Real estate & Construction

Real Estate & Construction Practice is one of Arzinger’s core practices. Since the company’s establishment back in 2002 our experts have been acting for international and domestic investors as well as financial institutions on numerous large-scale residential, commercial and corporate real estate transactions at all stages of development: the initial idea, legal due diligence of the property, acquisition of a land plot, transaction structuring, establishing project entities and joint ventures, endorsement of funding conditions, licensing, FIDIC – regulations, construction of the property, its commissioning and title registration, facility management contracts (operation and maintenance of property), leasing out and exit of the developer.

We act on behalf of real estate investors, funds and holding companies, embassies and trade missions, real estate developers, managers and advisors, financial institutions, FM-companies, construction companies, retailers, insurance companies, title insurers; logistics companies, restaurant and hotel operators, manufacturers of various industries, agricultural companies, developers and operators in traditional and alternative energy industry, etc.

At each project stage we act not only as legal advisers but also as experts with a deep industry focus, closely working with our clients to achieve the aimed results.

With our lawyers’ solution-driven and cost-aware legal input both foreign and domestic investors have implemented dozens of green-field and brown-field manufacturing projects, developed retail, office, residential and warehouse properties, as well as transport and sports infrastructure, agriculture, traditional and alternative energy projects. We are proud that we have participated in the development of many projects which were the first of their kind in Ukraine, working with both international and domestic developers.

Given our local presence in important regional centers of Ukraine, such as Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv, we have established strong contacts with the principal state and municipal authorities and are currently a unique service-provider with in-depth experience of representing our clients’ interests in their interactions with authorities of different levels.

We have been acting on behalf of CIS – investors in numerous property transactions abroad, providing legal support in legal and tax structuring of investments, acquisition and financing of major residential and commercial projects in Austria, Spain, Cyprus, UK, Germany etc.

Close cooperation with other practices of Arzinger, in particular with the corporate, banking and finance, tax, public private partnership and dispute resolution departments, assures the provision of high quality and comprehensive services; we always examine each case from different angles, and set objectives that add value to our clients’ overall business activities.

During the crisis we have not only managed to save our team, but also significantly strengthened it, along with the client base and know-how.

Chambers Europe (2011-2013) ranks Arzinger’s real estate team headed by “the very active” and “great with clients” Managing Partner Timur Bondaryev in Real Estate Section. According to this directory, the team “acting on a broad spectrum of real estate matters, including acquisitions and leasing contracts, construction licensing, due diligence, real estate finance and joint ventures” showed significant results during the year having strengthened and increased its position in the sphere of real estate in Ukraine.

For the second consecutive year Who's Who Legal: CIS (2010, 2011) features Mr. Bondaryev in both Construction & Real Estate and Mergers & Acquisitions chapters of the guide, mentioning him as a “well-known in the market” professional advising on real estate and construction transactional issues.

The leading international guide The Legal 500 — Europe, Middle East & Africa recommends Arzinger as one of the market leaders in real estate and construction.

Arzinger won the Legal Award 2013 in the nomination Best Real Estate Law Firm in Ukraine.

The Ukrainian legal rankings “Ukrainian Law Firms” in 2009, 2010, and 2011 recognized Timur Bondaryev, as a highly respected and well-known practitioner, named among the TOP 3 leading individuals on the market. In the same practice, the rating 2011 also made a special mention of Maksym Cherkasenko and Markian Malskyy, Partners at Arzinger.

According to the rating research “Client’s Choice” conducted by the law paper “Yurydychna Gazeta”, Timur Bondaryev was ranked among the best lawyers of Ukraine in real estate, construction and land law.

Since October 2009 Timur Bondaryev has been acting as an Adviser to the Mayor of the Lviv City on the issues related to the attraction of foreign investment. Timur is a regular lecturer on Ukrainian law at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and a senior lecturer on real estate issues at one of the country’s leading national universities — the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Among our сlients are leading international and domestic public and privately held companies operating in various segments of property market: Raiffeisen Group (Raiffeisen Evolution, Raiffeisen Property Management, Raiffeisen International, Raiffeisen Bank Aval etc.), Volksbanken Group (Immoconsult, Investcredit, Europolis etc.), Die Erste Group (Immorent, Die Erste Bank etc.), Unicreditbank, BNP Paribas (Ukrsibbank), CA Immo, GLD, UNIQA Real Estate, ECM, Eyemaxx, ECO Immobilien, Rhenus Logistics, R-Quadrat, STRABAG, REIWAG, PORR, UBM, Reed Messe Wien, NETTO, ISTIL, Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning in Germany, Goethe-Institut, AUCHAN, Leroy Merlin, Decathlon, Marriott, Nycomed, Austrian Trade Mission, etc.

 

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