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Denis Aleinikov

Senior Partner. Advocate

aleinikov@argument.by
тел. +375 17 307 04 32
Education: graduated with honors from the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, faculty of law (2000).

Developer of Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus of 21.12.2017 No.8 "On Development of Digital Economy". Acted as a Belarus Hi-Tech Park adviser in respect of organizing a technology cluster, known as HTP 2.0, in Belarus.

Adviser to the Eurasian Economic Commission​​ on development of the draft Recommendation “On the principles of creating a harmonized regulatory environment in regard to usage of digital assets, digital tokens (tokens), cryptocurrencies in the EAEU” and development of the draft Joint Blockchain&Cryptocurrency Glossary for EAEU member states.

Advised IT Park of Uzbekistan on the development of the IT sector in Uzbekistan.

Advised the Bank of Development of the Republic of Belarus in connection with laying legal foundation to conduct venture capital financing.

Acted as advisory group leader (World Bank side) within the World Bank project named “Belarus: assistance in development of the securities market after the financial sector has been assessed”.


Denis Aleinikov reports to the President of the Republic of Belarus, government officials and business groups on Decree No.8 “On Development of Digital Economy”. December, 2017

Denis Aleinikov speaks about legal and organizational aspects of establishing regional technology clusters as in the case of the Belarus Hi-Tech Park at Smart Cloud Show in Seoul. September, 2018

Denis Aleinikov explains the legal concept of smart contract, which he has been developed for the introduction into the Belarusian legislation, when speaking at Hi-Tech Nation in Minsk. April, 2018

Denis Aleinikov gets an interview after speaking at the expert session in Moscow, held by the Eurasian Ecomonic Commission. February, 2018

Denis Aleinikov opens the Minsk tour of Urban.Tech Moscow, an international hackathon backed by the Government of Moscow, as the chairman of the jury. October, 2019


Biography

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

Denis is recommended as a lawyer by the most authoritative international rankings such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, International Financial Law Review 1000.

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

Denis was ranked twice as a Leading Individual in dispute resolution practice in Belarus by international ranking The Legal 500 (Tier 1).

Denis Aleinikov is a laureate of the Highest legal prize “Themis” (2009).

Was awarded with Certificate of Appreciation by the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus (2018).

Was awarded with Certificate of Appreciation by the Belarusian Bar Association (2018).

Was awarded with Certificate of Appreciation by the Belarusian Union of Lawyers (2007).

In 2018 Denis won the Grand Prize of the Vladimir Spasovich Contest initiated by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus.

Working languages: Russian, English.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, CEO at Microsoft Belarus Eugene Koren and Denis Aleinikov, when Mike Pompeo arrives at the Belarus Hi-Tech Park. February, 2020. Photo: BELTA. Press coverage

CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board of Sberbank Herman Gref and Denis Aleinikov, when discussing the model of organizing the digital signs turnover adopted in Belarus. July, 2019

Denis Aleinikov interviews Leonid Boguslavsky, the founder of RTP Global and one of the world’s top Russian investors, at Hi-Tech Nation in Minsk. November, 2019

Denis Aleinikov and First Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus Valery Mitskevich, when awarding Denis Aleinikov with a Certificate of Appreciation of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus. December, 2019. Photo: BELTA


Professional experience

Denis acted as advisory group leader (World Bank side) within the World Bank project named “Belarus: assistance in development of the securities market after the financial sector has been assessed”. The project was aimed at harmonization of the national legislation of the Republic of Belarus with the EU Directives and IOSCO standards. Within the scope of the project Denis Aleinikov and other firm’s specialists in cooperation with the World Bank developed the draft Law on Collective Investment Funds, Law on Securities Market, Law on Securitization;

Assistance in M&A transaction on the acquisition of AIMATTER, a Belarus Hi-Tech Park resident, by Google. This represents the first M&A deal in the history of the Belarusian IT industry, conducted in its jurisdiction by world’s top technology giant;

Overall counseling of Austrian Kapsch TrafficCom on building Electronic Toll Collection System in the Republic of Belarus (BelToll). The investment 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 based on build-transfer-operate scheme;

Advising China CAMC Engineering Co, a member of Sinomach Group, China's largest state-owned corporation under the management of the Chinese Government, on the foundation of Chinese-Belarusian joint company on the development of Industrial Park "Great Stone”. 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;

Assistance in the pilot privatization project in regard to OJSC “Minsk margarine plant” and confectionary factory OJSC “Konfa”. Implementation of the 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 compraised of Aleinikov & Partners and international group of companies Ernst & Young was appointed a Consultant on the implementation of the project;

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 of Microsoft, 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.

Professional experience in Dispute Resolution

Representing interests of Blitz Team, a gamedev studio founded by former Wargaming employees, in connection with a number of legal actions taken by Wargaming;

Representing interests of UAPROM (Ukraine), owner of Deal.by platform, in a dispute against competing Belarusian organization;

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
Ksana Sidoruk Senior Associate
Svetlana Kulik Senior Associate
Victoria Tarasenko Associate
Elena Odintsova Associate
Alena Kovalenko Associate