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Belarus

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners

At VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners, ‘top professional’ Tatiana Emelionova heads the practice. Highlights included advising Bank Otkritie on a syndicated facility of €190m to Belagroprombank and assisting the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with the provision of a €15m senior five-year loan. Associate Marina Khomich has longstanding expertise in the financial services sector and is able to draw on her previous in-house experience with Belarusian and Russian banks.

Leading individuals

Tatiana Emelianova - VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Marina Khomich - VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners

VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners’ team provides ‘a high level of responsiveness and expertise. Highlights included Svetlana Dashuk advising a multinational IT company on the spin-off of a Belarus-based entity; Konstantin Mikhel assisting Play-Moda with IP transfer and franchising issues; and Tatiana Emelionova handling customs registration and brand protection matters for Procter & Gamble.

Leading individuals

Konstantin Mikhel - VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners

VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners provides ‘a very high’ overall level of service, with notable expertise in construction disputes, contractual cases and matters involving the decisions of state authorities. Olga Nikolaeva heads the department and Konstantin Mikhel handles tax-related disputes. Recent highlights include acting for Bitbank in complex debt recovery proceedings and representing Texita before the International Arbitration Court of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners

VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners’s team, headed by Ekaterina Zabello, has handled a number of projects in the tourism, retail and energy sectors. Highlights included acting for Kopaonik Investment Property on the construction of a multi-use complex in Minsk and assisting Vistar Engineering with the construction of a biogas production facility. The team also worked with a charitable fund on a project to reconstruct and beautify cemeteries.

Leading individuals

Ekaterina Zabello - VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners

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    Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan will adopt new unified customs tariff and non-tariff regulations from January 1, 2010, and the Customs Union (the “CU”) of the three countries of the Eurasian Economic Community (the “EurAsEC”) will become a reality. The CU Customs Code (the “Customs Code”) is expected to take effect from July 1, 2010 to regulate the resulting integral customs zone.
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    On 6 August 2009, the President of the Republic of Belarus signed Decree No. 10 On the Creation of Additional Conditions for Investing in Belarus. An investment contract is one of the ways of investing in the Republic of Belarus and enables an investor to obtain State support for an investment project and a waiver of sovereign immunity from suits, cautionary judgments, and enforcement of judgments and/or arbitration awards. Decree No. 10 introduces a new procedure for entering into investment contracts. It allows investors to be granted preferences and privileges under investment contracts, in addition to those granted under existing legislation, and also regulates the privileges to be granted to investors automatically upon execution of investment contracts.
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    On July 15, 2009 Belarus passed the Law on the Introduction of Amendments to the Law of Republic of Belarus on Trademarks and Service Marks, which comes into force on January 25, 2010. The rationale behind the amendments is to bring Belarusian law in line with European countries’ laws - to facilitate eventual accession of the country to the WTO, and also to reflect new developments in case law.