Stanislas Dwernicki is a partner in the Real Estate Transactions and Financing practice group. He provides advice on all aspects of real estate acquisitions and operations, with a particular focus on acquisitions, financing, development and lease agreements. He advises real estate professionals on the structuring of their investments and operations, and his expertise in relation to real estate promotion, construction, acquisitions and disposals of real estate portfolios has notably led to his recent appointment as key legal advisor for the acquisition of a portfolio of shopping centres across Europe for the Unibail-Rodamco group as well as for the setting up of a large research centre in the Greater Paris area for the EDF group.
Stanislas also regularly advises on the structuring and the definition of major real estate groups' investment policy as well as for the negociation of commercial leases.
He founded and was the first manager of the firm's Warsaw office.
Stanislas Dwernicki is regularly ranked in the various international legal directories, such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in France.
« The impressive Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. is ‘among the top law firms in Paris, comes first for large deals’, is ‘very professional, delivers on time, and gives good insights on the market’s latest developments’. The large 49-lawyer team serves many high-profile European listed property companies, French and international investment funds, developers, industrial operators, high end-users and lenders and is consistently involved in the market’s largest investment deals. Highlights included assisting AccorHotels with the spin-off of its business line HotelInvest; Norges Bank Investment Management with the €1bn share-deal acquisition of a real estate complex located at Place Vendome and rue Saint Honoré in Paris, which is the largest ever transaction by value on a single asset in Paris to date; and Union Investment Real Estate with the off-plan acquisition of the "Grand Central" building. The team also assisted Total with the off-plan lease of its new headquarters. The highly recognised Frédéric Nouel, Stanislas Dwernicki, Eric Martin-Impératori and Renault Baguenault de Puchesse head the practice. Other key names in the team include Bertrand Oldra, Christopher Szostak who ‘anticipates clients’ needs and is a very trustful and pro-business adviser that you are glad to have on your side at the negotiating table’, the ‘always available’ Hugues Moreau and Nicolas Planchot. The firm is also second-to none for property finance work. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
« Stanislas Dwernicki garners praise from clients as 'an expert in his field,' who further note: 'He has very good negotiation skills, is definitively a deal maker and is very involved, proactive and reliable.' He focuses on real estate transactions including acquisitions, development and sale and leaseback operations. »
Chambers Europe 2018
« Stanislas Dwernicki has long-standing experience in real estate matters and advises on all aspects of the area. He acts on acquisitions, construction, development and leasing matters. He also has notable skills in assisting clients with the structuring of real estate investment schemes. Clients call him 'excellent in negotiations, creative and proactive'. »
Chambers Europe 2017
« Gide Loyrette Nouel ‘provides outstanding legal and business-oriented advice that shows high responsiveness and understanding of clients’ needs’. The ‘large and available’ team of almost 40 lawyers has full-service expertise, spanning investments, portfolio deals, finance, tax and property fund matters. [...] Key partners include: Frédéric Nouel, who gives ‘to-the-point advice’ and is one of the best in the field; Stanislas Dwernicki; Eric Martin-Impératori; Renault Baguenault, who is ‘dedicated to servicing his clients’; Bertrand Oldra, who ‘understands his clients’ needs and seeks to find solutions’; Christopher Szostak, who is ‘always available, gives detailed analysis and is able to handle the most complex transactions’; and Nicolas Planchot. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
« Stanislas Dwernicki is active on real estate developments, acquisitions and investments. Clients describe him as 'deal-oriented' and his projects of late have included joint ventures and lease agreements. »
Chambers Europe 2016
« Stanislas Dwernicki, who demonstrates ‘a good understanding of business issues’ »
Legal 500 EMEA 2016
« Stanislas Dwernicki is particularly noted by sources for handling commercial lease negotiations. His practice also includes assisting with major development projects and the structuring of real estate investment schemes. He advised Unibail-Rodamco on an establishment of a joint venture with Immobilière Groupe Casino for a construction of a shopping and leisure centre in Toulouse valued at EUR350 million. »
Chambers Europe 2015
« Stanislas Dwernicki, who ‘knows very well the key points and pitfalls’ of a deal' »
Legal 500 EMEA 2015