Law
Firm

Intellectual property/IT

Information technology (IT)

  1. Structuring of venture capital investments in IT projects (including cross border structuring);

  2. Support in M&A transactions in IT sector, including legal due diligence of target companies and/or intellectual property rights on various stages of transactions;

  3. Advising on carrying business of Hi-Tech Park residents;

  4. Advising on tax structuring and accounting for IP objects, tax risks assessments;

  5. Advising on import, export in IT sector, including issues of currency regulation, transfer price formation, double taxation;

  6. Working out of employment agreements, job descriptions and other local documents to protect intellectual property rights of IT companies;

  7. Legal support for doing business online, including working out of terms of use, consulting on e-commerce, legal protection for domain names;

  8. Integrated legal support for companies in the telecommunications and media sector on antimonopoly regulation, personal data security, representing before the state authorities.

Intellectual property (IP)

  1. Advising on registration of trademarks, software and data bases, patenting of inventions, utility models and production prototype;

  2. Support on transactions on transfer and granting of intellectual property rights including working out and legal review of commercial agreements: license agreements,  concession of IP objects, R&A agreements, franchise, distribution and other agreements;

  3. Legal due diligence of IP objects;

  4. Working out of systems for commercial secrets protection.

Among recent projects:

Legal assistance to innovative project called MSQRD in a wide range of issues in the field of intellectual property and information technologies. The project was acquired by Facebook;

Advising AIMATTER, developer of popular mobile app FABBY, based on neural networks;

Advising MTBank on a range of issues concerning acquisition from foreign developer of CBS platform;

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;

Representing interests of famous Russian web portal in M&A transaction on acquisition of the Belarusian developer of mobile apps;

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.

Events


Mikhail FedotovBoard Member of RVC

Mikhail Fedotov
Board Member of RVC

Aleinikov&Partners Law Firm supported InfraFund RVC on its investment in Belarusian startup Rocketdata.io. The firm’s team proved to be knowledgeable experts in corporate law issues. We are truly thankful to them for always being deep involved in the process and working in a very professional manner - that is what helped us achieve strong result. We also should notice that hard work which Aleinikov&Partners did on implementation in the Belarusian legislation of venture capital financing tools to make deals of this kind possible to be structured under local laws.

Andrey YarantsevTop Manager of Wargaming & Melsoft

Andrey Yarantsev
Top Manager of Wargaming & Melsoft

We have been cooperating with Aleinikov&Partners law firm on various issues for several years. The representatives of this company are friendly, decent as well as always attentive to the issues in question. Especially I would like to emphasize their deep understanding of the specifics how start-ups work and the nuances of companies which entire into the cross-border market. In my opinion, Aleinikov&Partners is the absolute leader in the number of top-level transactions in the IT-field and the Game Industry in our country.

Valery SmolyakСhairman of the Board at Alfa-Bank Belarus

Valery Smolyak
Сhairman of the Board at Alfa-Bank Belarus

Taking into account the opinions of the majority shareholders of the bank, Alfa-Bank CJSC expresses Denis Aleinikov and the whole team of the law firm Aleinikov & Partners for their high-quality and operational legal support within the successful implementation of the M&A deal between the shareholder of the bank and Home Credit Group shareholders in regard to the acquisition of NKFO Home Credit shares. The professional approach and efficiency of the company's employees in many ways contributed to the achievement of the goals set by the bank’s shareholders in the M&A transaction. We sincerely hope that this successful interaction will allow us to strengthen and expand partnerships in other areas in the future!

A&P advised MTBank on acquiring a new CBS platform

Aleinikov&Partners advised MTBank in regard to upgrading its core banking software with foreign developer.

OneSoil raised $500,000 in a seed round

Aleinikov&Partners provided overall legal support to the consortium of investors including venture fund Haxus and angel investors Yuri Melnishek and Leonid Lozner on a wide range of issues related to investing in agri-tech OneSoil.

A&P is a legal advisor of Virtus.pro cybersport organization

Aleinikov&Partners Law Firm became the legal advisor on the tax issues of one of the leading world cybersport organizations - Virtus.pro.