CMS Prague-based Partner Lukas Hejduk has been made Head of CEE Real Estate at the firm, replacing Wojciech Koczara, who steps down after a five-year term.
Hejduk, who joined CMS in 2012, has led the firm's Czech real estate practice for the past five years. According to CMS, "he advises on a range of real estate related projects and transactions, including real estate M&A, construction projects, development, leasing, sale and lease-back transactions and greenfield investments. He specializes in property transactions and has experience of acting for international funds, private investors, developers, insurance providers, and banks." Also, according to the firm, he "co-heads the CEE Hotel & Leisure practice and advises on sector specific matters such as hotel management agreements. He also has been involved in mandates in the Czech Republic, CEE, UK, and Africa."
CMS Cameron McKenna CEE Managing Director Dora Petranyi commented, “Lukas is a well-known international real estate lawyer and will bring dynamic leadership and deep sector knowledge to the role.” She added: “I would also like to thank Wojciech for his leadership of the group for the last five years. His guidance and drive have contributed greatly to the success of our real estate team in CEE. Wojciech will remain a key member of the regional team and will continue to play an active role in many of our key initiatives.”
“I am honored to have been appointed to this role at what is an exciting and prosperous time for the real estate sector across CEE," Hejduk commented. "Wojciech has developed our practice into a market leader, and I look forward to building on this strong foundation and working closely with my fellow partners and colleagues to further develop opportunities for clients across the region.”