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Justyna Szwech

Counsel
Warsaw

Justyna Szwech

Described as 'quick, responsive, and a pleasure to work with” by Chambers Europe 2012. Justyna Szwech’s experience and abilities in structuring projects and finding efficient solutions have allowed her to be active in many well-known, high profile transactions on the Polish market. Justyna is a counsel in our Real Estate Department. She started advising international clients in the early 90s, at the time when many international players became active in the Polish market. 

She has also been involved in infrastructure projects. She has drafted and negotiated various kinds of agreements including sale and purchase, commercial leases, EPC and other construction contracts, franchise and management agreements in the leisure field, and long term service agreements in the energy field. Justyna’s experience in the area of real estate embraces offices, retail, warehouse, and residential projects. Justyna advises her clients during the different stages of the development process including planning, and permits and construction, as well as helping them deal with civil law and administrative law issues. She has also been engaged in numerous due diligence, project finance and litigation projects. 

She is the author of many legal opinions prepared for clients seeking practical solutions to their legal problems. Justyna has worked for institutional and private investors, developers, banks, energy companies, state agencies, landlords, and tenants. She aims at providing her clients with the best and most effective business-oriented advice possible within the area of real estate, infrastructure, and construction. 

Justyna has been a certified legal adviser in Poland since 1995, and has also completed various professional seminars. She is fluent in English and French.

'Justyna Szwech specialises in construction matters, and has been active in the energy sector.'

Chambers Europe 2013

Representative Experience

Advising on the acquisition of the Zlota 44 residential building in Warsaw for Amstar/BBI (due diligence analysis and transaction).

Advising on the acquisition of the Hampton by Hilton Hotel in Warsaw for Union Investment (due diligence analysis and tenancy agreement).

Advising on the acquisitions of the Liberty Corner and Griffin House office buildings in Warsaw for GLL (due diligence analysis and transaction).

Advising for GDDKiA on various legal issues related to the A1 highway operations.

Advising on long term service agreements related to the energy projects for Mitsubishi.

Advising on various real estate sales (due diligence analyses and transactions) for Ghelamco (Senator, Mokotów Nova).

Advising on structuring the Koneser project for BBI.

Advising on a commercial lease for Aviva.

Drafting over 70 due diligence reports, for purchasers, vendors and banks.

Providing advice to developers on the legal aspects of residential investments.

Drafting and negotiating commercial lease agreements.

Education and admissions

Education

  • Masters, Warsaw University, 1987

Memberships

  • Member, Warsaw Chamber of Legal Advisers

2014

Real Estate

Chambers Europe

2011

Real Estate

Legal 500 EMEA

2012

Real Estate

Chambers Europe

2013

Real Estate

Chambers Europe

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