Dmitry Kovalchik

ATTORNEY AT LAW, STEPANOVSKI, PAPAKUL AND PARTNERS ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Areas of practice:

  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Tax
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IN PRACTICE SINCE 2008.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • providing legal support to a foreign bank / EU resident on financing projects in Belarus for a total over Euro 100 mln.
  • providing legal support to the bank with conducting negotiations with borrowers, awarding and implementing credit and security agreements
  • advising and following up on pledge transactions with commercial and residential real property
  • advising and supporting an international financial organization and an EU resident bank on financing a project on manufacturing furniture products and subproducts in Belarus for a total over Euro 70 mln
  • advising an international financial organization in the course of implementation of an investment project on financing of the construction of a wood processing company in Belarus for a total of Euro 50 mln
  • advising an international construction organization in the process of implementation of a project on construction of a multifunctional shopping and entertainment center and a four-star hotel in Minsk for over USD 100 mln (FIDIC: Silver Book);
  • advising a construction customer on adaptation of a master contract to the laws of Belarus, and on construction procurement procedures in a project for more than USD 500 mln (FIDIC: Yellow Book)
  • conducting legal due diligence and advising an international investment company – a construction customer on selection of the best site and land allocation for construction of a project for more than USD 500 mln;
  • conducting a legal due diligence of own and leased trading facilities of the largest Belarusian retail operators
  • supporting a project on acquisition of industrial companies in Minsk Oblast by a private Belarusian industrial enterprise in the process of privatization
  • supporting a project on acquisition of a bank guarantee by a Belarusian customs representative, secured by real estate valued at more than Euro 1 mln
  • advising a large national light industry company on taxation in their operations in Belarus and product export
  • supporting a leading Belarusian FMCG producer in implementation of a project on building a retail chain abroad

Other experience:

external expert of a number of international projects: Doing Business of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation; the World Justice Project (WJP), Rule of Law Index.

EDUCATION:

  • Faculty of Law, Belarusian State University, 2008;
  • Accounting Course, a program of the Belarusian Association of Accountants, 2010;
  • Institute for Retraining and Qualification Upgrading of Judges, Prosecutors and Legal Professionals of Belarusian State University, advanced training on Defense Attorney’s Activities in a Criminal Process, 2015.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Minsk City Bar Association.