The legal environment in Belarus is described variously as
"particular" and "bizarre" by clients, but generally it is the system
rather than the lawyers they take issue with. Certainly, those
considering entering the Belarus market should be reassured that there
is plenty of good representation from both local independent and larger
regional firms available....
CONTEXT AND TRENDS
Economically and politically, Belarus has had a turbulent 18 months. During the run up to the country's last presidential election in December 2010, authoritarian incumbent Alexandr Lukashenko, who has been in power since 1994, drastically increased public sector pay with some reports estimating by as much as 50%....