Mr Alexey Anischenko > Sorainen > Minsk, Belarus > Lawyer Profile

MINSK 220030

Work Department

Dispute Resolution & Risk Management, Competition & Regulatory, Tax




As head of the Dispute Resolution and Commercial & Regulatory Practice Groups in Belarus, Alexey Anischenko advises clients in a pragmatic and forward-thinking way. At the same time, he tries to be socially responsible and contribute to developing the Belarusian legal environment and the international arbitration landscape.

Conflicts. Alexey effectively manages and resolves conflicts, helping clients to find solutions to the most complex situations. No matter what kind of conflict clients are facing, he knows what methods of dispute resolution to use in order to develop a tailor-made strategy for every case. As counsel, Alexey has experience in high-value arbitrations under ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SCC, VIAC, IAC at the BelCCI and UNCITRAL rules and litigation in the Belarusian courts with particular focus on international trade, technology and corporate disputes. As an arbitrator, he is on the Lists of Recommended Arbitrators of IAC at the BelCCI, VIAC, VCCA and the Sports Arbitration Court of the Belarusian Republican Union of Lawyers, where Alexey also serves as a member of the Presidium. Over the last few years Alexey has been appointed as an arbitrator under the ICC, SCC and IAC Rules both by parties and by institutions.

Negotiating and drafting complex contracts. Alexey has extensive expertise in drafting and negotiating complex commercial contracts in trade, distribution, services, IP/IT, energy and construction along with substantial M&A and corporate experience in advising foreign companies and banks on their investments in Belarus.

International trade & investment. Alexey has unique experience of acting as the General Advisor to the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States and delivering expert reports to the Court of the Eurasian Economic Community in cases related to investment and arbitration. He is also privileged to be designated to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and to the roster of experts for resolution of CIS disputes by the Republic of Belarus.

Recognized business lawyer in Belarus. Alexey has been recognized as a leading practitioner in Belarus by all major directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. He also regularly speaks and publishes on dispute resolution and international trade matters both in Belarus and abroad.

Raising talents. As a HR partner, Alexey is enthusiastic about enabling potential in others and developing HR policies and culture. Since 2004 he has been lecturing at the Belarusian State University and helping young talents in future international moot court endeavours.


Russian, English


  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • International Bar Association
  • Minsk City Bar Association
  • Public Advisory Counsel to the State Customs Committee of the Republic of Belarus
  • ICC Young Arbitration Forum
  • ICDR Young & International


  • University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, UK (the Law Firm Partner as Leader programme)
  • University of Barcelona, Spain (course on WTO Dispute Settlement of the IELPO LLM Program)
  • ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy (course for arbitrators jointly organised by the International Chamber of Commerce and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
  • London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK (course on Financial Law Issues for Lawyers in Transition Economies jointly organised with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)
  • Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Sweden (training in International Commercial Arbitration for Lawyers from CIS countries)
  • T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Netherlands (Asser College Europe, Post-graduate Course in International Trade and Business Law)
  • Belarusian State University, Belarus (Diploma in Law, summa cum laude)

Lawyer Rankings

Belarus > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Alexey AnischenkoSorainen

Sorainen is known for its exceptional track record in international commercial arbitration, corporate and finance disputes. The highly specialised department continues to add ever more sector expertise to its already-substantial offering; practice head Alexey Anischenko leverages his experience as team lead of the commercial and regulatory group to act in international trade, administrative and corporate disputes; senior associate Maria Rodich has particular strength in competition, real estate and bankruptcy cases; for TMT clients senior associate Kirill Laptev is the name to note; and senior associate Marina Golovnitskaya is the key contact for life sciences disputes.

Belarus > Intellectual property

The team at Sorainen maintains long-standing relationships with many of its clients, which include a multitude of global household names from the TMT, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods sectors. Practice head Maksim Salahub handles both contentious and advisory IP work, focusing particularly on rights protection matters and piracy issues. The group also fields a number of industry specialists, notably senior associates Marina Golovnitskaya and Kirill Laptev, who take the lead on life sciences and TMT mandates, respectively. Alexey Anischenko is another name to note.

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.