Global law firm Dentons has appointed partner Piotr Szafarz as Head of the CEE Real Estate practice, where he will be responsible for strengthening institutional client relationships and enhancing Dentons’ position as the leading Real Estate practice in Central and Eastern Europe. In his new role, he will collaborate closely with Pascal Schmitz, Head of the Europe Real Estate practice, based in Paris.
Piotr Szafarz also leads top-tier Warsaw Real Estate team of more than 50 lawyers including eight partners. He will be supported by two newly appointed deputies: partners Monika Sitowicz and Bartłomiej Kordeczka.
“The CEE region continues to offer excellent opportunities for investors. I believe that after a difficult 2020, we will see a rebound and increased activity in the real estate market in the coming year. Understanding our clients’ business needs and improving efficiency through new technology enables us to continue delivering a top value proposition to our clients. I will collaborate closely with my partners across CEE and in Warsaw, in particular with my deputies – Monika Sitowicz and Bartłomiej Kordeczka,” Piotr Szafarz said.
Piotr Szafarz has advised on real estate law for 27 years and is ranked as a top-tier lawyer in Poland by independent legal directories Chambers Europe and Who's Who Legal. In 2020 alone, under his leadership, the Warsaw Real Estate team advised on more than 40 deals with an aggregate value of approximately €2.5 billion, for clients such as Cavatina Holding, CPI Property Group, GLL Real Estate Partners, Hines, P3 Logistic Parks, Savills Investment Management, Segro, and Skanska Property Group.