Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe with a population of about 9.49 million people and total land of 207,600 km². The GDP in 2014 was USD 166.537bn (source: World Bank). The country’s capital is Minsk. The official languages are Belarusian and Russian and the most common languages for business are Russian, English and German.

The Republic of Belarus is a unitary state. It became independent after the liquidation of the USSR in 1991. The Constitution was adopted in March 15, 1994.

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How to practise in Belarus


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Russian Law Week: The Newest Tradition for English and Russian Lawyers


Russian Law Week provides a unique opportunity to English solicitors and barristers to obtain a true insight and to get answers from top professionals to all the questions about Russian law that they always wanted to ask. Read about the views and experiences of Artem Doudko, a Partner in the ...


English Law Week 2017: The Law - a noble profession or just business?


The Law Society in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales organised the fourth English Law Week event in Moscow and St Petersburg  from 20 to 23 November 2017.

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Legal life in... Belarus


Dimitry Arkhipenko, Managing partner of REVERA, shares his views on legal life in Minsk.

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International Policy Assistant: Europe and the CIS