Real Estate Disputes

Real Estate Disputes


ALRUD has an extensive experience in resolution of real estate disputes, which covers land, lease disputes, construction disputes, subsoil use contracts, permits and licenses, transactions, land turnover and use, cadastral value disputes, disputes with state authorities, etc.

The lawyers of the practice specializes in complex and complicated real estate disputes, which require high qualification and experience. In addition to the legal nuances of resolving real estate disputes, the practice's lawyers are skilled at finding solutions that take into account the client's long-term business interests.

We are advising Russian and international clients. We have extensive and successful experience in disputes in Russian regions, CIS countries, as well as in cross-border projects, which allows us to take into account international experience in solving complex problems.

Close cooperation between ALRUD lawyers from different practices allows us to ensure a complex approach to the cases, to take into account the individual requests of our Clients and their commercial needs.

Our Services

  • Advising on the issues related to prospects of the case, the possibility of judicial protection of rights, choice of legal remedies, elaboration of the legal position and case strategy, analysis of the success chances and possible risks of the case.

  • Representing the Clients in administrative proceedings, collaboration with government authorities, in particular, with supervising authorities, local administrations.

  • Representing the Clients in the arbitrazh (state commercial) and general jurisdiction courts throughout Russia and before the arbitration tribunals including representation in complex disputes, disputes on the demolition of unauthorized constructions, cadastral value disputes.

  • Advising on the pre-trial stage, including preparation of the pre-trial letters and claims, participation in negotiations with the opponents.

  • Drafting expert opinions on disputes heard in foreign courts, as well as in international commercial arbitrations, on issues related to the application of Russian land and town-planning law.

  • Advising on issues related to construction disputes, including disputes under construction contracts.

  • Collection of necessary evidence including the documents received by submitting legal inquiries, verification of archive data.

  • Obtaining and withdrawing seizure of real estate and other interim measures in Russian courts.

  • Fast check of the title of the Russian real estate using the specific services with limited access, tracing of immovable assets in foreign jurisdictions.

Include advising:


in a precedent-setting dispute over the demolition as unauthorized construction of one of the largest shopping centers in Moscow due to the violation of the respective protection regime.

Intereuropa d.d. (major logistics services company, Slovenia)

in the proceedings on invalidation of the land plot (39 ha) sale-purchase agreements due to location of the land plot in security zone.


in respect to potential claims with regard to performance of the construction subcontract with Yamata Group in relation to Amur Gas Processing Plant.

The well-known developer

on issues related to status of specially protected natural territories, including differences in the status of national parks and natural parks, rules on construction within the territories of lands of specially protected natural territories.

A private international investment holding company

regarding damages recovery opportunities arising out of large-scale technical problems during a construction project in Moscow.

A world-known supplier of household appliances

in disputes (over 7 court cases in total) regarding the acquisition of rights to a land plot in the Moscow region, challenging the rights to this plot, in connection with a claim for removal of the plot from the cadastral register.

The largest exhibition center, located in specially protected natural territory,

in a number of disputes relating to acquisition of rights to land plots, including disputes on demolition of unauthorized constructions, and on invalidation of lease agreements.

The Client

in a dispute over the demolition of an unauthorized construction facility in a specially protected natural area in connection with a violation of the established legal regime of protection of land in such areas.

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