Unique experience in reprivatisation matters.
The absence of an act containing detailed regulations on the return of property taken over by the state after World War II or payment of compensation in this respect, and also the lack of any real perspective of such regulations being enacted means that there continue to be doubts as to the legal status of a great deal of real property in Poland. These doubts frequently lead to disputes between former and current real estate owners (users). At Domański Zakrzewski Palinka we have developed a reprivatisation specialisation within which we provide legal advice on all aspects of this problem.
We deal on a daily basis with all types of real estate reprivatisation matters, advising particularly on matters relating to:
and on any other matters relating to real estate taken over by the state after World War II irrespective of whether there was any legal basis for the take-over or the type of legal basis.
We gained our extensive and unique experience in reprivatisation matters through many years of providing comprehensive legal advice to both former and current owners (users) of real estate affected by broadly understood nationalisation processes. Advising both groups of owners (users) has enabled us to look at these matters from a wider perspective and to better assess the possible ways in which a situation will develop and to judge how opponents will behave in specific cases. By gaining an understanding of the different attitudes to reprivatisation problems of former and current real estate owners (users) we have also created different models for rendering legal advice to these two client groups.
We also attach a great deal of importance to the issue of comprehensive regulation of both legal and actual relations concerning real estate reprivatisation, which is reflected in DZP's broad experience in resolving problems (and running court cases) related to possession of real estate and settlements made between real estate owners and users (holders).
Our strength in reprivatisation experience is demonstrated by our involvement in a range of complex cases of a precedential nature, in many instances involving well-known and highly attractive real estate.
When advising on reprivatisation problems we make full use of DZP's capabilities as a leading Polish law firm with an international range. Thus we are able to offer our clients high-quality legal services within the framework of each of our 35 specialisations.
Please find below details of our reprivatisation offer addressed to both former owners of nationalised real estate and their legal successors, and also current real estate owners (users).
Deals corner | 19.04.2017
Whether an owner-like possessor has the capacity to be party to a court action for remuneration for non-contractual use of real estate when it has given the real estate over for dependent possession?
Deals corner | 17.09.2016
DZP experts comment the Act of 25 June 2015 amending the Act on Real Estate Management and the Family and Guardianship Code, which came into effect On 17 September 2016.
Deals corner | 31.08.2016
New interpretation of Warsaw Decree gives grounds for negative decision issued under Decree to be changed even after a court judgment dismissing an appeal against decision has become final.
Deals corner | 03.09.2015
The Regional Court in Warsaw awarded over PLN 21 million plus interest against the Republic of Serbia to the Gawroński family for the non-contractual use the building at Al. Ujazdowskie.
Publication | 28.10.2014
On Monday, 27 October, Gazeta Stołeczna organised a workshop on the reprivatisation of real estate in Warsaw used by schools and pre-schools.
Deals corner | 14.08.2014
DZP's Real Estate Practice has successfully concluded a case it was conducting for Polish Hunting Association over acquisition of rights to real estate at ul. Nowy Świat in Warsaw.
Deals corner | 18.04.2014
After several years of conducting a number of court and administrative proceedings, DZP’s Real Estate Practice has successfully ended a case for a client from the USA.
Deals corner | 13.03.2014
If Serbia is not a foreigner, then what is it? Another DZP success in precedential reprivatisation dispute over former Serbian Embassy building at Al. Ujazdowskie 23 in Warsaw.
Deals corner | 07.01.2014
DZP’s Supreme Court win: limitations period for claims for damages should be calculated from second minister or local board of appeal decision.
Deals corner | 24.05.2013
Supreme Court overturned an order issued by the Regional Court in Warsaw and referred back for re-examination a case concerning the State Treasury's acquisitive prescription of a decree building.
Deals corner | 07.03.2013
Another win for Domański Zakrzewski Palinka in a dispute with Serbia: Ministry of Internal Affairs' permit is required for a foreigner to acquire real estate through acquisitive prescription.
Deals corner | 05.02.2013
On 4 February 2013 DZP obtained another Court of Appeal judgment favourable for the capital city of Warsaw in a dispute over the City's use of buildings in the historic complex at ul. Senatorska.
Deals corner | 21.12.2012
Court upholds DZP's stance: decree claims no obstacle to prolonging perpetual usufruct term. The case concerns a real estate located in an area covered by the Warsaw Decree of 1945.
Event | 06.12.2012
On 6 December Lech Żyżylewski, a reprivatisation expert and Head of the Real Estate Practice at DZP, took part in a debate on "Reprivatisation claims – a brake on the economy or a chance for development?".
Deals corner | 25.06.2012
On 25 June 2012 the Regional Court in Warsaw issued an order dismissing an appeal filed by the Republic of Serbia in a case of Serbia's acquisitive prescription of real estate at Aleje Ujazdowskie.
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