Mr Kiryl Apanasevich > Sorainen > Minsk, Belarus > Lawyer Profile

MINSK 220030

Work Department

Finance & Insurance, Real Estate & Construction


Country Managing Partner, head of Finance & Insurance, Real Estate & Construction teams in Belarus


Joined the firm as a partner at the age of 25, Kiryl Apanasevich was one of those few people who started Sorainen in Belarus, being inspired by the idea of a true European law firm entering Belarus and everything it may bring to the domestic market in legal services.

Law firm management. In his capacity as a Sorainen board member and Belarusian CMP Kiryl proud to be contributing to the growth of the most innovative regional law firm and developing the most successful law firm in Belarus.

Transactional services. A corporate lawyer by background, with relevant knowledge and extensive experience in real estate and financial areas, he specialize in providing transactional support in M&A, real estate, banking & finance and other complex client projects.

Industry interests. Due to permanent involvement in real estate and banking transactions, he is naturally interested and active with the firm’s Real Estate & Construction and Finance & Insurance sector groups and in addition extend his professional activities to the TMT and Private Equity & Venture Capital groups.


Belarusian, Russian, English


  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Council of Business Lawyers of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus
  • Swedish Institute Management Network of Alumni
  • Harvard Law School Executive Education Alumni


  • Harvard Law School, USA (Executive Education Programme)
  • Swedish Institute Management Programme, Sweden
  • Higher School of Business Administration of the Belarusian State Economy University, Belarus (MBA)
  • Belarusian State Economics University, Belarus (LLB)

Lawyer Rankings

Belarus > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Kiryl ApanasevichSorainen

A multitude of notable national and international financial institutions, including the European Investment Bank and Raiffeisen Bank, instruct the team at Sorainen, which recently worked on the first cross-border derivative transaction involving a Belarusian corporate. Managing partner Kiryl Apanasevich‘s diverse workload includes advising on asset deals and project financing. Apansevich jointly leads the finance and insurance group with senior associate Ann Laevskaya, who regularly assists clients with the structuring and implementation of complex transactions, prepares and negotiates security instruments, and handles regulatory matters.

Belarus > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Kiryl ApanasevichSorainen

Sellers, purchasers, developers, investors, contractors and owners alike instruct the group at Sorainen, which is particularly valued for its industry expertise and its ability to ‘speak the same language as the client‘. Areas of particular strength for the practice include advising on property law issues, especially those affecting clients from the hotel and retail sectors, and assisting with commercial property development. On the transactional side, the team handles due diligence and asset transfers. Practice head Kiryl Apanasevich ‘easily manages large-scale construction projects and always finds smart decisions‘.

Belarus > Commercial, corporate and M&A

At SorainenAlexey Anischenko heads up the commercial and regulatory group while Maksim Salahub leads the corporate and M&A team. The firm continues to grow its enviable client base, and is increasingly receiving new instructions from international companies, particularly those from the automotive sector. The life sciences industry is also a key source of work for the practice; senior associate Marina Golovnitskaya is the specialist in this area. Managing partner Kiryl Apanasevich is the name to note for real estate transactions. Senior associates Viktoryia Mikhnevich and Kirill Laptev are recommended for their expertise in start-ups and IT-related projects, respectively.