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Firm Profile

SBH Law Office

Firm Profile

Minsk

  • Profile
  • Office 26, 20A/1 Krasnoarmeiskaya str.
  • Minsk
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220030
  • Tel: +375 17 327 53 77
  • Fax: +375 17 327 47 89
  • Email: Contact Us

Firm profile submitted by SBH Law Office

Managing Partners: Alexander Bondar, Timour Sysouev
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 25
Languages:Russian, Belarusian, English, French, Italian, Lithuanian


SBH Law Office is one of the leading Belarusian law offices, combining high-level skills, expertise and a staunch commitment to the principles of the legal profession to drive continuous innovative development and provision of value to clients. Among the firm’s clients are well known worldwide companies such as Coca-Cola, Discovery Communications, Volvo Trucks, etc. SBH Law Office is working on cases and transactions, which have shaped Belarusian law and business practice. The firm is participating in disputes, which become court precedents. SBH Law Office’s aim is to maintain long-term relationships with clients based on mutual respect, because clients’ business prosperity is an indicator of the firm’s own success and development.

Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution
Banking, Finance, Insurance
Corporate & M&A
International Commercial Arbitration
Restructuring & Bankruptcy
Intellectual Property
Legal Support of Investment Projects
Tax & Customs
Contracts & Foreign Economic Activity
IP & IT
Construction & Real Estate

Main Areas of Practice
Corporate/M&A:
2 partners
■ Advising Gazprom Neft on acquisition of a chain of petroleum stations
Partner: Alexander Bondar
■ Advised major Chinese manufacturer of engines WEICHAI POWER Corporation on creation of a JV with the MINSK AUTOMOBILE FACTORY (MAZ)
Partner: Alexander Bondar
■ Representing the first Belarusian private equity fund Zubr Capital on acquisitions of several companies in Belarus. Total amount of investments is more than 50 million USD
Partner: Alexander Bondar
■ Representing Sberbank Capital on establishment of its subsidiary in Belarus for investment and M&A projects
Partner: Alexander Bondar
Key Clients: Volvo Trucks, Gazprom Neft, Weichai Power.
Contact: Alexander Bondar
Tel: +375 17 327 5377
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
3 partners
■ Advised EBRD on the provision of loans in the amount of USD 1,200,000 to Polimaster LLC; representing EBRD on the provision of loans in the amount of EUR 10,000,000 to KG Group; representing EBRD on providing financing in the amount of up to USD 45,5 million for implementation of the investment project «Construction of a photovoltaic station for production of electric power in Cherikov District, Mogilev Region with power of 109MW»
Partners: Alexander Bondar, Anastasiya Malakhova
■ Advised Alutech Group in a workout in connection with loans from 5 Belarusian banks, EBRD, EABR and an eventual sale of a stake to the largest European gates manufacturer
Partners: Alexander Bondar, Ivan Martynov, Alexandre Khrapoutski
■ Advised Bank Moscow-Minsk, Belinvestbank, MTBank on obtaining of loan facilities for foreign banks, including syndicated loans
Partner: Alexander Bondar
Key Clients: EBRD, GCM Global Energy, Evroopt, MTBank, Belinvestbank, Bank Moscow-Minsk, Alutech Group, Slavkaliy.
Contact: Alexander Bondar
Tel: +375 17 327 5377
Email: [email protected]

General Commercial/IP/IT:
3 partners
 ■ Advised Burger King on a master franchise agreement with a local franchisee
Partner: Ivan Martynov
■ Advised Falcon Investment Co. on a franchise agreement with Marriott International
Partner: Ivan Martynov
■ Advised Weichai on technology license agreement with its joint venture in Belarus
Partners: Anastasiya Malakhova, Alexander Bondar
■ Advised VOLVO Trademark AB on the issues related to the ways of the defence against the infringement of IP rights to VOLVO trademark by former counterparty «Belavtogas»
Partner: Anastasiya Malakhova
■ Advised Amazon on IP & IT protection in Belarus
Partners: Anastasiya Malakhova, Ivan Martynov
Key Clients: Coca-Cola, Discovery Communications, Vellux/VKR, Ticket Pro, Montex Swiss AG, Falcon Investment Co., Volvo Group, Danone, Nestle.
Contact: Anastasiya Malakhova
Tel: +375 17 327 5377
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
2 partners
■ Representing Gazprom transgaz in construction Gazprom tower in Belarus
Partners: Ivan Martynov, Alexandre Khrapoutski
■ Advising Falcon Investment Co. LLS (subsidiary of Qatar Armed Forces Investment Portfolio) on construction of multifunctional Hotel & Sports Centre complex with project value more than 200 million USA
Partner: Ivan Martynov
■ Advising Slavkaliy on the construction of a potash mining facility (total project value: 1.6 billion USD)
Partner: Ivan Martynov
■ Advised several major foreign companies on securing EPC general contractor rights in Belarus
Partner: Ivan Martynov
■ Advising Projestos Projektai on negotiations with its client on several shopping mall construction projects
Partner: Ivan Martynov
Key Clients: Synomech, Gazprom, Mining construction company Shaftproject, Projestos Projektai, Falcon Investment Co, Slavkaliy.
Contact: Ivan Martynov
Tel: +375 17 327 5377
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
2 partners
 Representing Henkel on disputes against Belarusian state customs committee
Partner: Timour Sysouev
■ Representing insurance companies (TASK, Kupala, TT Club, Belheftestrakh ect.) in disputes against their clients
Partner: Timour Sysouev
■ Representing UBER in numerous cases against the Ministry of Transport of Belarus
Partner: Alexandre Khrapoutski
■ Advised British American Tobacco in dispute against insurance company
Partner: Timour Sysouev
Key Clients: Henkel, UBER, British American Tobacco, Velux/VKR, MTBank, Alfa Bank, Belaruskali, Belagraprombank.
Contact: Timour Sysouev Tel: +375 17 327 5377
Email: [email protected]

Arbitration:
■ Arbitration of a dispute between Russian Athlet and WADA in CAS (Lausanne)
Partner: Timour Sysouev
■ Arbitration of the construction dispute in Arbitration Institute of the SCC (Stockholm)
Partner: Alexandre Khrapoutski
■ Representing Belaruskali in dispute under ICC Rules of Arbitration
Partner: Alexandre Khrapoutski
Key Clients: Gazprom Transgaz, Belaruskali, BelRosStrakh, Alfa Bank, Monting d.o.o.
Contact: Alexandre Khrapoutski
Tel: +375 17 327 5377
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • Office 26, 20A/1 Krasnoarmeiskaya str.,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220030
  • Tel +375 17 327 53 77
  • Fax +375 17 327 47 89
  • Email : [email protected]
  • 4 Ivana Lepse Boulevard,
  • Kiev,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 03067
  • Tel +380 50 289 42 41
  • Fax +380 44 390 95 75
  • Email : [email protected]