igor-petuhovPosition: Partner, Advocate

Bankruptcy and Insolvency, Dispute Resolution

Phone: +375 (17) 2907580
E-mail: igor.petukhov@verkhovodko.com





Education and Qualification

  • 2009 Certified by the Institute for Retraining and Qualification Upgrading for Judges, Prosecutors and Legal Professionals at the Belarusian State University
  • 2009 Academy of Public Administration under the Aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, Public Administration of National Economy, (LL.M. with Honors)
  • 1994 Belarusian State University (J.D.)


Practicing lawyer since 1995

Practice Expertise

Igor is a truly talented litigator with significant experience in handling hundreds of cases covering a wide range of civil, administrative, construction and real estate, banking and finance, tax disputes, as well as lawsuits disputing the legality of the acts issued by the state and other authorities. While acting as a counsel in a litigation triggering the concept of penalty interest, his view and interpretation of the concept, upheld by the Supreme Economic Court of Belarus, became the foundation of the jurisprudence ever since. His practice includes out of court and alternative dispute resolution. Igor is sophisticated in choosing perfect legal standpoint and strategy, as well as competently drafting procedural documents, due to which his clients, as a rule, win their cases. He has also a significant experience in enforcing court judgments.

In addition to dispute resolution Igor’s practice covers general law, and he actively takes part in preparing comprehensive legal opinions and memorandums on different legal issues arising in connection with commercial activities.

Work Highlights

  • Representing interests of creditors in the bankruptcy procedure of a commercial bank;
  • Representing interests of several Belarusian commercial banks in economic courts of the Republic of Belarus under the claims seeking invalidity of non-regulatory acts of public administration authorities;
  • Representing a significant number of entities in the lawsuits initiated by state authorities challenging the validity of privatization transactions and deals for the purchase of state-owned property;
  • Acting as a legal counsel for a foreign automobile producing company as a creditor in a bankruptcy procedure, resulting in the maximum service of the client’s interests;
  • In a substantial dispute under the Belarusian tax authority claim seeking a USD 1MLN tax penalty he successfully defended the interests of one of the largest Belarusian oil industry company.
  • Advising the client, preparing memorandums and supervising the establishment and further sale of filling station chain in the Republic of Belarus;
  • Legal advising on several investment projects, including the ones dealing with construction of administrative and other facilities, as well as M&A transactions;
  • Preparing a significant number of different memorandums and legal opinions on various legal issues arising during the course of commercial activities;
  • Hundreds of successfully won cases.


  • Russian
  • Belarusian
  • German

Additional Information

Has national awards of the Republic of Belarus, has been awarded with Certificate of Honor of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.

Certified to practice law by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus in 2004.

  • The special permit (license) № 02240/2207 issued by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus dated 25 September 2012 till 25 September 2017.