Sorainen  Belarus assisted Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze, a group company from the Sumitomo Electric Industries Group, headquartered in Japan, in setting up a contractual joint venture with a Belarus-based manufacturer. The joint venture was implemented for supplying Volkswagen Group Russia with wire harnesses. The project is a major step in enlarging the activities of Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze in international growth markets.

Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, is a leading full-system supplier for the international automotive industry. The company currently employs more than 24,000 people at 21 locations worldwide and generated a turnover of approx EUR 900 million in 2012.

The Sorainen team was led by office managing partner Kiryl Apanasevich and senior associate Maria Rodich. Norton Rose Fulbright acting as international counsel to the client provided advice on foreign laws.