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Arzinger & Partners

SUITE 304C, 169 NEZAVISIMOSTI AVE, MINSK 220114, BELARUS
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Work +375 17 218 10 55
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www.arzinger.by
Berlin, Istanbul, Minsk, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Prague

Belarus

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Arzinger & Partners

Lawyers at Arzinger & Partners ‘combine a very high degree of professionalism and market knowledge with outstanding individual skills and client focus’. Sergey Mashonsky heads the practice alongside Juri Slepitch and his ‘experience' is valued in 'solving complex situations’. He recently acted for Svetlogorsk Pulp and Board Plant on the financing of an investment project for the construction of a new bleached sulphate pulp plant in Belarus. The team is praised as 'a great partner for foreign clients’ and acts for both domestic and international entities, including MasterCard, Belarusbank and Triniti Invest. Senior associate Maksim Slepitch is 'a highly motivated, skilled and brilliant lawyer’, who is ‘able to carry out complicated and complex projects’.

Leading individuals

Sergey Mashonsky - Arzinger & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Maksim Slepitch - Arzinger & Partners

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Arzinger & Partners

The team at Arzinger & Partners ‘has the highest level of integrity, transparency and interest in helping clients’. Maksim Slepitch is the go to name for corporate matters while ‘experienced business lawyer’ Dmitry Viltovsky handles mergers and acquisitions. Sergey Mashonsky is 'an expert in investment matters’ and leads on foreign investment and PPP mandates. Recent highlights include advising Belarus-based start-up Y-Tech on its acquisition of American streaming service Yonder Music and representing MED VR, a virtual reality start-up consisting of doctors and software engineers, on structuring its corporate entity and shareholder agreements. Klim Stashevsky, who is an expert in international trade and was recently promoted to partner, has the ‘widest range of necessary skills’.

Leading individuals

Sergey Mashonsky - Arzinger & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Klim Stashevsky - Arzinger & Partners

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Arzinger & Partners

Arzinger & Partners’ team consists of ‘dispute resolution lawyers who know everything there is to know about commercial litigation in Belarus’. The practice is jointly headed by Alexander Korsak and Elena Mashonskaya and is particularly active in handling litigation related to investment projects. It recently represented Eckart at the International Arbitration Court at the BelCCI in a dispute concerning partial payment for supplied goods. In another highlight, the team acted for Viktoriya in a debt recovery dispute with an Italian company that was resolved in an Italian court. Korsak is ‘a standout litigator’, who ‘combines impressive technical skills with pragmatism and common sense’. Sergey Mashonsky is highly recommended and is praised as 'a very tough negotiator'. Associate Maria Golovko has experience handling equipment supply and administrative relations disputes.

Leading individuals

Alexander Korsak - Arzinger & Partners

Sergey Mashonsky - Arzinger & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Maria Golovko - Arzinger & Partners

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Arzinger & Partners

The IP practice at Arzinger & Partners is 'a one-stop shop’ and predominantly acts for IT companies. Alexander Korsak and Klim Stashevsky jointly head the ‘skilled team’ and are praised as ‘highly skilled lawyers in the IP sphere’. Stashevsky recently advised Facebook on various IP-compliance and data protection requirements in Belarus and Korsak acted for Belitsoft on a scheme of protection for the IP assets owned by the client. The team also includes junior associate Nikolai Gorelik, who ‘shows good understanding of IP and data protection laws’.

Leading individuals

Alexander Korsak - Arzinger & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Klim Stashevsky - Arzinger & Partners

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Arzinger & Partners

Arzinger & Partners' team has 'a deep knowledge of the law’, ‘high commitment to clients’ and acts ‘in a timely manner with proper care to details’. Dmitry Viltovsky heads the practice and handles transactions, land plot allocations and mortgage issues and is also noted for his ‘deep practical knowledge of construction projects’. Recent highlights include acting for Poland-based Unibep on the construction of a logistics centre in Orsha spanning 230ha and advising the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Republic of Belarus on the construction of a windmill complex. Associate Maria Golovko is also noted for her expertise in the construction space.

Leading individuals

Dmitry Viltovsky - Arzinger & Partners

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  • 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.