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Andrei Vashkevich

Advocate, managing partner
Head of dispute resolution practice and Real estate & construction practice

Career: In practice since 1990.

Languages: Belarusian, Russian, German

a.vashkevich@lextorre.com
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EXPERTISE
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Corporate Law, M&A
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  • Administrative Law
Commercial litigation with particular emphasis on corporate and construction disputes, legal support during execution of investment agreements with the Republic of Belarus, implementation of construction projects, with both domestic and international elements.

BAR ADMISSION
Member of the Minsk Bar Association.

PANELS OF ARBITRATORS
  • International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Сhamber of Commerce and Industry.

In 2006 was awarded by the Belarusian Republican Union of Lawyers with the highest juridical prize "Femida".
    Chambers Global - Dispute Resolution 2019 – Belarus. Band 1:

    "Andrei Vashkevich left Stepanovski, Papakul and Partners in May 2019 to establish his own office, Lex Torre law office. He is a vastly experienced litigator who is held in high regard by market sources. "He can provide us with different options so we know what to expect in this or that situation," remarks one interviewee, adding: "He always thinks several steps ahead." He is noted for his wealth of experience in construction-related disputes.."
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

    Since 2001 has been among the lawyers recommended for cooperation in the Republic of Belarus with such international legal ratings as
    • Chambers Global,
    • Chambers Europe,
    • Who's Who Legal,
    • The Legal 500.
        EDUCATION
        • Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus), Law Faculty.
        • FIDIC Contracts Training Course. Module 1 ADVANCED.
        EXPERIENCE
        Dispute Resolution
        Litigations concerning a construction contract with a foreign contractor to recover unjustified enrichment and liquidated damages for about USD 5 mln.

        A litigation on termination of joint real estate construction for over USD 2 mln.

        A litigation with local authorities on land seizure and restitution of the seizure-related losses for over USD 300,000.

        A litigation on contestation of a general meeting decision on repurchase of shares for over USD 400,000 by a joint-stock company.

        A litigation on appellation of a tax agency's resolution on land fee collection for over USD 250,000.

        Litigations between shareholders concerning control over a company with a net asset value in excess USD 3 mln.

        A litigation on contestation of a real estate purchase and sale agreement, within the process of bankruptcy, for over USD 200,000.

        Real Estate & Construction
        Advising and following up on conclusion of an investment agreement with the Republic of Belarus, adoption of an individual act of the President of the Republic of Belarus for an investment project implementation, advising on a design contract (FIDIC White Book) for about USD 100 mln.

        Reviewing a draft general contractor agreement (FIDIC Yellow Book), harmonizing with the laws of Belarus, advising on construction project procurement procedures for about USD 500 mln.

        Advising and following up on investor transactions for design and construction business centers in Minsk for over USD 60 mln.

        Advising on design and construction of a residential settlement in Minsk Oblast for over USD 20 mln.

        Other Experience:
        Advising on a merger of insurance companies in Belarus with assets exceeding USD 10 mln;
        Advising and following-up on transactions on takeover of a Belarusian bank for about USD 30 mln.

        Advising on a transaction on provision of a credit by a foreign bank for a project on financing a large Belarusian industrial enterprise for over USD 50 mln with a pledge of property and securities.

        Advising on insolvency matters and pre-trial turnaround of an entity with assets exceeding USD 7 mln.

        Representing creditors in a bankruptcy process with assets exceeding USD 40 mln.

        Publications:
        The author of more than 50 professional publications.