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Janusz Dzianachowski

Real Estate Partner, Warsaw

"I am a real estate lawyer advising on large, complex real estate transactions in Poland and the rest of Central and Eastern Europe. I am enthusiastic, practical, business-oriented and focused on ensuring deals are executed proficiently"


Education and qualifications


Janusz advises international and domestic corporates, investors and developers on major real estate transactions in Poland and in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The transactions on which he has advised include acquisitions (including portfolio transactions and sale and leasebacks), property development, lease agreements (including for build-to-suit projects), due diligence projects relating to property acquisitions and joint venture structures for real estate investments. He has particular knowledge of the logistics, commercial and office space sectors.

Janusz has been regularly ranked and recommended by the most prominent legal directories such as Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and IFLR1000 for his real estate work. He is a member of the firm’s CEE desk.

Work highlights

Janusz has led on many major real estate deals. Recent highlights include advising:

  • 7R on the sale of a logistics portfolio, comprising projects in the pre-development and development phase, to CTP Group  
  • NREP, a leading Nordic real estate investor, managing assets worth more than EUR 10bn, on its first investment into the Polish private rented sector (PRS). The investment entails more than 1,000 newbuilt units acquired from YIT
  • LeadCrest Capital Partners on its first transaction in Poland - the acquisition of a EUR 45m portfolio of two logistics and two light industrial facilities
  • CP Developer S.à r.l on the sale of 2,500 apartments for rent to the Swedish investor Heimstaden Bostad, for approximately PLN 1.4bn
  • Cornerstone Investment Management on a joint venture agreement with Crestyl Group to acquire Budimex Nieruchomości, one of the largest developers in Poland, for over PLN 1,5 bn
  • Hines on the EUR 102m acquisition of the Wola Centre office building in Poland from Develia
  • Globalworth on the EUR 101m acquisition of the A-class Spektrum Tower office building in Warsaw from the fund managed by Europa Capital
  • Patron Capital on the acquisition of the five-star Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw from the consortium of Benson Elliot, Walton Street and Schroders Hotels

Education and qualifications

Janusz studied law at the European School of Law and Administration, Warsaw and attended post graduate studies on corporate law at Warsaw University.

He speaks Polish, English and French.