Law
Firm

Denis Aleinikov

Senior partner. Advocate.

aleinikov@argument.by
тел. +375 17 312 14 32
Graduated with honors from the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, faculty of law (2000).

Fields of expertise: dispute resolution, arbitration, investment, real estate and construction, capital markets, corporate/privatization/M&A, public-private partnership, IT.

Professional experience:

For more than 15 years Denis Aleinikov has been practicing dispute resolution and advising on investment projects with foreign capital in such industries as production sector, energy, infrastructure, real estate and construction, information technology, catering and other.

As a General counsel Denis participates in settlement of disputes in the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

In 2009 Denis was awarded the Highest legal prize “Themis” (Belarus).

According to International legal ranking Chambers Global (2015) Denis Aleinikov is “an outstanding dispute resolution lawyer”.

Denis is a member of the Foreign Investment Advisory Council (FIAC) by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

He is also a member of the Advocates Council of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus.

Denis is an arbitrator of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution at the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

In 2012 within the World Bank project on harmonization of the national legislation of the Republic of Belarus with the EU Directives and IOSCO standards Denis Aleinikov acted as a legal advisor and an advisory group leader (World Bank side) in the International Working Group on drafting Laws of the Republic of Belarus On Securities Market, On Collective Investments Schemes, On Securitization.     

Working languages: Russian, English.

Among projects directed by Denis Aleinikov:

The Pilot Privatization Project in regard to OJSC “Minsk margarine plant” and confectionary factory OJSC “Konfa”, counseled by a group of lawyers of “Aleinikov&Partners” under the guidance of Denis Aleinikov. Implementation of the Pilot Privatization Project was executed by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus and the National Agency on Investment and Privatization supported by the World Bank. The Consortium of law firm “Aleinikov&Partners” and international group of companies Ernst&Young was appointed a Consultant on the Project realization;

Overall consulting of Austrian Kapsch TrafficCom on realization of the investment project on implementation of the national Electronic Tolling System on selected roads of the Republic of Belarus (BelToll) performed by the group of lawyers of “Aleinikov&Partners” under the guidance of Denis Aleinikov. The project was implemented successfully on the terms of the Investment agreement with the Republic of Belarus, whereas the announced investment amount came to 267 mln. euro. The Project was the first in Belarus classic example of the public-private partnership, which was executed on the basis of “Build-Transfer-Operate” scheme;

Advising China CAMC Engineering Co on creation of Joint Chinese-Belarusian company on the development of “Great Stone” Industrial Park. The Industrial Park is the most ambitious international investment project being implemented in the Republic of Belarus (estimated gross construction area is about 80 square kilometers). The three-tier system of administration in the Park is helmed by the Intergovernmental Coordination Panel of Belarus and China;

Advising one of Dana Holdings companies on conclusion of agreement concerning multiobjective planning of construction of experimental mixed-use complex "Minsk World". "Minsk World" is the largest in Belarus construction project which is planned to exceed   
300 hectares;

Advising "Falcon" Investment Fund of Qatar Armed Forces in regard to a range of issues concerning construction of 5-star Minsk Marriott Hotel and sports and leisure center "Falcon Club"; 

Advising McDonald's, British-American Tobacco,  HARIBO and other transnational corporations on a wide range of issues connected with the activity on the territory of the Republic of Belarus;

Among recent disputes in resolution of which Denis Aleinikov took part:
Representing interests of Turkish KOCA Construction Industry and Export Incorporation in regard to recognition and enforcement in the Republic of Belarus of the arbitral award of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce on the amount of more than $9 mln.;

Representing interests of HARIBO (as a defendant) in a major pecuniary dispute with a Belarusian organization;

Representing interests of an Arabic investor - a building owner of a multifunctional complex in the city of Minsk within the settlement of a dispute with a principal contractor on the issues of payment of the construction and installation works omitted by the contract at the amount of $14 mln.;

Representing interests ofLithuanian corporation ICOR on recognition and enforcement in the Republic of Belarus of arbitral award of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce to the amount of more than $1 mln.;

Representing interests of one of the largest Belarusian insurance organizations (as a defendant) in the range of disputes with foreign organizations on reinsurance agreements at the amount of more than $15 mln.;

Representing interests of a Belarusian principal contractor (as a defendant) in the claim aimed at canceling contracting auctions in construction and the subsequent agreements at the amount of more than $30 mln.;

Representing interests of a Belarusian construction organization (as a defendant) in the claim aimed at canceling principal contractor agreement at the amount of more than $9 mln.;

Representing interests of Belintertrans in a complex of corporate disputes with Lithuanian Alvora and Vinges Terminalas on the issues of business separation and separation of immovable property of a transport and logistics hub in the city of Rakov.



Dmitry Matveyev Partner
Anna Tsymbalist Senior associate
Svetlana Kulik Senior associate
Sergey Alekseenko Senior Associate