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Yury Pugach, Partner

Yury Pugach



Russian, English

Practice areas

  • Construction and engineering
  • Corporate Real estate
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate litigation
  • Real estate planning

Practice notes

Yury is heading our Moscow office. He is a partner in the litigation and real estate groups and has extensive experience in construction disputes, construction and development projects and land planning issues.

Yury’s recent projects include representing a listed German developer in a dispute related to a failed project, a larger Russian state company in pre-arbitration under SCC rules, advising on a major greenfield project Russia for a Scandinavian developer and several other large development projects including shopping malls, residential complexes, hotels, manufacturing facilities, etc.

'Head of real estate Yury Pugach advises predominantly Scandinavian clients on commercial real estate matters, including contractual mandates and M&A projects. A source describes him as "a good negotiator." He also assists with construction projects', Chambers Europe 2018

Recommended in Real Estate and Construction, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500, 2017

'The "impressive" head of real estate Yury Pugach is considered a transactional specialist. He lends these transaction skills to the corporate team as well. Sources praise his approach and negotiation skills', Chambers Europe 2016

'Clients say real estate head Yury Pugach is "knowledgeable about both real estate and corporate issues." His practice includes advising on real estate developments, construction issues and share acquisitions' Chambers Europe 2015

Commentators draw attention to his client skills, saying that he "takes any issues we have very seriously and really listens"', Chambers Europe 2014

Yury Pugach is renowned for his knowledge of local legislation, according to market sources. A strong corporate lawyer, he is also distinguished for his timeliness, practicality and detailed advice’, Chambers Europe 2013

'Yury Pugach is "very competent in real estate",...', Legal 500, 2013