Kochanski & Partners has advised IB6 Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamkniety Aktywow Niepublicznych, an investment fund managed by the Griffin Real Estate group, on the sale of a Warsaw office building to an entity belonging to the Generali group. The purchaser was reportedly supported by White & Case and Baker McKenzie.
21 May - Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel, Warsaw
The current state aid system in Poland provides for preferential treatment of investors who set up their business in the territory of one of the Special Economic Zones (SEZ), i.e. within a legally designated part of Polish territory. The SEZ benefits include, in particular, exemptions relative to corporate income tax for corporations or personal income tax for non-corporate entities. However, in recent years this system has failed to keep up with ever-changing socio-economic challenges. The zones have proved to be a rather inadequate instrument for sustainable development and the rules of support in Poland have become less attractive compared to those offered by foreign competitors.
Jara Drapala & Partners, working with SWS Strykowski Wachowiak, has successfully represented Mostostal Warszawa S.A., one of Poland's largest construction companies, in Poland's Court of Appeals, in a dispute against Zaklad Unieszkodliwiania Odpadow regarding a contract for the construction of a waste incineration plant in the northwestern city of Szczecin.
Linklaters has advised Patron Capital, a European private equity real estate fund, on the acquisition of the 5-star Sheraton Hotel in the center of Warsaw form Benson Elliot and Walton Street JV. Paul Hastings in London and WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr in Warsaw advised the joint venture on the sale.