Advocates bureau "Cierech, Neviadouski and Partners" has several advantages comparing to law firms (lawyers) to whom the laws on advocacy and advocate's activity do not apply. These advantages include the client-attorney privilege as well as the possibility of representation of clients in all courts of Belarus: economic and arbitration courts, general courts in civil, criminal and administrative cases, including those relating to economic activities.
We focus on high-profile and cross-border litigation in economic and arbitration courts of Belarus.
Furthermore, our attorneys-at-law participate on behalf of our clients in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) (negotiation, mediation, conciliation etc.) and represent our clients’ interests in arbitration courts on the territory of Belarus (the International Arbitration Court at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the International Court of Arbitration “Chamber of Arbitrators at the Union of Lawyers”) and abroad (the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the London Court of International Arbitration, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and other arbitration organizations).
Also our advocates (attorneys-at-law) have extensive experience in representing Belarusian and overseas clients for the purpose of enforcement of Belarusian court judgments and arbitral awards as well as for the purpose of recognition and enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards in the territory of Belarus.
The attorney-client privilege is the core principle of relationship between advocates of AB "Cierech, Neviadouski and Partners" and clients that guarantees confidentiality of communications between a client and an attorney.
According to the legislation on advocate's activities of the Republic of Belarus, the attorney-client privilege protects:
the issues in connection with which the client has requested assistance of an attorney-at-law;
the content of consultations, explanations and other information provided by the attorney-at-law to the client;
the data communicated by the client on circumstances of the crime related the criminal case in which the attorney-at-law defended the client’s rights, freedoms and interests;
commercial secrets of the client;
information about the client's private life.
No information protected by the attorney-client privilege can be obtained from the attorney-at-law and used as evidence in civil, administrative or criminal processes. It is forbidden by law for state authorities, officials and other persons to request such information from attorneys-at-law.
The attorneys of the Advocates bureau "Cierech, Neviadouski and Partners" have no rights:
to disclose the information covered by the attorney-client privilege not only in the process of legal assistance but also after termination of agreement with the client;
to give evidence in any circumstances covered by the attorney-client privilege ;
to perform any action that jeopardizes the trust relationship with the client.
The attorney-client privilege has no time limit.