“The country is still in recession” says Sergei Makarchuk, Partner at CHSH in Belarus, pointing to an approximately 3% decrease in GDP recorded in Belarus in 2016. Bankruptcy in the corporate sector is on the increase, he reports, with the economic courts’ docket “overflowing” with such cases. The purchasing power in the economy has slowly decreased as a result of lower income and decreased spending power for the middle class.
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Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners (NSP) has assisted with the establishment of LLC Zoomlion-MAZ, a joint venture between MAZ (Belarus) and Zoomlion (China). The JV, which is located in Belarus, will produce heavy machinery, trucks, and special purpose vehicles manufactured from Belarusian chassis with a Chinese superstructure.
Arzinger has advised a group of the Middle East investors led by Agromilk Holding (UAE) on their acquisition of the state-owned dairy farm located in the Grodno region of Belarus. The multimillion investment project is aimed at the development of the current facilities and the construction of new ones, as well as increasing the livestock.
Sayenko Kharenko, working with global advisors Fenwick & West (leading transaction counsel) and Allen & Overy (coordinating counsel), has advised Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co. on Ukrainian aspects of the USD 4.4 billion all-cash acquisition made by a consortium of Chinese private equity firms of Playtika Ltd (Playtika), one of the world’s largest social casino gaming companies, from Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE). Sorainen advised on Belarusian matters.