Kirill Laptev: Kirill is a head of Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) Sector Group in Belarus.

Kirill leads most of the IT related projects coordinating CMT team in Belarus. Kirill’s key areas of expertise included commercial contracts and regulatory matters. Не is highly experienced in advising major international clients of CMT sector in their distinctive projects involving Belarus on such complex matters as special regime for residents of High Tech Park, including IT related tax matters as well as new crypto regulations and blockchain projects and IP matters in IT and legal due diligence for IT companies with unique experience of dispute resolution in IT. Kirill also is one of the short listed specialists in the country for data protection and privacy matters both on national level and from EU perspective, with deep understanding of GDPR specifics. He also represents the clients in their relations with higher state authorities in top-notch projects in telecom sector in Belarus.

Kirill is frequently invited as a speaker to IT related events for lawyers and IT business as well as publishes materials in IT law. Due to his reputation as CMT Sector Group leader and key expert in IT sphere l has been recognised as Next generation lawyers for commercial, corporate and M&A by Legal 500 along with nominations for arbitration and trade & customs by Who's Who Legal.