Rustam Aliev is a partner in the firm’s Real Estate & Construction Practice. Before joining, Rustam was counsel at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.
Rustam’s practice focuses on domestic and international M&A, investment and private equity work. He has advised on many high-profile transactions in various sectors and has a particularly strong experience in real estate and infrastructure, energy and natural resources and retail sectors.
Rustam is highly regarded by clients, and is consistently recognized as a leading practitioner by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500: “He earns praise for being "very dedicated to the projects that he is involved in" and having "strong leadership skills and detailed knowledge of the industry.” (Chambers Europe 2019). Rustam is "a fantastic lawyer and a strong, results-driven expert" (The Legal 500 2019).
For several years in a row, Rustam has been selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Russia and was namedLawyer of the Year in 2017. Rustam is also recommended for real estate by Who’s Who Legal directory.
Noted for in-depth knowledge of his practice area, Rustam has authored a number of articles for legal and industry-focused publications. He regularly lectures on various legal and professional services’ topics to students of leading universities and industry professionals and teaches a course on Real Estate in Business and Law in the MSU Law Masters’ School (Moscow State University).