Rostislav Agapov

Head of Real Estate and Land Practice
+7 (495) 937 54 85 (-137)


Rostislav Agapov graduated from Moscow State M. V. Lomonosov University (Law Faculty), he holds a Candidate of Law degree.

Rostislav specializes in real estate, land law, and legal support for construction and investment projects.

He began his career with a major property developer, before heading the legal department of an independent automotive holding.

At Sameta, Rostislav has successfully carried out numerous projects to acquire and sell land plots and other immovable property in many Russian regions, as well as other developer projects. The practices clients include leading international retailers, western banks, car manufacturers, and energy companies.

He is the author of many expert commentaries and articles in the business press and an active participant in drafting legislation.

Real Estate

A core area of expertise at Sameta is real estate development projects and land and property transactions.
We provide advice, legal support and assistance on a wide range of issues related to real estate and construction:

  • due diligence of title to real estate to identify possible restrictions, encumbrances and risks
  • preparation of legal opinions to identify risks involved in disposition/acquisition of real estate and development projects; advising on approaches to mitigate the risks identified
  • comprehensive support of investment projects and structuring of relations between the participants in investment projects (including offshore)
  • comprehensive legal services to owners, property developers, investors and contractors; formulating financing arrangements and structuring investment projects
  • supporting the procurement of all documents required to build and operate real estate, and the reissuance of documents of title to real estate
  • structuring and legal support of land and real estate transactions (sale-purchase, lease, mortgage, investment, assignment etc.), taking tax implications into account
  • advising on land law (recategorization of land, change of type of permitted use etc.)
  • legal representation in relations with counterparties, third parties and government authorities in the framework of real estate transactions
  • representing clients in property disputes with counterparties, third parties and government authorities
  • representing clients before technical inventory authorities (BTI), registration bodies and other agencies with regard to registration of rights to real estate and the performance of real estate transactions (including complex cases)
  • representing clients in the framework of reviews of compliance with the legislation on construction, facility management and transactions with real property
  • advising on facility management and property management
  • preparing various alternatives for effective property management (legal aspect); optimal structuring of clients' lease relations.

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