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Joanna Klat

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Joanna Klat is a counsel in the firm's Dubai and Paris offices, where she focuses her practice on real estate matters, including finance, investment, construction, insurance, town planning, real estate development and commercial leases. Joanna has over ten years experience advising clients on real estate matters in France and in the Gulf Region. Leading directory Legal 500 has recently recognized Joanna as a “very good professional who never lets her clients down”.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Joanna worked as an in-house lawyer at an international bank. She also has experience as an associate in the Real Estate departments of two U.K. law firms in Paris.

  • Advising a Dubai real estate investment fund on the purchase of several office and retail buildings in the UAE and on various property management matters;
  • Advising a Dubai real estate investment fund in the purchase and development of a school in the Akoya community;
  • Advising one of India’s leading infrastructure and development companies in respect of a development and concession with the Government of Dubai;
  • Advising on the IPO on Nasdaq Dubai of a real estate investment fund;
  • Advising a Qatari group in the purchase of a residential building developed as part of the Dubai Citywalk project;
  • Advising a Chinese group in the implementation of their first showroom and plant in Dubai;
  • Advising a private investor on the purchase of several high end residential portfolios in Dubai;
  • Advising a Qatari fund in respect of its standard retail and commercial leases in Qatar;
  • Advising a major international data center operator in the off-plan purchase of one of its French sites for a total area of more than 11,000 square meters and the negotiation of its French leases;
  • Advising a Chinese listed investor in the acquisition and financing of the Marriott Hotel Champs Elysées in Paris;
  • Advising a US asset management fund in the acquisition of a EUR 280M European loan protfolio.
  • Advising a French bank in the setting up of real estate financings for an amount exceeding €500 million;
  • Advising an Irish fund on the purchase and the financing of its French commercial real estate portfolio for more than €200 million;
  • Advising renewable energy companies on town planning, construction and real estate structuring;
  • Advising on the development of a major commercial real estate complex for €600million;
  • Advising a major semiconductor manufacturer on the development of its plant in the Paris region;
  • Advising a telecom company on its development in Africa;
  • Advising an Irish fund on the purchase and construction of a hotel in the south of France;
  • Advising a major international logistics services company on the construction of its hub expansion in France;
  • Advising a major Qatari real estate investment fund on various real estate issues in France, including property management and financing;
  • Advising a Qatari bank on the refurbishment of a hotel in Paris;
  • Advising a UK fund on the purchase of a real estate portfolio for an amount exceeding €80 million;
  • Advising a US fund on the syndicated refinancing of a property in La Defense.