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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
11 Z. BIADULI ST
117A INDEPENDENCE AVENUE
MINSK, 220034
Belarus

Work Department

Real Estate and Construction, Dispute Resolution

Position

Senior Associate, Advocate

Career

Igor Yatskovsky is a Senior Associate of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners in Belarus (EPA&P). Igor specializes in Real Estate and Construction, International Arbitration and Litigation, International Trade and Customs and Litigation.

Igor specializes in representing clients before courts, tax, customs, real estate agencies, police and other government entities in Belarus. Igor has significant experience in contracts relating to real estate and fixed assets (financing, construction, sale, lease, use, mortgage, etc.), including regulatory proceedings (construction permits, registration, conservation, evaluation, etc.). He has taken part in a number of large-scale disputes, complex projects and trans-border transactions.

Igor’s recent experience includes:

        Advising one of the subsidiaries of world-leading corporation in the field of engineering, design, construction and supervision of energy supply complex, in a dispute with Belarusian subsidiary of Russian monopoly Gazprom, arising out of FIDIC Silver Book EPC contract associated with national construction rules. The assistance included analyzing situation, developing legal position of the client, representing it in mediation and initiating arbitration procedure in the SCC eventually being successful for the client;

        Advising the subsidiaries of Knauf Group on various aspects of removal of property and settlement of rights to immovable objects including to land plots located at the subsidiary’s former production site in central Minsk;

        Advising world-known digital entertainment company that specializes in the development and publication of games, on various legal issues connected with improving and extending their office occupation in Minsk including renting new office areas and arrangement of full cycle office services;

        Advising Russian transportation company on various aspects of Belarusian law associated with implementation of investment project for construction of high-technology plant;

        Continuous advising state enterprise Vitebskenergo RUE on various aspects of the client cooperation with contractors engaged in realization of complex infrastructure and energy projects in Belarus, within the process of recognition and enforcement in Austria of the International Arbitration Court at the BelCCI;

        Representing interests of the principal shareholder of the biggest Russian distributor of pharmaceuticals in the corporate dispute related to seizure by the opponent of full control over the Belarusian subsidiary. The assistance includes getting back control over the target company, recovering damages caused by opponent oppression and diversion of funds and business away to the opponent’s affiliated companies in other jurisdictions;

        Representing Alvora UAB, international construction company, in a dispute with Sodrugestvo within implementing investment project on launching and operation of production and logistics agricultural complex. All claims against the client have been dismissed by the court while another complex set of disputes between the parties was settled in mediation procedure;

        Advising subsidiaries of China’s biggest conglomerates within a number of construction projects in Belarus;

        Representing SIA RKF LORI, famous Latvian developer and producer of fragrance compounds, in a matter related to debt recovery from Gomel fat factory. Despite negative client’s ranking among other creditors, the claims were almost satisfied by means of debtor’s liquid assets.

 

 

Igor has been noted as “Rising Star” by the latest international legal guides: in Dispute Resolution area (Legal 500, 2020) and in Financial and Corporate area (IFLR1000, 2020)

Languages

Igor speaks English, Russian and Belarusian

Memberships

Igor is a member of International Bar Association (IBA) and Minsk Regional Bar Association.

Education

Igor holds a Law Degree from the Belarusian State University, Law Faculty (2008) and Management Degree from the Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University (2011).

Lawyer Rankings

Belarus > Dispute resolution

(Rising stars)

Igor YatskovskyEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

The vast majority of mandates handled by the team at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners are international cases in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate relations and administrative violations. The team’s cross-border expertise is a ‘real leader not only in Belarus, but in the entire CIS region‘. Practice head Dennis Turovets is singled out as a ‘first-class practitioner and strategist‘ who ‘always demands perfection from his team‘. Senior associate Igor Yatskovsky is noted for his successful advocacy before both courts and state bodies in Belarus.