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Litigation

Lex Torre Law Office is a combination of the traditions of a classical legal profession and up-to-date legal practice. Well-tried experience and high qualification of advocates allow us to assess and explain the risks properly, build an effective strategy for dispute resolution.

Our partners are practicing as litigators for over a quarter of a century.

For many years, our advocates have been recognized by international legal rankings as the leaders in litigation.

Lex Torre Law Office has a diverse Litigation practice renowned for its expertise in high-value, complex cases that are frequently cross-border in nature. We protect the interests of national and foreign clients in complex local and cross-border disputes.

Our experience includes representing interests in the courts of general jurisdiction, as well as in specialized courts in economic and intellectual property disputes, arbitration.

We handle the full range of corporate and commercial disputes, including competition and antitrust litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency, issues arising from corporate transactions etc.

Our main priority is to resolve disputes effectively.

What we do

Full support in litigation as representatives in national courts, including appeal and cassation instances, the Supreme Court
Full support
in litigation as representatives in national courts, including appeal and cassation instances, the Supreme Court
Assessment of prospects and risks litigation tactics and strategies
Assessment of prospects and risks,
litigation tactics and strategies
Representation of interests​ at the pre-trial stage of dispute resolution. Negotiations and mediation​
Representation of interests
at the pre-trial stage of dispute resolution. Negotiations and mediation
Advising on the issues of dispute resolution, choice of protection strategy, including litigation and out-of-court settlement
Advising
on the issues of dispute resolution, choice of protection strategy, including litigation and out-of-court settlement
Assistance in recognition and enforcement of the decisions of foreign courts
Assistance
in recognition and enforcement of the decisions of foreign courts
    We are known for handling complex and precedent-setting cases in the following areas:

    • international trade, including recovery of debts arising from international sales, software development contracts, contracts for various services, etc.
    • corporate law/M&A, including disputes from reorganization, from transactions with shares, disputes with top managers;
    • construction and real estate, including lease, joint activities (general partnership), dispossession of real estate;
    • bankruptcy, including bringing shareholders and top managers to subsidiary liability for the bankrupt's debts;
    • tax disputes and disputes with the authorities, particularly, disputes arising from the termination of investment agreements, land lease agreements;
    • intellectual property, including disputes related to software, domain names, copyrights;
    • inheritance and division of business and other assets between spouses.

    We are proud to work with leading law firms and law offices in Europe, CIS, Asia and America.

    Our advocates participated in the development of amendments to the legislation on advocacy in 2012-2013, generalization of practice on the application of the rules of advocate's professional ethics.

    In cooperation with leading Belarusian legal publications we constantly participate in national events such as the Forum of Corporate Lawyers and Legal Week.

    Representatives

    A managing partner of Lex Torre Law Office, advocate Andrei Vashkevich heads the Dispute Resolution Practice. Andrei has been practicing more than 30 years. He has successfully represented clients in both state courts and international arbitration, including disputes for design and construction, sales of goods and real estate, software development, recovery of damages, challenging the decisions of the authorities, bankruptcy, etc. He is a member of the Methodological Council of the Minsk City Bar Association. The author of over 50 professional publications in the field of dispute resolution and other areas of law. Recommended by international legal rankings since 2001.
    A managing partner of Lex Torre Law Office, advocate Andrei Vashkevich heads the Dispute Resolution Practice
    Andrei Vashkevich
    Managing Partner, Advocate a.vashkevich@lextorre.com
    One of the most recognized and well-known lawyers on the global stage is Alexandre Khrapoutski. He has been practicing since 1995, since 2000 he has been successfully representing clients, serving as an arbitrator and leader, contributing to the development of the arbitration community in the country and abroad. Alexandre is a member of the ICC, International Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, holds executive positions in the Russian and Ukrainian Arbitration Associations. Alexandre is included in the lists of ICSID arbitrators, as well as arbitration institutions in Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia, Austria, Malaysia. He is recognized by leading international rankings as the "global leader" in the field of international commercial arbitration.
    Alexandre Khrapoutski, Partner, Advocate, Head of Arbitration Practice, MCIArb
    Alexandre Khrapoutski
    Partner, Advocate a.khrapoutski@lextorre.com
    An advocate Maxim Zhukov is part of the Dispute Resolution Practice. He has extensive experience in advising on dispute resolution issues, as well as in representing clients in Belarusian state courts of all instances, in international arbitration proceedings according to various arbitration rules. Maxim Zhukov pays special attention to the alternative methods of dispute resolution: first of all, arbitration in the field of international trade and IT / IP, as well as mediation. The author of over 30 professional publications in various fields of law.
    Maxim Zhukov, advocate, Lex Torre Law Office (Minsk, Belarus)
    Maxim Zhukov
    Advocate
    The Dispute Resolution Practice team includes advocate Katsiaryna Buraya. Katsiaryna is practicing since 2016. She is experienced in working with foreign businesses, representing companies in the disputes with the authorities and other disputes. She is the author of over 10 professional publications in the field of dispute resolution, labor law, intellectual property, etc.
    Katsiaryna Buraya, Advocate at Lex Torre Law Office (Minsk, Belarus)
    Katsiaryna Buraya
    Advocate
    AWARDS
    Dispute Resolution Practice is recognised by international rankings
    Pravo.ru 300 International 2021
    Dispute Resolution
    Group 2
    Chambers Global 2021
    Dispute Resolution
    Band 3
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