Senior Associate. Advocate
Illia Salei is a Senior Associate specializing in banking and finance as well as general investment matters. Illia possesses status of an Advocate of the Minsk Regional Bar Association, license No. 02240/3034 of 12 March 2019.
Illia has obtained a degree in law from the Faculty of Law of Belarusian State University summa cum laude in 2013 followed by a LL.M (Master of Laws) degree from Duke University School of Law (Durham, NC, USA) with distinction in international arbitration.
Illia focuses his practice on advising and providing strategic support to multinational corporations, international financial institutions and development banks on investment related matters and has practical experience in M&A and financial services transactions including commercial lending and project financing. Illia is active in IT industry including blockchain / crypto-related issues.
International experience includes working at Swiss law boutique OHER & Associes (Geneva, Switzerland), as well as in international law firms Marks & Sokolov (Philadelphia, PA, USA), Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (London, UK) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Dubai, UAE). Illia is actively involved in coaching the team of Belarusian State University for the Willem C. Vis Moot (Vienna, Austria) as one of the most prestigious students' competitions in trade law and international arbitration.
Illia is recognized as an 'Associate to watch' in Banking & Finance by the Chambers Europe Guide 2019. The Legal 500 (2020) names Illia as a 'Rising Star' highliting his 'early ability to lead on multi-jurisdictional work'. Illia Salei is also recognised as a Next generation lawyer by IFLR1000 (2020).
Languages: Belarusian, English, Russian, Ukrainian.