Real Estate and Construction
The practice

We provide the full range of legal support for real estate transactions, including during the implementation of development projects of any degree of complexity throughout Russia.

Real estate matters

We advise on a variety of real estate matters including urban planning regulation, land issues, construction, utility connections and supply of resources, safe operations (including industrial and environmental safety), real estate management, and insurance matters. Our expertise is further boosted by the full legal support of our colleagues from the other 20+ dedicated practice areas within the Firm.

Contractual work in the construction sector

Our team has extensive experience in contractual work in construction, particularly in structuring relationships between construction parties, drafting relevant contracts (design, construction and reconstruction contracts, project management, acting as a technical customer, and EPC contracts), negotiating with contractors, and dispute resolution in construction projects.

We support construction of major projects, including industrial enterprises, commercial real estate (office, retail, hotel, and warehouse), residential real estate and infrastructure.


Our practice is actively involved in legislative work in the field of real estate regulation at both federal and regional level.

Dispute resolution

The Firm has a strong dispute resolution team, including in the area of real estate (acquisition of rights to properties, lease issues, construction, non-standard land relations and disputes with state authorities).

Transactional support

We have a long standing track record of successfully acting on major transactions and large-scale real estate and construction projects. We combine deep knowledge and expertise with an international approach and a deep understanding of the real estate market.


The Lawyer European Awards 2015 for Europe's best infrastructure and construction project went to our team for the unprecedented work on the 2014 Winter Olympic construction projects.

The team

Our team brings together accomplished lawyers and experts in the real estate field who have held management positions in public companies and leading international law firms. The practice consists of 10 specialist lawyers focused exclusively on real estate matters.


Our core competencies include:

  • structuring and supporting development (Greenfield) and redevelopment (Brownfield) projects of any complexity, including industrial, retail, warehouse, residential real estate and infrastructure facilities;
  • real estate transactions, including structuring, contractual work and approval of transactions by the FAS Russia and the Sub-Commission of the Government Commission for Control Over Foreign Investments in Russia;
  • comprehensive due diligence of real estate facilities, including audits on industrial safety, connection to utilities, organisation of resource supply and environmental protection;
  • development and support of complex real estate construction contracts for both clients and contractors under Russian and English law, including FIDIC standards;
  • structuring arrangements between the various parties involved in the construction process;
  • settlement and resolution of complex and non-standard urban planning and land arrangements, including Integrated Territory Development (ITD) projects;
  • structuring the management of commercial real estate, including multi-ownership (e.g. warehouse and industrial parks, office buildings, hotels and apartments);
  • organising the safe operation of real estate properties;
  • connecting real estate objects to the networks and supplying them with resources;
  • legislative work in the relevant fields of regulation;
  • representing clients in courts.

“A strong team that can solve complex issues, taking into account all possible risks and consequences.” (The Legal 500, 2021)

“A team of professionals, responds promptly to requests...” (The Legal 500, 2021)

“highly motivated, accessible and competent” (The Legal 500, 2019)

“a turnkey approach to tough matters”, and “fully understands the client’s business objectives, targets and strategy” (The Legal 500 2017)

“a reliable adviser” (The Legal 500 2017)

“Notable” (Chambers Europe 2017)

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