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Lidings offers legal advice on all regulatory aspects of real estate transactions and construction projects. Through its involvement in numerous high-profile privatization and acquisition projects Lidings Real Estate Practice holds leading positions in professional legal rankings in Russia and abroad.

Our legal professionals advise major international companies and corporations, helping clients to establish legislative and financial frameworks for their real estate transactions and ensure successful representation in disputes.

We also offer legal advice in relation to office, retail, residential, warehouse, industrial development, and infrastructure projects.

Our services in the real estate transactions include:

  • Structuring and due diligence of real estate transactions
  • Legal advice in relation to acquisition and disposal of land plots and real estate objects
  • Zoning changes and registration of new zoning
  • Tax structuring of real estate transactions
  • Support to negotiations, drafting of investment contracts and construction contracts
  • Structuring of and support to development projects
  • Project financing in real estate and construction sector
  • Legal advice on lease issues
  • Legal assistance in PPP projects
  • Preparation of investment contracts and joint development agreements
  • Feasibility studies, including assessment of privatization risks
  • Structuring of contractual relations based on FIDIC standard terms in development projects
  • Advising on insurance of development (redevelopment) projects and on contractor's liability insurance
  • Support to redemption of land plots in various regions of Russia
  • Advising on environmental legislation, including regulatory approvals
  • Support in dispute resolution, legal defense

Recent Deals

  • Advising major Chinese car manufacturer in connection with the transaction for purchase of certain real property for enhancing the car retail outlet network in Moscow region
  • Advising leading infrastructure company offering infrastructure financing in India on purchase of certain telecommunication assets from the Big 3 Russian telecom provider in frame of assets optimization process initiated by the relevant provider
  • Advising Russian subdivision of a major German logistics holding Centos Central Logistics on termination of the contract on warehousing services
  • Conducting complex due diligence of a number of land plots located in Primorsky krai on behalf of the Chinese dairy farming company intended to use to start its agricultural business
  • Advising China CAMC Engineering on entering the Russian market, admission to participate in self-regulatory organization (SRO) in construction industry, and obtaining work permits for foreign employees in Russia
  • Advising the European External Actions Service (EEAS) on a potential acquisition of immovable property in Moscow
  • Advising large retailer Billa on property acquisition in Moscow
  • Advising consortium of Malaysian companies - Straits Consulting Engineers on Consultancy Agreement they intended to enter into with the relevant Authorities of city of Kazan (Tatarstan) within the frame of the local project on construction of Kazan Smart City
  • Advising Finnish industrial producer of heavy machinery Pekkaniska in relation to acquisition of a land plot situated in Shushary, St. Petersburg
  • Advising Swedish packaging solutions company Tetra Pak on restructuring (including sale, acquisition and lease) of its land assets in the city of Lobnya, Moscow region
  • Advising Swedish pharmaceutical holding Meda Pharmaceuticals on the warehouse lease agreements
  • Conducting due diligence of land plots in Vladimirskaya oblast for a large Turkish construction company MagNet
  • Advising Turkish catering company OrgaVita on accommodating a catering stall in a large shopping mall
  • Conducting due diligence of a land plot in the Moscow region for a Turkish company Koluman in order to develop a structure of ownership rights registration procedure
  • Conducting due diligence for the Latvian Rietumu Bank in relation to the shopping mall center located in Moscow for assessment on risks connected with the contemplated mortgage of that asset in favor of the Bank
  • Advising Turkish company IMS Project Management on the issues of real estate project finance
  • Conducting due diligence for an international development company Hines Russia with regard to the contemplated transaction of privatizing a land plot under a business center in Moscow
  • Advising Swedish telecommunications company TeliaSonera in relation to lease agreement with a major foreign developer
  • Advising Japan Tobacco Int. in relation to a land plot privatization in Moscow
  • Conducting due diligence for McDonalds prior to entering into a land plot lease contract in the Saratov region for the construction of a Drive Through restaurant
  • Advising Japanese corporation Yokogawa Electric on the issues arising in the process of oil refinery construction project in the Republic of Tatarstan
  • Advising Turkish Ziraat Bank in a credit securitization through establishment of a mortgage over assets
  • Conducting due diligence of five land plots and real estate objects in various regions of Russia for their further acquisition by a major distributor of power generation equipment Zeppelin Russland
  • Advising Turkish construction company Beta Tek in the course of Nissan, SABMiller, KNAUF and Kastorama plants construction in the regions of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaluga and Rostov
  • Advising Turkish energy company Zorlu Industrial in the process of gas turbine power plants construction in Moscow
  • Conducting due diligence for a Turkish meat company Calkan Group and providing legal advice in acquisition of three land plots and real estate objects in the Southern region of Russia
  • Advising Taiwanese corporation Foxconn Technology in the course of construction of a factory in St. Petersburg
  • Advising German industrial concern GEA Group on privatization of a land plot in Moscow
  • Advising a large Turkish company EKSTRA Muhendislik on multiple land plot acquisitions in the Tula region of Russia
  • Advising a major Turkish construction company Teknokon on structuring its lease relations with the landlord
  • Advising oil and gas equipment distributor STEP Oiltools in negotiations connected with office lease agreement conclusion
  • Advising Calyon Rusbank on the issues related to land plot registration
  • Advising French company Nexans on the office lease agreements
  • Advising Spanish construction company ULMA Construcción on its purchase of Polish industrial group Bauma

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