Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon


Belarus > Commercial, corporate and M&A > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings


Index of tables

  1. Commercial, corporate and M&A
  2. Leading individuals

Who Represents Who

Find out which law firms are representing which Commercial, corporate and M&A clients in Belarus using The Legal 500's new comprehensive database of law firm/client relationships. Instantly search over 925,000 relationships, including over 83,000 Fortune 500, 46,000 FTSE350 and 13,000 DAX 30 relationships globally. Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact


REVERA has ‘a perfect understanding of business needs, and always goes the extra mile when providing a legal opinion’. Aleksey Daryin ‘quickly becomes acquainted with complex projects’, and has notable expertise in tax matters; and Helen Mourashko is also recommended. The group has strong technology expertise and recently advised SafeRoad on its purchase of shares in ViaCon Technologies as part of its restructuring.

The ‘excellent and reliable’ team at Sorainen has ‘an excellent knowledge of the legal system and market practice’. Practice head Maksim Salahub recently advised Facebook on its acquisition of Masquerade Technologies.

‘Aleinikov & Partners’ law firmdelivers an excellent service’. Dmitry Matveyev is ‘a great negotiator who pursues a customer-first approach’, and Denis Aleinikov is also a leading practitioner. China Merchants Group, and Masquerade Technologies are key clients.

Borovtsov & Salei’s ‘highly professional’ team ‘enjoys an excellent reputation in the market’. Highlights included advising Lewben on its acquisition of MTBank, a matter handled by ‘experienced adviser’ Alexander Botian.

PricewaterhouseCoopers FLLC provides ‘an excellent service’, and the group ‘gets everything done without delay’. Eugenia Chetverikova is the key figure, advising a range of clients including AECOM, General Electric and Takeda Austria.

Stepanovski, Papakul and partners’ recent highlights include assisting with share sales, handling buy-side due diligence and establishing subsidiaries for its international client base. The group advised Belarussian company Regula on its franchising structure as part of its international expansion. Key names in the team include Tatiana Ignatovskaya, Valentina Ogarkova and Valery Papakul.

Alexander Bondar’s group at Sysouev, Bondar, Khrapoutski has notable expertise in the automotive, IT software and retail sectors. Highlights included advising Burger King on a master franchise deal with a Russian franchisee.

VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners’highly skilled and professional lawyers’ frequently advise on financial sector transactions, and are also active in the IT industry. Konstantin Mikhel and Tatiana Emelianovasolve complex tasks quickly and efficiently’.

Arzinger & Partners gives ‘clear advice written in business language’. Sergey Mashonsky has ‘a deep knowledge of the law and local practices’, and Dmitry Viltovsky is recommended for M&A and privatisation matters.

bnt | attorneys-at-law’s Alexander Liessem is ‘well informed, highly experienced and easy to work with’, and recently advised PV Consult on its interests in a solar panel project.

At CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati FLLC, Sergei Makarchukcombines significant international and local experience’, and is ‘extremely helpful in cross-border transactions’. Lukoil, Momentum Telecom and Novopharm are key clients.

Darya Zhuk heads the department at Cobalt, where senior associate Nikolay Artemyev advises on cross-border M&A projects and legal due diligence. Daye Special Steel is a key client in this context.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ areas of expertise include M&A transactions, share sale and purchases and the acquisition of assets abroad, as well as all corporate, tax and other aspects of market entry for international companies. The team also handles corporate due diligence and regulatory matters for its domestic and international client base. Highlights included advising Stadler Rail on corporate law, privatisation, customs and tax regulations, among other issues. Anna Rusetskaya heads the practice.

Ernst & Young’s group of ‘responsive and energetic professionals’ is headed by Vasily Babariko, who recently advised Unomedical on its cross-border supply chain structure.

At Peterka & Partners, Dmitri Zikratski gives ‘responsive, punctual and accurate advice’. The group provides transactional support, and also advises on obtaining licences.

International comparative guides

Giving the in-house community greater insight to the law and regulations in different jurisdictions.

Select Practice Area

GC Powerlist -

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments in Belarus

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Formation of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan

    Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan will adopt new unified customs tariff and non-tariff regulations from January 1, 2010, and the Customs Union (the “CU”) of the three countries of the Eurasian Economic Community (the “EurAsEC”) will become a reality. The CU Customs Code (the “Customs Code”) is expected to take effect from July 1, 2010 to regulate the resulting integral customs zone.
  • Belarus Amends its Investment Legislation

    On 6 August 2009, the President of the Republic of Belarus signed Decree No. 10 On the Creation of Additional Conditions for Investing in Belarus. An investment contract is one of the ways of investing in the Republic of Belarus and enables an investor to obtain State support for an investment project and a waiver of sovereign immunity from suits, cautionary judgments, and enforcement of judgments and/or arbitration awards. Decree No. 10 introduces a new procedure for entering into investment contracts. It allows investors to be granted preferences and privileges under investment contracts, in addition to those granted under existing legislation, and also regulates the privileges to be granted to investors automatically upon execution of investment contracts.
  • Belarus Trademark Law Amended

    On July 15, 2009 Belarus passed the Law on the Introduction of Amendments to the Law of Republic of Belarus on Trademarks and Service Marks, which comes into force on January 25, 2010. The rationale behind the amendments is to bring Belarusian law in line with European countries’ laws - to facilitate eventual accession of the country to the WTO, and also to reflect new developments in case law.

Press Releases worldwide

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to