Salans has announced that one of the most recognizable names in real estate in Central Europe, Pawel Debowski, plans to join forces with Salans, a power-house in the real estate arena and one of the top international legal practices in Central and Eastern Europe.
Debowski is rated as a "Band Star" by Chambers Europe who commented that "
observers are generally in awe of (his) outstanding outfit." The team set to join Salans from Clifford Chance includes Piotr Szafarz, Maciej Ryniewicz and Tomasz Stasiak, some core members of Debowski's highly rated real estate squad which is widely recognized as one of the leading real estate practices in Emerging Europe along with Salans' top-rated Global Real Estate Group.
According to Eric Rosedale and Evan Lazar, Co-Chairs of the Salans Global Real Estate Group, "This move reflects our long term commitment to Emerging Europe. It will be another important step in building one of the leading cross-border real estate practices among the world's top international law firms, while maintaining our traditional strength in emerging markets."
Together with the Salans team, Debowski's group will be positioned to serve most of the leading real estate investors, capital providers and developers in the market. Lazar and Rosedale also observed that "this will be a unique opportunity to combine our resources and contacts to stake out a singularly pre-eminent position for our group in Emerging Europe."