Natalia Kochergina


DLA Piper
77A Chervonoarmiyska Street,
Kiev 03150

Tel: +380 44 490 9575
Fax: +380 44 490 9577


Natalia Kochergina is a partner and head of Real Estate in our Kyiv office. She has over 15 years of experience in real estate, transaction support and M&A. In 2010 and 2013 she was acknowledged as one of the Top 100 lawyers of Ukraine (according to The Yurydychna Gazeta Weekly).

She advises both international and domestic clients operating in different industry sectors (with special focus on retail, infrastructure and sea ports, agriculture, commercial and industrial real estate) on property acquisitions, sale-and-leaseback transactions, property development, construction and planning.

Prior to joining the company, Natalia worked as an associate with EY Law in Kyiv, as an attorney with Shevchenko Didkovskiy & Partners law firm, as a legal adviser to the Department of International Development (DFID) under the British Embassy, as a legal adviser to the World Bank and as an attorney for Lovells international law firm in London and Moscow offices.

Natalia graduated from the National Law Academy of Ukraine (Kharkiv) with a diploma in jurisprudence (honours) in 1995. She also completed a Master’s in Law degree from Central European University (Budapest, Hungary, accredited by New York State University) with a specialization in International Business Law (1996). She is fluent in Ukrainian, Russian and English.

The Real Estate group, with over 550 lawyers globally, is the world’s largest real estate practice and is consistently top-ranked around the world. As real estate develops into a truly global industry, our ability to quickly and efficiently provide legal services in structuring cross-border investments and transactions is paramount. Our clients value our global resources, regional strength and local delivery and include private and public companies, institutional investors and government entities.

We offer a full range of services in areas including acquisitions and disposals, construction, financing, hospitality and leisure, land use, planning and development, leasing, environmental law, insurance and tax. Our clients benefit from our significant experience in orchestrating complex, long-term projects that involve drafting documentation, facilitating negotiations, navigating legal and regulatory issues and, when necessary, litigating on their behalf.

DLA Piper, as one of the first law practices to bring an international legal presence to the region, has built a reputation for providing high-quality, client-driven legal services to leading local, international and multinational companies operating in Ukraine and is well-positioned to guide the clients through this risky yet highly prospective market.

Our Kyiv office comprises more than 30 lawyers who advise on a broad range of legal issues, including corporate and commercial, intellectual property, employment and real estate, anti-trust and trade, anti-dumping investigations and litigation. The office’s strengths lie in banking, real estate, media, hospitality, and retail and consumer products, with a particularly strong emphasis on the food and beverage industry.

“Natalia was listed in the Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers and the Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers”
Chambers Europe, 2015