About company

REVERA is the national leader, the largest legal firm in Belarus.

Our company has focused on development and growth since 1998 and regardless of circumstances, we have consistently grown in terms of volumes of business.

Today we have 75 specialists  staff members, and our expertise comprises over 80 specialties. 

Our clients are leaders in the Belarusian market, renowned personalities and international companies operating in Belarus.

Our operation scheme can be characterised as a full-service boutique. Our strategy successfully combines the principles of a full-service legal firm, while concurrently creating a ‘starry’ highly tailored practice focusing on crucial business lines. This allows us to provide ultra-high quality expertise and services for our clients in all matters of Belarusian business law. 

full-service boutique

50+

attorneys and lawyers the largest legal firm in Belarus

500+

clients we advise annually

8

lawyers noted by international legal reference guides

1998–2004

REVERA’s history started in 1998 when GestionJurService legal firm was founded (later renamed as “Arkhipenko, Goretsky and partners” LLC). Our first office had only 12 square metres of floor area.

In 1999, our company started using the “Re vera” brand (meaning “in reality” in Latin). Later, the firm was rebranded as “Revera Consulting Group”.

In 2004, “Tsarev and partners” auditing firm joined with Revera Consulting Group, and the list of our services was greatly expanded.
Company’s staff by that time included 7 employees. 

2005–2009

Revera Consulting Group introduced a brand new business policy based on unified strategic goals, pooling of financial resources and unification of business. 

The company rapidly ‘gathered pace’, its headcount increasing to 17 employees, and relocated to a new office with a floor area of 120 m² (exactly 10 times bigger than the initial office ;))

In 2009 our company was for the first time noted by international guides Chambers and Partners and Best Lawyers.

Our company was actively participating in preparing World Bank’s research Easy doing business and in common projects with the representative office of the European Commission.
 

2010

We introduced separate sectorial practices — corporate, commercial, tax, and litigation practices. We continued rendering auditing services separately within the framework of “Tsarev and partners” (later known as Baker Tilly Revera). 

2010 saw the pioneering issue of our Doing Business in Belarus 2010 guide book. Thereafter, we prepared an edition annually, and it became a reputable guide book recommended and distributed by the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 2010 we were for the first time noted by The Legal 500.

2011

“The best 2011 legal firm in the Republic of Belarus” according to Corporate INTL Magazine.

Our staffing level had grown up to 30 employees. We introduced a grading and competence assessment system for our lawyers. 

We created the Construction and Real Estate practice. 

We started collaborating actively with BSU’s law department in arranging special student courses and supporting BSU’s law students Olympiad.

2012–2014

“Best legal services” award in a 2013 contest by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus.

We introduced our pioneering Revera Assessment Center — an event for law students offering comprehensive assessment of personal and business qualities. 

Revera Consulting Group становится членом Российской Арбитражной Ассоциации. 

Our company became a legal partner of a major Belarusian cultural event — Yury Bashmet’s International Festival.

We separated our juridical and auditing businesses: Baker Tilly became an independent company. Revera Consulting Group became a purely juridical brand.

2015-2017

We rebranded our company again as: REVERA.

Already 30 lawyers on our staff: REVERA became the largest legal firm in Belarus. The number of lawyers noted by international guides increased to 6. 

We developed and executed a partnership agreement.

We started working actively in arranging a number of educational events for Belarusian businesses.

Our company became a member of Nextlaw, an international association of leading independent legal firms.

REVERA relocated to a new spacious office at 8 Oboynaya street, where we are currently located.

We for the first time hit Tier1 of the international guide The Legal 500, and in three categories at once – this was the best result among all Belarusian legal firms.

Our lawyers took part in development of the provisions of the far-famed Presidential Decrees No. 7 and No. 8.

2018

In 2018 our company celebrated its 20th anniversary. Our headcount reached 70 employees with 8 legal practices and over 40 lawyers. 

Helen Mourashko became a partner as of January 1, 2018. 

Our corporate practice for the first time hit Band 1 of the international legal guide Chambers and Partners. And our construction practice and real estate practice hit Tier 1 of IFLR1000 rating.

REVERA IT SCHOOL was started as a unique educational project. Several thousand people – businessmen, startupers, lawyers and IT managers – participated as trainees. 

