PROJECTS

Completed projects

In my professional career, I have provided and am still providing legal support to many construction projects in various phases of development. Below follows a list of selected projects I have completed:

• handling of administrative proceedings associated with location and development of industrial projects:

➢  legal representation in administrative proceedings initiated to obtain zoning approvals, building permits and certificates of occupancy, as well as other permits and approvals necessary for implementation of construction projects.

• legal support of the motorway construction process by an international building company:

➢  drafting agreements necessary to carry out the project, including design works contracts, building works contracts (with the general contractor and subcontractors), cost controller agreements, utilities supply agreements (for electricity, water and natural gas),
➢  negotiating the terms of those agreements.

• legal support of the process of developing a food packaging factory in a special economic zone:

➢  legal advice on obtaining a business permit to operate in a special economic zone,
➢  drafting and negotiating agreements necessary for the construction process (general contractor agreement, investor’s inspector agreement).

• handling administrative proceedings regarding restitution claims involving real estate expropriated under the Land Reform Decree or under the Warsaw Decree:

➢  analyzing documents held by the client,
➢  estimating the probability of recovering expropriated real estate,
➢  representing the client before public administration authorities which review matters involving restitution claims.

• legal support of the process of constructing wind power stations:

➢  analyzing the design from the perspective of designing regulations, zoning rules and construction law requirements,
➢  reviewing tenancy agreements and other agreements conveying title to land designated for wind power stations to the investor,
➢  legal advice on creating local zoning plans so as to accommodate a wind power station on the land.

• legal support of a transaction involving purchase of a leading steelworks and construction of a steel rolling mill by an international metallurgical concern:

➢  preparing a due diligence report on certain real properties to identify risks associated with their proposed purchase (reviewing documentation on the real properties),
➢  handling administrative proceedings concerning division of land properties,
➢  drafting a property sale agreement,
➢  negotiating the terms of that agreement on behalf of the client,
➢  obtaining legally required permits and decisions in administrative proceedings during the investment process (e.g. zoning approval, building permit, certificate of occupancy).

• legal support of a transaction involving purchase by an American investment fund of shares in companies owning shopping centers in Poland:

➢  preparing a due diligence report on certain real properties to identify risks associated with the proposed purchase of shares in those companies (reviewing documents related to the real properties, quo ad usum agreements and lease agreements),
➢  drafting a share purchase agreement,
➢  analyzing the transaction in terms of the requirement to obtain the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration’s permit to purchase the shares.

• legal support of a transaction involving purchase of real properties by an international concern manufacturing car spares:

➢  preparing a due diligence report on certain real properties to identify risks associated with their proposed purchase (reviewing documentation on the real properties),
➢  analyzing the transaction in terms of the requirement to obtain the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration’s permit to purchase the real properties,
➢  changing the zoning of the real properties in the local zoning plan,
➢  obtaining legally required permits and decisions in administrative proceedings during the investment process,
➢  drafting a contract for construction work.