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Firm Profile

Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 76A Masherova av., 4th floor
  • Minsk
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220035

Firm profile submitted by Vlasova, Mikhel & Partners

One of the leading and long term presented full-service law office in Belarus (since 1990). The most recognized legal brand, VMP are the pioneers and founders of many legal practices and cases in the Belarusian market. Local advisor to most of the leading international law firms and many renowned national law firms throughout the Europe, America and Middle East. Member of a number of legal networks including First Law International Network and World Services Group. The smartest legal team: VMP partners are the leading Belarusian lawyers according to the international editions Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, International Financial Law Review (IFLR 1000).

Managing Partner: Konstantin Mikhel
Senior Partner: Liliya Vlasova
Number of Lawyers: 19, including 7 Partners
Languages: Belarusian, English, Russian

Banking & Finance:
Number of Partners: 1 Number of fee earners: 2
List of recent or impressive work:
■■Advising EBRD on a number of loans provided to selected Belarusian banks for financing certain EBRD programs such as development of micro, small and medium business and energy efficiency
■■Advising on syndicated loans provided to the major Belarusian bank (the largest syndicated transaction in Belarus in 2015), for financing projects in the petrochemical, oil refining and machine-building industries.
■■Advising on provision of the largest syndicated loan in history of Banking in Belarus to one of the major Belarusian commercial banks
■■Advising on financing of renewable energy project (biogas) in Belarus
■■Advising on provision of US$ 1 bln. syndicated loan to a major Belarusian sector-leading company.
■■Advising on the first–ever IPO of a Belarus-based company at the NY Stock Exchange
■■Advising on financing of construction and modernization of a major Belarusian production enterprise by European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
■■Advising China Development Bank on structuring and documenting a loan provided to the Government of Belarus for on-lending to a state-owned paper and cardboard production company and related environmental and construction regulations
Key Clients: European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, China Development Bank, UniCredit Bank Austria, Commerzbank AG, AKA Ausfuhrkredit- Gesellschaft mbH, Swedfund International AB, Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO), Home Credit International B.V., Sberbank, Alfa Banking Group.
Contact: Tatiana Emelianova
Tel: +375 17 203 84 96/67
Email: [email protected]

Commercial & Corporate:
Number of Partners: 3 Number of fee earners: 5
List of recent or impressive work:
■■Assistance to the one of the leading European homeimprovement and gardening retailer on launching business in Belarus
■■Assistance on launching of business of one of the leading Scandinavian DIY retailer in Belarus
■■Assistance in creation of a major business enterprise engaged in fertilizers extraction and production
■■Assistance to international humanitarian-aid organization in its program of improving adherence in tuberculosis treatment in Belarus
■■Assistance in creation of a subsidiary of one of the global leading providers of software and services for Business Support Systems and Operations Support Systems
■■Assistance in the creation of a subsidiary enterprise of a major oil company, being one of top-20 world’s biggest oil companies and being one of the largest crude oil suppliers to Belarus
Key Clients: GCM Global Energy plc, Herbalife, Kronospan, JYSK, Leroy Merlin, MSF Holland, LC Waikiki, SNA Europe, Samsung Electronics, Johnson & Johnson, Nokia, Reckitt Benckiser Group, Uber, Turkcell, Oriflame
Contact: Konstantin Mikhel (commercial law)
Tel: +375 17 203 84 96/67
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Svetlana Dashuk (corporate law)
Tel: +375 17 203 84 96/67
Email: [email protected]

Number of Partners: 3 Number of fee earners: 4 List of recent or impressive work:
■■Advising a US media corporation on acquisition of one of the leading mobile app development company
■■Advising on merger deal between Belarusian mobile games developer and one of the leaders in the free-toplay MMO market
■■Advising on acquisition of a Belarus-based firmware business by the Korean company
■■Advising an international banking group on acquisition of one of the Belarusian commercial banks (a subsidiary of Societe Generale Group)
■■Assisting in acquisition of the third-largest Belarusian bank by a major Russian bank
■■Advising an international telecom company on acquisition of a Belarusian mobile operator
■■Assisting in acquisition of one of the leading telecommunication company in Belarus
■■Advising a multinational dairy products manufacturer on consolidation of its regional facilities throughout CIS with Russia-based production capacities
■■Advice on legal due diligence review of Belarusian IT companies for acquisition
Key Clients: Sberbank, Turkcell, Alfa Group, SK Hynix Inc., EIS Group, IAC, Wargaming.
Contact: Tatiana Emelianova
Tel: +375 17 203 84 96/67
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Konstantin Mikhel
Tel: +375 17 203 84 96/67
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Svetlana Dashuk
Tel: +375 17 203 84 96/67
Email: [email protected]

Investment Agreements / Real Estate & Construction:
Number of Partners: 3 Number of fee earners: 3
List of recent or impressive work:
■■Advising on the investment project foron construction of the largest multifunctional complex including hotel, sports center, related facilities and infrastructure in Minsk
■■Legal support of the project of designing and construction of a biogas production facility in Minsk region
■■Advising on the investment agreement with the Republic of Belarus for construction of ore-dressing complex project
■■Assistance with the conclusion of an investment agreement with the Republic of Belarus on construction, organization of timber-processing industrial enterprise of the investor in Belarus
■■ Advising on the of a project on the construction of a logistics center, new hospital, trading mall
Key Clients: Kayson Co., Kronospan Group, Mospromstroy, GCM Global Energy plc., Kopaonik Property Investment LLC, The Falcon Investment Company, Eiffage Polska Budownictwo S.A.
Contact: Ekaterina Zabello
Tel: +375 17 203 84 96/67
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
Number of Partners: 2 Number of fee earners: 4
List of recent or impressive work:
■■Representation of the foreign company (Russia) in the dispute with contractor re calculation of the price for construction of the plant in Belarus (USD 5 mln.).
■■Representing Belarusian research and development institute for mining and chemical industry as a defendant on USD 30 mln. claim in the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The award satisfied the claim for less than 30 per cent. It has been the first commercial dispute wholly handled by Belarusian law firm in a foreign arbitration institution.
■■Representing the Client (Iran) – an engineering and development company that is implementing an investment project on multifunctional complex construction in Minsk - in the dispute with a contractor.
Key Clients: Raiffeisen-Leasing, Texita, Iran Khodro Industrial Group, Belgorkhimprom, Belpars (Kayson), Mospromstroy, Hewlett Packard, ATU, Cargobull.
Contact: Olga Nikolaeva
Tel: +375 17 203 84 96/67
E-mail: [email protected]