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Rustam Aliev is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate & Construction Practice. Before joining Goltsblat BLP, Rustam was counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
Rustam has extensive experience in international corporate transactions, joint venturing and M&A, real estate and infrastructure matters in emerging markets of Russia, CIS and throughout Europe.
Chambers & Partners 2017 recommends Rustam: "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." For several years in a row, Rustam has been selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Russia and was named 2017 Lawyer of the Year. The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal directories also recommend Rustam Aliev as a highly professional real estate lawyer.
Noted for his knowledge of the practice area, Rustam is the author of various articles in legal and industry-focused publications, and is an author and lecturer of a new training course called Real Estate in Business and Law in the MSU Law Masters’ School (Moscow State University) where a number of Goltsblat BLP partners and associates gave lectures.
Some recent projects*:
Advised on the acquisition by Rossium group (Credit Bank of Moscow) of a 90.99% stake in ONEXIM's PJSС OPIN;
Advised on the sale of a group of companies, producers and distributors of natural bottled water in Russia (Noringa and Chistaya Voda trade names), to IDS Borjomi International;
Advised Unibake on corporate sale of a bakery plant in the Moscow Region to Lantmännen Unibake, a major Swedish agricultural holding;
Advised a private equity investment fund - Horizon Properties - in connection with acquisition of a portfolio of real estate assets in Moscow from the Finish property investment company Sponda Plc;
Advised group of companies specializing in investments in construction of industrial parks on sale of several hundred thousand square meters of warehousing property in Moscow Region to one of the main warehousing facility owner in Russia;
Advised Capital Group on acquisition of a site from the Moscow Government and a joint venture in connection with development of a multi-use complex located on Balchug island in the very centre of Moscow (also known as Golden Island) with approx. investments around 25-30 billion RUB;
Advised a joint venture partner of the Georgian Co-investment Fund on development and operation of a hydro power plant in Georgia, including bespoke structuring analysis based on advice on the laws of 5 jurisdictions (Russia, Georgia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK), as well as analysis of Georgian and European tax treaty policy developments, in order to anticipate possible treaty renegotiations that might affect the structure;
Advising the client on acquisition of a cable and wire production factory in Eastern Europe. The deal involved advice on M&A, corporate, real estate, tax, employment, regulatory, banking/finance, bankruptcy and other matters related to jurisdictions primarily outside Russia in several European countries;
Advised Capital Group on sale of office premises in downtown Moscow (Legend of Tsvetnoy) to O1 Properties;
Advised Millhouse on acquisition of the office building in Moscow (White Gardens) from AIG Lincoln;
Advised RosEvroDevelopment on acquisition of the multifunctional retail complex in Novosibirsk (Aura) from Renaissance Construction;
Advised Radius Group on built-to-suit lease of approx. 50 000 sq. m of warehousing facilities to General Motors in Moscow Region;
Advised Stolichnaya Insurance Group on sale of the retail and office building (Actor Gallery) in downtown Moscow to the Azerbaijani Sovereign Fund (SOFAZ);
Advised Volvo Truck on build-to-suit development of a truck service center in the Moscow region;
Advised Aareal Bank on debt buyout, and debt and equity restructuring in relation to several hundred thousand square meters of warehouse facilities in the Moscow region;
Advised Siemens on the acquisition of a class "A" office building in downtown Moscow from Legion Development for its headquarters.
*including projects before joining Goltsblat BLP