The world’s largest inland port, Duisburger Hafen, located in Duisburg, Germany, became a shareholder in the Industrial Park Development Company (the management company of the China-Belarus Great Stone Industrial Park).

Sorainen Belarus provided full scope legal support to Duisburger Hafen in connection with the acquisition. Our assistance included representing the client in negotiations with the Great Stone Administration over share purchase agreements with the sellers, drafting transactional documents, advising on antimonopoly aspects of the transaction, and administering the signing and closing process. This was the first transaction with state-owned shares under law other than Belarusian. It was also a gateway transaction for Duisburger Hafen AG to commence large scale investments that are to change the landscape of the country’s transport and logistics infrastructure.

German advisor to Duisburger Hafen was Dusseldorf-based tradeo llp. Sorainen team consisted of partner Maksim Salahub, senior associate Viktoryia Mikhnevich, and associate Aliaksei Vashkevich.