Considering today’s rapidly changing economic environment, one of our dedicated areas of practice at Verkhovodko & Partners is legal counseling on the issues connected to international trade.

We will help in structuring deals, drafting contracts balancing the laws of Belarus and laws of other involved jurisdictions. Our experts will offer you the most appropriate legal instruments considering the existing conflict of laws.

At the same time we provide a full spectrum of services related to cross border transactions: rules for executing the agreements, drafting, amending and performing foreign trade contracts, foreign currency control, customs, payment settlements regulations, taxation and other Belarusian peculiarities, which they may come across or have to be aware when consummating international business transactions.

We provide a comprehensive set of legal services with respect to cross border transactions, including, but not limited to:

  • drafting and supervising the execution and performance of foreign trade contracts;
  • advising on tax, customs clearance, foreign currency regulations, payment settlements rules, certification and classification of goods, licensing and quotas on importing goods, export supervision and control, selection of applicable law and forums for dispute settlements;
  • representing the clients in common, arbitration and economic courts, international arbitrations in different jurisdictions.


  • Afin Leasing AG — a leasing company of Iveco Group and its Russian daughter companies — comprehensive consulting services, drafting and reviewing agreements, preparing memorandums on various legal issues;
  • Tetra Pak Services GmbH — advising the representative office on various issues related to commercial activities in Belarus;
  • International Automobile Holding «Atlant-М» (Belarus, Russia, Ukraine), official dealer of Volkswagen, Skoda, Mazda, Opel, Ford, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Land Rover, KIA, Renault and others — legal assistance with respect to international business transactions;
  • A transnational concern — preparing a comprehensive memorandum with respect to performing commercial activities related to installation, maintenance and repairs of gas-turbine units, consultations on installation and test-running of the equipment in question;
  • Belarusian producer — advising the client with respect to protection from unfair competition in the domestic market of the Customs Union and Common Free Market Zone;
  • A Resident of free economic zone — advising with respect to imposing quantitative restrictions regarding the production of goods within FEZ by the Eurasian Economic Committee;
  • A large truck producer — advising with respect to challenging the decision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia on non-compliance with the competition laws in the Russian market;
  • LG — legal review and adopting the standard agreements to the requirements of Belarusian laws.