Construction

We advise Polish and foreign entities on their activities in the construction sector. We offer practical assistance on all aspects client investments, from project planning, implementation and post-completion issues.

We advise a wide variety of clients within this sector. Our lawyers have considerable experience in projects involving both large-scale constructions and smaller building projects, performed as built-to-suit and built-to-own projects. We advise clients on issues concerning existing commercial facilities (offices, retail, warehouses) and residential buildings, specialised investments in the electric power sector (including EPC and EPCM), waste management (waste to energy sector), often based on public and private partnerships and public procurement proceedings.

 

How we can help?

We help to manage the legal – and other – aspects of construction projects on behalf of the client, at every stage of an investment.

We help clients during the investment planning stage and while obtaining any necessary construction-related permits, including by

  • conducting legal analysis of investment feasibility,
  • developing appropriate legal and tax structures for the project,
  • supporting the planning and construction stages and obtaining any necessary administrative decisions required to perform the investment, including analysing project-specific requirements (e.g. concerning environment protection law),
  • coordinating the project team, cooperating with technical consultants, designers etc.

We also support clients during project implementation, including by:

  • negotiating and drafting agreements with third parties involved in the construction project, such as general contractor (esp. according to FIDIC standards), architects, project and cost managers, supervision engineers etc.
  • negotiating collaterals packages connected with construction contracts,
  • negotiating and drafting cooperation agreements between project partners, such as Joint-Venture Agreements and Development Management Agreements
  • cooperating with other participants to the investment,
  • coordination and reviewing each stage of the investment to ensure compatibility with existing agreements concluded by the client.

We also provide post-completion support, including by:

  • reviewing the proper performance of contractors’ obligations in any investment-related agreements,
  • assisting clients to obtaining any decisions required to finalise the construction project,
  • supervising the settlement of agreements concluded with investment contractors,
  • handling any project-related disputes which arise.

Selected projects

Comprehensive management of investment and construction projects for MGC Invest, including large shopping centres in Olsztyn and Kielce.

Advising on a planned investment by the WUND company – a joint venture concerning a strategic partnership with Global City Holdings (former Cinema City International) in the Park of Poland project, involving the construction and operation of a facility in Mszczonów. The investment value is approx. PLN 400 million.

Advising on biogas and biopower plant construction projects, including obtaining construction permits and environmental decisions for Eteron.

Advising Energopomiar on a power plant investment in Stalowa Wola.

Representating Ancona in its cooperation with the city of Poznań during the Brama Zachodnia (Western Gate) investment, including advising on amendments to the local spatial development plan.

Advising Immobel on the Poznań Brama Teatru (Theatre Gate) investment - office and service buildings with a GLA of approx. 20,000 sq.m.

Assisting AWBUD by providing comprehensive management of an investment and construction project involving a power plant in Wałcz.

Advising on the reconstruction of a dump site for Bełchatów power plant.

Negotiating and drafting draft versions of construction contracts for Warsaw Modlin Airport, taking account of branch-specific issues.

Preparing legal opinions and expert surveys for PGNiG in connection with a large investment.

Advising Warszawskie Przedsiębiorstwo Mostowe „Mosty” S.A. on administrative proceedings connected with the organisation of a construction project. Obtaining an environmental decision for EW Tychnowy.

Managing an investment project for an RES installation and dealing with related environmental permits.

Managing a residential buildings project on behalf of Bastion Group. This involved the acquisition of a number of apartments and construction project from an existing investor.

Advising Windstrom on numerous administrative proceedings connected with reorganising a construction project.

Advising Max Energo on numerous administrative proceedings connected with the organisation of wind farm constructions.

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Maciej Duch

Maciej Duch

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Michał Bagłaj

Michał Bagłaj

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Hubert Wysoczański, Ph.D.

Hubert Wysoczański, Ph.D.

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