PhD in Law
Head of Real Estate and Investments Practice
Dmitry graduated from the Law School of Saint-Petersburg State University cum laude, has a PhD in Law.
He joined Kachkin & Partners in 2010 as Real Estate & Investments Practice Head.
Apart from consulting on various issues connected with real estate investments, construction and land law, Dmitry has excellent practical skills in dispute resolution. Both independently, and leading a group of associates he guided and implemented complicated projects with total investments over three billion USD.
Among Dmitry’s clients are: Adamant holding company; Fort Group investment company; FGC UES; Theorema management company; BTK Group; large development companies that have long been established on the market, such as YIT, Lemminkäinen, Glorax Development, Setl City, Baltic Commerce, KVS, Plaza Lotus Group, RosStroyInvest, Seven Suns Development, Aquilon-Invest; new fast-growing companies, such as Bau City, Yard; as well as STEP general contracting company; Briz, Morgan Stanley subsidiary company; Morgal Investments; Mamoshin’s Architectural Workshop and A. Len architectural bureaus; the Eliseev’s Shop; the largest fuel companies, such as Shell Oil, Gazpromneft Terminal and Phaeton — fuel network number one; Domino’s Pizza, an international pizzeria chain; So Sofitel St Petersburg, a five-star luxury hotel, A+ Development, a large warehouse real estate company.
In 2011-2021, Dmitry was among the best lawyers in Russia in construction law, arbitration and mediation, investment, land use and zoning law, litigation, mergers and acquisitions law, real estate law according to the Best Lawyers international professional rating. In 2013 the publication awarded Dmitry the title “Lawyer of the year in the field of construction projects support”, in 2015 — “Lawyer of the year in the field of litigation”, in 2017 — “Lawyer of the year in the field of real estate”, in 2018 — “Lawyer of the year in the field of construction», in 2020 — “Lawyer of the year in the field of land use and zoning law”.
Dmitry’s team was recommended by the leading international directory The Legal 500 EMEA 2013-2021 to accompany the real estate projects and transactions in Russia. Dmitry is also noted in the individual rating of The Legal 500 EMEA.
Dmitry and his practice also took first place among the best consultants on real estate transaction support according to the leading international rating Chambers Europe 2015-2020.
The annual Russian ranking Pravo.Ru-300 praised the high level of Kachkin & Partners’ experts in the «Commercial real estate / Construction» category in 2016-2021. Dmitry Nekrestyanov is also included in the individual rating «Law.Ru-300″ in Russia.
In 2020 and 2021 the Commercial Real Estate magazine included Dmitry Nekrestyanov in the “Legal Practice” category and named him one of the top lawyers in commercial real estate in Russia.
According to Kommersant Publishing House “Leaders of the Legal Services Market” rating results in 2019 and 2021 Dmitry Nekrestyanov entered the top specialists in the category “Land. Real Estate. Construction».
In 2018, 2019, and 2021, Dmitry was highly appreciated by the professional community according to the rating of the «Delovoy Peterburg» newspaper.
St. Petersburg Law Chamber awarded Dmitry the prize “For success achieved by attorney in civil (arbitration) cases” in 2014, “For success achieved by attorney working with real estate” in 2015, “For creative achievements” in 2016 , as well as “For success achieved by attorney in arbitration cases” in 2017.
By Dmitry’s initiative the Legislative Committee was established with the Guild of Managers & Developers, the large all-Russia professional real estate association. Led by Dmitry, this Committee is aimed at protecting business by law-drafting initiatives.
Dmitry is the author of more than a dozen articles in Russian law journals and the monograph “Civil law. Manual for students». Dmitry has attended a number of traineeships at the USA offices of international law firms and is an alumnus of the educational program “Law Firm Management” (San Jose, CA, USA).
In 2016 the «Developer’s Handbook» was published — a practical handbook on legal aspects of property creation. The book was prepared by “Kachkin & Partners” associates led by Dmitry Nekrestyanov. In 2017-2021 updated editions of the Handbook were published. In 2022, under the editorship of Dmitry Nekrestyanov, the «Legal Handbook of the Land User» was published, dedicated to the regulation of land relations.
Dmitry‘s expert commentaries appear in press on a regular basis, he often covers legal issues at professional conferences on real estate and construction, he is also the author of publications in “Getting the Deal Through” international review. He is also a frequent speaker on legal issues at industry conferences and forums. Moreover, Dmitry regularly gives lectures on real estate legislation at the Office of Education Programs of the Faculty of Law at St. Petersburg State University.
Dmitry is fluent in English.