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Real Estate and Construction
The practice

Strong track record in supporting major transactions and large-scale projects in real estate and construction makes our practice stand out. Our team of experts at our offices across the CIS brings together lawyers and consultants, who have been employed by state property authorities for many years.

We combine expertise and extensive experience in this area with an international approach and deep insight into the real estate market and the local legal specifics and regulations in each jurisdiction where we are present.

We assist our clients in the legal, financial and tax structuring of real estate transactions and state registration. Our lawyers also render legal assistance in negotiating and entering into transactions (e.g. sale and purchase, assignment and lease of buildings, sites, structures, constructions, premises and land plots), as well as pledges and other collateral agreements.

We have handled a large number of real estate projects and have supported the construction of a range of large sites, including production plants, Olympic venues, commercial real estate (including business and shopping centres, hotels, warehouses and etc.) and residential real estate. We advise architectural, engineering and construction companies on all aspects of project delivery, from public tender process to preparation and negotiation of construction contracts (including under FIDIC terms), project finance and administration.

When rendering legal assistance in development projects, we conduct legal due diligence of development projects to identify and minimize project risks. This includes the analysis of rights to real estate and property operation and management, as well as ways of participating in projects proposed by contractors. We also advise our clients on all project stages from preparation of the letter of intent to registration of rights to real estate and determining how it should be managed.

We provide legal support to our clients in their relations with construction contractors and governmental authorities throughout the execution of investment contracts. We help resolve difficult land-related issues and, if necessary, represent our clients in courts.

Services

Our services:

  • due diligence and support for transactions involving real estate and properties;
  • structuring and support of greenfield and brownfield projects;
  • dealing with non-customary land issues, including registration of rights to land plots created as a result of land reclamation;
  • development and support of comprehensive real estate construction contracts and construction management under FIDIC standards (White, Orange and other books).
Reputation

“Lauded for its ‘fast and business-oriented responses’, as well as its ‘deep real estate sector knowledge’ of contentious and non-contentious matters” (The Legal 500 2015)

For more testimonials please follow the link.

Key contacts

Yuri
Savvin

Moscow

Ivan
Smirnov

St. Petersburg

Olga
Mischenko

St. Petersburg

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