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Arzinger & Partners’ practice is headed by Alexander Korsak, who has ‘strong capabilities in arbitral and judicial disputes’. Managing partner Sergey Mashonsky is ‘a combative lawyer who is intensely active in arbitral and judicial disputes’ and associate Maria Golovkoalways responsibly and conscientiously performs any tasks’. The firm frequently handles debt recovery matters and is acting for Belgorkhimprom in arbitration pertaining to the Verkhnekamsk Potash minefield.

Revera fields a team with ‘a large number of experts’. Alexander Goretskycan be relied on to provide complex legal support for any case’, notably representing Kamena in a claim resulting in changes to judicial practice concerning the treatment of deposits in preliminary contracts. Practice head Oksana Kotel specialises in competition and IP matters.

The ‘very reliable’ team at Sorainen has expertise in international disputes and shareholder disputes, among others. ‘Smart and solution-oriented’ practice head Alexey Anischenko and ‘goal and client-oriented’ counsel Mikhail Sergeenya are the key names. The team acted for the Belarusian National Reinsurance Organization on an arbitration in Romania and acted for Nokian Tyres in insolvency proceedings.

Sysouev, Bondar, Khrapoutski is highly regarded for its international arbitration expertise, where international arbitration head Alexandre Khrapoutski is ‘well known and very well respected’. Timour Sysouev represented British American Tobacco in a claim against Tabac Invest and Ivan Martynov is acting for Falcon Investments in a dispute with Magnus Group.

Verkhovodko & Partners LLC has ‘an exceptional reputation’ for litigation, with expertise in disputes involving state and regulatory authorities and construction. Senior partner Igor Verkhovodko is ‘in high demand’, and Ksenia Zhukovskaya is also noted. The team successfully represented Belavia Airlines in a precedent-setting case concerning consumer rights.

The ‘highly reliable’ team at Aleinikov & Partners is led by ‘distinguished figure’ Denis Aleinikov. The group is acting for Turkish company Koca Construction Industry and Export Incorporation in its pursuit of the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Senior associate Anna Tsymbalist is also noted.

bnt | attorneys-at-law’s Alexander Liessem is ‘very familiar with the local situation’ and ‘understands clients’ needs very well’. Recent highlights include obtaining recognition and enforcement of a German state court decision by the Belarus Supreme Court in a precedent-setting judgment.

Borovtsov & Salei strengthened its dispute resolution offering in 2015 by merging with litigation boutique JurZnak. Vassili Salei leads the team, with Alexander Botian and Maksim Znak also key names. Highlights included representing a client in a dispute with customs authorities, ultimately achieving the release of the client’s aircraft.

Cobalt handles a range of disputes, including administrative and insolvency proceedings and disputes with state institutions. Managing partner Darya Zhuk recently represented claimant Fima in the bankruptcy of Magnus Group, and senior associate Tatsiana Bialiayeva defended Ferrolibel against an unlawful dismissal claim initiated by its former CEO.

The ‘excellent’ team at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provides ‘a responsive and cost-efficient’ service. Senior associate Igor Yatskovsky, who is ‘a pleasure to work with; straightforward and honest with a good understanding of what matters to the client’, handles sophisticated and large-scale disputes; his recent highlights include representing Alvora UAB in a construction dispute and acting for Exide Technologies in its dispute with Belarusian customs authorities. Dennis Turovets is another key contact.

At Stepanovski, Papakul and partners, highlights included representing Microsoft, as the claimant, in various administrative disputes concerning copyright violations. The group is also adept at handling bankruptcy, construction, and tax and customs litigation. Andrei Vashkevich is the key name.

VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners provides ‘a very high’ overall level of service, with notable expertise in construction disputes, contractual cases and matters involving the decisions of state authorities. Olga Nikolaeva heads the department and Konstantin Mikhel handles tax-related disputes. Recent highlights include acting for Bitbank in complex debt recovery proceedings and representing Texita before the International Arbitration Court of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Vilgerts has particular expertise in insolvency and restructuring disputes and disputes involving state-owned companies and government authorities. Highlights included acting for Bryce in a construction dispute and subsequent bankruptcy procedure, and handling the enforcement of a foreign arbitration award for TDP. Roman Shpakovsky is the key figure; he is supported in litigation matters by associates Mikita Makayou and Yuliya Meleshyna.

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