On 28 April 2015 GRATA International in pursuit of its expansion strategy to become a global law firm signed Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Arzinger & Рartners, one of the leading law firms in Belarus. Cooperation with Belarus legal practice will provide GRATA International clients with comprehensive legal support in Belarus and other countries where Arzinger & Рartners has presence. The parties will put all efforts to integrate all processes and extensive expertise of both teams.

Arzinger & Рartners brief profile: Arzinger & Рartners was established in 1990 in Germany. Over time company’s offices were established in other countries such as Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine. In Belarus Arzinger & Partners opened its office in 2006 and became the first international law firm entering the Belarusian market of legal services. Arzinger & Рartners is one of the leading full service law firm in Belarus with focus on international investors in the area of energy, oil processing, telecommunications and construction. Arzinger & Partners is highly ranked by the international ratings such as Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000, Who's who legal, Corporate INTL. 

Sergei Mashonski, Managing Partner, Arzinger & Рartners:

“The cooperation is an important step in the development of our firms. Such integration is a logical step forward in view of strengthening of various associations in the CIS countries, including the EurAsEC (Eurasian Economic Community). Our association is not limited to the post-Soviet countries and taking into account the experience of Arzinger & Partners in working with European companies, together we intend to expand our geographical presence in other countries as well.”

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+375 17 218 1055

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Additional International Financial Reporting Standards are introduced

The Council of Ministers jointly with the National Bank adopted Resolution No. 830/12 from November 4, 2107. According to this document several international financial reporting standards are introduced from January 1, 2018.


In Belarus it is planned to charge VAT from foreign companies that provide services in electronic form

It is planned that from the beginning of 2018 foreign companies that provide services in electronic form in Belarus or to individuals residing in the Republic of Belarus, will be taxed with value added tax.


New Customs Code of the EEU enters into force

The Council of the EEC decided to synchronize the procedures for ratification of the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union.


Decree on the development of entrepreneurship and elimination of unnecessary requirements for business

In 2018, the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 7 of November 23, 2017, comes into force in Belarus. This decree is planned to become motivating for the development of an entrepreneurial initiative.


ICOs go legal in Belarus: what the Hi-Tech Park 2.0 can offer the IT industry

Belarus adopted the revolutionary legal framework for IT companies and blockchain enthusiasts. The President’s Decree on Digital Economy comes into force on March 28, 2018.


Liberalization of business conditions in Belarus

On November 23 the President of the Republic of Belarus has signed Decree No. 7 “On the Development of Entrepreneurship”. The document significantly simplifies business activities in Belarus. Below you can find main innovations for business introduced by the document.


Doing Business in Rural Area: New Perspectives of Development

Starting from 2018, business entities will be able to take advantage of significant benefits for trade activities, rendering catering and consumer services in rural areas. 

Decrease in the Rate of Mandatory Sale of Foreign Currency Earnings

On October 1, 2017 the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus is decreasing the rate of mandatory sale of foreign currency earnings to 10 %. Let us remind that at the moment Belarusian organizations and individual entrepreneurs are obliged to sell 20% of foreign currency earnings. 


Improvement of Tax Legislation

The end of the summer was marked by the announcement of the upcoming changes to the Tax Code of the Republic of Belarus, which, in case of adoption, will affect various categories of tax payers. 


Creation and Liquidation of Business - Under New Rules

On September 9, previously announced Decree No. 2 entered into force introducing significant alterations to the procedure of registration and liquidation of legal entities and termination of activities of individual entrepreneurs. 


E-Court System

From now it will be easier to search information on cases examined in economic courts, to file procedural appeals and find the date of the court session of interest: the Ecourt system has started its work in Belarus in a test mode. 


Collection of Funds in Indisputable Manner under Leasing Contracts

On August 1, 2017 the Resolution of the Council of Ministers came into force, which supplemented the list of documents providing the right to collect debts in an indisputable manner on the basis of the executive inscription. 


Requirements for Audit Activities

Resolution of the Ministry of Finance dated August 1, 2017 clarified the procedure of audit assessment of activities of legal entities (individual entrepreneurs) during the procedure of the liquidation (cessation of activities). 

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