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Artashes Oganov

Head of Real Estate & Construction

CMS Russia
Naberezhnaya Tower, block C
Presnenskaya Naberezhnaya 10
123112 Moscow
Languages Russian, English, German

Artashes Oganov is a Partner in the Moscow office of CMS and Head of the Russian Head of Real Estate & Construction practice.

Artashes has extensive experience of working on a broad spectrum of real estate projects. He has advised clients on both domestic and cross-border M&A transactions involving commercial and residential property, joint ventures in the real estate sector, secured financing for construction and acquisition of properties, commercial and industrial construction projects.

Artashes’ expertise also covers complex lease projects, including the lease of “future” real estate, “build-to-suit” lease arrangements and sale-leaseback projects. Artashes has taken part as the lead lawyer in numerous full and limited due diligence reviews and regularly advises clients on general corporate, commercial and land law issues.

Prior to joining CMS, Artashes had been with two other international law firms in Moscow for over 12 years. He is listed among the leading corporate law experts in Russia by Best Lawyers.

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Relevant experience

  • VTB Group – advising on the acquisition of a 90% stake in three business class residential development projects in Moscow – Tsarskaya Ploshchad, Presnya City and Basmanny 5 – from Coalco, a leading Russian real estate developer.
  • Auchan – advising on the acquisition of a 45-ha land plot in Moscow Region to construct a national distribution center with a total area of approx. 130,000 sq.m.; advising on various issues related to the construction of the distribution center, including the structuring of the relationships with the developer.
  • A leading Russian developer – advising on due diligence and the subsequent acquisition of a brownfield industrial site in Moscow for developing a business class residential property.
  • Russian Non-Profit Association of Contractors – advising on the preparation of the template construction agreements that are used for 'public purchase' of construction services, including negotiations with the Russian Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities.
  • EY – advising on the lease of Class A office premises in Moscow for EY’s Russia headquarters involving signing a number of preliminary and principal lease agreements as well as other documents that resulted in the tenant having obtained rights to approximately 30,000-sq.m of office space.
  • A private investor – representing the seller on the sale of a central Moscow office building with an approximate value of US$80 million to a Russian investment group. The sale was structured through an English law acquisition of the entity that owned the target asset. 
  • A Russian investment group – advising the purchaser on the acquisition of a Class A office building in Moscow for an approximate price of US$200 million.
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  • 2005 − Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Degree in Law
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  • The Association of European Businesses, Real Estate Committee
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Do­ing busi­ness in Rus­sia 2020
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CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 im­pact on con­struc­tion in­dustry
As the en­tire eco­nomy has been hit hard by the out­break of the COV­ID-19, also the con­struc­tion in­dustry is cur­rently fa­cing dra­mat­ic and dis­rupt­ive chal­lenges re­gard­ing fin­an­cial pres­sure, la­bour short­ages...
04 June 2020
CMS Rus­sia earns 58 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2021
Strong re­cog­ni­tion by the rank­ing 26 CMS Rus­sia ex­perts have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2021 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers. In total, we have earned 58 re­cog­ni­tions by the rank­ing:Ant­on Bankovskiy...
31 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 im­pact on lease agree­ments
COV­ID-19 is dom­in­at­ing the glob­al news and af­fect­ing all areas of busi­ness life. For both land­lords and ten­ants, the ques­tion arises as to the im­pact of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on their lease re­la­tion­ships. Can...
April 2020
Rus­sia amends laws pro­tect­ing and pro­mot­ing in­vest­ment
A set of laws that bring im­port­ant changes to le­gis­la­tion on the pro­tec­tion and pro­mo­tion of in­vest­ment in Rus­sia was ad­op­ted on 1 April 2020.The changes are ex­pec­ted to give new in­cent­ives to in­vestors...
16 April 2020
The Leg­al 500 2020: CMS is among the lead­ing law firms in Rus­sia
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April 2020
Pro­long­a­tion of non-work­ing days un­til 30 April 2020 due to COV­ID-19 out­break:...
Dur­ing his na­tion­al ad­dress on 2 April, Pres­id­ent Putin an­nounced his de­cision to pro­long the ini­tial non-work­ing days from 4 April to 30 April 2020 in­clus­ive in or­der to fight against the spread of COV­ID-19...
February 2020
Artashes Ogan­ov be­comes a Part­ner at CMS Rus­sia
CMS Rus­sia is de­lighted to an­nounce the pro­mo­tion of Artashes Ogan­ov to a Part­ner in its Mo­scow of­fice. He will con­tin­ue to head and fur­ther act­ively de­vel­op the CMS Rus­sia’s Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion...
September 2019
CMS Rus­sia ad­vises on the sale of the Main­Street res­id­en­tial com­plex con­struc­tion...
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CMS Rus­sia earns 33 re­cog­ni­tions by Best Law­yers 2020
CMS Rus­sia is pleased to an­nounce that all 13 firm’s part­ners and 8 coun­sel and seni­or as­so­ci­ates have been se­lec­ted for in­clu­sion in­to the 2020 edi­tion of the Best Law­yers. In total, CMS Rus­sia has...
The Leg­al 500 EMEA 2019 ranks CMS Rus­si­a's ex­perts in 12 prac­tices
The 2019 edi­tion of The Leg­al 500 EMEA re­cog­nises CMS Rus­sia in 12 prac­tice areas and hon­ours firm ex­perts, who were named lead­ing law­yers in their fields.CMS Rus­sia has strengthened its po­s­i­tion in...
Do­ing Busi­ness in Rus­sia 2018
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