The global computer game industry continues showing a steady growth, and Belarusian gamedev companies are among the leaders of the "world ranking" - the total number of downloads of mobile games of Belarusian developers has already exceeded 1 bln per year.
Aleinikov & Partners' work covers a wide range of issues, from working under publishing agreements, profit sharing agreements, including with key members of the gamedev team, user agreements (EULAs), privacy policies, to interacting with Apple, Google, Steam, and other platforms on game distribution.
We also advise in the field of eSports, including on the transfer of eSports players and related taxation, contracts with players, coaches and managers, and agreements on participation in tournaments.
Advising Vizor Games, a Belarus' leading mobile game developer, on an investment transaction with Playrix, one of the world's largest gamedev companies.
Advising Melesta Games, the Belarusian mobile game developer, on an investment transaction with Wargaming, a developer of the world-popular games World of Tanks and World of Warships.
Advising IGRO TEK, a Belarusian development office of Mail.ru Group (My.Games), on applying for a status of HTP resident with a project in the field of product development for the PC games and consoles market.
Advising Awem Games, an international developer and publisher of mobile games, on IP rights protection, publishing, structuring activities within a group of companies, and corporate taxation.
Advising Vizor Games on eSports activities, including the inclusion of eSports in the list of activities allowed for carrying out under the HTP regime, preparation of documents for registration of relations with coaches and eSports players, regulations for their participation in tournaments, bootcamps, and promotional events.
Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Financial and Private Sector Development of East Asia & Pacific Region of the World Bank
Lawyers of "Aleinikov&Partners" provided excellent and prompt assistance and advice throughout the assignment, by merging good international
practices of capital markets development with the Belarussian legal traditions. I can highly recommend “Aleinikov&Partners” to anyone looking for
solid and professional legal advice in Belarus.
Co-Founder of Vizor Games
Vizor team would like to express its gratitude to the law firm Aleinikov&Partners for legal support of Vizor Interactive projects. It is quite difficult to find lawyers with an excellent understanding of technologies. Lawyers of "Aleinikov and Partners" are those with whom you can speak the same language. Taking into account the timesaving you can achieve with that, such quality cannot be overemphasized. The law firm "Aleinikov and Partners" can be recommended to IT businesses, which need a modern, flexible and professional team.
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.
Aleinikov & Partners has been advised Visor Games, a leading Belarusian developer of multiplayer games for browser, social networks, and mobile platforms, in its investment deal with Playrix. The deal represents the first-ever investment of a top mobile game developer into a Belarus-born gamedev player, an HTP resident, with the intention to jointly develop the company on the basis of “a strategic partnership”
Denis Aleinikov took the lead on legal defence of Blitz Team in a dispute with Wargaming, publisher and developer of the world-famous game World of Tanks. Five lawsuits have been brought to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus against Blitz Team employees (former employees of Wargaming’s Minsk office) being sued for US$1.69 million altogether for violating Wargaming's exclusive rights while working on the Open Source project
Chamber for Commercial Disputes of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus upheld judgment of the Court of first instance in a case concerning HARIBO Sweets LLC (Russian Federation).