Mikita Makayou


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Litigation & Arbitration

Restructuring & Insolvency



Mikita assists the Minsk office team with everyday legal tasks.

Mikita is one of the founders of the first national student association – Brotherhood of Student Organizations of Self-Governance (BOSS), in which he has been holding a post of a reviser for several years.


2014 / Associate, VILGERTS


2016 / Belarusian State University, Mag. Iur
2015 / Belarusian State University, Diploma in International Private Law


2012 / Brotherhood of Student Organizations of Self-Governance (BOSS)


  • Cross-border (Belarus-Latvia-UK) restructuring of shares ownership in Belarusian manufacturing company by cross-border merger under EU law. We were responsible for designing a merger plan and insuring compliance of the deal with the Belarusian law. We also act as a leading counsel and coordinate work of foreign advisors.

  • Advising a local cash-back service on corporate structuring across different countries, involving designing a cross-border holding structure with a focus on ensuring the most tax-efficient framework for IT-business.

  • Full legal support of restructuring of the real estate holding, including cross-border transfer of a property (UK-Belarus-Hong Kong) to avoid non-recoverable VAT-payments.

  • Providing AS ABLV Bank with the second legal opinion regarding peculiarities of government bond collateral. Our assignment included developing an optimal transaction structure along with analyses of possible financial and reputation risks and liabilities.


  • Advising the foreign shareholder of a seafood processing company in Belarus on withdrawing from the investment project under the investment agreement with the Republic of Belarus and representing him in a bankruptcy procedure.

  • Advising one of the biggest Belarusian brewing companies on withdrawing from the investment agreement concluded with the Republic of Belarus. We designed a step-by-step withdrawal plan, aimed at minimizing financial, investment, political risks, as well as risks related to the top management liability.

  • We guided ABLV Bank Luxembourg S.A. through Belarussian regulatory framework regarding shareholding in foreign companies and opening bank accounts abroad by Belarusian residents with a focus on sensitive matter of protecting confidentiality of bank’s customers.

  • Successfully appealing the decision of Oshmyany Custom Department (Belarus) for Miliam Reisid OU in regard to violation of Belarusian customs procedure for temporary admission of goods, as well as non-payment of VAT and custom duties.

  • Representing Latvian shareholder of a local sewage drain company, against company’s top management. The actions concerned a management fraud, forgery of signatures and fraudulent change of shares distribution.

  • Assisting to Jiangsu Baoli International Investment – one of the leading Chinese producers of road covering – in attracting foreign labor force to Belarus for implementation of investment project with the Republic of Belarus, as well as advising on employment and immigration issues for top-management of a newly created Belarusian SPV.

  • Consulting BAO AS on possible construction of waste processing plant in Belarus, including issues of licensing, obtaning a land plot, compliance with industry regulation.