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Banking & Finance — Belarus


Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Banking & Finance Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Market-leading team advising domestic and multinational financial institutions. Particularly noted for its handling of international loans and project finance. Has been active of late in financings in the construction, energy and retail sectors, and has become increasingly active in the issuance of Eurobonds.

Strengths A client is particularly impressed with the team's ability "to seek innovative solutions."

Work highlights Assisted the Republic of Belarus with the issuance of USD1.4 billion in Eurobonds.

Advised the EBRD on project financing of rolling stock manufacturing plant construction with the matter value of EUR26 million.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Dennis Turovets is a highly sought-after lawyer described as a "highly recognised and reliable practitioner with extensive market experience" by one source. A client reports: "His deep knowledge of local practice and wide-ranging experience helped to move the matter forward within a short period of time." His recent work includes advising the Belarusian government on the issuance of USD1.4 billion in Eurobonds.

About the Team (content provided by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners)

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (Belarus) is undoubtedly the leading banking and finance law firm in Belarus. This leading ranking has been well deserved and acknowledged by us acting on all most sophisticated transactions, with some of them taking place in Belarus for the first time.

We are delighted to say that none of the local peers has the same exposure in this practice and such comprehensive portfolio as Minsk EPA&P office - we are experts in both Capital markets and Banking & Finance practice areas for Belarus. Our expertise has been appreciated on both sovereign deals and international and private financial institutions.

We are especially proud that on the panel of approved experts for Belarus, we are often determined by the financial institutions as the only law firm for handling the most complex projects. In fact our performance and input on the deals have impressed the other involved parties so much, that we have been specifically asked by the borrowers to become their counsel in other financing deals.

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Sorainen - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for High-level team often acting for international development banks on investments in Belarus. Also represents other international commercial banks and companies. Recent projects involved assisting with lending to borrowers in various fields, including in the pharmaceutical, energy, construction and technology sectors. Benefits from its strong and integrated pan-Baltic network.

Strengths A source praises the team's international reputation and network. Clients appreciate the team's experience which came from assisting numerous foreign investors.

Work highlights Acted for the EBRD in connection with a EUR10 million loan extension to a toy producer.

Advised IFC on the sale of part of its shares in Belarusky Narodny Bank on the Belarusian Currency Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

Banking and finance head Kiryl Apanasevich is a versatile practitioner considered one of the most experienced in the market. He recently assisted the EBRD on a EUR10 million loan extension to PP Polesie.

About the Team (content provided by Sorainen)

The Sorainen Banking, Financial Services & Regulation and Project Finance & PPP Practice Groups are core areas of Sorainen Belarus. The firm has been consulting the largest number of international banking and finance transactions in Belarus. Our team constantly assists international financial institutions in their finance transactions in the region, including IFC, EBRD, Eurasian Development Bank, NEFCO and others.

Our clients are advised by a large professional team of experienced lawyers with good understanding of international business, many of them internationally recognised as leading specialists in their field by international legal directories Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR1000, as well as others.

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Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Top-ranked team representing international financial institutions as well as foreign banks, advising on bilateral and syndicated loans and project finance. Frequently acts as a local counsel to international law firms collaborating on transactional and regulatory matters.

Strengths A market commentator characterises the team as a "strong practice well known for their quality work."

Sources are particularly pleased with the team's responsiveness, noting: "They have been very quick in answering our questions."

Work highlights Advised the EBRD on a EUR15 million senior loan to a major private leasing company.

Assisted China Development Bank with a USD100 million untied loan to a Belarusian commercial bank.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Tatiana Emelianova is recognised as "one of the best practitioners in this area, with over 20 years of experience." In addition to banking and finance, She is also skilled at taking on M&A and IP matters. She advised Bank Otkritie Financial on a EUR190 million syndicated loan provided to Belagroprombank.

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SBH Law Office - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-reputed team advising local and foreign banks and insurance companies on debt and equity financing. Regularly acts on PPP projects and other state-funded matters. Also assists with debt restructuring and refinancing.

Strengths A source describes SBH Law Office as a "very strong firm with significant expertise in banking and finance."

Work highlights Advised EVROOPT on a USD250 million debt refinancing by IFC and Baring Vostok Capital Partners.

Assisted Rothschild & Sons with the USD200 million debt restructuring of ALUTECH.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Bondar co-heads the banking and finance practice at the firm. A client enthuses: "He is always able to find workable solutions in the most complicated circumstances and transactions." He acted for Rothschild & Sons and ALUTECH on corporate restructuring and debt reprofiling.

About the Team (content provided by SBH Law Office)

SBH Law Office provides a full range of legal services in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, as well as in Ukraine, where our firm has its office.


Within Banking & Finance Practice SBH law office advises clients on all legal matters related to fundraising and equity capital, incorporation and corporate restructuring of banks, insurance companies,
 microfinance companies and other financial institutions as well as on issuance of securities, dealing with securities on secondary markets, project finance.

Our team provides foreign and international clients with legal opinions and advises on
  •  obtaning loans
  •  credits, including syndicated and subordinated
  •  IPO
  •  capital markets

SBH Law Office maintains exclusive long-term cooperation agreements with leading Belarusian banks and develops special joint loyalty and marketing programs for Clients.

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Stepanovski, Papakul and Partners - Banking & Finance Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-respected team advising domestic and international clients on a range of financing matters in relation to syndicated loans and secured debts, as well as various structured finance products. Also represents innovative financial services providers.

Strengths A source considers the team one of the market leaders, adding that it is "an excellent firm with lots of international clients."

A client enthuses: "We are very happy with the level of service they provide. They are client-oriented and responsive."

