On March 8, 2018 the results of the International Ranking of lawyers and legal firms Chambers Europe 2018 were announced. Stepanovski, Papakul and Partners Attorneys at Law was distinguished in all the areas of practice to be viewed by the ranking agence in Belarus: Corporate/Commercial, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance. Moreover, we broke the record in Belarus: 9 (!) attorneys at law of our bureau were mentioned by the ranking. It is an absolute record in Belarus!
Here are what the Clients and colleagues say about us.
Corporate/Commercial, Band 1
- «The lawyers tailor their advice to the client»;
- The team has an «understanding of our needs»;
- Alexander Stepanovski: a highly regarded figure in the market. He oversees the practice, lending his expertise and strategic insight to international investors involved in Belarus-bound mandates;
- Valery Papakul: Valery Papakul’s long standing in the market means he can lend considerable expertise on a variety of issues, including antitrust, governance and M&A matters, to a client base of international corporates;
- Tatiana Ignatovskaya: «she has unique skills for the local market. She fully understands our problems, ideas and targets»;
- Elena Sapego: she is able to «quickly understand the client’s problem and offer a non-standard solution».
Corporate/Commercial, Intellectual Property, Band 2
Sviatlana Valuyeva (Band 2).
- Sviatlana Valuyeva: «deep understanding of commercial issues and implications of local law on global projects». «She finds the optimal way out of the situation adapted precisely for the purposes of the client».
Dispute Resolutions, Band 2
- «I am personally impressed by their performance in front of the court»;
- «Excellent ability to build a legal position for judicial protection»;
- Andrei Vashkevich: «excellent tactician and strategist with rich experience of judicial representation», who is «able to foresee the development of the situation»;
- Aliaksandr Labaty: assists with the team’s key instructions. He recently acted on commercial disputes, including real estate and shareholder disputes;
- Dmitry Semashko : «a proactive and very client-oriented specialist».
Banking & Finance, Band 2
- «An excellent firm with lots of international clients»;
- «We are very happy with the level of service they provide. They are client-oriented and responsive»;
- Sviatlana Valuyeva: «very active in the market», «a very promising» name in the banking and financing area.