Firm Profile > VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners > Minsk, Belarus
VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners Offices
76A MASHEROVA AVE, 4TH FLOOR
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VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners acts as the Belarusian counsel on myriad types of financial sector transactions, namely bilateral and syndicated loans, trade finance and project finance arrangements, as well as providing ongoing advice on financial regulatory matters. The team receives many of its instructions directly from leading international law firms and also advises international finance institutions such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on financing projects in Belarus. The highly regarded Tatiana Emelianova heads the team. Another key practitioner is Marina Khomich.
China Development bank
Eurasian Development Bank
Export-Import Bank of China
Commercial, corporate M&A Tier 2
The team at VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners primarily acts as the local Belarusian counsel for major multinational clients, namely banks, financial institutions, construction firms, and telecoms companies. Tatiana EMELIANOVA leads on M&A matters; Svetlana Dashuk handles corporate mandates; while Konstantin Mikhel is responsible for commercial matters. Other client sectors include retail, IT, and manufacturing.
GCM Global Energy Plc
Royal Group Companies Management
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
The Church of Jesus Christ
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
SPB Industrieinvest GmbH
EVER Neuro Pharma Gmb
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Headed by experienced litigator Olga Nikolaeva, the dispute resolution team at VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners specialises in handling construction-related litigation, contractual issues, and other corporate disputes. Its client roster of mostly foreign companies are, by and large, situated in the technology, FMCG, and retail sectors. Konstantin Mikhel frequently represents clients in domestic disputes.
Intellectual property Tier 2
The team at VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners attracts praise for its ‘experience in providing solutions to unique problems’ and ‘absolute commitment and very high responsiveness’. It has a strong focus on acting for multinational IT firms on IP-related matters. Central to the practice is its work advising technology and technology-related clients on IP registration, licensing, assignment and enforcement, as well as advising on matters related to commercial secrets protection and brand protection. Within IT, the team has expertise in software and firmware development, mobile applications and games publishing. Vastly experienced IP specialist Tatiana Emelianova leads the practice, while associate Nikita Trosko is noted for his 'professionalism and quick response time to any request’.
‘VMP is a team of professionals who has worked in this sphere for ages. The team has good experience in providing solutions to unique problems.’
‘Nikita Trosko is our account manager and well known for his professionalism and quick response time to any request from our side.’
‘I once needed an urgent advice overnight and this firm provided me with the advice within few hours. So, I very much appreciate their absolute commitment and very high responsiveness.’
Jas Hennessy & Co.
William Grant & Sons Ltd
The Procter & Gamble Company
Nike International Ltd
Coty Germany GmbH
Duracell Batteries BVBA
Real estate and construction Tier 2
VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners ‘maintains the highest ethical standards and demonstrates an excellent understanding of law’ in the real estate and construction sphere. It specialises in assisting foreign clients, particularly those in the technology sector, with large investment projects. Ekaterina Zabello, who stands out for her 'great expertise' in the space, leads the practice, which also receives instructions from FMCG and retail companies, where it is active in construction disputes, handling contractual issues and other matters that centre on decisions made by state authorities. Yuliya Liashenko is another key contact.
‘VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners VMP maintains the highest ethical standards and demonstrates an excellent understanding of law.’
‘Ekaterina Zabello always shows her great expertise on construction law.’
Royal Group Companies Management LLC
The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners > Firm Profile
The firm: VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners Law Office was founded in 1990 as the first private law practice in post-Soviet Belarus. The firm was established by two lawyers, Liliya Vlasova and Natalia Kozyrenko, under the name ‘Law Laboratory’. In 1996 it was renamed Vlasova & Partners.
Since 1990, it has developed into a full-service and top-tier law firm within the market, and played an integral part in the development of the private sector in Belarus. It has provided legal support to numerous large state-owned companies during their privatisation.
On 12 April 2007 Vlasova & Partners merged with Mikhel & Partners to become Vlasova Mikhel & Partners. This successful merger resulted in the firm achieving further international recognition and higher ratings year on year, awarded by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus and the business media.
After the 2013 reform of the legal profession in Belarus, the firm started to operate under the brand VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners.
Today VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners is one of the leading full-service law firms in Belarus and is highly rated by international legal directories such as:
- Chambers Global
- Chambers Europe
- IFLR 1000
- The Legal 500 EMEA
- Best Lawyers
The VMP team consists of 21 people, including 17 lawyers.
VMP is a local advisor to many of the leading international law firms and renowned independent law firms throughout Europe, America and the Middle East.
Areas of practice: VMP’s core practice areas include banking and finance, M&A, corporate, commercial, investments, employment, dispute resolution, tax, IP, advertisement, and real estate and construction.
VMP provides large state-owned and private businesses, including banks and other financial institutions, construction companies and telecommunication companies with legal advice and guidance. The firm’s clients include EBRD, Unicredit Bank Austria AG, Sberbank of Russia, Alfa Bank, Raiffeisen, Uralkali, Hewlett Packard, Kronospan, Turkcell, GMC Global Energy, Herbalife, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, UPS, Samsung, SNA EUROPE, Wargaming, EPAM, LC Waikiki, DTEC Engineering & Consulting GmbH and Deutsche Structured Finance GmbH, among others.
Every year we advise on over 500 projects for more than 250 clients. Many of our projects and deals are new and unique for Belarusian legal practice.
|Advertising||Ekaterina Zabelloemail@example.com||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Banking and finance||Tatiana Emelianovafirstname.lastname@example.org||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Commercial||Konstantin Mikhelemail@example.com||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Corporate||Svetlana Dashukfirstname.lastname@example.org||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Dispute resolution||Olga Nikolaevaemail@example.com||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Employment||Svetlana Dashukfirstname.lastname@example.org||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Employment||Olga Nikolaevaemail@example.com||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Investment agreements||Ekaterina Zabellofirstname.lastname@example.org||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Intellectual property||Tatiana Emelianovaemail@example.com||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Mediation||Liliya Vlasovafirstname.lastname@example.org||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Tatiana Emelianovaemail@example.com||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Real estate/construction||Ekaterina Zabellofirstname.lastname@example.org||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Tax||Konstantin Mikhelemail@example.com||+375 17 319 84 96/67|
|Mrs Svetlana DASHUK||Partner, advocate||View Profile|
|Ms Tatiana EMELIANOVA||Partner, advocate||View Profile|
|Mr Konstantin MIKHEL||Chairman of the Partnership||View Profile|
|Mrs Olga Nikolaeva||Partner, advocate||View Profile|
|Ms Ekaterina ZABELLO||Managing partner, advocate||View Profile|