Our Firm

Established in 2008, COBALT Belarus is one of Belarus's leading law firms providing assistance on all aspects of labour and employment law. The COBALT network consists of around 230 professionals; of whom 182 are highly educated lawyers and legal professionals advising in labour and employment law.

Consistently recognised as the law firm of choice in the Baltics and Belarus, our offices have several times received Chambers Europe, IFLR, the Lawyer and Mergermarket awards.
 

Expertise

Our employment law practice is one of the leading players in employment-related legal matters, with years of relevant experience in providing a full range of counselling, litigation and compliance services to international and local clients.

Our services include:

  • Planning and establishing local employment structures
  • Drafting workplace policies
  • Negotiating and drafting individual employment contracts
  • Assisting in the implementation of disciplinary actions
  • Assisting with individual and collective dismissals
  • Drafting and negotiating collective bargaining agreements
  • Providing advice on compensation, benefits and taxes
  • Providing employment and labour law advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions

Our People

Darya Zhuk

Darya Zhuk

Partner

Office:
Minsk
Languages:
Belarusian
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Russian
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English

Darya Zhuk is the Managing Partner of COBALT Belarus, with over 10 years of comprehensive experience in Transaction advisory, Investment activity & Privatization, Real Estate, Construction & Infrastructure. During her career Ms Zhuk has handled numerous notable cross-border and domestic projects. She has advised a broad range of international and local clients from such industries as wood-processing, agriculture, alternative energy, automobile, public-private partnership.

Tatsiana Bialiayeva

Tatsiana Bialiayeva

Senior Associate

Office:
Minsk
Languages:
Belarusian
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Russian
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English

Ms. Tatsiana Bialiayeva has a broad experience in advising domestic and international clients for more than 10 years. Ms. Bialiayeva is specialized in fields of dispute resolution, corporate, commercial (including intellectual property rights), contract law, EU and International law. Ms. Bialiayeva is a certified mediator by Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus.

Tatsiana Bialiayeva advised International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) on a two year national project “Food Safety in the Republic of Belarus”. She was a working group member and co-author of “The Guidelines on Labor Law and Personnel Matters” created for lawyers, accountants and financial analysts of more than 20.000 Belarusian legal entities and enterprises. Tatsiana took part in Mediation Pilot Project “Development of the Mediation in the Republic of Belarus” conducted by High Economic Court of the Republic of Belarus.

News & Events

Ius Laboris

Ius Laboris is a global Alliance of leading employment, labour and pension law firms that provide companies employing an international workforce with first-class legal advice and support on all human resources issues.

We are passionate about all aspects of human resources law. From Mobility to Discrimination, and from Restructuring to Pensions, our local experts around the world provide deep market knowledge, wherever they are based.

We understand the challenges of managing an international workforce because that is our single focus. With over 1,400 employment lawyers in more than 160 cities worldwide, we always bring a genuinely cross-border perspective.

Ius Laboris firms have a distinctive global way of thinking, and with our trained team of project managers on hand to coordinate our offering around the world, we deliver a seamless integrated service to suit your requirements, wherever you need us.

Ours is a passionate, entrepreneurial and collaborative global community. Our culture of friendship and specialisation enables us to navigate all aspects of employing a workforce across borders with ease

Finally, and most importantly, we are all committed to excellence. With more ranked HR lawyers than our nearest rival (source Chambers Global Guide 2015), in more jurisdictions (source Legal 500, July 2015), Ius Laboris brings together more leading law firms than any other HR legal services organisation. That’s something we’re extremely proud of.