Аuthoritative international guide Chambers Europe 2017 once again noted SBH Law Office among the leaders of the legal practice in Belarus

On April 10  Chambers & Partners has published the results of international ranking Chambers Europe 2017, announcing the best law firms. Experts of Chambers and Partners have reviewed legal market by firms’ activity in four key areas: dispute resolution, corporate and commercial practice, banking and finance, intellectual property.

Dispute resolution

For many years experts of Chambers and Partners give the highest estimation (Band 1) in dispute resolution practice to SBH Law Office, noting that this is an exceptional team, particularly known for its strong support in the sphere of financial dispute resolution. Debt collection and bankruptcy are areas of long-standing expertise. Insurance disputes have been a recent area of focus. The firm also regularly acts on complex contractual and commercial disputes, and its specialists are frequently engaged in international arbitration matters.

One source highlights pragmatism and experience as key strengths of the team: «The team can deal with any legal problem of any level of complexity. The firm has a client-oriented approach and usually provides not only legal advice, but also a practically applicable business solution».

Timour Sysouev enjoys a stellar reputation in the Belarusian legal market. Interviewees call him «one of the best litigators in Belarus and one of the best litigators in Belarus». Moreover, Timour Sysouev is the only! Belarusian lawyer who was noted as «Star Individual».

Experts of Chambers Europe characterize Alexandre Khrapoutski as 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».

Banking and finance

The ranking mentions SBH as a reputable team advising local and foreign banks and companies on loan agreements and attracting financing, which is active on PPP projects and also assists with debt restructuring and refinancing.

A client appreciates that the team «takes into account business reality» when coming up with solutions.

Both professionals of legal community and Clients note competence and deep knowledge of partner Alexander Bondar. He focuses on international financing and investments as well as debt restructuring in addition to general commercial instructions.

Experts reported Alexandre’s Khrapoutski vast experience in advising local banks on attracting international financing.


SBH Law Office is a well-regarded firm recommended for complex corporate restructuring mandates and noted for its experience in M&A. Its team is highly qualified in advising on complex investment projects. The firm also handles a broad range of IP issues, including registration, licensing, franchising and related litigation and has solid track record of advising clients from the IT, automotive and retail sectors.

They have strong knowledge and wide experience in different fields of law and provide full-service expertise, taking into account the business reality.

Clients say: «We appreciate their permanent availability and their business-oriented approach».

With reference to above mentioned practices experts of Chambers and Partners personally admitted Alexander Bondar, Timour Sysouev and, for the first time, Anastasiya Malakhova.

Sources praise Alexander Bondar for his «deep understanding of business processes, that allows him to make the right decision, even in deadlocks, very quickly». Another client says: «If I have an idea and I want to know how to put it into practice, he finds the best way».

Clients appreciate Timour Sysouev: «He keeps calm and always knows what to do, especially in problematic situations. He always energizes others with his calm and positive attitude».

A client says about Anastasiya Malakhova: «Her advice is always to the point, business-minded and realistic. She is very responsive and can explain complicated legal issues in a simple and understandable way».

Recognition by Сhambers Europe reflects the successful work of SBH Law Office’s whole team and lawyers. Once again we prove to be on the right path. It is an incentive for us to move forward, achieve and set goals in professional sphere, solve challenging tasks faced by the our Clients.

Chambers Europe is a specialized legal directory which is annually edited by the British rating agency Chambers and Partners for already 20 years. The Ranking conducts researches of legal markets in more than 52 jurisdictions and provides information on the best law firms and lawyers basing on their colleagues’ and Clients’ recommendations.

More information is available on the ranking website

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