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Darya Zhuk

Darya Zhuk

Managing Partner


  • Administrative & Constitutional Law
  • Arbitration
  • Asset & Project Financing
  • Capital Markets

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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.


2008 Master of Business Administration, Belarusian State University, Belarus
2005 Master's degree in Law, Belarusian State University, Belarus
2011 Member of the International Bar Association
Areas of Practice

Administrative & Constitutional Law | Arbitration | Asset & Project Financing | Capital Markets | Commercial Law | Competition | Compliance | Construction | Corporate Governance | Data Protection | Employment | Energy & Utilities | Environment | Finance & Capital Markets | Funds | Immigration | Infrastructure & PPP | Insurance | IT & Communications | Litigation | Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) | Natural Resources | Patents, Trademarks & Industrial Designs | Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare & Life Sciences | Private Equity | Privatisation | Product Liability & Consumer Protection | Public Procurement | Real Estate Transactions | Restructuring & Insolvency | State Aid | Tax Disputes & Litigation | Tax Structuring | White Collar

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Unimodus LLC received investment agreement on construction of BMW centre in Minsk

Sweden investor realised FDI-project in the area of alternative energy in Belarus

Biomasa Partner Sp. z o.o., one of the largest biomass suppliers in Belarus and Poland, founded a new company with foreign investments in Belarus

Legal support of VMG in the investment project in Belarus on creation of a vertically-integrated woodworking complex in Mogilev region

Solar power stations project in Belarus

Liquidation of subsidiary in Belarus – LLC “Trade House “Liepajskij metallurg”

COBALT lawyers first to advise on use of FIDIC-based contracts in Belarus

COBALT advised Kayson, Logistic Center "Prilesie" (Belarus), and its Belarusian subsidiary in complex task of organisation of the multi-service Class “A” logistics center

COBALT advised Group Franck Muller (G.F.M) Watchland S.A. on privatisation project in Belarus with the value of more than USD 12 million

Professional Activities and Experience

Partner, Lawyer, GLIMSTEDT law firm (2008-2015)

Lecturer of the English course Business Law for the MBA students, School of Business & Management of Technology of Belarusian State University (since 2008)

Senior Associate, Legal company BelJurBureau (2008)

Lawyer, Law firm JurExpress (2004-2008)

Baltic IP & IT Law News - March 2017

IP & IT Law News - October 2016

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