Sorainen has successfully represented Belomo, a Belarusian enterprise specializing in optomechanical and optoelectronic equipment, in arbitration before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.
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"The economy in Belarus has been stable for the past few years, but recently has been heavily affected by both the negative impacts of the coronavirus and a tight situation with Russia,” says Sergei Makarchuk, Partner at Cerha Hempel in Minsk. “Tensions between the two countries have really taken their toll over the past six months and a few conflicts have taken place, in most cases related to the supply of oil.”
Sorainen has advised Flex-n-Roll, a producer of self-adhesive labels, on its entrance into the China-Belarus “Great Stone” Industrial Park, a special economic zone located about 40 kilometers outside Minsk that was established by means of an intergovernmental agreement between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Belarus.