Work highlights Advised the EBRD on a EUR15 million loan to finance Swoods Export.

Advised Promsvyazbank on a USD30 million intra-bank transaction.

Notable practitioners

Team co-head Sviatlana Valuyeva enters the rankings this year on the back of positive feedback. Market commentators report that she is "very active in the market" and consider her "a very promising" name in the banking and financing area. She advised the EBRD in connection with a USD5 million loan to Chisty Bereg.

About the Team (content provided by Stepanovski, Papakul and Partners)

Thanks to practical experience in legal support of unconventional financial instruments Stepanovski, Papakul and Partners Attorneys at Law efficiency assists its Clients with accessing foreign financial loan markets, as well as with conducting a large number of due diligence reviews.

We offer our Clients a legal review for raising foreign financing and borrowing on international capital markets by:

  • providing consultations on issues of the Belarusian legislation regarding raising external/foreign loans, inter alia, obtaining the approval for capital transactions from the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus;
  • following up the process of conclusion of credit/loan agreement and related supporting documents, including unconventional agreements (that are generally not typical of the Belarusian law), subordinated deeds, share retention deeds, mortgage of enterprises as property complexes, debit agreements;
  • adapting and explaining to the client foreign law provisions of loan agreements (and other financial documents) with a complicated structure that is not typical of the Belarusian law.

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Verkhovodko & Partners - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded team providing foreign and domestic banks and insurance institutions with a wide range of services with regard to cross-border and domestic financial transactions. Also advises companies, often in relation to the financing of large construction projects. Regularly acts for clients in the telecommunications, retail, pharmaceutical and automotive sectors.

Strengths A client appreciates the team's "comprehensive business solutions comprising risk analysis and the optimal solutions."

A market source speaks highly of the team's ability to "deliver bespoke services and meet the client's requirement."

Work highlights Advised MMPZ-group, a Minsk-based steel mill, on a EUR200 million investment project.

Advised Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant State Enterprise on a USD10 billion construction project under an agreement between the governments of Belarus and Russia.

Notable practitioners

Versatile and seasoned practitioner Dmitry Bokhan co-leads the banking and finance practice. Clients highlight him for his "ability to think outside the box to find most suitable solutions to complex issues."

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Arzinger & Partners - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong local practice with solid experience in handling foreign investments. Regularly acts for domestic and multinational companies and banks, advising on a broad range of issues, including cross-border transactions. Acts on provision of loans to Belarusian banks.

Strengths A client notes the team's "knowledge of subtleties of finance matters and strategic thinking a few steps ahead during all stages of the project."

A market commentator is impressed with the team's "ability to understand and define the client's need."

Work highlights Advised Triniti Invest on a EUR55 million loan from Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego to finance a construction project.

Advised Agromilk Holding on the USD1.9 million debt refinancing of Krevo Dairy Farm.

Notable practitioners

Sergey Mashonsky and Juri Slepitch are key contacts for clients.

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Borovtsov & Salei - Banking & Finance Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Long-standing practice regularly assisting international developmental banks with loans to Belarusian companies. Has practical experience of financial services transactions including commercial lending and project financing.

Strengths Market sources readily recognise the team's long-established track record in advising significant international clients.

Work highlights Advised IFC on the USD15 million ISDA Master Agreement with BNB Bank in order to diversify counterparties' risks.

Assisted RRY Capital with the financing for a USD100 million construction project in Minsk.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Alexander Botian is a versatile and highly regarded finance and corporate lawyer who is also well known as an arbitrator. A source describes him as "a very experienced and client-oriented partner."

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Band 1

Kiryl Apanasevich

Sorainen

From the Chambers Europe guide

Banking and finance head Kiryl Apanasevich is a versatile practitioner considered one of the most experienced in the market. He recently assisted the EBRD on a EUR10 million loan extension to PP Polesie.

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Band 1

Tatiana Emelianova

Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Head of department Tatiana Emelianova is recognised as "one of the best practitioners in this area, with over 20 years of experience." In addition to banking and finance, She is also skilled at taking on M&A and IP matters. She advised Bank Otkritie Financial on a EUR190 million syndicated loan provided to Belagroprombank.

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Band 1

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Practice head Dennis Turovets is a highly sought-after lawyer described as a "highly recognised and reliable practitioner with extensive market experience" by one source. A client reports: "His deep knowledge of local practice and wide-ranging experience helped to move the matter forward within a short period of time." His recent work includes advising the Belarusian government on the issuance of USD1.4 billion in Eurobonds.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

SBH Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexander Bondar co-heads the banking and finance practice at the firm. A client enthuses: "He is always able to find workable solutions in the most complicated circumstances and transactions." He acted for Rothschild & Sons and ALUTECH on corporate restructuring and debt reprofiling.

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Band 3

Verkhovodko & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Versatile and seasoned practitioner Dmitry Bokhan co-leads the banking and finance practice. Clients highlight him for his "ability to think outside the box to find most suitable solutions to complex issues."

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Band 3

Borovtsov & Salei

From the Chambers Europe guide

Practice head Alexander Botian is a versatile and highly regarded finance and corporate lawyer who is also well known as an arbitrator. A source describes him as "a very experienced and client-oriented partner."

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Up and Coming

Sviatlana Valuyeva

Stepanovski, Papakul and Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Team co-head Sviatlana Valuyeva enters the rankings this year on the back of positive feedback. Market commentators report that she is "very active in the market" and consider her "a very promising" name in the banking and financing area. She advised the EBRD in connection with a USD5 million loan to Chisty Bereg.

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