Firm Profile > Arzinger & Partners > Minsk, Belarus

Arzinger & Partners
12 Sovetskaya str., office 36
220030, Minsk

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

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’.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

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 lawyerDmitry 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’.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

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.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

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.

Intellectual property Tier 2

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’.

The firm: Arzinger & Partners is the first international law firm to launch its office in Belarus in 2006 and today is one of the leaders in rendering the legal services for both foreign and domestic companies.

By combining expertise with a strong international network, the firm is well-placed to handle complex cross-border transactions with a high degree of speed and flexibility. Arzinger & Partners offers its clients a comfortable environment of cooperation not only because of the professionalism of its team but also because of close interaction with leading Belarusian and foreign experts in the sphere of accounting and auditing, market research and other types of consulting.

Areas of practice: Our firm renders a wide range of legal services. Our clients represent different areas but mostly we work with banks, industry and energy companies.

Partners’ wide experience and team’s high qualification allows us to provide a full range of legal services at all stages of development and implementation of the investment project, including drafting and endorsement of an investment agreement with the Republic of Belarus. For the past year we have carried out legal support of several major investment projects in Belarus.

On behalf of our clients, we periodically conduct a comprehensive due diligence of major companies and Belarusian banks, accompany M&A transactions. Professional tax consulting services to clients is an integral part of our work.

Assisting in organizing and restructuring the business our firm provides full legal support for the establishment, reorganization and liquidation of a legal entity and advises on the formulation of the best business schemes. We also provide legal assistance in opening and closing of representative and branch offices.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Project Finance Sergey Mashonsky +375 29 304 34 11
Banking & Project Finance Juri Slepitch +375 29 304 34 11
Corporate Sergey Mashonsky +375 29 304 34 11
Corporate Elena Mashonskaya +375 29 304 34 11
M&A Sergey Mashonsky +375 29 304 34 11
M&A Klim Stashevsky +375 29 304 34 11
Employment & Migration Evgenia Seregina +375 29 304 34 11
Employment & Migration Juri Slepitch +375 29 304 34 11
Foreign Investments & PPP Sergey Mashonsky +375 29 304 34 11
Foreign Investments & PPP Klim Stashevsky +375 29 304 34 11
Intellectual Property & Data Protection Elena Mashonskaya +375 29 304 34 11
Intellectual Property & Data Protection Klim Stashevsky +375 29 304 34 11
International Trade Klim Stashevsky +375 29 304 34 11
Dispute Resolution Elena Mashonskaya +375 29 304 34 11
Dispute Resolution Yuliya Mironchyk +375 29 304 34 11
Real Estate & Construction Elena Mashonskaya +375 29 304 34 11
Real Estate & Construction Yuliya Mironchyk +375 29 304 34 11
Startups & Venture Capital Klim Stashevsky +375 29 304 34 11
Tax Elena Mashonskaya +375 29 304 34 11
Tax Natalya Morozovskaya +375 29 304 34 11
Family & Inheritance Law Elena Mashonskaya +375 29 304 34 11
Family & Inheritance Law Yuliya Mironchyk +375 29 304 34 11
Criminal & Administration Elena Mashonskaya +375 29 304 34 11
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Mikhail Khodosevich  photo Mr Mikhail Khodosevich
Ms Elena Mashonskaya  photo Ms Elena Mashonskaya
Mr Sergey Mashonsky  photo Mr Sergey Mashonsky
Mr Aleksei Mikhailov  photo Mr Aleksei Mikhailov
Mrs Julia Mironchik  photo Mrs Julia Mironchik
Ms Veronika Pavlovskaya  photo Ms Veronika Pavlovskaya
Ms Evgenia Seregina  photo Ms Evgenia Seregina
Mr Juri Slepitch  photo Mr Juri Slepitch
Mr Alexander Solopov  photo Mr Alexander Solopov
Mr Klim Stashevsky  photo Mr Klim Stashevsky