Helen Mourashko

Partner, Head of IT/IP Practice

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Helen Mourashko specializes in complex M&A transactions, transactions for attracting direct and venture capital investments in technology industries, and also advises clients on a wide range of issues during complex cross-border projects in the field of corporate law, including corporate restructuring of groups of companies.
Helen has a deep understanding of business processes and key tasks facing national and international IT companies operating in Belarus, as well as funds and investment market players. Helen took part in the most significant transactions in the IT sector of Belarus: Playtech - Viaden, Mail.Ru - Maps.me, Facebook - MSQRD, Zubr Capital - 21vek, Softline - Zubr Capital, Juno - Gett, Google - AIMATTER, Zubr Capital - Mila Group, Helmes - SolbegSoft, investment rounds Flo - Flint Capital, WorkFusion - Georgian Partners, Rozum Robotics - Industry 4.0, Mail.Ru Games Ventures - a series of investments in gamedev studios, strategic cooperation of Juno - Lyft, Applovin - BelkaGames, etc.
Helen participates in the development of Belarusian legislation in the field of information technology, as well as in the development of the national startup ecosystem. She took part in the working group on the development of the revolutionary Decree No. 8, as well as in the development of other progressive legislative acts. Every year, Helen acts as a speaker and mentor at meetups and competitions for IT companies and entrepreneurs, helping to overcome difficult legal issues at the start of a business.
At various stages of project development, Helen has acted and continues to act as a legal advisor to funds, large IT companies: ITechArt, Wargaming, IBA, SoftSwiss Group, SoftLine, BelPrime, EPAM, Lyft, as well as such technology startups as PandaDoc, Flo, Maps.Me, Kino-mo, Split Metrics, FriendlyData, Say Games, Gismart, Loona, Verv, Knomary, OneSoil, LogicLike and many more.

For many years, the most authoritative directories have recommended Helen as a leading expert in Belarus in various branches of law:

  • recognized as Leading individual in corporate law and M&A, The Legal500 2020
  • recognized as tLeading individual in Intellectual property, The Legal500 2020
  • recognized as a leading lawyer in Corporate, commercial and M&A, Chambers Global 2020
  • recognized as a leading lawyer in the field of Intellectual property, Chambers Europe 2020
  • named Highly regarded lawyer in Finance and corporate law, IFLR1000 2020

Well-regarded lawyer advising IT start-ups and software developers on their M&A transactions. She also has significant experience of handling IP-related matters. 

Chambers Global

Clients highlight her expert handling of complex cross-border M&A.

Chambers Global

She was energetic, she had an understanding of the commercial aspects and good understanding of the legal aspects as well.

Chambers Europe

Projects

Facebook - MSQRD

Comprehensive support for closing a transaction involving the purchase of the Belarusian app MSQRD by Facebook. We provided consulting services to MSQRD, in particular to its co-founders Eugene Nevgen, Sergey Gonchar and Eugene Zatepiakin.

Supporting a project on EBRD's and Zubr Capital's investment in the business of a major Belarusian cosmetics and household goods distributor.

Our team supported a complex multiple-staged project involving EBRD’s and Zubr Capital’s investment into the business of a major Belarusian distributor of cosmetics and household goods. We provided group restructuring for the purpose of the deal, prepared the term-sheet and all transaction documents, participated in negotiations, full support and closing of the deal, post-closing consulting.

SayGames

Comprehensive legal support for a leading global mobile game developer, including IP, tax, employment and contractual matters.

Vizor Games

Сurrent legal support to the company, including: creation and protection of intellectual property, releasing video games, advising on national and international taxation, monitoring registration for Hi-Tech Park residency.

SoftSwiss

Complex legal support for the group, including corporate restructuring, IP protection strategy, consulting on partnership relations, support of the range of transactions of acquiring different assets and investments, regulatory matters.

21vek – Zubr Capital

Supporting a major Belarusian transaction for investment into e-commerce between 21vek.by online-hypermarket and Zubr Capital fund.