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Evgeny Arbuzov

Partner, Advocate, Head of Real Estate and Construction Practice

Evgeny Arbuzov is one of the firm’s founding partners. He is the Head of the Real Estate and Construction Practice.

For more than 20 years, Evgeny has provided clients with cutting-edge expertise in the areas of real estate and construction, dispute resolution, insolvency and bankruptcy, and corporate and M&A. He has substantial experience representing clients before commercial courts, courts of general jurisdiction, and arbitration tribunals.

Many of his projects have involved disputes related to real estate and land ownership, as well as urban planning and development. Tax-related litigation and insolvency disputes also are among his specialties. The largest Russian banks, construction and development companies, and state entities trust Evgeny’s expertise to represent them in some of their most important matters.

Evgeny’s clients include major companies such as Transcapitalbank PJSC, Investtorgbank PJSC, ARKS GK, ANCOR GK, StroyTransNeftegaz PJSC (formerly known as Stroytransgaz PJSC), REGION GK JSC, and FPK INVEST JSC.

His consultancy practice has delivered legal support for:

  • Significant transactions related to land and real estate;
  • Land management projects in natural reserves;
  • Privatization of land and other real estate assets;
  • Investment and construction projects;
  • Exploitation and use of subsoil.

His bankruptcy-related expertise covers asset recovery litigation and disputes arising from investment and banking activity.

Evgeny is active on the international level and is a member of the International Bar Association.

His expertise has been recognized by the reputable international ranking directory Best Lawyers, which lists him among the top real estate and construction lawyers in Russia. He is similarly ranked by the Russian business daily Kommersant for real estate and construction law, fast-moving consumer goods, retail, and commerce.

Under Evgeny’s leadership, the ART DE LEX Real Estate and Construction Practice has been nominated by Russia’s leading national legal ranking service, Pravo.ru–300 in the field of Commercial Real Estate and Construction. He is individually recommended in this category, as well.

Evgeny has been awarded the Gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation, and several other awards recognizing his service to the profession and the community.

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