Clifford Chance LLP

Real Estate Department

Central & Eastern Europe
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What the team is known for High-profile international firm with real estate experts based in Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania. Advises on a range of real estate M&A, construction and infrastructure matters, particularly on complex international financing issues. Notable work on development projects in the retail, hospitality, logistics and infrastructure real estate sectors. Clients include international developers, investors and industry leaders.

Strengths The practice draws praise from clients for its pragmatic working style, one stating: "I appreciated the pro-business approach and problem-solving orientation of the team."

Another impressed interviewee adds: "It is an experienced firm in real estate which helps to manage and assess risk and draft the best possible scenario of relevant contracts," describing the lawyers as "responsive, ready to deal with any matter which occurs, experienced and well organised."

Work highlights Acted for R2G Heritage on the CZK5.5 billion acquisition of Hotel Intercontinental in Prague.

Notable practitioners

Emil Holub
acts for regional and international clients on real estate acquisitions and disposals, often covering multiple CEE jurisdictions. He is well prepared to undertake transactions pertaining to hotels, office buildings and shopping centres. Clients say: "He is not only a wonderful lawyer but has good character and is capable of addressing situations in a positive way."