Law
Firm

Dmitry Matveyev

Partner

matveev@argument.by
tel. +375 29 389 89 89 
Education: graduated with honors from the European Humanities University, law faculty (2004).

Post-graduate of the Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (field of research is information technologies).

Fields of expertise: intellectual property / IT, corporate / M&A, banking and finance, commercial law.

Professional experience:

Dmitry Matveyev has been assisting the projects in the field of information technologies and intellectual property for more than 10 years, he is regarded as an expert in the above field.

He is top ranked lawyer in the field of intellectual property/IT according to international ranking Chambers Europe 2015 (has got the highest Tier 1 position).

In the business incubator of the Hi-Tech Park he conducts regular workshops on legal aspects of operating IT business as part of the Cooperation Agreement signed between Aleinikov & Partners and the Hi-Tech Park. Author of a number of scientific research works and publications in the Republic of Belarus and abroad.

In 2017 Dmitry Matveyev won "Mentor of the Year" Award. Traditionally the award goes to the entrepreneurs who made the most exceptional effort to the Belarusian startup ecosystem development.

A number of milestone for the country IT projects and M&A transactions in the field of IT and telecommunications were successfully finalyzed
under the direction of Dmitry Matveyev.

Dmitry Matveyev has also significant experience in the field of banking/finance law and capital market. Over the years the authoritative international rankings Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal 500, International Financial Law Review 1000 recommend Dmitry Matveyev as an expert in commercial and finance law.

Within the scope of the World Bank’s project on technical assistance to the Republic of Belarus on harmonizing of the domestic legislation with the EU Directives and IOSCO standards, he participated as a legal advisor (on the World Bank’s side) in the working group on development of the draft Law On Collective Investments Scheme, Law On Securities Market, Law On Securitization.

Working languages: Russian, English.

Among projects in Intellectual property/IT practice directed by Dmitry Matveyev:

Legal assistance to MSQRD project (eponymous app became AppStore No.1 in 60 countries) purchased by Facebook, Inc., in a wide range of issues in the field of intellectual property and information technologies;

Advising QuattroCapital on investing into the Belarusian hardware startup RocketBody;

Overall legal assistance in M&A transaction on acquiring Belarusian' Hi-Tech Park resident, AIMATTER company, by Google Inc. It was the first M&A deal in the history of Belarusian IT industry done in its jurisdiction by the IT giant such as Google;

Assistance in M&A transaction on acquiring Belarusian project MapData by Mapbox, the biggest American cartography company;

Assistance in M&A transaction regarding takeover of the world maps service called MAPS.ME by Mail.Ru Group;

Assistance in M&A transaction between the firm’s client Melesta Games (mobile games developer) and Wargaming;

Advising SplitMetrics on the issues of attraction of venture capital investments from international group of companies Embria;

Advising the Belarusian founder of WiFi Map in the M&A transaction, connected to his exit from the project;

Advising British Telecom on practical aspects of VPN usage under the Belarusian legislation;

Advising one of the leading world cyber sport club VIRTUS.PRO on a range of aspects of the Belarusian legislation;

Advising Sports.ru in M&A deal on acquisition of 90live.org – a Belarusian developer of mobile applications for football fans;

Overall legal support of Austrian Kapsch TrafficCom in implementation in the Republic of Belarus of investment project on creation and operation of electronic tolling system on selected roads of the Republic of Belarus (BelToll). The Project was successfully implemented of the basis of the Investment Agreement with the Republic of Belarus, whereas the announced volume of investments equaled to EUR 267 mln. The Project became the first national example of classical public and private partnership, which was implemented according to «Build-Transfer-Operate» scheme.

Among projects in Banking&Finance practice directed by Dmitry Matveyev:

Advising BELARUSBANK (the largest Belarusian bank) on the issue of concluding a loan agreement with the consortium of Swiss banks (UBS AG, Credit Suisse AG, Zurcher Kantonalbank) aimed at financing of procurement of electrical trains produced by Stadler Bussnang AG for Belarusian Railways;

Advising MTBank regarding entry into an agreement with Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)aimed at cooperative financing of projects in the field of energy efficiency;

Advising “BelAZ Trading House”, LLC on the project of attraction of trade financing;

Advising PromSvyazBank (Russian Federation) on the project of financing “Mozyr Oil Refinery”, JSC  as part of implementation of the project on construction of the facilities on hydrocracking of black oil fuel;

Advising PromSvyazBank (Russian Federation) on the issues concerning securing performance of obligations under the loan agreement;

Advising BELARUSBANK in the process of attraction of the loan from Slovenska izvozna in razvojna banka (Slovenia) aimed at financing of purchase of equipment from Slovenian manufacturer by the Belarusian JSC;

Advising the Czech financial institution on the issues related to implementation of forfeiting scheme in the Republic of Belarus;

Advising BELARUSBANK in the process of attraction of financing from  Export-Import Bank of China for the purpose of implementation of the project aimed at constructing the plant for the production of sulfate bleached and rayon pulp;

Providing legal memorandum to a foreign bank on validity of interbank loans contracts with the Belarusian banks being concluded via SWIFT.

Denis Aleinikov Senior partner. Advocate
Ksana Sidoruk Senior Associate
Anna Tsymbalist Senior associate
Svetlana Kulik Senior associate
Sergey Alekseenko Senior Associate