Real Estate is one of the oldest and stable practices of the Firm. Over the period of Firm existence we formed a team of professional lawyers of unrivalled expertise providing legal support to industrial, commercial, residential, agricultural real estate, protecting the rights of property owners and consulting on other related issues. Over a number of years the combination of experience and innovative approaches to resolving complex legal issues in real estate allows the Firm to be a permanent advisor to the government of other countries as well as major international and domestic companies.

Lawyers of Sergei Koziakov and Partners provide due diligence of real estate, structuring and support of transactions on disposal or acquisition of property rights, legal protection of property rights as well as legal academic expertise on these issues.

Experience

The Firm lawyers advised and provided legal support on the following projects:

  • acquisition of participatory interest to the extent of one hundred percent of the “Ukrainian Commercial Real Estate” Limited Liability Company;
  • privatization “Radar” plant real property (Kiev);
  • investment projects of foreign investment enterprise “McDonald’s Ukraine Ltd.” on construction and operation of fast food restaurants and “Khreschatyk Plaza” business center, including participation in negotiations with lessors and sellers of real property (land plots and buildings), due diligence of title documents, transaction structuring, drafting contracts and transaction support and state registration of real estate;
  • negotiating and legal support in transactions of real estate acquisition to create food supermarket chain “MEGAMARKET”.
  • negotiating, drafting documents and supervising shopping centers construction in Ukraine.
  • all legal issues related to the construction and operation of warehouse and office space AVON Cosmetics Ukraine in Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Odessa, Kharkiv, Donetsk;
  • Ukrainian real estate development company transactions on real property acquisition through purchasing corporate rights of the companies-owners of real estate or through acquisition of these properties;
  • acquisition of assets of woodworking and furniture plants in Zakarpattia region by “Swedwood” company (producing department of ІKEA Group);
  • advising, conducting legal due diligence, structuring the acquisition of assets of the Open Joint Stock Company “Crimea Titan” in the interests of the British industrial and financial group;
  • advising, conducting legal due diligence, structuring the acquisition of assets of the Open Joint Stock Company “Kharkov Tractor Plant” in the interests of the Russian industrial and financial group “Basic Element”;
  • advising, conducting legal due diligence of title to real estate, structuring the acquisition of real estate to build the embassy of an Asian country;
  • acquisition of land plot in Kiev for a five-star hotel construction;
  • legal support in concluding more than 500 transactions involving the acquisition of land plots and their further consolidation with subsequent construction of cottage settlements in Kiev region;
  • development of “Shvydko” chain restaurants (construction);
  • legal academic expertise in preparing legal conclusion regarding the legal status of real estate in Ukraine on behalf of the claimant in proceedings at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce between the lessor (UK) and the lessee (Austria).

Contacts

Andriy L. Karnaukhov (a.karnaukhov@kievbarrister.com)
Nataliia I. Isakhanova (n.isakhanova@kievbarrister.com)

Related Practices

Corporate Law
Competition Law
Court Practice
Legal Academic Expertise