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Chairman of the European Real Estate Group, Dentons, Poland
Paweł Dębowski is a partner in Dentons’ Warsaw office and Chairman of the European Real Estate Group which forms part of one of the largest cross-border real estate teams in the world, with nearly 600 real estate professionals operating in more than 75 offices around the world.
Paweł is one of the most widely recognized and respected real estate M&A and investment professionals in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe. He represents numerous institutional clients, including investors, developers, lenders, construction companies and occupiers. He has unique expertise in the office and retail sectors. In professional practice for over twenty years, Paweł was involved in structuring real estate investments in Poland back in the early days of the free market economy.
•BlackRock Real Estate: Advising on €300 million sale of the Rondo 1 office building in Warsaw, Poland to Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management’s real estate business. Rondo 1 is an exceptional office complex developed in 2006 consisting of a 40-storey glass tower and a 10-storey associated building
•Globe Trade Centre: Advising on €180 million sale of Galeria Kazimierz shopping center located in Kraków to Invesco
•Immofinanz: Advising on €412 million sale of the Silesia City Center in Katowice to Allianz Real Estate. This was the largest single-asset transaction in Poland in 2013
•Union Investment Real Estate GmbH: Advising on the acquisition of the Senator office building from Ghelamco. This central Warsaw office project, combining rich historical heritage with top quality modern office features, was sold for €120 million
•Charter Hall Retail REIT: Advising on sale of five shopping centers in Poland for €174 million for the whole portfolio. The portfolio was acquired by opportunity fund European Property Investors Special Opportunities 3 (EPISO 3), managed by Tristan Capital Partners. The transaction, first announced in June 2013, involves five retail projects in Poland totaling 66,300 sqm.
•Curzon Capital Partners III: Acting for this investment fund managed by Tristan Capital Partners in relation to €121 million acquisition of Mokotów Nova office complex from Ghelamco. Located in the Mokotów district of Warsaw and finished in 2012, the complex consists of two interconnected buildings, arranged to form four separate parts. It offers over 40,000 sq.m. of Class A office space
•Globe Trade Centre: Advising on €173 million sale of Platinium Business Park, a 6 A-class office building complex located in Warsaw, to Allianz Real Estate
•Deka: Advising on €100+ million acquisition of InterContinental Hotel in central Warsaw to Warimpex and UBM
Paweł’s outstanding and sustained contribution to the CEE real estate sector has resulted over the years in multiple recognitions as the leader in this field. Chambers Europe legal directory rates him as a Band Star. It lauds Paweł as “a brand of his own”. He is singled out as “one of the icons of the market,” and “a very technical, robust lawyer,” whose “reputation speaks for itself.”
Paweł is repeatedly recommended as a leader in the field of real estate law by both Polish publications (namely Forbes and Rzeczpospolita) as well as other international legal directories and guides (such as The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, European Legal Experts or Who’s Who Legal). In 2013, for the second time, he was named Professional of the Year at the CEE Quality Awards organized in cooperation with the Financial Times.
Prior and Present Employment
•Chairman, European Real Estate Group – Dentons Warsaw (June 2014 to date)
•Co-Chairman, European Real Estate Group – Dentons Warsaw (January-June 2014)
•Partner, Head of Central Europe Real Estate – Dentons (formerly Salans), Warsaw (September 2010-2013)
•Equity Partner, head of the Real Estate Practice in the CEE region – Clifford Chance, Warsaw (May 2006 – September 2010)
•Head of Real Estate Team – CMS Cameron McKenna, Warsaw (2003-2006)
•Partner – CMS Cameron McKenna, Warsaw (1996-2002)
•Chairman of the Management Board of GTC (2001/2002)