Real estate and investment process

We offer comprehensive legal advice to facilitate the real estate projects. MFW’s lawyers have vast expertise and extensive experience in particular in carrying out real estate due diligence reviews, real estate transactions, joint venture projects, lease and rental agreements, legal services related to the investment and construction process, legal services for the planning process. We address our services to both developers and architects, investors, contractors and subcontractors at all stages of the design and construction works.

We provide services that include comprehensive handling of the real property sale and purchase transactions at all their stages, including:

  • carrying out the legal due diligence review – we fully verify the real property’s legal status taking into account the reviewed real property’s nature and the transaction’s business objectives – as part of the due diligence review we prepare a report with the concise list of the issues and problems identified along with our recommendations,
  • developing the real property purchase and sale structure – relying on the due diligence report, we prepare the most advantageous way of purchasing or selling the real property; as part of the recommended transaction structure we present the main assumptions for the real property purchase or sale agreements, taking into account the risks identified during the due diligence review and the appropriate structure of the prepared transaction,
  • drafting and negotiating the transaction documents – when we draft and negotiate the real property sale agreements we take into account the results of due diligence review with particular emphasis on securing the buyer’s or the seller’s interests. We support our clients at every stage of negotiations, both in terms of the negotiating tactics and participating in negotiations to develop the optimal transaction documents; and
  • post-transactional support – our support at this stage includes assisting our clients in fulfilling all the obligations resulting from the purchase or sale of real property, including the disclosure and registration obligations.

We also offer comprehensive advice on implementing the joint venture projects, including the development projects for residential, office, retail and warehouse projects. We provide comprehensive assistance in agreeing the plan for carrying out the joint investment, drafting and negotiating the investment agreement and the full set of the relevant documents.

We support our clients at the stage of negotiating the terms and conditions of cooperation, joint implementation and divestment. Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • advising on agreeing the investment implementation plan – we provide support in determining the investment structure, including the business plan, budget and timetable, as well as arranging and conducting the tender proceduresm
  • carrying out the legal analysis, including the legal due diligence on the transactional assets and review of the administrative requirements to be met before, during and after the investment,
  • drafting and negotiating the investment agreement, including the project implementation plan and the full set of the documentation relating to its performance,
  • incorporating the SPV(s), including drafting its/their articles of association and its/their registration,
  • providing support in the investment implementation phase – our advice includes support in the implementation of the investment agreement, including, if necessary, its renegotiation or amendment in order to adapt the investment agreement to any unforeseen events occurring during the investment implementation phase,
  • providing comprehensive support at the divestment once the project is completed or another form of further cooperation between the parties is selected.

We provide comprehensive legal services related to the investment-construction process, including the development projects for residential, office, retail and warehouse space. Our advice includes in particular:

  • supporting developers, architects, investors, contractors and subcontractors throughout the design and construction phase,
  • drafting and negotiating the documents related to the construction process,
  • reviewing the administrative requirements for the investment, representing clients in the administrative proceedings and proceedings before the Provincial Administrative Courts and the Supreme Administrative Court related to the construction process,
  • legal services related to the planning process, including comments to the draft framework local planning policy guidelines and zoning plan, requests for changes to the zoning plan and complaints against the zoning plan.

We also provide services related to the lease and rental agreements, including commercial leases, real property management agreements and supporting the real property management companies.

Completed projects

  • ICONA Energy

    Advising a company Icona sp. z o.o. within the scope of large-scale photovoltaic installation projects carried out on properties for investors focused on the renewable energy sector.

  • Milestone Real Estate

    Advising Milestone Real Estate sp. z o.o. on the acquisition of 100% shares in a project company that owns an investment real estate.

  • Renters.pl

    Advising the shareholders of Renters.pl on the sale of the majority stake in the company managing the short-term rental properties to Polish Enterprise Fund VIII, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors.

  • Develia S.A.

    Advising on the execution of a joint venture agreement with The Heart, a venture building company.

  • Milestone Real Estate sp. z o.o.

    Advising Milestone Real Estate sp. z o.o. on its acquisition of shares in the project companies from Bluerock sp. z o.o.

  • Develia S.A.

    Advising Develia S.A. on signing a letter of intent on a joint venture with Hillwood.

  • Develia S.A.

    Advising on a joint venture transaction with Grupo Lar Holding Polonia and Lar Management Polonia, the companies of the Spanish group Grupo Lar. The transaction with the total value of approx. PLN 125 million involved the completion of a few development projects located in Warsaw.

  • Matexi Polska sp. z o.o.

    Advising a company belonging to the largest Belgian housing development group, Holding Matexi, on the process of acquiring real estate located in Warsaw.

  • Polimex-Mostostal S.A.

    Advising on a real estate sale transaction to a well-known developer from the Warsaw market in order to implement a development investment.

  • PKP S.A.

    Advising on an investment based on a joint venture structure involving the construction of the new Warszawa Gdańska railway station and a complex of office buildings with a total value of approx. EUR 500 million; consultancy included, among others real estate due diligence, preparation and negotiation of transaction documentation as well as preparation of opinions and analyzes in the field of real estate law.

Practices
  1. 01. Mergers and acquisitions
  2. 02. Private equity, venture capital
  3. 03. Acquiring an investor
  4. 04. Share offers
  5. 05. Bonds issues
  6. 06. Due diligence
  7. 07. Real estate and investment process
  8. 08. Acquisitions, capital market transactions
  9. 09. Collateral administration
  10. 10. Investment funds
  11. 11. Regulatory advice
  12. 12. Corporate law
  13. 13. Restructuring
  14. 14. Obtaining finance
  15. 15. Dispute resolution
  16. 16. Competition law
  17. 17. Manager option programs
  18. 18. Labour law
  19. 19. Intellectual property
  20. 20. Personal data protection