Real Estate and Construction
We serve our clients in all matters concerning commercial real estate and construction. Members of our team have participated in land mark real estate deals in the Baltic region.
Our expertise includes advising large scale transactions with retail centers, office blocks, logistics and industrial properties. We advise investors, developers, land-owners and other stake-holders. Our main focus is on ensuring smooth transactions while defending firmly the key interests of our clients. We are facilitators of the deals that our clients are contemplating. While negotiating on behalf of our clients we do not engage in discussions over issues that are not relevant for the successful completion of the deal. We take the time to discuss and explain tactics to our clients so that they have full control over the process.
We have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating all types of commercial lease contracts acting as advisors to landlords and tenants. We help solve disputes between landlords and tenants arising out of termination of lease contracts or otherwise. When solving disputes we take great care not to damage business relationships that are important to our clients after the dispute is over.
We advise on questions concerning permitting, planning and zoning. We facilitate communication with the authorities and if that fails to produce expected results then we assist with disputes including litigation in administrative courts. We further advise developers and landowners on matters concerning environmental impact assessments and other environmental questions related to development and acquisition of real estate.
We have extensive experience in drafting and negotiating all types of construction contracts, including contracts based on forms such as FIDIC and YSE. We help solve complex construction disputes and offer solid litigation support, if needed. We regularly advise leading construction companies in public procurement disputes and legal questions related to public procurement.
The Legal 500 (2013): “Glimstedt strengthened its transactional practice when it hired senior associate Leho Pihkva from Sorainen. The team acted for Sanitex during negotiations to acquire land to build a major logistics park and advised Catella Corporate Finance on the €7m purchase of two retail properties from an institutional investor”.
Chambers Europe (2012): “Leho Pihkva of GLIMSTEDT is recognised for his technical capabilities and his transactional experience. Commentators also praise his document drafting skills”.
Main legal services in the field:
- Advising on large-scale transactions
- Preparation and negotiation of construction contracts, including contracts based on FIDIC and YSE forms
- Advising on issues related to the application for building and use permits and planning
- We organise communication with various authorities, if necessary we help to challenge decisions
- We resolve complex construction disputes and, if necessary, offer professional assistance in court proceedings
- We provide advice on environmental impact assessment in the development and acquisition of real estate