Aleinikov & Partners is recognised to be one of the top firms, which are working in the technology sector. Our clients run the gamut of both international technology giants and world-changing startups, as well as private investors and venture funds that intend to invest in high tech.
Our firm collected extensive experience with a wide range of technologies in areas that include:
Aleinikov & Partners performed structuring a number of the industry’s most high-profile projects such as AIMatter (acquired by Google), MSQRD (acquired by Facebook), Melesta Games (invested in by Wargaming), Mapdata (acquired by Mapbox), Maps.me (acquired by Mail.ru), Vizor Games (invested in by Playrix).
A rapid growth of technology business in Belarus is largely encouraged by the legal regime of the High Technologies Park (HTP). Aleinikov & Partners assisted numerous global technology enterprises in entering the Belarusian market and starting business through the HTP. These are IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT, USA), Evolution Gaming (STO: EVO, Sweden), Dinamica Generale (Italy), Marketcom Technology (Cyprus) and more.
We acted as legal counsel of the HTP and a string of IT companies in respect of drafting Presidential Decree No.8 “On Development of Digital Economy”. According to international experts, Decree No. 8 (called the creation of the HTP 2.0) has become the most successful Belarusian reform (hundreds of IT companies entered the HTP, and the export revenue of residents increased to $2.3 billion a year). Decree No.8 also became the most high-profile regulatory legal act abroad - in connection with its adoption, about 200 publications appeared in the media, including those posted by the largest media outlets: Bloomberg, Reuters, Emerging Europe and others that provoked an interest in Belarus from foreign business.
Being involved in building legal infrastructure to fuel the industry's sustainable growth, the team of Aleinikov & Partners garnered a deep understanding of its nature. Combined with the strongest legal expertise, that is what allows us to be assigned with a status of market leader.
- incorporation of R&D and development offices;
- regulatory issues and compliance;
- tax issues;
- internal regulations and relations with employees;
- management of R&D and development offices (our company provides full-cycle management services).
- Legal Due Diligence;;
- preparing a business for sale;
- business restructuring for transaction parameters;
- assistance in local and cross-border M&A transactions, including structuring, negotiations, drafting documents, closing;
- tax issues.
- пassessing company for compliance with HTP requirements, selecting a business model;
- drafting a business project, registration as an HTP resident;
- compliance with requirements for HTP resident companies.
- Legal Due Diligence of investees;
- preparation of projects and companies for investment and business restructuring for investment transaction parameters;;
- searching for projects and companies for investment and/or for a project investor
- structuring investment transactions (convertible loans, SAFE, equity financing);
- drafting incentive programs for employees of funded companies;
- fund formation and corporate venturing.
- Legal Due Diligence of IP rights;
- usage of Free Software and Open Source Software;
- registration and protection of IP rights;
- formalization of rights to works for hire;
- development of business models for bringing IP objects to the market;
- transactions with IP objects.
- R&D agreements;
- IT-outsourcing agreements;
- agreements in the field of marketing, advertising, promotion, distribution;
- agreements with payment systems;
- agreements with vendors (supply, services, IT-solutions for business);
- trade secrets protection.
Director of the Foreign Enterprise "McDonald's Restaurants"
We would like to thank «Aleinikov&Partners» law firm for the expertly rendered services on investment law.
Founder of Awem Games
Aleinikov&Partners proved as the team of high-skilled and experienced professionals who can quickly come up with a decision on any legal matters concerning the activity of HTP's resident and growth IT company. Their best quality is the systematic approach to the solution of the assigned tasks. They are trying not only to solve the current issue but anticipate the result of the situation. Exceptional specialists moving the company forward. It's a real pleasure to cooperate with them.
Director of British-American Tobacco Trading Company
Profound legal knowledge and creative approach of the professionals working in «Aleinikov&Partners» law firm make them offer ingenious and accurate legal solutions even on the most complicated cases.
Aleinikov&Partners finalized the transaction between the law firm's Client, renown Belarusian mobile games developer Melesta Games and Wargaming, the developer of extremely popular World of Tanks. As a result of the last four months of hard work a strategic cooperation contract between two companies was signed.
Aleinikov&Partners Law Firm provided legal support concerning incorporation of the joint venture company - China Merchants China-Belarus Commerce&Logistics Corporation CJSC.
Aleinikov&Partners is a legal counsel of "Falcon" Investment Fund of Qatar Armed Forces on a wide range of issues related to construction of multi-purpose hotel and sports complex in Minsk estimated at ~$200 mln