoy the reputation of leading specialists in the region, advising in all aspects related to real estate.

We are consistently recommended by independent international reviewers (Chambers and Legal 500). Our services include: acquiring/selling properties, property investments, lease agreements, construction projects, development, property dispute resolution, finance and leasing, planning, and environment.

Our team has a reputation as one of the leading real property practices in CEE with extensive experience in a number of issues related to the real property and construction sector.

We have excellent specialists in environment protection and a number of specialists who advise on the largest real property transactions. With in-depth knowledge of the commercial real property market in CEE we have advised on the largest real property transactions in the region.

Our lawyers specialise in providing advice to foreign investors, able to conduct negotiations and draft documents in Polish, German and English.


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20/06/2024
CMS tops Rzecz­pospol­ita’s ranking of law firms
International law firm CMS has topped the ranking of law firms by the leading Polish daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita in key categories in terms of the number of advocates and legal advisers, and the number...
18/06/2024
Real estate finance law in Poland
A. MORTGAGES 1. Can security be granted to a foreign lender? Yes. The most commonly used types of securities are mortgages (over real estate), registered pledges (over shares, assets, bank accounts...
10/06/2024
Poland to create regulatory environment for development of hydrogen market
In May 2024, the Polish government published the legislative package known as the ‘Hydrogen Constitution’, a milestone in achieving the goals of Poland’s hydrogen strategy. The draft lays the foundations...
29/05/2024
CMS advises GoldenPeaks Capital on the acquisition of a portfolio of 30...
International law firm CMS has advised GoldenPeaks Capital Group on the acquisition of a portfolio of 30 photovoltaic farm projects from Columbus Energy Group. The farms acquired by GoldenPeaks are ready-to-build...
01/03/2024
Pre-conditions to arbitration and the FIDIC 2nd Edition
Amendments to the FIDIC 2nd Edition contracts published in November 2022 have narrowed the definition of “Dispute” to more closely align it with the pre-conditions to DAAB and arbitration proceedings...
23/02/2024
The CBAM – what is it and how will it affect the market?
Regulation (EU) 2023/956 establishing a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) entered into force on 17 May 2023. The implementation of the CBAM has been divided into a transitional period (from 1...
07/02/2024
Poland enacts regulations to accelerate development of carbon dioxide capture,...
In October 2023, Poland enacted regulations that amend the Geological and Mining Law and the Energy Law, simplify regulations governing previously dormant CCUS technology (carbon dioxide capture, utilisation...
25/01/2024
Emerging Europe M&A Report 2023/2024
Despite geopolitical tensions, fears of recession and strong inflationary pressures across the EU, as well as the fiscal tightening needed to contain them, M&A in the CEE region has remained reasonably buoyant. Findings from the CMS Emer­ging Europe M&A 2023/24 report, published in cooperation with EMIS, demonstrate the resilience of the Emerging Europe deals market as activity holds firm against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions and strong inflationary pressures. Welcome to the 2023/24 edition of the Emerging Europe report.
19/01/2024
CBAM: Just over a week to comply
As the deadline for the first Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) report approaches on January 31st, it is crucial for undertakings engaged in importing relevant goods into the European Union to...
10/01/2024
Polish ‘Spatial Planning’ amendment facilitates cooperation between business...
In July 2023, the Polish parliament enacted an amendment to the Spatial Planning and Development Act, which has introduced large-scale use of the Integrated Investment Plan (IIP), an alternative planning...
01/11/2023
Delay claims under the FIDIC form: Obrascon challenged
A recent decision of the Court of Appeal of the Dubai International Financial Centre has adopted a stricter interpretation of the requirements for notifying delay claims under the FIDIC form, disagreeing...
01/09/2023
Hotel Investment Scene in CEE – Getting Real About ESG in Hotel Real Estate
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have become important to the hospitality sector, as they affect the performance, value and reputation of hotels, as well as the expectations and preferences of guests, employees, investors and regulators. In this report, we provide an overview of the current trends, challenges and opportunities for hotel owners, operators and investors in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, with a focus on the commercial case for ESG and the legal framework at the European level.