Firm Profile > CERHA HEMPEL LLC > Minsk, Belarus

220012 MINSK

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

CERHA HEMPEL LLC is noted for its 'very well structured and comprehensive advice'; the group leverages its extensive regional network to handle the full gamut of general corporate and transactional issues for international clients from a multitude of industries, including pharmaceuticals, fashion and media. Practice head Sergei Makarchuk is able to 'always find a practical solution for a difficult problem', and is 'extremely helpful in cross-border transactions'.

Practice head(s):

Sergei Makarchuk


Sergei Makarchuk has extensive experience in representing technology companies. He profoundly understands the clients’ commercial concerns and anticipates potential problems.

‘The team showed deep knowledge of the industry and proved to be great transactional lawyers. Every piece of advice that we received from them was very well structured and comprehensive.’

‘Sergei Makarchuk belongs to a type of lawyers that always find a practical solution for a difficult problem even when there is no obvious legal way. When he takes on any of our projects, we are confident that the work will be done with high quality and the expected result will be achieved.’

‘The team is very professional and hard-working. They have significant experience in dealing with cross-border projects. The team always provides us with quality work products and the turn-around time is really fast.’

‘Sergei Makarchuk is a very determined and experienced lawyer. Due to the combination of local and international experience, he is extremely helpful in cross-border transactions.’

‘I am extremely pleased with the level of professionalism and expertise at Cerha Hempel. They provided us with an exceptional level of service and reliable legal support. All our requests were handled in a timely manner and with the highest degree of care. The team was very fast in understanding industry-specific matters. Their advice was always clear and detailed. In addition, its significant CEE outreach was very helpful in this region. The team fully met our expectations.’

‘It is a great law firm with top-notch professionals. They focus on the needs and requirements of their clients and really try hard to solve the client’s legal issues. Going the extra mile to help their client is a rule rather than an exception. Besides providing a customer-oriented service, the firm does excellent legal work. Their work products are always very practical and easy to understand for non-lawyers.’

‘Great combination of local know-how and international high-level service.’

Key clients

Baumit Beteiligungen GmbH GmbH (Austria)

Molson Coors Brewing Company (UK) Limited

Monster Energy Limited (Ireland)

Fitbit, Inc. (USA)


Vaillant Group International GmbH (Germany)

Teknos Oy (Finland)

Tesa SE (Germany)

VST Building Technologies AG (Austria)

Avery Dennison BV (Netherlands)

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.

Belarus: 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 Managing Partner Belarus, Chairman of the BoardAreas of practice: Mergers & Acquisitions…
Number of staff at CERHA HEMPEL : 260
Number of lawyers at the Minsk office : 3
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Minsk City Bar Association
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Vienna