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Vitaly Mozharowski focuses on full scale legal support of Greenfield and Brownfield investment projects, financing and collaterals, infrastructure, construction and permitting issues, land law and zoning, natural resources and environmental matters.
Vitaly has extensive experience in dealing with structuring and implementing of commercial and industrial real property transactions, dealing with local authorities and privatization, acquisitions, leases, mortgages, easements, etc. His professional team is regarded as being capable of delivering effective solutions and crystal clear advice in both routine/ standardized matters and “rocket science technology” projects like unique facilities, projects or lawmaking.
For several years running, The European Legal 500 (2007-2016) and Chambers & Partners (2006-2016) have highly recommended the Real Estate team led by Vitaly Mozharowski as one of the strongest in Russia and Vitaly as a recommended individual in his practice area.
Vitaly Mozharowski was named 2017 Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year, 2016 Construction Law Lawyer of the Year and 2014-2015 Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year, according to Best Lawyers.
Chambers Europe 2016 highly recommends Vitaly (Band 1): "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." According to The Legal 500 EMEA 2016, “Headed by Vitaly Mozharowski, the team at Goltsblat BLP, is very client-oriented and to-the-point”. Vitaly is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2016 for Russia. In 2016, Vitaly also was top-ranked (3 place) by "CRE 100. 100 market makers" in the "Legal practice" chapter (one of the most well-known rankings annually held by Commercial Real Estate Magazine).
Some of the recent projects on which Vitaly has advised include:
Comprehensive legal advice on construction of the Russian Sector of the South/TurkStream Offshore Pipeline project from Russia to the EU: land acquisition, spatial planning, environmental, corporate, finance, constructions, permitting and regulatory, etc.
Oriflame - comprehensive legal advice on construction of a global distribution center and a manufacturing facility: including site acquisition, design and construction issues.
Nord Stream AG – advising on legal aspects of laying the Russian part of the gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea: forestry, farm land use limitations, land allocation, change of land category, environmental aspects, maritime matters, government and international matters, construction, regulatory, permits and licences, etc.
Numerous greenfield industrial projects (land, construction, utilities, infrastructure, liaising with the authorities, environmental aspects, investment, financing, subsoil matters, licences, etc.), including Mars, Coca-Cola, Nissan, Danone, Guardian Industries, Kronospan, Kimberly-Clark, Saint-Gobain, Lafarge, Komatsu, etc.
Representing Auchan in acquisition of the Ramstore network of the of 20+ supermarkets network in Russia
Representing Sheremetyevo International Airport (Moscow) towards a syndicate of banks in a Terminal Reconstruction project (finance, antitrust, public tender, construction and land matters, liaising with the authorities, securities etc.).
Representing Tomilino Logistic Park towards Raven Russia, FF&P and ImmoEast in 5 deals for forward financing and sale of warehouse facilities occupied by tenants (finance, securities, land, construction, lease, infrastructure, utilities, etc.
Legislative work – Sochi-2014 Winter Olympics Federal Laws (land, development, construction, investment, environmental aspects, infrastructure, town planning, re-zoning, budget, tax, migration, etc. matters).
Comprehensive legal support for construction of a car-assembly facility for Nissan.
P&G, Motorola, Toyota Bank, Alfa Bank, Philips, Nike, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Saint Gobain, Unilever, Panasonic, Astra-Zeneca, Mars etc. - national HQ office leases, lease terms re-negotiations, litigation and other.
Castorama/ Kingfisher - represented the client in the deals of acquisition of 3 regional sites for development.