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Andrei Vashkevich

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Stepanovski, Papakul and partners

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Litigation, Real estate & Construction


Andrei Vashkevich is a partner with Attorneys at Law Stepanovski, Papakul & partners and the Head of the Litigation Department. He is an experienced lawyer who competently can solve the most complicated issues and one of the most respected litigation representatives in Belarus. Andrei has particular focus on construction-related disputes and remains active in labour and contractual disputes as well as disputes against state authorities. Andrei represents clients in major complex litigations and has acted in a number of high profile cases, developing the case strategy and leading the team.  
Highlight deals: 
- Litigations concerning a construction contract with a foreign contractor to recover unjustified enrichment and liquidated damages for about USD 5 mln;
- Reviewing a draft general contractor agreement (FIDIC Yellow Book), harmonizing with the laws of Belarus, advising on construction project procurement procedures for about USD 500 mln; 
- Advising and following-up on transactions on takeover of a Belarusian bank for about USD 30 mln.
Key Clients:  EPAM Systems, Danon, Belarusian Oil Company, SAP CIS, Medicover.


Andrei has been practicing law since 1990. His previous role was a partner of the Vashkevich, Sapego & Khrapoutski law firm.




Andrey Vashkevich is a member of the Minsk City Bar Association.


Andrei holds a law degree from the Belarusian State University.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‘outstanding’ team at Stepanovski, Papakul and partners has particular strength in corporate restructuring, competition law and regulatory matters. The team advised Regula on changes pertaining to its international markets expansion strategy. Valery Papakul, Valentina Ogarkova and Andrei Vashkevich are key figures.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Stepanovski, Papakul and partners’ team has been involved in a number of significant construction projects and has a growing insolvency and distressed real estate practice. Andrei Vashkevich leads the team.

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