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Janusz Dzianachowski

National Managing 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 extensive knowledge of all asset classes.

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.

Janusz, in collaboration with Marcin Schulz, is also National Managing Partner of the firm’s Warsaw Office.

Work highlights

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

  • Nrep: advising on the acquisition of an 80% stake in 7R, one of Poland’s largest logistics developers. Nrep invested approximately €200m into the company.
  • NEPI Rockcastle: advising on the acquisition of: (i) Forum Gdańsk Shopping Centre, for €250m, from Multi Veste 339 B.V., owned by Blackstone-managed funds, and (ii) Atrium Copernicus Shopping Centre, in Toruń, from G City Europe, for €127m.
  • Bain Capital Credit: advising on a joint venture with CORESTATE relating to the construction and operation of the student housing and serviced apartment projects in Poland and Italy.
  • Hines: advising on the €102m acquisition of the Wola Centre office building in Warsaw from Develia.
  • Patron Capital: advising on the acquisition of the Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw from the consortium of Benson Elliot, Walton Street and Schroders Hotels.
  • 7R: advising on the sale of logistics portfolio, comprising projects in the pre-development and development phase, to CTP Group.  

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.