Lawyers

Mikita Makayou

Associate

+375 29 391 6634

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Languages

German | Russian

Practices

Corporate

IPR

Litigation & Arbitration

Restructuring & Insolvency

Tax

Profile

Mikita Makayou helps to Clients of Minsk office of VILGERTS to solve the issues of corporate and commercial law, IPR and international taxation. He is specializing in cross-border reorganization, including real estate, regulation of blockchain and crypto-industry,  tax optimization and protection of IPR rights.

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.

Mikita also is mentoring Belarusian team of International and European Tax Moot Court (Louvain, Belgium).

Career

2014 / Associate, VILGERTS


Education

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


 Membership

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

Experience

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.