Venture capital plays a key role in the development of the innovation-driven economy. Therefore, we consider that an important part of our efforts as an ecosystem actor is helping improve legal conditions for venture capital financing development in Belarus.
Aleinikov & Partners acted as legal advisor for the AID-Venture program implemented with the support of the USAID. In cooperation with international partners, we worked on amendments to the national legislation to develop the country’s venture capital ecosystem.
Aleinikov & Partners assisted a group of angel investors with establishment of Angels Band, the first Belarusian business angel network.
A turning point in the team’s legislative work is the introduction of provisions concerning option agreements, convertible loan agreements, indemnity, non-competition, non-solicitation, and other instruments of the "English law" which are widely used in the world practice for structuring venture transactions and which are unique to Belarus, into Presidential Decree On Development of Digital Economy.
Being in the waves of change allows us to successfully advise market participants on venture capital. Aleinikov & Partners has proven track record in representing both investors (private and institutional, as well as their syndicates) and start-ups (or founders) at all stages of venture capital financing.
What we can help with:
Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Advising the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus on venture-related issues within the frames of the program entitled “MSME Access to Finance Project” to be jointly implemented with the IBRD. Assisting in drafting laws to be developed to amend the Belarusian legislation in order to create legal conditions required by the DBRB for financing venture projects.
Palta (previously named Haxus)
Advising Palta co-funding company on venture activities in Belarus and structuring investment transactions with Belarus-based startups. Haxus is founded by Yuri Gurski, a prominent Belarusian IT-enterpreneur. The fund's portfolio includes world-known MSQRD, AIMATTER, as well as Flo and Prisma.
Advising Infrafund RVC, a managing partner of the Russian-Belarusian Venture Investment Fund, in a seed financing of RocketData.
Advising LungPass, a product of Healthy Networks, on raising a funding round from both the Singaporean Verge Healthtech Fund 1 and Estonian Sentosa Capital.
Advising SplitMetrics on attraction of venture capital investments from international group of companies Embria
Advising RocketBody, a developer of AI fitness tracker, on raising round A investment from Bulba Ventures. Conducting legal due diligence of IP, development of term sheet and other transaction documents, advising on establishment of the Delaware subsidiaries, which corporate structures are to be participated by the Belarusian founders.
Advising StringersHub, a developer of a marketplace that connects professional content creators with the global media outlets, on its $500K seed round from a group of angel investors, members of Angels Band (Belarus), and both venture capital firms Insta Ventures (Cyprus) and Starta Ventures (USA)
Advising Clevetura, a developer for an intuitive keyboard Click&Touch, on attracting investments in the startup. Conducting legal due diligence of IP, formalization of relations within a team, development of incentive schemes for key employees, advising in the course of approving transaction documents by the investor.
Angels Band business angels network
Advising a syndicate of angel investors, members of Angels Band, on venture capital financing of LungPass. The transaction became the first of its kind structured via convertible loan agreement introduced by the Presidential Decree On Development of Digital Economy.
Advising Quattro Capital, an investment company, on seed financing of RocketBody.
Syndicate of VCs
Advising a syndicate of VCs, which are Haxus venture fund and both private investors Yury Melnichek (co-founder of Maps.me and AIMatter) and Leonid Lozner (co-founder of EPAM Systems), on $500K seed investment in OneSoil.
CEO at ASBISc
We have acquired a reliable partner and consultant in the face of the law firm “Aleinikov and Partners”. We recommend the company for cooperation to anyone who needs effective legal support for M&A deals. It should be noted with confidence that lawyers solve problems with high efficiency and in short time, and not afraid to take the challenges of non-standard clients' requests.
Director of AIMATTER
Nowadays there are not so many law firms in Belarus that are able to provide quality services to support a transaction with a non-resident, whether it is M&A or purchase of IP rights. Aleinikov&Partners is considered to be a kind of “boutique” in the Belarusian legal market among the colleagues. When we imagine the “boutique” in the sphere of legal services, such features as the competence of the company, the knowledge of corporate law and the ability to solve any non-typical tasks for Belarus in the shortest terms are in the first place and company's lawyers have such competencies. Specialists of Aleinikov&Partners are not only fluent in English, but also are proficient in professional terminology. They are sociable and interesting people who will show you, how problem solving works in practice!
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.
Aleinikov&Partners supported a renown Finnish manufacturer of paints and lacquers in entering the Belarusian market.
The consortium of partners, including Ernst&Young, Ernst&Young Legal Services and Aleinikov&Partners law firm was chosen by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus and the National Agency of Investment and Privatization to be a consultant on implementation of the Pilot Privatization Project in regard to OJSC «Minsk Margarine Plant» and confectionery «Konfa» (OJSC).
Chamber for Commercial Disputes of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus affirmed court decisions of first and appeals instances in the DEAL.BY cases.