Dentons has signed a new association agreement with Belarusian firm Stepanovski Papakul & Partners (SPP).

SPP had a similar agreement with Dentons legacy firm Salans, dating back to 2011.

The two firms will focus on outbound and inbound investments involving Belarus and the CIS and litigation.

SPP is one of the largest firms in Belarus and is placed in Tier 2 in the IFLR1000's 2015 'Financial and corporate' ranking for the jurisdiction. It is known for its project finance, corporate and dispute resolution advice and is widely considered to be among the strongest domestic outfits practicing in the country.