Michał Matera


Michał is Head of CEE Real Estate.

He focuses on various aspects of commercial real estate transactions, including acquisitions and divestments, sale and lease-back, joint ventures, construction contracts and asset management. He is an expert in real estate aspects of financing, restructuring and insolvency projects. He is recognised as a leading real estate lawyer in Poland.


Representative matters

Blackbrook Capital, a European independent real estate investment firm focusing on mission-critical supply chain assets, on the acquisition and development of a 45,000 sqm Class-A logistics facility in Western Poland, located near Poznan, one of the core logistics markets in Poland.

Goodman Group on the sale to GLP of assets in Central and Eastern Europe for approximately EUR1bn. The transaction includes properties located in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

FLE GmbH on its Polish acquisitions, including the acquisition of the Brama Portowa office complex in Szczecin from Vastint, Metro retail portfolio, and the Kopernik office park in Warsaw from DWS.

AEW on the sale of a prime logistics park portfolio in Poland to Polish Logistics LLP, an investment vehicle established by iO Asset Management and REINO Capital.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Associate member, Urban Land Institute
  • MRICS membership, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Michał Matera leads the real estate practice in Allen & Overy Warsaw. He is adept at handling acquisitions, investments and disposals for developers and investors.
Chambers Europe, 2023
Michał Matera is creative and always available to help.
Legal 500, 2023


  • Leading Real Estate Lawyer in Poland, Chambers Europe, 2023
  • Notable practitioner in Real Estate acquisition, IFLR1000, 2023



Warsaw Bar Association (Advocate)


MA, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, 2006
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.