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  • Real estate and Constructions practice of Goltsblat BLP for several years has been top-ranked / highly recommended (Band 1) by major international legal directories The Legal 500 EMEA, Сhambers & Partners, and others.

  • Goltsblat BLP is named Real Estate Law Firm of the Year (Russia) according to Best Lawyers Awards 2017.

    The Real Estate & Construction practice lawyers of Goltsblat BLP Yuri Chernobrivtsev, Vladislav Sourkov, Maxim Popov, Dmitry Ilyin, Ekaterina Verle were selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Russia 2017, and Vitaly Mozharowski was recognized as the Lawyer of the year for: Environmental Law (2017), Construction (2016) and Real Estate (2014-2015), while Rustam Aliev was named 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning Law.

  • Chambers Europe 2017:

    • "Market-leading domestic team boasting a full-service real estate offering. Excellent track record in large-scale construction and development mandates, including major infrastructure projects. Active in high-value acquisitions and disposals of commercial property portfolios. Also regularly instructed on leasing issues and advises on real estate financing and contentious matters. Acts for major global and local companies from a variety of sectors as well as real estate developers and investors."
    • "Clients compliment the team's practical approach, saying: "They are eager to find solutions and ways of decreasing risks rather than stopping the process.""
    • "Multiple clients call the Real Estate & Construction team of Goltsblat BLP one of the best in Russia."
    • "Vitaly Mozharowski enjoys a strong reputation for his regulatory expertise and solid track record in large-scale construction and development projects. Interviewees describe him as "very easy to work with" and commend his ability to "always find a solution.""
    • "Market commentators recognise Vladislav Sourkov as a strong and "very experienced" lawyer with "versatile expertise in real estate." He is particularly focused on transactional work, regularly advising on sales, acquisitions, joint ventures and financings involving real estate assets." 
    • "Rustam Aliev moves up the rankings following strong market feedback. He is recognised for his "very active" presence in the market, leading on real estate and real estate finance transactions."
    • "Clients note Yuri Chernobrivtsev's wide expertise of real estate topics. He is especially known for his solid experience in representing prominent names in leasing instructions."
    • "Dmitry Maltsev supports the team in real estate transactions, recently working on joint ventures and acquisitions of portfolios." 
    • "Maksim Popov comes recommended for his strong regulatory knowledge, with particular expertise in land and zoning-related matters. He often advises on the acquisition and sale of land."

  • Chambers Europe 2016:

    • "Market-leading team providing a wide range of services to a broad circle of clients."
    • "Client-oriented and flexible, diligent and focused, knowledgeable and creative as well as efficient."  
    • "Provided perfect support in difficult negotiations."  
    • "Department head Vitaly Mozharowski is a very highly regarded and long-established real estate expert, focusing on large projects. He receives praise for his regulatory expertise, particularly relating to construction issues on large-scale and long-term development projects."
    • "Vladislav Sourkov is described as "one of the best real estate lawyers" in the Moscow market."
    • "Rustam Aliev is noted for his diligent approach and fast responses. "He's always able to give very focused advice," sources note." 
    • "Yuri Chernobrivtsev represents global companies as lessees in lease agreement deals. He also provides transactional support including due diligence advisory assistance."
    • "Senior associate Dmitry Maltsev assists with high-value transactions and lease agreements, providing due diligence advice and regulatory support."
    • "Associate director Maksim Popov has a particular focus on land and zoning regulation. He assists with transactions and also represents clients in contentious cases in court."

  • In 2016, Goltsblat BLP is ranked 1st in real estate and construction by the prestigious Russian business publication Kommersant.

  • Chambers Europe 2015:

    • "The team's main strengths are its 'out-of-the-box' vision, quick reaction to business needs and legislative changes, and its deadline-meeting skills."
    • "This is a very strong team of lawyers with high level expertise, particularly in relation to real estate equity investment transactions. Despite the complexity and size of our transaction and the tough timeline, the lawyers concluded the deal really quickly and the quality of advice was still at the highest level."
    • Vitaly Mozharowski is a "very well-known individual in this field" and reportedly the "favourite for land, construction, renovation and industrial operations-type work."
    • Vladislav Sourkov rises to the top tier, having attracted extensive praise from interviewees. Peers praise him as a "very consistent individual" with a "good knowledge of the field," while clients appreciate his productive approach that "allows business to move forward without artificial or theoretical restrictions."
    • "Clients recommend Rustam Aliev as a highly qualified lawyer, pointing towards his business acumen and ability to settle complex business and legal issues amicably as key strengths."
    • "Associate to watch Dmitry Maltsev's commercial real estate experience spans leveraged finance transactions and joint ventures."
    • "Maksim Popov is identified as a "good specialist" for land use and planning matters."

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2015: Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner has a ‘hardworking and trustworthy team’ that includes ‘excellent communicator’ Rustam Aliev, the ‘client-oriented’ Yuri Chernobrivtsev, and the ‘always available and practical’ team head Vitaly Mozharowski.

  • Chambers Europe 2014:

    • "The quality of legal work was great but the lawyers were also very hands-on, pragmatic and efficient." 
    • "Chief partner Vitaly Mozharowski is revered on the market for his expertise in greenfield and brownfield development projects. Clients enthuse that “he always sees the business side of a deal, so he is able to provide solutions which are not only legally bulletproof but also make commercial sense."
    • Peers describe Vladislav Sourkov as "a lawyer who knows what's good for his clients and is good at making progress; he's good at finding compromises and knowing when to do that."

  • Legal 500 EMEA 2014: Goltsblat BLP’s full-service team, headed by well-regarded lawyer Vitaly Mozharowski, draws on its ‘expertise and knowledge of the real estate business’ to provide ‘prompt and reliable advice’.

  • Vitaly Mozharowski has been top-ranked (1st place) by “CRE 100. 100 most influential people on the Commercial Real Estate market 2013” (one of the most well-known rankings annually held by Commercial Real Estate Magazine).

  • Chambers Europe 2013: “This firm benefits from a strong legacy in the Russian market, as well as the recognised expertise of BLP's global real estate group.”

  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2013: the team is described as “very professional, committed and creative”.

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