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We offer the benefit of longstanding experience in the real estate market, having advised on some of the biggest logistics, office and retail transactions in Central and South Eastern Europe to date. In an increasingly active property market, we can advise you on complex cross-border property portfolio sales and acquisitions across the region and we can provide industry-specific advice such as leasing agenda, construction and development projects and construction litigation. Whether you are in the logistics, retail, office, residential, hotels, infrastructure, renewable energy or student accommodation sectors, we have the specialists to help.

Through decades of experience of doing deals across Europe, our multi-jurisdictional teams adhere to the same templates, processes and standards, including project management. This means we can deploy specialist teams to advise you immediately, irrespective of where the real estate assets are. If you are launching or operating a real estate fund or setting up a real estate related joint venture, our funds and corporate experts can give you country-specific support. This approach allows us to guide your tax, planning, debt financing, construction and management issues in addition to your traditional real estate portfolio and property management work.

Our team in Ukraine is ranked as one of the leading practices in Ukraine having advised Ukrainian and international clients in all aspects of real estate and construction law.  This includes acquisition, development and financing, through to construction, facilities, and the sale of properties. We also regularly advise businesses on structuring the legal and tax aspects of their property transactions, sales and purchases of properties through asset and share deals, property finance, as well as on various construction and infrastructure projects.


War dam­age in Ukraine: all you need to know to ob­tain com­pens­a­tion
Ac­cord­ing to a re­port on 9 Septem­ber 2022 pre­pared by the World Bank, the European Com­mis­sion and the Ukrain­i­an gov­ern­ment, the cost of re­build­ing Ukraine and its eco­nomy has already reached at least...
Ukraine re­forms hous­ing mar­ket by in­tro­du­cing new trans­fer­able titles to...
On 10 Oc­to­ber 2022, after more than a year of dis­cus­sions and elab­or­a­tion, Law No. 2518-IX “On en­sur­ing the pro­pri­et­ary rights to real prop­erty that will be erec­ted in the fu­ture” will come in­to force...
UPC Rules of Pro­ced­ure go in­to force with judg­ments to be made pub­lic
The entry in­to force of the Rules of Pro­ced­ure is part of the fi­nal pre­par­a­tions for the United Pat­ent Court (UPC), which is cur­rently ex­pec­ted to start work in early 2023. After the bod­ies of the UPC...
Ukraine passes law to make war re­cov­ery pro­jects more at­tract­ive to in­vestors
On 30 Au­gust 2022, the Par­lia­ment of Ukraine re­gistered Draft Law No. 7711 on reg­u­lat­ing land re­la­tions to en­sure swift im­ple­ment­a­tion of in­vest­ment pro­jects dur­ing mar­tial law, which is aimed at ex­ped­it­ing...
In­vest­ing and Do­ing Busi­ness in Ukraine 2022
Com­piled with the be­ne­fit of the ex­per­i­ence of part­ners at CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine, this ex­tens­ive guide cov­ers over 25 sec­tors and in­dus­tries and key im­pacts of the war on busi­ness in Ukraine.
Ukraine’s Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court rules as­set for­feit­ure to be law­ful
On 30 June 2022, the Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court of Ukraine con­sidered a con­sti­tu­tion­al sub­mis­sion of 47 Ukraine’s MPs re­gard­ing a spe­cial as­set for­feit­ure mech­an­ism provided in the Crim­in­al Code of Ukraine...
Ukraine again amends land use le­gis­la­tion to meet war chal­lenges
On 9 June 2022, the Law of Ukraine 2247-IX, dated 12 May 2022, "On the Amend­ments to Cer­tain Le­gis­lat­ive Acts of Ukraine Re­gard­ing Pe­cu­li­ar­it­ies of Land Reg­u­la­tion Dur­ing Mar­tial Law" came in­to force...
Ukraine in­tro­duces pri­or­ity urb­an plan­ning meas­ures to over­come the war...
On 9 June 2022, Law No. 2254-IX of 12 May 2022 on Amend­ments to Cer­tain Laws of Ukraine on the Pri­or­ity Meas­ures for Re­form­ing Urb­an Plan­ning Activ­it­ies (the "Law") came in­to force in Ukraine, which aims...
Ukraine ex­tends mu­ni­cip­al and state prop­erty leases, provides aid to ten­ants
On 27 May 2022, the Ukrain­i­an gov­ern­ment passed the Res­ol­u­tion “On the Pe­cu­li­ar­it­ies of the State and Mu­ni­cip­al Prop­erty Lease Dur­ing Mar­tial Law" No. 634 (the “Res­ol­u­tion”), which went in­to force...
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
Amended IC­SID Rules to enter in­to force on 1 Ju­ly 2022
On 21 March 2022, the Mem­ber States of the In­ter­na­tion­al Centre for Set­tle­ment of In­vest­ment Dis­putes (IC­SID) ad­op­ted a com­pre­hens­ive set of amend­ments to IC­SID ar­bit­ra­tion and con­cili­ation rules (“IC­SID...
Ukraine fur­ther sim­pli­fies not­ari­al and state re­gis­tra­tion pro­ced­ures
On 19 April 2022, the Gov­ern­ment of Ukraine passed Res­ol­u­tion No. 480 “On Amend­ments to Cer­tain Res­ol­u­tions of the Cab­in­et of Min­is­ters of Ukraine re­gard­ing the Activ­ity of Not­ar­ies and the Func­tion­ing...