Borovtsov & Salei starts its history back in 1994 when Valentin Borovtsov, Counsel General of the Government of the Republic of Belarus, and Justice Vassili Salei, one of the youngest Judges in former Soviet Union, have made brave decision to establish one of the first private law firms in the independent Republic of Belarus. Currently, Borovtsov & Salei is the oldest Belarusian legal brand remained unchanged since its foundation.
Establishment of Borovtsov & Salei
Borovtsov & Salei was established on 1 February 1994 by Valentin Borovtsov, Counsel General of the Government of the Republic of Belarus, and Justice Vassili Salei. Borovtsov & Salei legal brand remains unchangable since its foundation what makes it the oldest legal brand in Belarus.
Feb 1, 1994
Cooperation Agreement with Chadbourne & Parke LLP
On 1 June 1994 Borovtsov & Salei have concluded exclusive Agreement on Cooperation with the New York office of one of the largest international law firms Chadbourne and Parke. This has brought international standards of legal profession to Belarus and significantly raised reputation and professional level of Borovtsov & Salei lawyers.
Jun 1, 1994
Launching of the First McDonald's Restaurant in Belarus
It was Borovtsov & Salei team which back in 1996 provided full legal assistance to McDonald's Corporation in entering Belarusian market. Belarus has become country No. 100 in which McDonald's Corporation established its presence while McDonald's still remains one of our Clients.
Dec 10, 1996
First Car Production in Belarus - Ford Motor Company
Borovtsov & Salei has assisted Ford Motor Company in launching the first car production in modern Belarus. On 30 July 1997 two Ford Motor models (Ford Escort and Ford Transit) have been first produced in Obchak villlage next to Minsk, Belarus.
Jun 30, 1997
First International Recognition in the Chambers Global Guide
In year 2000 Borovtsov & Salei has been recognized by the Chambers Global Guide in its very first research of the Belarusian legal market as one of the top law firms in the country. In the Chambers Global Guide 2001-2002 Partner Vassili Salei is recognized as Band 1 lawyer in Belarus and is charaterized as 'one of the best'.
Feb 1, 2000
Merger with JurZnak Law Firm
In 2015 Borovtsov & Salei has merged with young and dinamic law firm JurZnak. The merger has significantly strengthened Borovtsov & Salei dispute resolution practice. The united team provides legal services under the single brand of Borovtsov & Salei.
Sep 1, 2015
Reorganization by joining the Advocatory Bureau "Borovtsov & Salei BIS" to the ALC "Borovtsov & Salei"
On October 28, 2021 the Advocatory Bureau "Borovtsov & Salei BIS" joined the ALC "Borovtsov & Salei". This reorganization is due to the fact that in accordance with the amendments to the Law "On Advocacy in the Republic of Belarus", from October 29, 2021, the activities of advocatory bureaus and individual activities of lawyers will cease.
Oct 28, 2021
Borovtsov & Salei has been repeatedly recognized as one of the leading law firms in Belarus both by reputable international legal rankings and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus.
Our Work Standards
We do not strive to be the largest law firm in Belarus by number of lawyers or offices. Our goal is to provide legal services of the highest quality in full compiance with the internationally recognize standards of legal practice tailored to the clients' needs and aimed at their success. Flexibility, confidentiality, high qualification and individual approach are the key components of our success.