ANNA SHALIMO

anna-shalimoPosition: Senior Associate
Minsk

Specialty:
Investments and Privatization, Real Estate and Construction

Phone: +375 (17) 2907580
E-mail: anna.shalimo@verkhovodko.com


 

Region

Minsk

Education and Qualification

  • 2012 Certified by the Institute for Retraining and Qualification Upgrading for Judges, Prosecutors and Legal Professionals at the Belarusian State University
  • 2008–2011 Belarusian State Economic University (Minsk, Belarus), Higher School of Business and Management /BEc.
  • 1997–2002 Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus), Law Faculty / (J.D. with Honors)

Professional

Practicing lawyer since 2004

Practice Expertise

Anna Shalimo has a high-level experience in contracts, advising and finding effective legal solutions to issues which clients come across in their day-to-day commercial activities, including preparing memorandums and legal opinions, as well as advising both domestic and foreign on real estate and construction. Her practice also covers participation in legal due diligence of target companies and assessment of legal risks, determination of optimal solutions for the clients entering into the transactions. When it comes to construction, Anna is sophisticated in drafting and reviewing necessary legal instruments in the field of design and engineering industry, using, among others, FIDIC contracts and business practice documents.

Anna concentrates in investment projects related to design and construction of industrial facilities and commercial property, including legal supervision of the transactions related to creation, acquisition and use of such facilities and property.

Work Highlights:

  • Legal supervision of Gazprom’s investment project on construction of a multifunctional complex in Minsk;
  • Advising a foreign investor on design and construction of industrial facilities for the production of water boilers and heaters in Minsk region;
  • Legal assistance in the project on design and construction of a five-star hotel in Minsk, including drafting the agreement for the design development with a foreign architect, adaptation of the design project by local architect and drafting the construction agreement with general contractor;
  • Legal supervision of the execution of the lease agreement by one of the largest multinational pharmaceutical corporation, including conducting the legal due diligence with respect to the premises, participating in the negotiation process and reviewing and revising the lease-related legal instruments;
  • Drafting for an international client a FIDIC-based (SILVER BOOK) turn-key agreement with respect to heat power plant;
  • Drafting for a global international investor of a concession agreement with respect to a project, being implemented in Kazakhstan;
  • Legal supervisions of a «rebranding» of one of the audit companies, which represents one of the «Big Four» largest international professional services networks in accountancy and professional services;
  • Adaptation of internationally accepted internal rules and policies of professional services networks to the rules and regulations of the Republic of Belarus;
  • Legal assistance in large-scale investment projects related to design and construction of commercial property in Minsk, in particular, advising and drafting a turn-key contract for the construction of health care center with public halls and commercial premises;
  • Comprehensive legal assistance, including drafting a turn-key construction agreement with a general contractor, with respect to the project a project on the construction of social and health care facilities accompanied by drafting the Presidential Decree N0 184 dd May 10, 2011 «On constructing yachting facilities and fitness center»);
  • Preparing a comprehensive memorandum, including inter alia the description of possible options for rendering professional services, peculiarities of managing and keeping accounting and tax records by outsourcing companies in Belarus to an international company offering management, technology and outsourcing services.

Additional Information

  • Participated in law-making process, in particular, took part in working groups with respect to legislative bills regarding audit and accounting services in Belarus (inter alia, drafting bills, commenting the suggested amendments, discussing and evaluating the suggestions of the working groups).
  • Certified to practice law by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus in 2007.

Languages

  • Russian
  • Belarusian
  • English

Publications

  • Labor Law Contributor for ConsultantPlus (a Belarusian legal research electronic database), 2010.
  • Author of Belarusian labor law overview for foreigners — KPMG Annual report: Investments in Belarus, 2010