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Real Estate

1 ranked lawyersBand 2Central & Eastern EuropeEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Advances in the rankings following extensive client praise. Wide-ranging practice, assisting clients across the region as well as domestically with international portfolio transactions, leasing mandates and construction matters. Expertise spanning CEE, including a top-tier team in Hungary and additional prowess in Poland, the Czech Republic, Bosnia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. Core clients include developers and investors. Particularly active in the logistics and retail sectors, but also assists with transactions involving hotels and offices.

Strengths

One client lauds: "I believe CMS has a premier real estate practice that stands out from the crowd in CEE through their business acumen and clear and concise legal solutions."

Another commentator appreciates that "they have a large network of offices around Europe and therefore we are able to tap into this wealth of knowledge. The customer service and response was fast, with all members of their team being available when we required."

Work highlights

Represented Allianz Real Estate and Curzon Capital Partners III in the sale of the Warsaw Financial Center office building to Czech buyer CPI Property Group. This transaction was led by the firm's Warsaw team.

Notable practitioners

Lukáš Hejduk undertakes pan-CEE transactions including acquisitions and joint ventures on behalf of international investors and real estate funds from his base in Prague. A client highlights his "excellent knowledge of the real estate market."

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Overview

We’ve been here advising global corporations and investors in CEE for over 25 years. With more than 100 real estate lawyers across 15 full-service offices in CEE (more than any other international law firm), we understand the business landscape of the region inside out. 

We take pride in providing consistent legal advice across borders, coordinated from your home market. Whether you are in the retail, residential, hotels, infrastructure, care home, office, logistics, renewable energy or student accommodation sectors, we have the specialists to help.

Our multi-jurisdictional teams adhere to the same templates, processes and standards, including project management. This means we can deploy specialist teams to advise you immediately, irrespective of where the real estate assets are. We will guide you through tax, planning, debt financing, construction and management issues in addition to your traditional real estate portfolio and property management work.

In the course of 2017 our practice went through substantial changes. In the UK, CMS merged with the law firms Nabarro and Olswang on 1 May 2017, creating a new firm that is the sixth largest in the UK by revenue. The CMS Real Estate and Construction practice is the largest real estate specialist team in Europe and one of the biggest worldwide.


Clients

Invesco, Allianz, Deutsch Pfandbriefbank, Erste, OTP

PGIM, FM Logistics, DEKA Immobilien, Futureal, Panattoni

Pradera, Prologis, Bluehouse, Futureal, UNION Investment

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Location

Cannon Place

78 Cannon Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC4N 6AF

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Central & Eastern Europe

Real Estate


Lukáš Hejduk
Band 3