Our People


Sergey Kazinets - Partner

Sergey Kazinets


Specializes in real estate legal issues, city planning and land matters (in Moscow and regions) as well as in the corporate law. He has successful experience in solving disputes in arbitration courts and general jurisdiction courts.

Graduated from Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSAL). He held various posts in legal departments of major real estate development companies. In July, 2013 was appointed as an arbitrator of the Arbitration court in the Siberian Arbitration Commission.

Sergey is co-author of different professional books on land and housing law which were published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta and also he is author of publications and comments in popular business magazines and newspapers like Vedomosti, Kommersant, Media group RBC, Expert, Impress Media etc.

Additionally he gives lectures at professional conferences such as Guild of managers and developers, Academy of Real Estate, PROEstate Events etc. and also gives seminars on land and city planning legislation.

Valeriy Lazebniy - Partner

Valeriy Lazebniy


Specializes in court disputes, criminal cases with business involved and interaction with state authorities. He has wide experience in real estate transactions support and in development projects with foreign investors and contractors participated.

Graduated from Kaliningrad Law Institute of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. He worked in the legal departments of major real estate development companies, headed legal department of Nezavisimaya Gazeta editors.

Valeriy is author of articles and reviews published in leading law journals and business media like Vedomosti, Kommersant, Corporate lawyer, etc.; co-author of books on land and housing law published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta; author of seminars on city planning and land law.

Valeriy is active public figure. He regularly participates as a speaker in events of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry, "OPORA Rossii" and other organizations.

Konstantin Sklovskiy - Partner

Konstantin Sklovskiy


PhD in law, associate professor the at National Research University – Higher school of Economics, winner of the gold medal of Plevako.

Konstantin is recognized expert on Russian law: he acts in the courts of Europe, counsels European courts on Russian law issues.

Has a professional legal experience of more than 35 years.

The author of more than 210 legal works including comments to the various divisions of the Civil code of the Russian Federation, books such as "The transaction and its effect" (3 editions), "Property in civil law" that has 5 editions and still is fundamental work over the last 50 years.

Worked on the Concept of development of civil law (2008-2009).

A lot of K. Sklovsky's theoretical and practical developments and proposals influenced the Russian judicial practice. Subsequently they were implemented to the resolutions of the Plenum of the Supreme courts of the Russian Federation and were included in the Civil code of the Russian Federation in the course of its reforms in 2011-2014.


Natalia Lazebnaya - Counsel

Natalia Lazebnaya


PhD in law, associate professor at the State Academy of Specialist in Investments’ Field. In the years 1999 – 2004 member of the Presidential Council on codification and improvement of civil legislation. Expert of working groups in committees of the State Duma and the Federation Council, Presidential Administration, ministries and agencies as well as in international projects and commissions of the Council of Europe. Used to be the Head of legal departments in high-profile investment financial companies (IFC Metropol, IC Antanta Capital).

Vladislav Kostko - Counsel

Vladislav Kostko


Specializes in litigation, law of obligation and property rights. Has a professional legal experience of more than 10 years.
Vladislav is a tutee of K. Sklovsky, PhD in law, lead Russian scientist in the field of civil law. Graduated from Tula State University, faculty of law.
Author of articles and reviews published by "Corporate lawyer" magazine, "Kommersant" newspaper etc. 

Pavel Yartsev - Counsel

Pavel Yartsev


Andrey Pepeliaev - Counsel

Andrey Pepeliaev


Professional experience is more than 12 years in land and property relations. Expert in residential and commercial real estate.

Science Advisors

Olga Zaigraeva - Science Advisor

Olga Zaigraeva

Science Advisor

PhD in law, associate professor of the chair of public law at the Russian State University for the Humanities. Teaching at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, the Russian Academy for Foreign Trade and other academic educational institutions.
Author of numerous publications with regards to legal relationships in real estate, construction, housing and community amenities and transportation.

Ivan Sklovsky - Science Advisor

Ivan Sklovsky

Science Advisor

Specializes in contract law, law of obligation and property law. Has legal experience of more than 15 years.


Anna Polevaya - Lawyer

Anna Polevaya


Head of practice Real Estate and Construction

Head of the Real Estate and Construction practice.

Specializes in complex support of investment and construction projects, real estate transactions, city planning and land matters. Has a proven experience for dispute resolution practice in Arbitrazh courts and courts of General jurisdiction.

Graduated from The Russian Law Academy of the Ministry of justice of the Russian Federation.

Before joining AVELAN Law Firm she held various posts in the legal departments of major real estate development companies. Has a professional legal experience of more than 15 years.

Eugeniy Zvarin - Lawyer

Eugeniy Zvarin


Head of Litigation practice.

Specializes in litigation and execution proceedings. Has successful experience in debt recovery.

In 2003-2010, he held the position of judge assistant in the Moscow City Arbitrazh Court and the Ninth Arbitrazh Court of Appeal; was awarded with the diploma "the Best expert of the Arbitrazh Court ". Before joining AVELAN Law Firm worked in the legal department of a large real estate development company.

Has two higher educations: economic degree and law degree. Has a professional experience of more than 12 years.

Maxim Poturaev - Junior Lawyer

Maxim Poturaev

Junior Lawyer

Specializes in civil litigation.

Pavel Shefas - Lawyer

Pavel Shefas


Valeriy Aleksandrov - Paralegal

Valeriy Aleksandrov


Specializes in the field of enforcement proceedings.