Ekaterina Kalinina, LL.M. Eur.

Lawyer (RU)
Practice Group: Real Estate Investments

Ekaterina Kalinina provides legal advice to western clients on their investments in Russia, including establishment of production plants, advice on agreements on the design and construction of buildings, the lease of land and buildings, and entering into, and registering mortgage agreements, as well as questions of industrial and construction safety and liability.

Her practice also covers commercial, in particular trading and supply agreements, foreign trade regulation, product certification (including healthcare and food) and product liability.


  • Real estate law
  • Civil law
  • Product liability law
  • Distribution law (including pharmaceuticals and food distribution)


  • Legal studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
  • Professional experience with the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of the Russian Federation
  • Postgraduate studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Germany)
  • With Noerr since 2006


  • One of the Best Lawyers for Real Estate in Russia, Regulatory, Best Lawyers 2014 – 2020
  • Recommended for Real Estate in Russia: "Senior associate Ekaterina Kalinina is the other key figure, focusing on inbound foreign investments", The Legal 500 EMEA 2010

Selected Publications

  • New identification marks requirements for particular consumer goods in Russia, in: Lexology, Mondaq, 06/2018
  • Facilitation of rules regarding industrial assembly agreements, in: ILO, 01/2017
  • Controversial issues in the assignment of rights and obligations under lease agreements  (with Asia Takhtaeva), in: Commercial Real Estate, 10/2016
  • Supreme Court clarifies Civil Code amendments regarding compensation for damages and contractual penalties, International Law Office, 10/2016 (co-author Thomas Mundry)
  • Putin announces special economic zone reform, in: ILO, 07/2016
  • New amendment clarifies notarisation requirements for real estate transactions, in: ILO, 07/2016
  • What kind of transactions do not require notarization? (with Asia Takhtaeva), in: Commercial Real Estate, 07/2016
  • Ins and outs of notarial transactions for the sale of premises (with Asia Takhtaeva), in: Commercial Real Estate, 03/2016
  • Lease agreement: how to turn it in favor of the tenant? (with Asia Takhtaeva), in: Commercial Real Estate, 12/2015
  • Product Recall 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015 (coverage of Russian law), in: Law Business Research Ltd., Series Getting the Deal Through (co-author Thomas Mundry)
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