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Stepanovski, Papakul and Partners

Corporate/Commercial

5 ranked lawyersBand 2BelarusEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded practice with strong expertise in big-ticket investment projects and competition law matters. Noted for general corporate and commercial advice and tax advice as well as its solid track record in legal due diligence. Highly active on real estate and construction-related matters. Also provides support on a range of IP issues, including registration and protection of trade marks as well as franchising. Well practised in advising on licensing and copyright issues. Also acts for clients on contentious IP mandates. Additionally, advises technology companies. Offers assistance with regulatory issues and advertising matters. Its client roster features domestic and international clients from a range of sectors.

Strengths

A source enthuses: "They dive into each matter as much as possible and provide a very detailed and supported opinion, including possible risks."

"Without them we would have not been able to navigate the local aspects," reports another source.

Work highlights

Advised Curitiba and Gilor Construct on the contemplated acquisition of an unfinished large hotel in Minsk.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Alexander Stepanovski is reputed for his longstanding experience in corporate and commercial matters.

Elena Sapego holds extensive experience in commercial, corporate and tax mandates. She also assists with labour law issues. Commentators highlight her hands-on approach and results-focused style. "She is a fighter," a source says.

Sviatlana Valuyeva is a recognised for her experience in IP mandates. She focuses on infringement and franchise-related matters.

Tatiana Ignatovskaya is particularly known for her expertise in antitrust-related mandates. She also provides support on other regulatory matters. "She has good arguments. She is flexible whenever the situation changes," a happy client reports.

Valery Papakul is best recognised for his strategic role within the department. He possesses extensive experience in transactions and corporate mandates.

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Belarus

Corporate/Commercial


Alexander Stepanovski
Eminent Practitioners
Elena Sapego
Band 4
Tatiana Ignatovskaya
Band 2
Valery Papakul
Band 1

Corporate/Commercial: Intellectual Property


Sviatlana Valuyeva
Band 2