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Europe Guide

Banking & Finance — Belarus


Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Banking & Finance

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Dennis Turovets
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading team advising domestic and multinational financial institutions. Often assists with international loans and project finance. Has been active of late in financings in the construction, energy and retail sectors.

Strengths Sources note the team's dedication, with a client saying that the team is "always eager to go the extra mile for success."

Work highlights Advised Vitebskenergo on a USD189 million financing of a Vitebsk hydropower plant by China Development Bank.

Significant clients EBRD, VTB Bank, Citigroup Global Markets, Eurasian Development Bank, Servolux.

Notable practitioners

Recognised by peers as one of the best in the field, Dennis Turovets also gets complimented by clients for his ability to find creative solutions to their problems. He has recently advised Eurasian Development Bank on the financing of the Polotskaya hydroelectric power station.

Anna Rusetskaya focuses on foreign investment support.

Department profile 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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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.


Sorainen - Banking & Finance

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Kiryl Apanasevich
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

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 the real estate and bioenergy fields. Benefits from its strong and integrated pan-Baltic network.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's expertise and speed. "Delivery of work was always prompt," a client reports.

Value for money A number of clients note that the team offers value for money.

Work highlights Advised the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation on a loan extension to expand the production of bio-energy in Belarus.

Significant clients EBRD, Eurotorg, Raiffeisen Bank International, ABLV Bank.

Notable practitioners

Kiryl Apanasevich recently assisted IFC with a loan extension to A-100 Development Group of Companies to refinance construction of commercial facilities in Minsk and the region. He is well regarded by sources for his practical experience of financing deals.

Up-and-coming Ann Laevskaya is highly valued by peers and clients for her assistance with structuring and negotiating finance transactions and agreements.

Department profile 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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Sorainen, as a full service law firm in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, operates cross-border two major economic zones – the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union. Taking advantage of our location, the Firm combines professional experience, the most advanced know-how and an ISO certified quality management system to ensure comprehensive advice and legal solutions with in-depth understanding of client business needs.

The CIS/Russian Desk team consists of lawyers from all our offices with relevant academic backgrounds and sound experience of active and regular work on CIS↔European projects advising regional and international clients on M&A, Corporate, Banking & Finance, PPP, Investment Incentives, Private Equity, Construction, Infrastructure & Regulatory and other matters. With their knowledge of the markets and understanding of cultural peculiarities, they provide efficient support at all stages of a project.


Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners - Banking & Finance

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Tatiana Emelianova
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Top-ranked team representing international financial institutions as well as foreign banks, advising on loans and the restructuring of financing. Experienced in assisting with syndicated loans, including making them available to Belarusian banks. Advises on regulatory matters.

Strengths Clients praise the team's responsiveness and focus on client needs, with one source saying the team provided "fast and effective responses." Another client praises the team's "individual approach" to problems.

Work highlights Assisted Alfa-Bank with providing a USD190 million syndicated loan facility to Belagroprombank.

Significant clients AKA Ausfuhrkredit-Gesellschaft, Sberbank, EBRD, Eurasian Development Bank.

Notable practitioners

A top-ranked lawyer in the field, Tatiana Emelianova is highly regarded by both peers and clients. Her recent instructions include advising Barclays Bank on structuring a security for its financing to Valeant Pharma in Belarus.

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Arzinger & Partners - Banking & Finance

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Band 2

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Sergey Mashonsky and Juri Slepitch
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong local practice acting for domestic and multinational companies and banks. Advises on a broad range of issues, including cross-border transactions. Acts on provision of loans to Belarusian banks.

Strengths Sources praise the team's advice and service, with one client saying they were "quick and reliable," and another source adding that the lawyers made an effort to understand "the business rationale."

Work highlights Represented China Merchants Group in a USD120 million financing of the Chinese-Belarusian industry park, the Great Stone.

Significant clients Priorbank, Izovac, Efes Breweries International, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation, ASB Leasing.

Notable practitioners

Sergey Mashonsky and Juri Slepitch are key contacts for clients.

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SBH Law Office - Banking & Finance

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alexander Bondar and Alexandre Khrapoutski

What the team is known for Reputable team advising local and foreign banks and companies on loan agreements and attracting financing. Active on PPP projects. Also assists with debt restructuring and refinancing.

Strengths A client appreciates that the team "takes into account business reality" when coming up with solutions.

Work highlights Represented GCM Global Energy in a USD1.6 billion investment agreement with the Republic of Belarus.

Significant clients Eurasian Agrarian Association, MTBank, Volvo Financial Services, Rietumu Banka, Alfa-Bank.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Bondar focuses on international financing and investments as well as debt restructuring in addition to general commercial instructions.

Alexandre Khrapoutski offers experience in advising local banks on attracting international financing.

