Real Estate and Construction

SDM Partners’ Real Estate Group comprises some of Ukrainian leading lawyers with proven expertise in this multifaceted field.

Committed to delivering practical and timely results, the SDM Partners team provides clients with cost-effective advice, innovative solutions and responsive documentation for both simple and complex transactions.

More than 19 years our experts have been acting for international and domestic investors as well as financial institutions on numerous large-scale residential, commercial and corporate real estate transactions at all stages of development: starting from the initial idea, legal due diligence of the property, acquisition of a land plot, transaction structuring, establishing project entities and joint ventures, endorsement of funding conditions, licensing, construction of the property, its commissioning and title registration, facility management contracts (operation and maintenance of property), leasing out and exit of the developer. SDM Partners usually takes part in drafting new laws for real estate, construction and PPP.


  • Development agreement
  • Legal due diligence of real property
  • Pre-sale property structuring
  • Preliminary sale-and-purchase and lease agreements
  • Real estate development joint ventures and agreements
  • Real estate disputes
  • Real estate mortgage, lease and management agreements
  • State regulation and licensing in real estate sphere
  • Tax structuring of property transactions, including cross-border structuring
  • Tenant and landlord representation in commercial and residential leases


  • Comprehensive legal support in land lease transaction for a world’s leading food manufacturer.
  • Consultations to a foreign producer of alternative sources of energy on the placement of solar panels on residential and non-residential buildings, obtaining all necessary permits, including the permits of the building owners
  • Full support to a multinational agricultural holding in leasing agricultural land plots in various regions of Ukraine
  • Comprehensive legal support in the matter of construction of the most advanced maternity hospital in Ukraine, including the sale and purchase of the land plot and in negotiations with all the contractors and service providers.
  • Legal support to a private client of the sale and purchase of the land plot and building, located in Kyivska region as an investment.
  • Prolongation of the land lease agreement with the local Kiev authorities for 4 Ha in Kiev.
  • Assistance in obtainment construction permits and advice on other legal requirements relevant to the construction of Class “A” office center in Kiev (the value of the construction – around 100 million US Dollars)
  • Legal support in concluding the lease agreement of one of the most prominent buildings in Kyiv and the franchise agreement for opening of the famous French jewellery boutique in Kyiv.
  • Assistance a major dairy producer regarding acquisitions of several milk plants in Ukraine and Poland
  • Representation of the client in court disputes with its general contractor regarding uncompleted constructions to the amount of 1 million Euro.
  • Legal support of an international car manufacturer in the process of buying a large land plot in the Kiev region
  • Acquisition of the office center in Kiev (through separation from the integral property center) and assisting in restructuring the premises (permits and advices), obtainment of the lease right to the land from the Kiev authorities. The value: around 12 million US Dollars.
  • Purchase of a group of developing companies in Kyiv holding real estate objects by one of the European real estate investment companies.
  • Purchase of various agricultural companies by a major Ukrainian agribusiness company to the amount of 120 million US Dollars.
  • Advice and service the client on its participation and financing of the project for construction in Kyiv (Ukraine) the condominium in the amount of 17 million Euro.
  • Assist in the formalization by a foreign company of a long-term lease of the land plot located in Kyiv.
  • Acquisition of a group of real estate owners in Kiev, one of the European real estate investment companies

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