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16 february 2018

Chambers Global 2018: VMP Vlasova Mikhel & Partners - top rated law office in Belatus

In the new edition of the international directory Chambers Global, published on February 15, 2018  VMP Vlasova, Mikhel and Partners is again at the leading positions in corporate/commercial and dispute resolution ranks in Belarus.

Respondents noted the outstanding services of the company and highly appreciate all partners.

Konstantin Mikhel is a highly established business lawyer in Belarus, drawing on decades of practical experience. A source says he is "dedicated to achieving the result in the most effective way." He recently acted on several real estate development projects. He has further experience in handling corporate law and tax matters. One client underlines his focus on results: "He knows the goal and always seems to have several different routes to get there."

Tatiana Emelianova divides her time between handling commercial and IP matters. She garners praise for being "responsive, timely, direct in her communications and knowledgeable of franchise matters, general contracting principles and IP issues." Another source describes her position as "one of the leading professionals" in the Belarusian IP market. She regularly provides domestic support to international corporates, including assisting with franchise agreements, registration of trade marks as well as protection in contentious issues. She also provides corporate advisory services to international clients.

Ekaterina Zabello is recognized for her work in the construction sector. She assists with significant investment projects, with one source describing her as "one of the leaders in investment projects and greenfield projects." She advised Kopaonik Investment Property on the development of a significant land plot for construction of a multi-purpose real estate object valued at USD250 million.

Svetlana Dashuk has experience in handling M&A, corporate restructurings and governance issues. She recently advised Saferoad on matters related to the operation of its subsidiary in Belarus, including corporate and tax issues.

Olga Nikolaeva represents a broad range of clients, including industrial manufacturers, pharmaceuticals and financial institutions in matters such as debt recovery and contractual disputes. She also has experience acting on international arbitration cases. Sources appreciate her client-oriented approach and dedication, with one saying that she is "extremely tenacious" and that they appreciate her honest advice "when it came to knowing when to settle something and when to fight."