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. For further details please visit the firm’s web site www.arzinger.by.
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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We present to your attention an overview of some changes and amendments to the legislation for August 2019 in the Republic of Belarus
IT in Belarus it is a great number of such worldwide projects as: Viber, which is one of the top five most downloaded messaging apps, Juno, MSQRD applications, Maps.me offline maps, one of the most popular online games called “World of Tanks” and many more.
2010 the cooperation agreement on the establishment of the China-Belarus Industrial Park in the territory of the Republic of Belarus was signed between the Ministry of Economy of Belarus and the Chinese Engineering Corporation CAMC (CAMCE). The China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park has become the prototype of the China-Belarus Industrial Park.
Among the most interesting changes we point out is the chapter on remote work. Legalization of the term “remote work” gives an opportunity to distinguish it from the homeworkers.
Act provides some regulation on performance of currency operations with the use of electronic information systems (payment platform) of non-residents were regulated.
This act approved the following lists of:
Goods subject to rapid deterioration in respect of which customs operations are carried out as a matter of priority;
Goods towards which postponement of payment of import customs duties and payment import customs duties by installments may be provided...
Law made changes to the Criminal Code of Belarus which came into force from July 19th, 2019. The confiscation of property previously used as an additional punishment was excluded from the Criminal Code. Instead, the fine will be used as an additional punishment.
These rules will enter into force from October 21st, 2019.
President amended Regulation on High Tech Park (HTP), approved by the Decree of the President of Republic of Belarus № 12 dated 22.09.2005. Amendments came into force on July 19th 2019, however are applicable from January 1st 2019.
The resolution regulates arrangement and performance of public procurement of goods (works, services).
This procedure is used in construction with involvement of the state or local budget, off-budget state funds, foreign state loans and foreign loans attracted under the guarantees of the Government of the Republic of Belarus, loans of banks of the Republic of Belarus, attracted under the guarantees of the Government of the Republic of Belarus, regional executive committees and Minsk City Executive Committee, but there are some innovations.
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