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Krasnodar, Moscow, Volgograd

Igor Chumachenko

Work +7 (495) 933 0800

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Real Estate. Land. Construction.


Partner, Head of Practice. Specialization: Integrated support of major investment and construction projects; due diligence on rights for plots of land and their development by companies having real estate and building leaseholds, for acquisition of rights or assets, transactions related to the disposal of state property and for private property; Preparation of systems of contracts, including developer contracts, agreements between investors and with a developer, contracts for construction (renovation) of different facilities/buildings and sources of finance, project implementation support, raising of funds for housing construction; Consultancy on the settlement of complicated land issues, including land seizure, privatization (including Moscow) and lease; Arbitration disputes in the realm of construction, transactions involving real estate and registration of rights; and Support of real estate complex transactions.


Practical experience and track record for legal profession since 2001. 2006 present time Vegas Lex Law Firm, Senior attorney of Department «Real Estate. Land. Construction»; 2001-2006 significant experience in working for an investment and construction holding in Moscow as a legal adviser and head of legal division. Participated in major client projects, inter alia, as a project group leader and project manager. Successfully represented companies interests in arbitration courts and government relations. Igor is published a series of publications and comments in the most popular mass media on construction and land relation issues; participation, as an expert, in various TV and radio programs. Igor Chumachenko was recognized as one of the TOP 10 real estate legal expertsis of the annual commercial real estate ranking CRE-100 in 2012.


Upper-mediate English.


2008 Certificate of Redcliffe Training Associates Ltd, program Project Finance/PPP; 2001 Russian Academy of Law, RF Ministry of Justice majoring in jurisprudence (with honors).


Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Headed by the ‘diligent and responsible’ Igor Chumachenko, the real estate department at VEGAS LEX provides ‘high-quality and cost-effective legal services’ and is recommended for its ‘deep familiarity with the Russian regulatory framework and the local implementation of EPC projects’. The team supported the Development Corporation of Kamchatka with the implementation of the modernisation project concerning the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo) airport.

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