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Construction Law Definition
“Construction law” in Russia refers to the area of law that regulates legal relations on the land zoning, planning, architectural and building design, building, reconstruction, and capital repair. It is a complex field that is governed not only by federal law provision but also by state law.
At the federal level, this sphere is mostly governed by the Town Planning Code of the Russian Federation, as well as special federal laws.
Recent years have seen attempts to reduce the red tape in obtaining a construction permit such as simplified procedure for registration of rights to the objects of individual housing construction. At the same time there is a tendency to tightening of controls over activities on the acquiring finance from individuals for construction. The last amendments cover a large number of additional requirements to developers, including to insurance of civil liability, and also additional administrative liability.
Legal assistance in construction law is required in three practical fields: legal due diligence, legal support of contracts conclusion and performance, and representing the client's interests in disputes.
Lawyers help clients to navigate a broad variety of legal provisions at the federal and regional levels.
Construction lawyers can prepare expert reports on sophisticated issues related to the realization of investment projects, including a town-planning analysis which involves a research of town-planning activity limitations on the land plot and assessment of a feasibility of its development.
Construction lawyers provide a full range of legal services in structuring and support of investment transactions, including risk assessment and stratification, handling of investment legal relations.
Construction litigators are involved when disputes arise either through or after the construction process. Experts in this area provides services in representing the client's interests by resolution of disputes on real estate, engineering, construction and reconstruction issues, as well as investment disputes.
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