Law
Firm

Denis Aleinikov

Senior partner. Advocate

aleinikov@argument.by
тел. +375 17 312 14 32
Education: graduated with honors from the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, faculty of law (2000).

Member of the Council for entrepreneurship development at the President of the Republic of Belarus (Edict of the President of Belarus of 10.10.2017 No.370).

Member of the Council for digital economy development (Resolution of the Council of Ministers of Belarus of 28.02.2018 No.167).

Developer of Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus of 21.12.2017 No.8 "On Development of Digital Economy".

Advisor to the Eurasian Economic Commission​​ on developing the joint blockchain&cryptocurrency glossary for EAEU member states.

Arbitrator of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution at the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Professional experience:

For more than 15 years Denis Aleinikov has been practicing dispute resolution and advising on investment projects with foreign capital in such industries as information technology, energy, infrastructure, capital markets and other.

Denis is recommended as a lawyer by the most authoritative international rankings such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, International Financial Law Review 1000.

According to International legal ranking Chambers Global (2015) Denis Aleinikov is “an outstanding dispute resolution lawyer”.

Denis was ranked twice as a Leading Individual in dispute resolution practice in Belarus by international ranking The Legal 500 (Tier 1).

Denis Aleinikov is a laureate of the Highest legal prize “Themis” (Belarus).

In 2018 Denis won the Grand Prize of the Vladimir Spasovich Contest initiated by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus.

Was awarded with Certificate of Honour of the Belarusian Union of Lawyers.

Was awarded with Certificate of Appreciation by the Belarusian Bar Association.

Working languages: Russian, English.

Among projects directed by Denis Aleinikov:

Denis acted as an advisory group leader (World Bank side) within the World Bank project named “Belarus: assistance in development of the securities market after the financial sector has been assessed”. The project was aimed at harmonization of the national legislation of the Republic of Belarus with the EU Directives and IOSCO standards. Within the scope of the project Denis Aleinikov and other firm’s specialists in cooperation with the World Bank developed the draft Law On Collective Investment Funds, Law On Securities Market, Law On Securitization;

Denis Aleinikov assisted 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;

The Pilot Privatization Project in regard to OJSC “Minsk margarine plant” and confectionary factory OJSC “Konfa”, counseled by a group of lawyers of “Aleinikov&Partners” under the guidance of Denis Aleinikov. Implementation of the Pilot Privatization Project was executed by the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus and the National Agency on Investment and Privatization supported by the World Bank. The Consortium of law firm “Aleinikov&Partners” and international group of companies Ernst&Young was appointed a Consultant on the Project realization;

Overall consulting of Austrian Kapsch TrafficCom on realization of the investment project on implementation of the national Electronic Tolling System on selected roads of the Republic of Belarus (BelToll) performed by the group of lawyers of “Aleinikov&Partners” under the guidance of Denis Aleinikov. The project was implemented successfully on the terms of the Investment agreement with the Republic of Belarus, whereas the announced investment amount came to 267 mln. euro. The Project was the first in Belarus classic example of the public-private partnership, which was executed on the basis of “Build-Transfer-Operate” scheme;

Advising China CAMC Engineering Co on creation of Joint Chinese-Belarusian company on the development of “Great Stone” Industrial Park. The Industrial Park is the most ambitious international investment project being implemented in the Republic of Belarus (estimated gross construction area is about 80 square kilometers). The three-tier system of administration in the Park is helmed by the Intergovernmental Coordination Panel of Belarus and China;

Advising one of Dana Holdings companies on conclusion of agreement concerning multiobjective planning of construction of experimental mixed-use complex "Minsk World". "Minsk World" is the largest in Belarus construction project which is planned to exceed    300 hectares;

Advising "Falcon" Investment Fund of Qatar Armed Forces in regard to a range of issues concerning construction of 5-star Minsk Marriott Hotel and sports and leisure center "Falcon Club"; 

Advising Microsoft, McDonald's, British-American Tobacco,  HARIBO and other transnational corporations on a wide range of issues connected with the activity on the territory of the Republic of Belarus;

Among recent disputes in resolution of which Denis Aleinikov took part: Representing interests of Turkish KOCA Construction Industry and Export Incorporation in regard to recognition and enforcement in the Republic of Belarus of the arbitral award of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce on the amount of more than $9 mln.;

Representing interests of HARIBO (as a defendant) in a major pecuniary dispute with a Belarusian organization;

Representing interests of an Arabic investor - a building owner of a multifunctional complex in the city of Minsk within the settlement of a dispute with a principal contractor on the issues of payment of the construction and installation works omitted by the contract at the amount of $14 mln.;

Representing interests ofLithuanian corporation ICOR on recognition and enforcement in the Republic of Belarus of arbitral award of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce to the amount of more than $1 mln.;

Representing interests of one of the largest Belarusian insurance organizations (as a defendant) in the range of disputes with foreign organizations on reinsurance agreements at the amount of more than $15 mln.;

Representing interests of a Belarusian principal contractor (as a defendant) in the claim aimed at canceling contracting auctions in construction and the subsequent agreements at the amount of more than $30 mln.;

Representing interests of a Belarusian construction organization (as a defendant) in the claim aimed at canceling principal contractor agreement at the amount of more than $9 mln.;

Representing interests of Belintertrans in a complex of corporate disputes with Lithuanian Alvora and Vinges Terminalas on the issues of business separation and separation of immovable property of a transport and logistics hub in the city of Rakov.


Dmitry Matveyev Partner
Ksana Sidoruk Senior Associate
Anna Tsymbalist Senior associate
Svetlana Kulik Senior associate
Sergey Alekseenko Senior Associate