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Firm Profile

Arzinger & Partners

Firm Profile

Minsk

  • Profile
  • Business Centre "XXI vek"
  • 169 Nezavisimosti Avenue
  • 3rd Floor
  • Minsk
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220114

Firm profile submitted by Arzinger & Partners

Managing Partner: Sergey Mashonsky
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 15
Languages: English, German, Russian

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Founded in 1990 in Germany, Arzinger & Partners launched its office in Belarus in 2006. Strong local presence allows to cover all classic practice areas that international law firms’ business clients usually deal with. Arzinger & Partners is a member of GRATA International legal network with a presence in over 20 countries. By combining expertise with a strong international network, the firm is well-placed to handle complex cross-border transactions with high speed and flexibility. The team has a distinctive focus to Construction, IT & Media, Retail, and Financial Institutions industries and specializes in mergers & acquisitions of traditional businesses and local startups.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Banking & Project Finance:

3 Partners, 5 fee earners
■ Representation interests of Belarusian developer in the process of attraction of direct financing from Polish bank Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego in the amount of €55 mln. for construction of the trade and office center
■ Advising Belarusian toy-producer within the deal on receiving €10 mln. loan from EBRD
■ Advising Polish construction company on financing of tennis center construction in one of districts of Minsk City
Key Clients: AKA Bank, China Development Bank, Belarusbank, Priorbank (Raiffeisen Group), Belagroprombank, Triniti Invest, UNIBEP, PP Polesie.
Contact: Sergey Mashonsky, +375 17 218 10 55
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
3 Partners, 12 fee earners
■ Conclusion of the investment agreement and implementation of the $9 mln. innovation project on creation of the centralized system for the collection, storage, and processing of used oils
■ Full legal support of Belarusian telecom company within the process of implementation of the project on arranging a single-point-access-communication-system in Belarus
■ Advising International investment and development company regarding construction of the residential complex D3 and possible corporate restructuring of the companies and change of shareholders in them
■ Legal Due Diligence, structuring and legal support (including receiving of antitrust authorities permits) of $11 mln. deal on acquisition of major share package of Belarusian dairy plant for international dairy corporation with French origin
Key clients: HUAWEI, DB Schenker, PP Polesie, Izovac, Anadolu Efes, BTA Bank, Cummins, Bertsch Holding Gmbh
Contact: Dmitry Viltovsky +375 17 218 10 55
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
3 Partners, 5 fee earners
■ Representing the largest Belarusian oil trader in an international arbitration court in a dispute arising out of oil transportation contract ($150 mln.)
■ Representing the largest Belarusian designing and engineering company (in mining and chemical industries) in arbitration courts of Russian Federation, international arbitration court at the BelCCI in a dispute arising out of construction project works and banking guarantee ($10 mln.)
■ Representing foreign investor in the investment dispute with Belarus on construction of some objects, holding negotiations, drafting settlement agreement (project amounts to $200 mln.)
■ Representing Belarusian customer in the dispute on the execution of the investment project on construction of a plant on a “turnkey” basis (contract amounts to $800 mln.)
Key clients: Europcar Belarus (Belevrorent), JSC "Svetlogorsk Pulp & Board Plant", Izovac, Belarusian Oil Company
Contact: Alexander Korsak+375 17 218 10 55
Email: [email protected]

International Trade:
2 Partners, 6 fee earners
■ Represented interests of a Belarus-based producer of bleached pulp within negotiations of the terms of cooperation with an international pulp distributor for global distribution of Belarusian bleached pulp
■ Advised a US-based garments retail company on launching an e-commerce project in Belarus
■ Represented an international brewery in the project of toll-fill beer production on a basis of a state-owned brewery in Minsk
Key clients:
Svetlogorsk Pulp and Board Mill, Izovac, Anadolu Efes
Contact: Klim Stashevsky, +375 17 218 10 55
Email: [email protected] 

PRACTICE AREAS:
■ Banking & Project Finance
■ Corporate
■ M&A
■ Employment & Migration
■ Foreign investments & PPP
■ Intellectual Property & Data Protection
■ International Trade
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Policy & Regulation
■ Real estate & Construction
■ Startups & Venture Capital
■ Tax
■ Family and Inheritance Law
■ Antimonopoly and competition regulation
■ Criminal and administrative law

Branches

  • Business Centre "XXI vek",
  • 169 Nezavisimosti Avenue,
  • 3rd Floor,
  • Minsk,
  • Minsk City
  • Belarus
  • 220114
  • Tel +375 (17) 218-10-55
  • Fax +375 (17)218-10-54
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : www.arzinger.by