About Us


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. 

  • 1994
  • 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

  • 1996
  • 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

  • 1997
  • 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

  • 2000
  • 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

  • 2015
  • 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

  • 2021
  • 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

International Recognition

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.

Unique Experience
For over than 25 years of presence in Belarusian legal market Borovtsov & Salei has gained unique experience advising the world's largest multinational corporations, financial institutions and local companies, as well as participaiting in resolving some of the most complicated legal disputes. 

Borovtsov & Salei works strictly in accordance with internationally accepted standards of legal practice, including ethics and confidentiality.   

Deep Business Understanding
Rich experience combined with deep knowledge of jurisprudence, law and business have allowed Borovtsov & Salei lawyers to study insights of various business industries.
Individual Approach

The team for each of our Clients’ project is chosen so as to facilitate efficiency in the execution process and to draw upon specialist skills and experience of the relevant lawyers.

Outstanding Qualifications

All members of our team have graduated from the leading Belarusian law school. Number of our lawyers have obtained LL.M. and MBA degrees from the world’s leading law and business schools.

Partnership Network

Borovtsov & Salei is proud to maintain partnership relationships with top international law firms worldwide. This helps our Clients to benefit from complex legal assistance in any part of the world.