Mikhail graduated from the Faculty of International Relations of the Belarusian State University.
He has been working with Arzinger since 2016.
In his work, Mikhail focuses on assistance to foreign companies, particularly in the field of industry and retail, in arrangement of their business in Belarus and resolving of the issues arising in the course of this process and associated with real estate property and allocation of land plots for investment purposes.
Mikhail is also involved in advising to foreign IT companies in peculiarities of performing business activities in Belarus in the field of high technologies and their admission to the High Tech Park as residents.
Russia Denounces the Double Taxation Treaty with Cyprus while Belarus Maintains It
The Ministry of Finance of Russia announced a denunciation of the double taxation treaty with Cyprus. It is quite possible that by autumn Russian companies may face an additional tax burden in Russia for payment of dividends, royalty and other types of income of international holdings to Cyprus beneficiaries.
Beauty Salon Proved its Compliance with the License to a Tax Inspection
We helped a Belarusian beauty salon to prove a tax inspection that the services rendered by the salon did not go beyond the salon’s license and to receive a respective confirmation of the Ministry of Healthcare.
Changes in the Sphere of Banking Cards
The Resolution of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus dated May 18, 2020 No. 155 (“Resolution”) amending some transaction aspects of payment cards was published and came into force on May 28, 2020 .
Cybersecurity and Data Protection in Belarus. Overview
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.
Edict No. 143: Tax Benefits and Incentives
Edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 143 dated April 24, 2020 “On Support of Economy” introduced some additional tax incentives in order to reduce the burden on business in the difficult economic situation and defer or decrease some of their tax obligations to the budget. These incentives can be roughly divided into measures of “hard” regulation providing business entities with specific benefits and measures of “soft” regulation in the form of recommendations for local authorities.
The Terms for Foreign Trade Operations – Additional 100 Days
The Government and the National Bank adopted a joint resolution No. 192/6, which extended the terms of completion of foreign trade operations falling within the period from April 1 to June 30, 2020. The Resolution has already entered into force and extends its effect to the relations that have arisen since April 1, 2020.
Government Response to COVID-19
On March 27 the Council of Ministers issued a resolution with a preventive measures package in order to prevent the entry into Belarus and curb the spread of coronavirus causing a dangerous infectious disease COVID-19.
Amendments of Consumer Services Rules: Features of SPA-Services
Ministry of Antitrust Regulation and Trade of the Republic of Belarus initiated a public discussion of the draft Resolution of the Council of Ministers “On Amendments to the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of 14.10.2004 No. 1590”. The document establishes a more detailed regulation of SPA-services by complementing Consumer Services Rules.
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.
Inspection of Distributors and Owners of Customs and Free Warehouses for Compliance with the Rules of Good Distribution Practice: International Approach in the Field of GDP-Inspection
The Ministry of Healthcare of the Republic of Belarus initiated a public discussion of the draft Resolution of the Council of Ministers stipulating how to conduct inspections for compliance with the Rules of Good Distribution Practice (hereafter – Rules) in the framework of the EAEU and specifying the procedure for issuing a certificate based on inspections’ results.
CEE Legal Matters COVID-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Belarus
Consistent with our mission to keep lawyers and the greater business community informed of legal developments in Belarus, and cognizant of the dramatic spread of the COVID-19 across Europe in recent weeks, Arzinger contributed to “CEE Legal Matters COVID-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts”, with a country paper on Belarus.
Register medicines under the new rules: Draft Resolution of the Council of Ministers “On the simplified procedure of the national registration of medicines”
“Simplified registration” vs “regular” one. When and how is it possible to use a procedure of simplified registration? See in our review.
Ministry of Transport and Communications Changes System for Monitoring Freight Permits
Ministry initiative is reflected in the Resolution No. 28 published at its official website. First it is evident that these changes will not cover the formula of calculating issued permits for freight through the territory of foreign countries. That was the very reason why Brest transporters were striking. The formula was mentioned many times during the off-book meeting with the First Deputy Minister. If the formula remains the same, so why and what is going to be changed? Arzinger lawyers explain.
А working meeting with a business delegation from Catalonia was held in Arzinger’s office
The meeting was part of an official visit organized by the “National Center for Marketing and Price Study” with the support of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Belarus in Barcelona.
Annual meeting of the working group “Law, Taxes, Finance”
On February 18, 2020, the annual meeting of the working group “Law, Taxes, Finances” under the Representative Office of the German Economy in the Republic of Belarus was held at Arzinger’s office.
Estoppel in the Draft of the Civil Code
What is legally binding communication? What are the consequences of actions and will of parties? When is it impossible to recognize a deal invalid? These and other amendments see in our review.
New Amendments in Regulation of Exchange Rate Differences: The Edict “On Exchange Rate Differences” No. 504
When exchange rate differences may be applied, who is not entitled to use this mechanism and rules of appropriate accounting of exchange rate differences see in our review.
Amendment of Rules of Conclusion and Performance of Construction Contracts
Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus of 20.01.2020 No. 26 amends the Rules of Conclusion and Performance of Construction Contracts. The amendments address the liability of customers and contractors due to unfair performance of contracts.