Mr. Slepitch graduated from the Law Faculty of the Belarusian State University.
Undertook an internship on real estate mortgage issues at “Woolwich Building Society” (Great Britain).
He has the master’s degree in finance and credit of the Belarusian State Economic University.
Juri Slepitch is the lawyer certified by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus (certificate No. 1701, 16.10.2013).
Juri’s experience in working at the Belarusian legal services market is over 30 years. Prior to joining the Arziner & Partners Law Firm, he worked as a corporate lawyer in private manufacturing companies from 1990 to 1992. From 1992 to 2013, he worked in Priorbank JSC (Raiffeisen Group) as a deputy head of legal department, vice-president, executive director of the bank. Juri has a five-year experience as the chairman of supervisory board and trustee of shares owned by the Republic of Belarus in Krynitsa JSC, Brest Beer JSC, Polotsk Beer JSC, which held about 65 percent of the beer and beverages market in Belarus.
From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Slepitch was a local compliance officer and fraud officer in Priorbank JSC (Raiffeisen Group).
Juri is specialized in the issues of banking and financial deals including project financing and securities markets, bonds and options, infrastructure deals. He is an adviser in the issues of personnel audit, labor legal relations.
Belarusbank Attracted 30 mln. EUR from Roseximbank
The cooperation became possible after the signing of the framework agreement between two financial institutions. It envisages the procedure for providing credit loans for the purpose of Belarusian-Russian projects financing, as well as allows to simplify and optimize procedures for the supply of Russian goods and services to the Republic of Belarus.
Decree No. 3 “On Foreign Non-repayable Aid”
The new Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus dated May 25, 2020 No. 3 “On Foreign Non-repayable Aid” was officially published on May 26, 2020. This legal act declares to be no longer in force the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus dated August 31, 2015 No. 5 “On Foreign Non-repayable Aid”. The changes are connected with the purposes for which foreign non-repayable aid may be provided; cases when the Decree is not applied; taxes; information provided by banks.
Changes in the registration of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and substances
Decree of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus dated May 19, 2020 No. 289 “On state registration of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical substances” amended legal acts affecting the scope of state registration of medicines and medical devices.
Significant changes in medicines regulatory legislation
The new edition of the Law of the Republic of Belarus “On Medicines” was officially published on May 19, 2020. The document provided for the procedure for both state registration of medicines and the possibility of registration within the EAEU.
Draft Amendments to the Law on Consumer Protection – are Financial Services Consumers Protected Now?
The draft Law "On Amendments to Legislative Acts on Protection of Consumers’ Rights " (hereinafter - the Draft) is submitted for public debate. The current regulation of consumer protection does not cover certain types of financial services and does not take into account the specifics of activity on the financial market. Therefore, the draft law is intended to extend its effect to a wider range of financial services consumers and introduce new protection mechanisms for such consumers.
A consortium of German banks AKA has opened a direct financing line for a Gomel company
The recipient was the manufacturer of packaging products “Multipack”, a resident company of the Free Economic Zone “Gomel-Raton”. The money was used to purchase equipment. This allowed the client to expand the range of manufactured products.
Measures for Support of Pharmaceuticals and Medicine Trade
In order to simplify access of Belarusian population to medicines and medical supplies during a difficult epidemiological situation, the Edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 143 dated April 24, 2020 “On Support of Economy” introduced a range of incentive measures aimed at temporary weakening of some prohibitions and the state control in this sphere.
Ministry of Antitrust Regulation and Trade has Annulled the Resolution No. 184: See the Recent Changes in the Price Regulation
In order to stabilize the economy and, particularly, the situation on the consumer market, the Government previously took several measures for price regulation, including the adoption of the Resolution No. 184. According to the Resolution, price increase for more than 0.5% monthly was prohibited. At the same time, trade business entities were obliged to keep up with the established minimum assortment of goods. After a short space the Commission of the Ministry started its work, and all trade subjects could address their questions and applications to obtain a permission to raise the prices above the established threshold.
How do New Pricing Regulations for Socially Important Goods Work?
Belarus has adopted a lot of legislative acts regulating pricing mechanisms. The main acts are the Law No. 255-Z “On Pricing” and the Edict No. 72 “On Certain Issues of Price (Tariff) Regulation”. The Edict establishes the list of ministries and other government bodies authorized to regulate prices of certain goods. According to the Edict, prices of socially important goods shall be regulated by the Ministry of Antitrust Regulation and Trade. The list of socially important goods is established by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 35.
Price Regulation during a Coronavirus Pandemic: How the Commission on State Price Regulation Works
In the last review we noted that according to the Resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 184 prices (tariffs) may be increased more than 0.5% monthly, but only upon the approval of the Commission. How the Commission will work, who and where can apply for the approval and what documents shall be provided – see in our review.
Rules for Production Waste Handling
Companies producing manufacturing waste shall comply with a wide range of legislative requirements on waste storage and handling. Why is it important? What shall be drawn to attention? What infringements are the most common? What liability may it entail? See in our review.
Triniti, the largest retail facility in the region, opens in Grodno
This project is unique in many ways: the total area and concept, tenants and location, food court and entertainment, five parking lots, a KHL level ice arena and, finally, the project budget.
European Business Association will be established in Belarus
This might already be said unequivocally, as it is the main outcome of the meeting of European business with the EU ambassador to Belarus, Dirk Schuebel.
Arzinger became partner of the national qualifying rounds of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
This is the largest and the most prestigious student competition in public international law in the world, attracting annually about 2000 students from more than 550 universities. The contest takes place in the form of a court trial: an imitation a case hearing by the UN International Court of Justice.
