Real estate and construction disputes


  • Resolve disputes over construction agreements
  • Protect investors’ interests in investment and construction projects
  • Help recover real estate properties from unlawful possessors
  • Ensure recognition of clients’ titles to real estate
  • Remove obstacles to the use of property unrelated to dispossession
  • Assist in establishing and challenging easements
  • Resolve disputes over real estate leases
  • Help challenge urban-planning regulations (land use and development rules, development plans, etc.)
  • Resolve disputes over design contracts
  • Protect clients’ property against expropriation for state and municipal needs
  • Help challenge cadastral value
  • Resolve land disputes

Key contacts

Rustam Kurmaev Managing Partner
+7 (495) 150-05-05
Rustam Kurmaev specializes in the resolution of commercial disputes, real-estate and construction disputes, corporate disputes, as well as disputes involving the criminal defense of business, systematically mounting a comprehensive defense strategy for corporate executives and top managers at all stages of the criminal process. Armed with a significant amount of experience representing the interests of Russian and foreign companies at the commercial courts and courts of general jurisdiction, including the RF Supreme Commercial Court and RF Supreme Court, Rustam is a widely-recognized specialist on issues involving the execution of court rulings, both through the procedures envisioned by law (enforcement proceedings and bankruptcy), as well as through the application of alternative instruments (mediation).
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Vasily Malinin Partner
+7 (495) 150-05-05
Vasily heads the commercial disputes practice at Rustam Kurmaev and Partners. He boasts significant experience representing domestic and international companies in arbitrazh (commercial) courts and courts of general jurisdiction. His industry expertise spans energy and natural resources, real estate and construction, with a particular focus on proprietary and contractual disputes related to large scale investment projects.
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Recent experience:

Legal support and representation of JLL (as well as the JLL Group companies) in contractual disputes throughout Russia.
Successful court defense of the company’s interests against baseless claims brought by Khimki KSKhP, which had been attempting to challenge our client’s rightful title to a land plot.
Defending the company’s interests in a dispute with an unscrupulous lessor, which had been planning to terminate the lease agreement with the client’s largest store anywhere in the world. The dispute was highly complex and unfolded in several RF constituent entities.