Ivan Gritsenko

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Ivan Gritsenko
Ivan Gritsenko
Ivan Gritsenko Counsel ivan.gritsenko@denuo.legal
Leontievsky pereulok, 25
Ivan Gritsenko is an experienced dual qualified legal advisor in Russian and German law and is admitted as attorney at law in both countries.

Ivan’s practice includes real estate and construction matters, focusing on the structuring of real estate transactions, the legal assessment of land use, town-planning and environmental law risks, the construction of industrial facilities and infrastructure development issues. Ivan is also experienced in developing model structures for joint venture projects with Russian partners, including the establishment of investment funds for developing and financing joint real estate projects.

Another area of Ivan’s practice extends to litigation and arbitration on domestic Russian and cross-border disputes, predominantly with regard to the collection of debts, the levy of execution on pledges and mortgages, lease and construction disputes, bankruptcy litigation as well as post-M&A and corporate law disputes.

Ivan has appeared as a legal expert witness on German law matters in Russian state courts and before other public authorities and state enterprises.

Ivan has been included in the Best Lawyers list for Russia in the practice area of real estate.
Official recognition of the Degree in Jurisprudence in Russia, 2020

Referendary at the Regional Court of Bielefeld, Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, Second State Examination, 2002

Bielefeld University, Higher Regional Court of Hamm, Law Degree and First State Examination, 2000

Advokat registered with the Moscow Region Bar Association and Rechtsanwalt registered with the Dusseldorf Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf)


  • Representing a German air filtration company in a dispute with an insolvent general contractor on the recovery of advance payments and in a dispute with a logistic company related to the compensation of damages for the non-performance of obligations
  • Advising a Russian subsidiary of a French automotive components producer on the construction of a plant in St Petersburg, in particular on the termination of a general contractor agreement; successfully representing the client in a Russian state court in a dispute related to the recovery of advanced payments made under the construction agreement
  • Representing a German balls manufacturer in a Russian court in a dispute with the Russian mortgager on the registration and enforcement of the mortgage; preparation of the legal opinion on German law matters, explaining that the initial mortgagee was not liquidated during the corporate reorganisation performed under German law; representing the client before the bailiffs, in particular filing complaints regarding the failure to act
  • Representing a multinational developer in several disputes connected with protecting the lease titles for the construction of shopping centres in various Russian regions
  • Advising, since 2010, a Swiss provider of workspace and coworking solutions on leasehold issues, including drafting real estate management agreements and negotiating leases
  • Representing various Russian landlords in the German Arbitration Institute in disputes on recovering indebtedness under German law governed parent guarantee undertakings


  • 2022-present

    Senior Associate, Denuo (Moscow)
  • 2015-22

    Senior Associate, DLA Piper (Moscow)
  • 2008-14

    Partner, CMS (Moscow)

Professional memberships

  • Düsseldorf Bar Association

  • Moscow Region Bar Association