SBH Law Office - leading expert in annual international Chambers and Partners 2017 ranking

International rating agency Chambers and Partners once again noted SBH Law Office and its partners as the leaders of legal practice in Belarus in 2017.

Experts of Chambers and Partners traditionally appreciated the activity of SBH Law Office and personally admitted Timour Sysouev, Alexandre Khrapoutski, Alexander Bondar and for the first time Anastasiya Malakhova in Dispute Resolution practice and Corporate/Commercial law.

In the field of dispute resolution SBH Law Office took up the first position of the ranking (Band 1) while the head of court practice partner Timour Sysouev the only one in Belarus was noted as Star Individual in this direction.         

Chambers and Partners recommends Timour Sysouev as an enjoying a stellar reputation in the Belarusian legal market. He focuses on domestic litigation, covering a broad range of financial disputes, including debt recovery and insurance-related claims as well as complex commercial disputes. Sources highlight his broad experience in litigation and arbitration as well as noting his academic credentials. Interviewees call him «one of the best litigators in Belarus» and one who is «good at any type of disputes».

Alexandre Khrapoutski is a very highly regarded arbitrator. Sources highlight his exceptional knowledge and experience: «He has a good command of the legislative framework and an unbiased approach to problem solving». Another source notes: «He is always able to find a workable solution in the most critical situations». His practical experience includes insurance and supply contract disputes. 

Department head of Corporate/ commercial practice Alexander Bondar is a versatile specialist with solid knowledge of investment projects, M&A, corporate and competition law issues. Sources praise his «deep understanding of business processes that allows him to make the right decision even in deadlocks very quickly»,  adding that he is a «great negotiator». Another client says: «If I have an idea and I want to know how to put it into practice, he finds the best way».

New to the rankings and recently made partner Anastasiya Malakhova divides her time among several areas of law and has recently been active on large real estate and restructuring matters. «Her advice is always to the point, business-minded and realistic», a client says, adding: «She is very responsive and can explain complicated legal issues in a simple and understandable way».

Ranking Chambers Global is annually established by independent professional edition Chambers and Partners based on customers’ feedback and opinions of the representatives of the professional legal community.

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