Michał Smolny has over 15 years of professional experience in commercial real estate, real estate finance, engineering and construction, M&A and corporate matters.

    His recent experience includes sale and lease back transactions concerning distribution centers, restructuring and sale of shopping centers, logistic and office portfolio purchase and sale transactions (share deals, transfers of going concern and asset deals), due diligence reviews, office, retail and warehouse lease negotiations, hotel lease negotiations, acquisition and development projects concerning logistic centers, office buildings, shopping centers and hotels.

    Moreover, Michał advises clients in property financing and refinancing transactions, including financings of development on the properties.

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    • Advising a retail chain on the restructuring, sale and lease back of supermarkets and hypermarkets in Poland.
    • Advising a retail chain on the sale, development and lease back of a distribution center in Poland.
    • Advising a real estate investment fund based in Singapore in the purchase of two office buildings in Warsaw.
    • Advising a real estate investment fund based in Singapore in the purchase of 25 logistic properties in Poland.
    • Advising a global investment bank in the lease of temporary and long-term office premises in Poland.
    • Advising a real estate investment fund on the sale of its portfolio of logistic centers in Poland.
    • Advising international real estate investment fund on the due diligence and purchase of an office building in Warsaw and the repayment of its bank debt.
    • Advising British real estate investment fund on the acquisition of the factory outlet center in Wrocław.
    • Advising a subsidiary of a British insurance investment fund on the sale of warehouses.
    • Advising an Irish real estate investment fund company on the sale of an office complex in Kraków.
    • Advising a leading Spanish bank on the sale of its property in Poznan.
    • Advising a subsidiary of a Polish insurance investment fund on a due diligence review, acquisition of real estate and development of warehouses in Poland.
    • Advising a developer in the PPP project concerning development of a student dormitory.
    • Advising a real estate investment fund based in Luxembourg on the financing and acquisition of a real estate portfolio consisting of five shopping malls in Poland.
    • Advising clients in numerous due diligence reviews of properties and property finance transactions.

    Education

    • University of Warsaw, Faculty of Law and Administration, LL.M., 2004
    • British Centre for English and European Law, Warsaw University, 2003

    Admissions

    • Poland

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • Warsaw Bar Association

    Languages

    • Polish
    • English
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