Real Estate & Construction

ARCLIFFE LLP has significant experience in the area of real estate. We advise across the entire spectrum, from contractors to architects, from developers to project managers, from sellers to buyers.

Our areas of expertise cover all sectors of real estate, and includes: the acquisition and sale of real estate; construction and development; joint ventures; planning and zoning; environmental issues; property management; financing of real estate transactions; realisation of security over real estate assets; real estate management contracts; leasing; construction litigation; and arbitration and negotiated settlement.

A selection of our collective knowledge, includes advising:

  • Merkury Market in respect of the successful acquisition of majority of local stores from Baumax in Czech Republic.
  • VINCI Construction on the PPP project at Prague Military Hospital. This was the first pilot PPP project in the Czech Republic; advice comprised all aspects of the tender process including negotiation on the project structure within the competitive dialogue and designing the corporate structure of the bidding vehicle.
  • Next Group plc on a cross-border transaction involving acquisition of retail stores in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary from the local franchises; transaction involved complex due diligence of the existing leases in the Czech Republic, restructuring of the franchise operations used by the franchisees followed by acquisition of shares in newly established companies in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
  • Real Estate Investor on the refinancing of a very large portfolio of shopping centres by a consortium comprising 10 Polish and foreign banks.
  • Real Estate Investor on the refinancing by two German banks of Warsaw Financial Centre in Warsaw.
  • German bank on financing of the construction of the “Nowa Europa” shopping centre in Gliwice.
  • Two major Polish banks on the financing of the construction of the “Gdański Business Park” office complex in Warsaw.
  • Polish Leading Real Estate Developers on development and financing of the construction of several office buildings in Poland.
  • GE Real Estate. Advising in connection with €175 million acquisition, development, design, constructions, letting and operating of 7 Class A multi-let warehouses (logistic parks) in 6 major cities in Romania.
  • APN/UKA European Retail Trust in connection with its acquisition of City Mall (100+ million euro value) commercial centre.
  • AIG in connection with the sale of the CEE real estate management business to an American international investor.
  • Heitman International in connection with 80 million euro joint venture with Cefin to develop and sell a large residential project located in the Pipera-Baneasa area and the negotiation of a 57.6 million euro credit facility for the development of a residential project.

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