Firm Profile > CERHA HEMPEL LLC > Minsk, Belarus

220012 MINSK

Commercial, corporate M&A Tier 2

Drawing on its central European network, CERHA HEMPEL LLC acts for an array of clients, with a particular specialism in the technology sphere. The practice is led by Sergei Makarchuk, who was instructed by Alphabet Inc (Google) to assist with banking regulatory matters. In addition to providing complex regulatory advice, and its expertise in commercial and corporate law - namely devising development agreements for IT clients - the team specialises in M&A, restructuring and privatisation.

Practice head(s):

Sergei Makarchuk

Key clients

Alphabet, Inc.

SILGAN Holdings Austria GmbH

Baumit Beteiligungen GmbH GmbH


Monster Energy Limited

InVisionApp, Inc.

Front Systems AS

GRO Capital A/S

PricewaterhousCoopers AS

KSBH Limited

Saferoad Holding ASA

Avcon Jet AG


Firm Overview:

CERHA HEMPEL is one of the leading corporate law firms in Central and Eastern Europe with its headquarters in Vienna. With a team of over 200 lawyers, the firm guarantees its clients experience and expertise in all areas of corporate and commercial law, both in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe.

CERHA HEMPEL is proud to be able to look back on a very successful history. Over the past 25 years, CERHA HEMPEL has been involved in a large number of the most significant transactions in Austria. The fact that the firm understands its clients’ businesses has helped CERHA HEMPEL achieve a high rate of success. It is no coincidence that CERHA HEMPEL is the first port of call for a number of long-term clients whom the firm advises comprehensively on all of their day-to-day legal matters. This expertise – combined with the firm’s years of experience in Central and Eastern Europe and its Lex Mundi network – ensures that its clients receive high-quality and sound advice, across disciplines and across borders.


The Minsk team provides a full range of legal services, with a focus on advising international companies operating in Belarus. Our legal team consists of experienced and skilled professionals with international and domestic experience. Working closely with the full CERHA HEMPEL network and practice groups, the Minsk team delivers first-class, commercially-oriented service.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner in Belarus, Chairman of the Board / Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, IP & Unfair Competition, IT & Privacy, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Antitrust & Competition, Employment Law, Litigation & Arbitration Sergei Makarchuk +375 17 2663417
Contact person in Vienna, Partner Bernhard Kofler-Senoner +43 1 514 35 581
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Sergei Makarchuk photo Mr Sergei Makarchuk
Number of staff at CERHA HEMPEL : 260
Number of lawyers at the Minsk office : 3
International Bar Association
Lex Mundi - The World's Leading Association of Independent Law Firms
Minsk City Bar Association
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Vienna