SORAINEN “Best Provider of Legal Services in Belarus 2014”


Last week the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus awarded the SORAINEN Belarusian office the title of “Best Provider of Legal Services in Belarus” for the third time.

The annual award is based on criteria such as number of qualified legal personnel, clients serviced in 2013, volume of services rendered in attracting foreign investment to Belarus, turnover and taxes paid, media activity, and absence of client complaints.

SORAINEN is still the only office of a European law firm in Belarus ever to receive such recognition from the Ministry of Justice.

«We are pleased to receive this award from the Ministry of Justice for the third time, as it proves our consistent leadership in the Belarusian market. We are grateful to our clients and team members who made this recognition possible» - affirms Kiryl Apanasevich, managing partner of the SORAINEN Belarusian office.

During 2013 SORAINEN Belarus advised:

  • Kapsch TrafficCom, a company specialising in technology, solutions and services for the Intelligent Transportation Systems market, on implementation of a National Electronic Multilane Free-Flow Tolling System in Belarus.
  • Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze, a company from the Sumitomo Electric Industries Group, headquartered in Japan, on setting up a contractual joint venture with a Belarus-based manufacturer.
  • MAZ and KamAZ on trust management arrangements with regard to MAZ and KamAZ shares in the context of potential formation of a holding company.
  • Getin Holding, the Warsaw Stock Exchange-listed and fastest-growing Polish financial group, on its acquisition of a 95.5% stake in the Belarusian Bank for Small Business (BBSB).
  • PPF Group on divestment of its shareholding in Generali PPF Holding, one of the largest insurance companies in the EU and CIS.
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on extension of a EUR 10 million loan for Evrotorg and extension of a USD 10 million loan for A100 Group.

Earlier this year SORAINEN was awarded as Baltic Law Firm of the Year 2014 by:

  • Chambers Europe for excellence in client service, highest profile, most innovative work and strategic growth;
  • The Lawyer for commitment to excellence across the board and a clear strategic vision; and by
  • International Financial Law Review for innovation in the legal sector and the most cutting-edge finance and M&A deals in the region.

Additionally, the prestigious publication International Tax Review, part of the Euromoney Legal Media Group, acknowledged ground-breaking work accomplished by SORAINEN in the taxation field as Baltic States Tax Firm of the Year 2014.


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