The Strabag case was dedicated to the recent changes of Russian Federal Law No. 214 which among other things regulates payment flows between the project developer and property buyers. Under the new law, the money collected from property buyers cannot be used by the developer during the construction phase. Rather, the money needs to be put in an escrow account at a bank (the bank does not pay interest on this account). The participants of the case researched the legal and economic consequences for all the players in the market of equity construction as well as international experience in this field.