Dmitry Ilyin appointed Head of group, Goltsblat BLP Real Estate and Construction Practice


The Goltsblat BLP Real Estate and Construction Practice team has been joined by Dmitry Ilyin.

This appointment is connected with the recent substantial growth and development of the BLP Real Estate and Construction Practice, which is one of the biggest international teams, consisting of over 230 lawyers worldwide. Goltsblat BLP advises a large number of leading Russian and international companies on all aspects of real estate, land relations and construction. Over the last few years, the lawyers of the Practice have provided consultation support on over 600 real estate and construction projects. The Real Estate and Construction Practice has been in first place (Band 1) for legal support for real estate and construction projects for several years in The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners ratings for Russia and Great Britain.

Before joining Goltsblat BLP, for more than seven years Dmitry Ilyin worked for Baker & McKenzie, the last five years as a Senior Associate.

Dmitry has extensive experience of providing legal advice in the area of real estate and construction, including implementation of both greenfield and brownfield projects; supporting transactions involving acquisition and lease of major real estate facilities; providing legal support for design and construction; advice on various real estate aspects of corporate M&As, natural resources, financing and other projects.

Dmitry Ilyin’s recent professional experience has included a project involving acquisition of a major international airport; legal support for design and construction of a medical centre in the Moscow Region and a hotel complex in the Kemerovo Region; drafting and negotiating EPC-contracts for construction of production facilities worth an aggregate of app. USD 2 bn in Norilsk; support for office premises lease transactions for such companies as Apple Inc., Kaspersky Lab and others. In 2003,

Dmitry graduated with honors from the Moscow State University for International Relations (MGIMO) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and, in 2007, completed post-graduate studies at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law of the Government of the Russian Federation.

The Goltsblat BLP Real Estate and Construction Practice is headed by Vitaly Mozharowski, who commented on the appointment: “I am delighted that such a professional as Dmitry has jointed our team. I am convinced that his experience in providing legal advice on real estate and construction will be a wonderful contribution to implementing our Practice strategy. We hope that Dmitry’s arrival will provide a fresh impetus to the recent growth of the Real Estate and Construction Practice and will allow us to reach new heights for our firm”.

Dmitry himself noted: “Over the last few years Goltsblat BLP has been demonstrating a remarkable rate of growth despite the quite difficult conditions on the market. I am truly pleased to join this team, since work in a dynamically developing company allows one to look optimistically to the future and provides unique opportunities for professional development and self-realisation”.

We hope Dmitry will achieve much for both his Practice and the firm as a whole.

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