Juri Slepitch took part in a meeting of the Belarusian part of the Belarusian-German non-governmental council for business cooperation
The meeting was organized and was held within the walls of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The goal of the meeting was to develop proposals of the Belarusian side in order to discuss them with representatives of German business. The next meeting of the Council is due in Leipzig.
Arzinger сo-organized the XI Forum of Polish Investors
Arzinger prepares this annual event jointly with the Polish Embassy in Belarus, the Polish National Agency for Investment and Trade (PAIH) and the Association of Polish Businesses in Belarus.
Juri Slepitch spoke at the Belarusian-Indonesian Business Forum
The event was held at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was organized by the BelCCI jointly with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in the Russian Federation.
Advertise in tune with New Regulations: The Draft of the Law “On Amendments to Legislations on Advertisement” is Released
Baby stuff can be advertised in kiddie shows; there are new requirements to financial organizations advertisement; prohibition to advertise e-cigarettes and other amendments see in our review.
The payback period of projects on renewable sources of energy will increase: the new edict
The new edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus “On renewable sources of energy” enters into force on November, 1, 2019. What has changed?
Yuri Slepitch took part in the international conference 10th Day of German Economy in the Republic of Belarus
The event was held in Minsk on September 26 and was organized by the German-Belarusian Economic Club and the Representative Office of the German Economy in Belarus under the patronage of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany. The forum was dedicated to the topic “Trade, Cooperation, Investments – German-Belarusian Economic Relations”.
A Belarusian investment company
Representation of the client’s interests in the course of raising direct financing from Polish Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego in the amount of €55 million for construction of an office and shopping center with the floor area of 68 thousand sq.m in Grodno, Belarus.
A Spanish fashion retailer
Representation of interests of a multi-brand clothing retailer from Spain on the issues of expansion into Belarus and opening of 11 stores in Minsk.
An international payment system
Advising an international payment system on the issue of launching a payments tokenization platform using mobile devices for compliance with the Belarusian antitrust law.
A Turkish brewing company
Legal support of a brewing company on the issue of obtaining a permit from antitrust bodies for acquisition of a joint-stock company in the Republic of Belarus (the main activity is beer production).
A Chinese logistic corporation
Legal support of construction and implementation of a huge investment project in the territory of the Great Stone China-Belarus Industrial Park. The project for development of the territory is implemented by our customer, the total amount of investments will be about $ 500 million. The State Development Bank of China granted a long-term loan to our client in the amount of over $ 100 million for the project implementation.
As part of the legal support rendered, we performed the legal audit of the borrower’s activities followed by drawing up the legal opinion for the State Development Bank of China, and provided the independent opinion on meeting the prerequisites for granting the loan by the borrower.
A German glass corporation
Advising a German glass and optics manufacturer on the issues of concluding a framework supply agreement with a Belarusian production company.
An American health-care unicorn
Legal support of introduction of non-standard clauses in contracts and local normative legal acts, for example, the condition on the employee’s "availability" for the possibility of solving urgent issues beyond office hours, advising on changes regarding the legal status of personnel after the Customer is admitted to the High-Tech Park.
A representative office of a Swiss pharmaceutical company
Performance of two legal audits in the Representative Office on the issues of HR documents and a number of additional issues, advising on minimization of risks revealed. Development and introduction of local normative legal acts, legal support of current working issues.
A Spanish fashion retailer
Support of current working issues, advising and legal support for bringing a number of local normative legal acts into compliance with the Belarusian law and their enforcement.
An American IT company
Development of the confidentiality agreement, improvement of the standard employment contract in accordance with the requirements of the law and upon the client’s request, advising on the procedure for certifying employees, development of corresponding documents, advising on individual labor issues.
Embassy of the State of Israel in Minsk
Advising on certain issues of the working hours regime, guarantees and compensation, termination of employment relations with employees.
Department of Promoting Trade and Investments of the Polish Embassy in Minsk
Legal support of termination of employment relations with Belarusian employees of the DPTI in the course of the DPTI liquidation.
A Polish bank
Submission of the legal opinion regarding loan agreements for financing of supply of diesel locomotives manufactured by Polish company Bydgoszcz S.A. to the Mogilev Branch of Belarusian Railway SUE, Belarusian Railway State Association
A German consortium of export banks
Advising on the issues of the law of the Republic of Belarus in terms of granting a loan facility for implementation of the investment project on construction of a factory for production of tin plated steel and metal sheets in the Miory district, followed by provision of the legal opinion regarding the borrower.
SID banka (Slovenia)
Provision of the legal opinion to the SID banka (Slovenia) regarding the borrower (a resident of the Republic of Belarus) for the purpose of granting an export loan to the latter for supply of equipment from Slovenia.
A Belarusian bank
For many years, Arzinger lawyers drew up legal opinions on the issues of raising loan facilities from: Komerční banka, a.s. (Czech Republic), Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena SpA (Italy), AKA Ausfuhrkredit-Gesellschaft mbH (Germany) for the amount of €106.235 million, from Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (Poland) for the amount of €45.4 million.
A manufacturer of toys
Representation of the client’s interest on the issue of raising a $10 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for upscaling the production facilities.
An international agricultural holding
Representation of interests in the course of raising project financing from the EBRD in the amount of $10 million through inclusion into the Client’s company capital in the amount of $10,000,000 (a put and call option) for implementation of the project on construction of agricultural terminals in Belarus.
A manufacturer of flax fabric
Advising a state-owned manufacturer of flax fabric and products on the issue of raising external financing in the amount of €32.34 million from the Sberbank Europe AG (Austria) for the guarantee of the Government of the Republic of Belarus.
Advising a client on raising a loan facility of the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus in the amount of $840,400 for implementation of the investment project called “Expansion of a Thin Film Coatings Application Site” at the expense of the funds of the foreign loan facility of the State Development Bank of China.