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Real Estate & Construction

What we can do for you:
  • Legal support of property acquisition and development projects


  • Lease and sale of buildings, offices and warehouses, retail and industrial facilities


  • Acquisition and lease of land sites


  • Privatization


  • Due diligence of real estate


  • Investment and shared construction agreements


  • General construction agreements


  • Engineering contracts




  • Building conceptual design and design agreements


  • Default performance and demand bonds


  • Property finance and management


  • Planning, construction and operating permits

As the general counsel of a holding development company, Rustem has lead three comprehensive residential development projects in the City and the Region of Moscow (with a total residential area of 550,000 sq.m.). The work included negotiating and drafting of agreements for lease, acquisition and mortgage of (oncoming) land plots, shared construction agreements, general construction contracts, contracts with the designers for development of (pre-)design documentation and the (structural and building services) engineers, including some FIDIC agreements. Also, he was assigned to manage court and out-of-court disputes against investors and contractors for the development company. For the time being, we are advising an international client on enforcement of the pledged clothing shop under the mortgage that we have registered in the Moscow immovable property register (EGRP) in March of 2015.

Our other recent experience includes:



  • Acting as the lead lawyer advising a state-owned German bank on acquisition of the business center in Moscow (EUR 80,000,000 transaction), joint venture in Luxemburg, sale of shares in Cyprus (under English law), construction in Nagatino-iland, preparation of Draft agreements, financial and corporate documents, acting in negotiations, etc.


  • Assisting a German manufacturer of electricity equipment in negotiations with a Russian insolvent landlord on continuation of industrial property lease.

  • Assisting a German company in negotiations on and entering into the preliminary, short and long term agreement for office lease, as well as in termination of the former lease.

  • Assisting a Cypriot lender in structuring of its EUR 500,000 loan facility for a German borrower, drafting loan, mortgage and collateral agreements, assisting in registration and enforcement of a mortgage of a Moscow-based fashion store.

  • Acting for a Russian tenant in a dispute regarding lease termination and decrease of the lease payments due to COVID lockdown measures before the Arbitrazh Court of the City of Moscow.

  • Drafting agreements for and opinions regarding office lease for two dozens of international clients, including the US bank and the German tyres manufacturer.


  • Advising a German construction company on dissolution of the construction agreement with an auto dealer.


  • Due diligence for an Austrian real estate company acquiring an office building in Moscow.


  • Advising a famous Western real estate agency on lease of land plots in Moscow.


  • Drafting a contractual JV agrement with a Russian architect for bidding in St. Petersburg for a German architect company.

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