Firm Profile > Aleinikov & Partners > Minsk, Belarus

Aleinikov & Partners
220073 MINSK

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Practitioners at Aleinikov & Partners are noted for their 'high-level expertise, responsible approach and pro-activity'. The firm advises many leading domestic IT companies and frequently acts as a local counsel for cross-border M&A deals. Senior associate Anna Tsymbalist leverages her 'highly diverse professional knowledge' to advise on complex restructurings, and is praised as 'super smart and proactive'. Dmitry Matveyev is also singled out for his 'outstanding industry knowledge'. Matveyev counts the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus as one of his key clients.

Practice head(s):

Anna Tsymbalist

Other key lawyers:

Dmitry Matveyev


During the years of our cooperation with A&P law firm, we have witnessed the high-level expertise, responsible approach and pro-activity of their lawyers. They handle any type of legal issues promptly, being attentive to the needs of the client.

Senior associate Anna Tsymbalist is super smart and proactive. She has highly diverse professional knowledge. Anna showed meticulousness about every single piece of the deal process.

The team constantly shows dedication to the client’s business and short response time.

Dmitry Matveyev has outstanding industry knowledge. Anna Tsymbalist has in-depth knowledge in the field.

‘True M&A-professionals with an excellent understanding of not only the legal aspects of transactions, but also their business component. In addition, the lawyers understand technology at a deep level. As a result, you can speak with them “the same language”, and their reliable and effective advice fits perfectly into the business reality.’

‘The modern, flexible and professional team is not afraid to accept the challenges of the client’s non-standard wishes and is capable of solving any unique tasks with maximum efficiency and in the shortest possible time.’

Key clients

Russian-Belarusian Venture Capital Fund RBF Ventures

IDT Corporation (USA)

Vizor Games

Marketcom Technology Limited (Cyprus)

Corevist, Inc (USA)



Haxus Venture Fund

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

The team at Aleinikov & Partners stands out for its fintech expertise, and recently assisted Bank BelVEB, a subsidiary of VEB.RF with the creation of the first platform for the release of digital financial assets in Belarus. The key contacts are Dmitry Matveyev and Denis Aleinikov, and the latter is also a member of the Digital Economy Development Council. Venture financing is another area of expertise for the group.

Practice head(s):

Dmitry Matveyev

Other key lawyers:

Denis Aleinikov

Key clients

The Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Alfa-bank (Belarus)

Belvnesheconombank (Bank BelVEB, a subsidiary of VEB.RF)

Recovia AB

Virtuality Park (a creator of one of the Europe’s largest amusement parks Teleport VR)

Aleinikov & Partners law firm has been working on the Belarusian market since 2006.

The firm was recognized twice by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus as the best Belarusian law firm (resolutions of the Ministry of Justice of Belarus No. 99 of April 27, 2011, No. 69 of May 3, 2013).

Aleinikov & Partners pays special attention to legal support of IT projects and legal assistance in M&A transactions. Aleinikov & Partners law firm assisted in a number of the most groundbreaking Belarusian IT projects and M&A transactions, such as AIMATTER (acquired by Google), MSQRD (acquired by Facebook),  Mapdata (acquired by Mapbox), Vizor Games (invested in by Playrix), Melesta Games (invested in by Wargaming), MAPS.ME (acquired by Group) and many more.

Aleinikov & Partners has been served as local counsel in the AID-Venture program aimed at establishment of a framework for venture capital financing in Belarus. A five-year program is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and is being implemented by a consortium of partners consisting of Group, 500 Startups, and Angel Labs, international educational program for venture investors.

The firm acted as legal adviser to the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus in respect of drafting regulatory legal act to empower the Development Bank to conduct venture capital financing.

Being deeply involved in drafting sector-specific regulation in Belarus, Aleinikov & Partners has been sharing its related expertise with IT Park of Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan Venture Capital Association to build an ecosystem for the development of IT industry, including venture capital financing in Uzbekistan.

Aleinikov & Partners acted as legal counsel of the Hi-Tech Park Belarus (HTP) and a string of IT companies in respect of drafting Presidential Decree No.8 “On Development of Digital Economy” signed on December 22, 2017. According to international experts, Decree No. 8 (called the creation of HTP 2.0) has become the most successful Belarusian reform (hundreds of IT companies entered the HTP, and the export revenue of residents increased to $2.3 billion a year). Decree No. 8 also became the most most-taked-about regulatory legal act abroad – its adoption was covered in more than 200 publications, including those posted by the largest media outlets: BloombergReutersEmerging Europe and others. This provoked an interest in Belarus from foreign business, and increasing number of HTP residents 5 times.

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial, corporate and M&A Anna Tsymbalist +375173070432
Intellectual property Dmitry Matveyev +375173070432
Banking, finance and capital markets Dmitry Matveyev +375173070432
Investment management, funds Denis Aleinikov +375173070432
Venture capital Dmitry Matveyev +375173070432
Investment & Infrastructure & PPP Denis Aleinikov +375173070432
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Denis Aleinikov photo Mr Denis Aleinikov Senior Partner. Advocate
Ms Alena Kovalenko  photo Ms Alena Kovalenko Associate
Ms Svetlana Kulik photo Ms Svetlana Kulik Senior Associate
Mr Dmitry Matveyev photo Mr Dmitry Matveyev Partner
Ms Elena Odintsova  photo Ms Elena Odintsova Associate
Ms Ksana Sidoruk  photo Ms Ksana Sidoruk Senior Associate
Ms Victoria Tarasenko  photo Ms Victoria Tarasenko Associate
Ms Anna Tsymbalist photo Ms Anna Tsymbalist Senior Associate
Number of lawyers : 10