Department profile by SBH Law Office

SBH Law Office provides a

full range of legal service

s 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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SBH–Ukraine provides legal services to clients in Ukraine. We have been working in the local market since 2003 and are thoroughly familiar with all of its unique features.

We understand the complexity of the challenges faced by companies starting or expanding their business in Ukraine. The knowledge and the experience of the Ukrainian business environment and social reality we have garnered over the years help us to provide our clients with pragmatic and considered solutions to any legal problems.

Our Kiev team is committed to providing high-quality legal advice on all issues that may arise in the course of conduct of business in Ukraine

In particular, our areas of specialization include:

  •  mergers and acquisitions (M&A),
  •  corporate law,
  •  antitrust, employment and contract law,
  •  intellectual property,
  •  banking and finance,
  •  ax law,
  •  dispute resolution in state courts and international commercial arbitration,
  • real estate and construction,
  •  land law.

Our key advantages include: knowledge of specifics of the local business and market access to the extensive professional experience of our head office and the experience of foreign partners, mediated by the constant exchange of information between offices.

This enables us to provide services across jurisdictions, handling complex projects in Belarus-Ukraine and other countries.


Stepanovski, Papakul and Partners - Banking & Finance

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Sviatlana Valuyeva and Valery Papakul
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-respected team advising domestic and international companies and banks across the spectrum of financial issues relating to investments. Acts for international developmental banks. Also represents innovative financial services providers.

Strengths A client appreciates the team's "understanding of all the aspects" of a deal, adding that the team responds "mostly within an hour."

Work highlights Advised Promsvyazbank on a USD19.6 million financing of BMZ.

Significant clients Scania Credit, Mark Formelle, Rietumu Banka, EBRD, Eurasian Development Bank.

Notable practitioners

Sviatlana Valuyeva and Valery Papakul are key contacts for any queries.

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Verkhovodko & Partners - Banking & Finance

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Dmitry Bokhan and Igor Verkhovodko

What the team is known for Solid team providing foreign and domestic banks and insurance institutions with a wide range of services, including cross-border matters. Also advises companies, often in relation to the financing of large construction projects.

Strengths One client highlights the team's "impressive hands-on legal experience in assisting with major investment and construction projects."

Work highlights Instructed as a strategic legal adviser in a joint project of the governments of Belarus and Russia to construct a nuclear power plant in Belarus, which included regulatory and financing advice.

Significant clients Belavia-Belarusian Airlines, Mota-Engil Group, NAFTAN, Slavkaliy, Belgazprombank.

Notable practitioners

Dmitry Bokhan is a versatile practitioner who is also involved in financing transactions, including cross-border deals. "He handles complex transactions with ease," a client says.

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Borovtsov & Salei - Banking & Finance

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alexander Botian
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Assists international developmental banks with providing loans to Belarusian companies. Has practical experience of financial services transactions.

Strengths One client praises the team's work, saying that the lawyers "know what to do and how to do it well."

Work highlights Advised Multinational Financial Services Corporation on the introduction of 'cash-back' in Belarus, including in relation to necessary legislative changes.

Significant clients IFC, Zurich.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Botian is a well-regarded corporate lawyer who is also involved in financing and banking M&A deals. He recently advised on the acquisition of MTBank.

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Kiryl Apanasevich

Sorainen

From the Chambers Europe guide

Kiryl Apanasevich recently assisted IFC with a loan extension to A-100 Development Group of Companies to refinance construction of commercial facilities in Minsk and the region. He is well regarded by sources for his practical experience of financing deals.

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Tatiana Emelianova

Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

A top-ranked lawyer in the field, Tatiana Emelianova is highly regarded by both peers and clients. Her recent instructions include advising Barclays Bank on structuring a security for its financing to Valeant Pharma in Belarus.

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Recognised by peers as one of the best in the field, Dennis Turovets also gets complimented by clients for his ability to find creative solutions to their problems. He has recently advised Eurasian Development Bank on the financing of the Polotskaya hydroelectric power station.

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SBH Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexander Bondar focuses on international financing and investments as well as debt restructuring in addition to general commercial instructions.

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Verkhovodko & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Dmitry Bokhan is a versatile practitioner who is also involved in financing transactions, including cross-border deals. "He handles complex transactions with ease," a client says.

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Band 3

Borovtsov & Salei

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexander Botian is a well-regarded corporate lawyer who is also involved in financing and banking M&A deals. He recently advised on the acquisition of MTBank.

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Band 3

Alexandre Khrapoutski

SBH Law Office

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexandre Khrapoutski offers experience in advising local banks on attracting international financing.

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Band 3

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anna Rusetskaya focuses on foreign investment support.

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Up and Coming

Sorainen

From the Chambers Europe guide

Up-and-coming Ann Laevskaya is highly valued by peers and clients for her assistance with structuring and negotiating finance transactions and agreements.

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