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Michał Wielhorski

Attorney-at-law / Managing Partner

Michał has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate law handling numberless mandates in this sector.

He advises on all types of real estate projects from the corporate, transactional and tax perspective. He works primarily with large developers, focusing on retail and office developments, and guiding clients through all stages of investment processes (incl. due diligence, permits/licenses, financing, leasing and sale). Michał assists clients in the negotiation and execution of real estate sale agreements, construction works agreements, service agreements (incl. ones with architects and other experts) and infrastructure agreements. He advises on leasing processes, negotiating and executing major lease agreements for retail and office space. He also boasts a strong track record in investment financing.

He works with BUMA Group, ECC Real Estate, Echo Investment, Globalworth, Porto Office, Rank Progress, Reino Partners and YIT Development.

Michał’s transactions include: a range of real property acquisitions for Echo Investment and YIT Development; sale, leasing and financing transactions related to large office and residential projects run by BUMA Group (incl. DOT Office, Wadowicka 3, and CU Office); joint venture between Rank Progress and Vantage Development for a large investment project (estimated value: PLN 767m); comprehensive advisory for ECC Real Estate in regard to the development, financing and leasing of a large shopping mall, Nowa Stacja in Pruszków.

Michał has been recommended by Chambers Europe each year since 2016 in Real Estate, by The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 in Real Estate, Construction, Banking and Finance as well as by IFLR1000 in Banking.

Michał speaks English and German.

Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University where he also attended a seminar in German and European law, run in cooperation with the Institute of Law and Political Science at the University of Bonn.


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Advising on sale of two retail parks

act BSWW legal & tax has acted on behalf of Rank Progress in relation to the sale of Miejsce Piastowe retail park and the preliminary sale agreement for Pasaż Wiślany retail park in Grudziądz. The law firm assisted the client at all stages of the sale of the property in Miejsce Piastowe, and ...

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Advising on transaction comprising sale of 11 A-class office properties

act BSWW advised management boards of disposed companies on the sale of completed and under-construction office buildings owned by Buma development company to fund managed by Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager. The transaction comprised the sale of 11 A-class office prope...

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Advising Rank Progress on further land acquisition for new investment projects

act BSWW has consulted on Rank Progress’ purchase of nearly 6.83 hectares of land worth almost PLN 24m net. The law firm provided a comprehensive range of legal advisory services, including a due diligence audit of the property. The property is located in Otwock. The transaction value is PLN 23.9...

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Advising on framework agreement for intercontinental cargo flights with medical equipment

act BSWW has consulted one of its clients on negotiations and execution of a framework agreement with a leading Polish air operator, covering a range of cargo flights from China to Poland. Aircrafts carry equipment intended for coronavirus prevention.

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Michał Wielhorski – Managing Partner at act BSWW legal & tax – has been recommended as Notable practitioner by IFLR1000. For nearly 20 years Michał has been advising on all types of real estate projects, including financing of real estate investments. IFLR1000 i...

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act BSWW advises on sale of two retail parks

act BSWW legal & tax has acted on behalf of Rank Progress in relation to the sale of Miejsce Piastowe retail park and the preliminary sale agreement for Pasaż Wiślany retail park in Grudziądz. On July 29, 2021, Progress XXXVII sp. z o.o. (subsidiary of Rank Progres...

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How R U CEE? All you need to know about real estate in CEE

How did the first months of the pandemic affect developers’ timelines, investment plans and tenants’ expectations in four largest CEE countries? Were the investors operating in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania rattled or shattered by the first two waves o...

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act BSWW legal & tax ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have received recognition from The Legal 500 EMEA 2021 in seven categories and numerous individual recommendations for our practitioners. Recommendations for the law firm: – real estate – capital markets – commercial, corporate a...

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act BSWW legal & tax ranked in Chambers Europe 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have received recognition from Chambers Europe for our real estate practice and individual recommendations for our practitioners. Recommendation for the law firm: – Real Estate – Band 4 Recommended lawyers: – Piotr Smołuch (Cap...

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act legal grows into a strong European player

Over the past few years, act legal has grown from 5 to 10 law firms in some of the largest European business centres with a clear goal, which is to develop a strong cross-border footprint and shared standards of legal services so as to ensure consistent top-notch qualit...

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act BSWW in transaction comprising sale of 11 A-class office properties

act BSWW advised management boards of disposed companies on the sale of completed and under-construction office buildings owned by Buma development company to fund managed by Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager. The transaction comprised the s...

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act BSWW advises Rank Progress on further land acquisition for new investment projects

act BSWW has consulted on Rank Progress’ purchase of nearly 6.83 hectares of land worth almost PLN 24m net. On November 19, 2020, Rank Progress Spółka Akcyjna Otwock spółka komandytowa (a subsidiary of Rank Progress S.A.) and Rank Progress S.A. entered into two final a...

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act BSWW advises TIM S.A. on sale of Rotopino.pl

act BSWW consulted TIM S.A. on the sale of 100% equity stake in Rotopino.pl November 26, 2020 saw the execution of the conditional agreement for the sale of stocks in Rotopino.pl between TIM S.A. and Oponeo.pl S.A. TIM S.A. intends to sell its 100% equity stake in R...

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act BSWW advises on refinancing of office complex in Kraków

A Portuguese investor completed the refinancing transaction for the Porto Office complex developed in 2019. It is made up of two A-class office buildings. act BSWW advised the investor on refinancing of this investment project. The law firm’s team was led by Michał ...

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act BSWW advised Echo Investment on its Łódź-based project

Echo Investment, Poland’s leading developer, has laid the cornerstone for Fuzja, a section of Łódź that will combine modern urban features with the historical spirit of Księży Młyn (a complex of textile factories). The company has started restoring the former Scheibler ...

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act BSWW ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have received industry recognition from The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 in seven categories and numerous individual recommendations for our practitioners. Recommendations for the law firm: - banking and finance - capital markets - comm...

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