Dmitry Ilyin


Dmitry is Counsel in the Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP Real Estate & Construction Practice.

He has over 15 years’ extensive experience of providing legal advice on real estate and construction. His professional expertise includes legal advice on both greenfield and brownfield projects, legal support for transactions involving acquisition and lease of major real estate facilities, assistance in all legal aspects of design and construction, including drafting and negotiating EPC contracts, project management, construction and design agreements; advising on various real estate aspects of corporate M&A, natural resources, financing and other projects.

For several years in a row, Dmitry has been selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Russia in the field of Real Estate Law and was named Land Use and Zoning Law  Lawyer of the Year according to Best Lawyers 2021. Dmitry is recognised by IFLR1000 2020 in the fields of Energy and infrastructure, Project development, Construction and materials, Natural resources, Oil and gas and Real estate.

Dmitry is also recommended as Real Estate Practitioner by Chambers Europe 2018 (Recognised Practitioners) and the Legal 500 2020 (Rising Stars).

Before joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP, Dmitry worked for over seven years for the Real Estate and Construction Practice of the Baker & McKenzie Moscow office, the last five years as a Senior Associate.


Representative advisory projects completed and/or currently being implemented with Dmitry Ilyin’s participation include:

  • Advised OOO Terminal B Sheremetyevo, OOO Terminal-to-Terminal Passage Sheremetyevo, OOO Moscow Cargo on legal aspects during construction of the new passenger Terminal B, underground terminal-to-terminal passage and new cargo terminal of Sheremetyevo International Airport. His contribution included preparation and negotiation of EPC contracts, project management and construction supervision agreements, other related legal work.
  • Advised Vi Holding on construction of the biggest business park in Russia of app. 220,000 sq.m., including drafting and negotiating EPC contract and other relevant legal work.
  • Advised AO Sheremetyevo Handling on legal aspects during construction of the deicing fluid station, including preparation and negotiation of EPC contract.
  • Advised Mistral Wine, a part of the Mistral group, a major producer and distributor of food and alcohol products, on the acquisition of 200 ha vineyards and a winery with the total annual capacity of 840,000 Lt, located in Krasnodar Krai on the South of Russia. This deal is the first large investment of the group in its own wine estate.
  • Advised Danone on acquisition of land in the Moscow Region for supporting plant operation, including pre-sale preparation and legal support during conclusion of land sale and purchase agreements;
  • Advised a RusHydro subsidiary on acquisition of land plots for construction of a hydro-turbine plant, including due diligence of the land plots, pre-sale preparation and legal support for sale and purchase transactions, as well as advice on legal arrangements during construction of the plant;
  • Advised Capital Group on sale of the Legenda Tsvetnogo offices;
  • Advised South Stream Transport B.V. on formalising land and legal relations for construction of the Russian part of the South Stream Gas Pipeline and co-operation with sea ports for the given purposes;
  • Advised the major food and pet food manufacturer Mars Inc. on acquiring storage premises and arranging relations with logistics operators;
  • Advised a Russian investor on acquiring an electric equipment plant in Serbia;
  • Advised a major Italian engineering company, during negotiations with GMK Norilsk Nickel on drafting and negotiating EPC-contracts for construction of sulphur reprocessing plants totalling USD 2bn;
  • Advised a Russian investor on participation in construction of a hydro-power station in Georgia;
  • Advised a leading global computer security company, on a preliminary lease for nearly 30 000 sq.m. of office space at Olympia Park, a Class A business centre in Moscow;
  • Advised an American investor on acquiring a logistics hub in the Moscow Region;
  • Advised OAO Meditsina, a major private healthcare organisation, on design and construction of a cancer centre in Khimki, Moscow Region, including drafting and negotiating the general design and general construction contractor agreements;
  • Advised a major world manufacturer of construction mixes on construction of a plant in Lobnya, Moscow Region, including land acquisition, establishment of sanitary zones, drafting and negotiating design and general construction contractor agreements and other matters.