Real Estate Investments

Alimirzoev & Trofimov Law Firm has a distinguished real estate practice focused on advising Russian and international clients in a variety of business and real estate transactions. The Firm represents Western and Russian corporate clients and private equity funds in cross-border corporate real estate transactions.

The Firm has developed a recognized expertise in representing clients in various complex Russian real estate related matters. Our real estate team specializes in property transactions, land regulations, supporting development activities, real estate due diligence, construction approvals and permits, licensing, landlord-tenant law, construction and development, tax issues, etc. So, our attorneys are able to conduct efficient and expedient legal checks and property rights reviews in the Russian regions.

Our Services Include:

  • Real Estate Legal Due Diligence
  • Structuring and Legal Issues of Development Projects
  • Legal Issues of Land Rights and Land Conversion Issues
  • Evaluation of Seller’s and Purchaser’s risks in Property Transactions;
  • Legal Structuring of Synchronization of Payments and transfer of titles
  • Real Estate Funds Formation and Investments
  • Lease Agreements
  • Sale and Leasebacks of Properties
  • Legal Support of Construction Activities
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Tax issues of Development Projects

Examples of Projects:

  • Advising a major Russian development company in connection with lease agreements with foreign tenants; draft and prepare comments to LOI, preliminary agreements and lease agreements;
  • Current legal representation of various Russian and Western investors upon legal due diligence of development projects in the Russian regions;
  • Representing a Swiss financial holding company in connection with development of Moscow projects jointly with the Russian partner (total investment USD 30 million – 6 projects successfully sold and rented); conducted due diligence, advised on structuring of joint venture relationship, provided legal and tax advice upon the sale and renting of the buildings;
  • Advising a Russian seller of land assets in St. Petersburg in connection with contemplated joint venture with Finish investment fund for potential warehouse development; draft and prepare various corporate and transactional documents; represent the seller; provide advice re: land and real estate law issues;
  • Advising a foreign investment company in connection with residential re-development project in the center to St. Petersburg; review and analyze regional legislation; prepare various types of potential structures;
  • Advising a foreign investment company in connection with acquisition of port facilities in Perm for further re-development; provide on-going advice re: development process;
  • Represent a JV company upon construction and contemplated renting of the prime office center in Moscow; draft and prepare standard lease agreement; discuss the standard lease agreement with agents and marketing representatives;
  • Legal advice to a Russian development company in connection with construction of the first Moscow private medical center and business park; advice of land lease rights issues, draft and prepare general construction contract, participate in negotiations, etc.;
  • Representing a western real estate fund upon acquisition of sites for office development and residential construction in Moscow and Moscow region (total contemplated amount – USD 40 million).