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Алексей Абрамов

Alexey Abramov

Partner, KPMG Law

KPMG in the CIS

Alexey advises clients on real estate-related aspects of urban planning, land, and contractual laws. He leads Real Estate and Construction, Dispute Resolution, and Bankruptcy groups at KPMG. Alexey is a lawyer of the Moscow Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the state of New York.

Recently, Alexey’s team has participated in the following construction and real estate projects:

  • Analyzing the performance of a major socially oriented construction company in St. Petersburg and developing scenarios for the company’s exit from bankruptcy
  • Due diligence of a major Russian metals company
  • Legal due diligence of mining assets located within the Severo-Payakhsky, Payakhsky, and Irkinsky license blocks
  • Supporting a project to construct a car plant in the Moscow region for a foreign investor
  • Legal due diligence of two major Russian development groups
  • Legal due diligence and support of the acquisition of six poultry farms by a major agricultural holding company
  • Legal due diligence and support of the transaction to buy ​more than 6,000 hectares of agricultural land in the Lipetsk region by a major agricultural holding company

Recent dispute resolution projects of Alexey’s team include:

  • Representing the interests of the owner of land plots in Moscow (27 hectares) in disputes with Moscow government authorities to challenge decisions to change the urban planning status of the relevant territory and include the territory in an integrated development zone
  • Representing the interests of a large developer in a dispute to challenge the developer’s transactions to buy the land plots where the largest shopping center in Russia is located
  • Protecting the interests of a large investment company in a dispute over debt collection initiated in the ICAC
  • Protecting the interests of a large manufacturer of household appliances in a dispute with the company’s contractor

Alexey has a number of publications in periodicals on real estate and procedural law issues.

 

In the Media

2021

An article for Legal Insight on whether a high price for an innovative product is acceptable.

Comments for Izvestia on the contents of the draft law on the bankruptcy of legal entities.

Comments for Forbes on a pledge management mechanism stipulated by the current version of the draft law of the Ministry of Economic Development on the bankruptcy of legal entities.

Comments for Izvestia on the updated version of the draft law on the bankruptcy of legal entities.

Comments for Vedomosti on the insolvency institution in Russia.

Comments for Izvestia on the consequences of the bankruptcy moratorium.

2020

Comments for CRE on changing the terms of lease agreements during the pandemic.

Comments for Pravo.ru on the grounds for delaying online hearings.

An article for RBC Pro on disputes between lessees and landlords. 

Comments for CRE on the feasibility of passing a law allowing lessees to terminate contracts prematurely.

Comments for Pravo.ru on how businesses can obtain a delay or decrease in rental payments.

2019

An article for Arbitration Practice on legislative changes in relation to insolvencies.

An article for Arbitration Practice on current legislation and recent jurisprudence in bankruptcy.

An article for Arbitration Practice on recent jurisprudence in bankruptcy.

An article for Arbitration Practice for Lawyers on the early termination of rental agreements in court and without legal proceedings.

Comments for Pravo.ru on applying statutes of limitation to an obligation to make interest payments.

Comments for Pravo.ru on court precedents related to the application of Article 222 of the Civil Code.

2018

Comments for RBC on amendments to the Housing Code governing property management companies.

An article for Arbitr-praktika.ru on recent examples of dispute resolution in bankruptcy proceedings drawn from the practice of the Russian Supreme Court.

Comments for Pravo.ru on ways to avoid errors when requalifying a contract.

2017

Article for Commercial Real Estate on shared-equity constructions.

Comments for Rossiyskaya Gazeta on a forestry amnesty.

An interview for RWAY on amendments to the law on participatory construction.

Comments for Pravo.ru portal on checking lawyers' knowledge.

Comments for CRE about legal precedents of property disputes.

Comments Pravo.ru about the rules that apply when choosing a lawyer.

Comments for Pravo.ru about the use of “pocket” referee courts.

Areas of expertise
Building and Construction Legal Services Real Estate Tax
Education and qualifications
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Law

  • University of Pennsylvania (USA), LL.M.

Accreditation
  • Lawyer of the Moscow Bar Association

  • Admission to practice law in the state of New York (USA)

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