Verkhovodko & Partners

Belarus

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IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Verkhovodko & Partners is an active player in the market, with strength in the finance and project development areas.

While several of the firm’s deals are confidential, some notable finance work involved representing DIY store OMA on its cross-border loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The firm also worked with Belarusky Narodny Bank and Sberbank on lending mandates during the research period.

Some of the firm’s publishable mandates within the project development space include work for Austrian telecommunications company, Velcom, as it sought to become a prominent provider of services in Belarus. Other work included advice on the creation of a mineral wax plant and on investment in the China-Belarus Industrial Park.

Boeing, Pfizer, and Thomson Reuters are among the firm’s notable clients.

Client feedback

“The firm has excellent experience in many legal areas and is a reliable partner.” – Banking

“The firm has good expertise and knowledge of legal matters in Belarus. The response time is quite fast. The firm is faster in their response time than firms of a larger size.” – Banking

“Very professional team with an individual approach and flexibility.” – Banking

“The firm is highly professional and caters extremely well to an international business looking for legal assistance in Belarus. For us after a few unsuccessful attempts to find a local representation, Verkhovodko & Partners were a breath of fresh air and exactly what a Western business group would need.” – Banking, capital markets, M&A

“Highly qualified lawyers; excellent understanding of Belarussian law and norms of international law; good communication skills; upper intermediate / advanced level of English; always available.” – Banking, M&A

“Always acts according to deadlines; high level of professional skills; good English language skills; very loyal and widely developed.” – Banking, project development

“Highly professional and able to meet deadlines.” – M&A, project finance