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Wojciech Koczara

Wojciech Koczara

Partner
Head of Real Estate and Construction, Poland

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k.
Warsaw Financial Centre
ul. Emilii Plater 53
00-113 Warsaw
Poland
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Bejm sp.k.
Budynek OMEGA/OMEGA Building
ul. J. H. Dąbrowskiego 79a
60-529 Poznań
Poland
Languages Polish, English

Wojciech Koczara is a partner and Head of the firm’s Real Estate practice in Poland.

Wojciech specialises in real estate corporate law. He has been advising domestic and international investors in relation to the purchase, sale and lease of commercial estates and the performance of development projects for over 16 years.

He has advised on various significant real estate, corporate and financing transactions in Poland, including the acquisitions and disposals of office buildings, hotels and shopping centres, as well as projects concerning logistics centres.

Before joining CMS, Wojciech worked for Clifford Chance and Domanski, Zakrzewski, Palinka, and the National Bank of Poland. He is the author of several publications on real estate law.

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Relevant experience

  • Bluehouse Capital on the acquisition of an office building in Krakow.
  • Pramerica on the disposal of a logistics centre near Warsaw.
  • TMW Pramerica Property Investment GmbH on the disposal of two logistics centres leased to Raben Logistics Company to Hines (asset deal transaction).
  • TMW Pramerica Real Estate Investors on the sale of the “Nordic Park” A-Class office building in Warsaw, including real estate legal due diligence.
  • Standard Life Investments on the acquisition of the Galeria Gniezno Poland shopping centre as part of a portfolio acquisition, including real estate legal due diligence.
  • BPH Bank (GE Group) in connection with negotiations for a lease agreement for Bank BPH S.A. (lessee) in relation to the bank's headquarters for the Northern Region in Gdańsk for 3000 employees.
  • Starman UK Services Company Limited on the purchase of the Le Meridien Bristol Hotel in Warsaw including real estate legal due diligence.
  • PZU Asset Management – advising on the acquisition of a logistics park (shares in SPV companies) in Silesia, including through forward purchase contracts including real estate due diligence.
  • Bank Pekao on conducting legal due diligence of a real property designated for the construction of a shopping centre in Toruń.
  • Carpathian Asset Management on the sale of commercial premises in 4 shopping centres in Poland, including legal due diligence of the properties.
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Education

  • MA, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, Warsaw
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Memberships

  • Member, District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw
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