Real Estate

Real Estate


ALRUD experts in Real Estate give their advisory opinion to Russian and international clients on all aspects of real estate and provide legal support with regard to complex construction projects. Our team is experienced in working with different real estate assets, including land plots for construction, timberlands and agricultural land plots, office, commercial and industrial real estate, state and municipal property, infrastructure objects.

Our team has significant experience in due diligence of real estate and provide advice on real estate acquisition and disposal, including land rights and development projects, rental of commercial, office and warehouse real estate in both Moscow and Russia regions.

We are proud to say that we are professionals in real estate lease and retail sphere with unique profound expertise in all areas of this industry. We supported lease negotiations with respect to most prestigious locations of street retail in Moscow and with the top commercial shopping centers (malls) of Russia.

Among our clients are Auchan, X5 Retail Group, HUGO BOSS, Burberry, Philipp Plein, Bogner, Camper and many others.

Our Real estate team routinely works with ALRUD’s top-ranking teams in other practice areas including Corporate and M&A, Banking & Finance, Tax, Dispute Resolution and Employment. Much of our work has an international element and we partner with world’s top tier law firms in Europe, Asia and the US to deliver the highest quality service on international projects. Our clients greatly value our ability to assemble teams that are in tune with their specific needs, both commercially and culturally.

Andrey Zharskiy, ALRUD Partner heads the Practice.

”Andrey Zharskiy has definitely impressed us; he is very results-driven, extremely professional with a great attention to detail and has substantial experience on projects in Real Estate” – says one of the Client to Chambers Europe.

Our services

  • All types of real estate acquisition and disposal, including asset or corporate deals
  • The whole range of lease matters, including commercial, office and warehouse real estate; including build-to-suit scheme projects
  • Due Diligence of Real Estate
  • Construction contracts, including EPC contracts based on international standard forms
  • Land related deals and consulting, including town-planning regime, allotment procedures, agricultural lands, timberlands
  • Supporting independent or joint development and production projects at all stages, including structuring, corporate issues of relationships between partners, project finance issues
  • PPP and Infrastructure, including privatization and state investment
  • All aspects of real estate financing and investment
  • Complex support of retail chains starting from start-up stage and throughout chain extension, including regulatory aspects
  • Real Estate Dispute Resolution

Highlights of recent projects include advising:

Vi Holding

in respect to development of the Tushino project in Moscow, including the recruitment of investors, concluded investment contract, and land relations.

South Tambey LNG

in respect to different matters related to performance of the general construction contract in the implementation of the Yamal LNG 2 project.

Sintez Group

on the sale of business center in Moscow (approx. 38 000 sqm), including advising on deal structuring, financing, land matters. The deal is considered one of the largest within Russian office real estate market in 2021.

SMRC Automotive

on the real estate aspects of the expansion of the company production facilities under the build-to-suit structure, including financing and regulatory aspects.

Russia's largest oil company

on the acquisition of a mall in Moscow (over 30 000 sqm), including extended Due Diligence.

Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

on the acquisition of a building in the centre of Moscow to house the Embassy.


in respect to potential claims with regard to performance of the construction subcontracts in relation to Amur Gas Processing Plant.

Engineering and construction company

acting as general contractor for the construction of the mining and processing complex based on the Chernogorsky deposit of platinum-copper-nickel ores developed by LLC 'Chernogorskaya GRK'.

A major gas company

on the drafting of a contract to build a multifunctional centre in Minsk as well as the approval of FIDIC tender documents.

Great Dyke Investments (Pvt) Ltd

on several EPC contracts in respect to development and construction of platinum mining project and production facilities in Zimbabwe.

Louis Dreyfus Commodities

in its acquisition of a grain terminal in Azov, Rostov region, as well as on completion of the terminal construction under EPC contract, regulatory advisory.

Block A.S.

in drafting and negotiations of EPC contracts for construction of pharmaceutical productions facilities (several projects, including in Russia and Uzbekistan).

Puma Energy

on creation of a joint venture for construction and operation of aircraft fueling facility at an airport in Russia.

Leroy Merlin

in relation to acquisition of land plots in the Russian regions for construction of DIY hypermarkets including in-depth due diligence of potential construction sites & town-planning restrictions.

Philipp Plein

in opening stores in Russia, including negotiating of lease agreements.

State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ)

on the acquisition of Gallery Actor, mixed-use office and retail complex located in Moscow central business district.


on all legal and tax issues related to start-up and retail expansion in Russia, including acquisition of long-term lease rights over office and retail premises in Moscow, Moscow region and Saint-Petersburg.

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