We arranged 3 large events in Moscow, Warsaw and Kyiv dedicated to doing business in Belarus and attracting investments. Our activities earned honorific mentions from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Great Stone Industrial Park Development Company.
 
Our attorneys defended the interests of the Republic of Belarus in international arbitration, in the historical first-ever lawsuit against our country.

2019

We had grown even bigger. In 2019 REVERA had over 50 lawyers and over 20 administrative specialists. In order to secure future growth, we introduced a process management model. We launched projects to fully describe and optimise all business processes, automate company’s activities and implement legal-tech solutions in our own practice.

We put much effort in developing Belarus’s legal market. The first-ever Belarusian international workshop on FIDIC contracts.

REVERA LEGAL TECH BATTLE was the first-ever Belarusian contest of innovative ideas uniting lawyers and IT specialists to elaborate solutions at the junction of technology and law.

REVERA is

The widest number of business law specialisations in Belarus

Our specialisations cover all relevant Belarusian business law and economy sectors. The nation’s largest team supports and monitors projects of any kind on the ‘one contact’ principle. 

REVERA authors important guides for foreign businesses

We make annual guides for foreign businesses covering all aspects of doing business in Belarus.

Our comprehensive Doing Business in Belarus guide, jointly with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Pharmaceutical Business in Belarus, in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health.

Doing Business in Great Stone, in cooperation with the administration of Great Stone industrial park.

We are pioneers in Legal Tech in Belarus

We acknowledge that new technology may change life for the better, and we endeavour to accelerate the process. In Legal Tech, we are focusing on two sectors.

The first one – using best practices in our own work. We have a standalone LTech Lab department aiming at continuous searching for new products and zones to automate legal and internal business processes of our company and our clients. 

The second one – REVERA’s Legal Tech Battle, a contest at the junction of technology and law arranged by our company, dedicated to promoting Legal Tech ideas. In 2019, over 60 applications were submitted for the contest.

Social responsibility

REVERA supports the Belarusian Track-and-Field Federation, MaeSens charitable project, Yury Bashmet’s international music festival and other social and cultural projects.

We take part in the lawmaking process

Presidential Decrees No. 7 and No. 8, decrees pertaining to the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park “Great Stone”, edicts pertaining to online gambling, to FOREX market in Belarus and many others – all came out due to contribution from our experts.

We acted as co-founders of Belarusian Taxpayers’ Association, and we are continually working to improve our nation’s legislation.

REVERA is a permanent participant of legislation improvement task groups under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, Great Stone industrial park, Belarusian Hi-Tech Park and the National Agency for Investment and Privatisation. 

International projects

REVERA is a member of NextLaw, a major international association of legal firms. This opens access to leading legal firms in over 150 countries worldwide. That is why clients entrust us with managing major projects to the benefit of their international businesses.

REVERA is collaborating with Andersen Global in Belarus

Powerful clients

Our clients comprise leaders in the Belarusian market, renowned personalities and international companies operating in Belarus.

Among them: Syngenta Agro, Astellas Pharma, Abbot, ZARA, JYSK, Ericsson, CITIK Construction, Juno, MSQRD, PandaDoc, Heineken, ZTE and others.

Ratings & awards

Category 1 in Corporate law, M&A, Commercial law

Category 1 in Intellectual property

Category 1 in Construction & real estate

Category 2 in Dispute settlement

Category 3 in Banking & finance

Category 1 in Intellectual property 

Category 2 in Corporate law, M&A, Commercial law

Category 3 in Dispute settlement

A ‘Recommended company’ in Banking & finance

Category 2 in Corporate law, M&A, Commercial law

Category 3 in Dispute settlement

Dmitry Arkhipenko cited as a reputable expert in M&A and public administration

Dmitry Arkhipenko cited as a leader in supporting construction projects

Category 1 in Project development

Category 2 in Banking/financing law

REVERA has a perfect understanding of business needs, and always goes the extra mile when providing a legal opinion.

The Legal 500

REVERA’s team of talented lawyers has ‘both a practical and a theoretical knowledge of the law’, and is ‘well connected in the market.

The Legal 500

I really like that they are very familiar with the local market practice and legislation. They don't only read us the law but also explain it. They really know how specific laws are applied in real life

Chambers Europe

They are accurate, commercial and keep to deadlines.

Chambers Europe

Great problem solving skills and out of the box thinking.

IFLR1000