Stepanovski, Papakul and Partners

Dispute Resolution Department

Belarus
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Overview

The Dispute Resolution team is the law firm core practice.

It maintains its high position at the forefront of the corporate, construction, and investment litigation market, acting for a wide range of domestic and foreign corporations. Acts as a counsel and an expert witness in Belarusian law in international arbitration. Offers particular expertise in disputes against state authorities, as well as in insolvency litigation, including disputes on personal liability of shareholders. Represents private business owners in civil and white collar crime matters.

Recent work  highlights:

  • Successfully represented a foreign corporation in $ 5 million dispute against a large Belarusian industrial enterprise;
  • Successful case with customs authorities on the recovery of penalty for more than $ 2 million;
  • Successful case with a developer on termination of a contract for joint construction of a property for more than $ 7 million;
  • Successful case with Belarusian tax authorities on the liability of the shareholder for the company’s debts in the amount of $ 1 million 

Our Specialization

Litigation

International Arbitration

Restructuring & Insolvency

Disputes with State Authorities (including tax and customs ones)

Intellectual Property Litigation

Competition and Antitrust Litigation

Corporate and M&A Disputes

Economic Insolvency & Bankruptcy Litigation

Employment Disputes (including disputes with top-management)

Construction and Real Estates Disputes

Matrimonial & Inheritance Disputes

Members

Labaty, Aliaksandr (Head of Department)

Anop, Irina

Obsekova, Olga

Puchkovskaya, Oksana

Semashko, Dmitry

Clients

DuPont International Operations

Evraz Nizhny Tagil Smelter

Mark Formelle

Polotsktransneft Druzhba

Prilesie Logistic Center (KAYSON group)

Regula

SAP CIS

Semipalatinskaya transportnaya companiya

SwedBank

Industries

Aviation

Banking & Finance

Energy

FMCG

Gambling

Insurance

Leisure & Hospitality (HoReCa)

Natural Resources & Environment

Oil & Gas

Pharmaceuticals

Private clients/Individuals

Real Estate

Retail

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunication (TMT)

Transportation

Venture Capitals & Emerging Growth Companies