ULI Europe Webinar: Legal Issues Arising from COVID-19 Crisis for Real Estate


Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
12:30pm - 1:30pm BST


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Webinar Summary:

With the rapid evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across Europe have announced support programmes and measures to relieve those hit hardest. At the same time, legal issues arising for real estate are numerous. Taking stock six weeks after the outbreak was declared a pandemic, this ULI webinar will look into issues related to lettings and loans due to the coronavirus crisis, providing a comparative overview across a number of key European jurisdictions. Legal experts from different European countries will provide a rough outline of the respective national government support programmes, will clarify where we stand on lettings and loans in the main jurisdictions and will also respond to audience questions. The webinar will focus on the major markets Germany, United Kingdom and France covered by lawyers from the renowned law firms Greenberg Traurig and Linklaters. Legal experts from other countries will be available to respond to questions regarding Poland, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, and Austria.

Legal Experts

  • Federico Barbàra, Shareholder, Milan Real Estate Sector Group, Greenberg Traurig (Italy)
  • Juan Barona, Partner, Linklaters (Spain)
  • Jan Kees Brandse, Shareholder, Amsterdam Real Estate Sector Group, Greenberg Traurig (Netherlands)
  • Adolfo Guerrero, Real Estate Partner, Linklaters (Spain)
  • Agata Jurek-Zbrojska, Shareholder, Warsaw Real Estate Sector Group, Greenberg Traurig (Poland)
  • Yves Moreau, Real Estate Partner, Linklaters (Belgium)

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Federico Barbara

Partner, Greenberg Traurig

Federico has a long time and extensive experience in domestic and international real estate; he advises national and international clients, including re-funds, in a wide range of transactions (acquisition, disposal, development, management of real estate assets and real estate portolios) having any level of complexity (acquisition of assets through NPL purchase or bankruptcy procedure, partnerships etc). He is competent in all practices ancillary and/or related to real estate as real estate restructuring, construction agreements, commercial leases, real estate finance, fund rules. He also advises on Hospitality and Leisure transactions. He also is specialized in M&A, having advised numerous purchases and sales of companies, MBO, LBO other extraordinary transactions.


Agata Jurek-Zbrojska

Partner, Greenberg Traurig

Agata Jurek-Zbrojska is a partner based in Warsaw. She is a qualified legal advisor and holds a master’s degree in economics. She has more than 15 years of experience in advising clients from around the world on the CEE real estate market. During her career she has also gained experience in other jurisdictions, i.e. in Germany and Spain. Agata has participated in the biggest transactions on the Polish market as well as in many cross-border transactions in Europe. The value of the transactions she has advised on amounts to billions of Euro. She specializes in real estate transactions. She helps clients to strategically structure real estate deals and prepares joint venture contracts. Agata has advised many developers, banks, financial institutions and investment funds on legal issues related to the construction process, including the drafting and negotiation of development management contracts, building contracts, agreements with architects, and key lease agreements. She also advises on renewable energy projects, including development agreements related to the sale of wind farm projects. Agata constantly seeks to expand her knowledge of economics. She has lectured at the Warsaw School of Economics, where she also completed her doctoral studies, during which she analyzed the economic and legal aspects of urban revitalization projects. In her free time Agata enjoys sport and art. She does CrossFit to keep her energized every day. During vacations she loves to ski and kitesurf. She is a big fan of surrealist artists.


Christian Schede

Managing Partner - Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Christian Schede is managing shareholder Germany and chairs the firm's German Real Estate Sector Group. He focuses on M&A transactions in real estate, infrastructure and related financings as well as project developments. Christian's experience covers all real estate asset classes as well as projects in the energy and transportation sectors. His expertise includes advising on joint ventures, investment management platforms, and restructuring of property and infrastructure investments. Christian has wide-ranging experience advising on complex transactions as well as development and infrastructure projects. He represents major national and international institutional investors, private equity funds, real estate companies and infrastructure funds as well as financiers, developers, investment managers and government bodies. Christian is recognized by several legal directories as a leading lawyer in his field and ranked among the leading senior partners in the German real estate market.