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Halina Więckowska

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+48.22.653.4236
Fax +48.22.653.4250

Halina Więckowska's practice focuses mainly on real estate, general commercial, and civil law issues. She has also advised a wide range of clients in the project finance, retail, residential and commercial development sectors.

Her work has included the drafting and negotiating of agreements relating to issues such as enabling development, phasing, design, and construction.  She has been involved in a number of M&A transactions and restructuring as well as in a project to launch one of the first Polish companies on the US stock exchange. She has also advised in many regulatory issues such as obtaining permits for acquisition of real properties in Poland, commencement of operations in special economic and industrial zones. She has represented clients in various real estate transactions, including drafting and negotiating sale and purchase contracts, financing of sales and acquisitions of properties, as well as commercial leases of commercial and office space.  She has also been involved in zoning and administrative issues and advised on a number of project finance matters for major international institutions, investment funds, and international investment banks.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Więckowska gained experience at Polish and international law firms. Between 1998 - 2007 she worked as an associate and a counsel in Hogan & Hartson. She has conducted various lectures and written numerous press articles regarding real estate, leasing and commercial issues. She speaks frequently at conferences regarding real estate and commercial issues.

Achievements

  • The Legal 500 EMEA, 2013-2016, Real Estate, recommended
  • Recommended by Legal Experts Europe, Middle East and Africa - Real Estate - Poland, 2012

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Warsaw District Chamber of Legal Counselors
  • Co-chair of the Real Estate Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland

Additional Information

Ms. Wieckowska is the author of various lectures and press articles regarding real estate and commercial issues.

In addition, she has completed courses of the EU law organized by the European Commission in Brussels.
  • Representing Apollo's affiliates (a group of over 10 companies) in a number of investments in Poland and abroad, including development of real properties, drafting and negotiating of commercial leases, restructuring, repositioning of commercial centers, financing, sales and acquisitions of properties.
  • Representing US international corporation in a number of investments in Poland, including acquisitions of a companies, release of encumbrances over real properties, leasing of plots for research and a development center. Advising Italian corporation in connection with an investment in a special economic zone.
  • Representing international hotel operator in the acquisition of, inter alia, the Sheraton Hotel in Warsaw and issues related to leasing and corporate as well as post-acquisition. 
  • Representing international real estate investment funds in a number of investments in the warehousing and commercial sector.