Our Practice

  • Energy, Oil and Gas

    Our lawyers have many years of experience advising local and international clients on a variety energy matters, including exploration, production, development, transportation, oil field services and other aspects of oil, gas and other mineral resources industry. We were involved in a number of major oil related negotiation in Kazakhstan since mid-90s and worked with all major international oil companies. We also work with smaller oil and mining companies and renewable energy projects.

  • Corporate reorganizations, merger and acquisitions

    Our lawyers advise buyers, sellers, and financial advisers in a broad range of transactions, including stock purchases, asset purchases, mergers, tender offers, share exchanges, restructurings, and the formation and termination of joint ventures. Working closely with colleagues in the energy, oil and gas, and telecommunications practices, our M&A team has developed specific expertise in transactions with respect to those industries.

  • Finance and banking

    Our lawyers have substantial experience working on various types of finance transactions, including secured financing, limited resource financing, mortgage backed securities, bond offerings, initial public offerings in Kazakhstan and abroad. Our finance attorneys also advise clients across the spectrum of the asset finance and leasing industries, including equipment financing, receivable financing, securitization, and consumer credit.

  • Telecommunications and Technology

    Our work encompasses a broad range of industries, with particular strength in telecommunications, wireless communications, and emerging technologies. We also have extensive experience in technology-related laws (intellectual property, patent, trademark) working with academic organizations and businesses in the private sector.

  • Tax and Transfer Pricing

    The firm has substantial experience within the international tax arena, including advising clients with respect to both "in-bound" and "out-bound" transactions. Our attorneys have substantial experience with major tax audits and negotiations of tax regimes for complex oil and gas agreements, including production sharing agreements. Particular expertise has also been developed with respect to transfer pricing issues in Kazakhstan.

  • International Law and Business Transactions

    The firm has advised clients in connection with structuring, negotiating, documenting and implementing a wide array of international business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private financings, real estate investment and acquisition, complex international bankruptcy issues and cross-border investments, financings, assets acquisitions or sales, joint ventures, private equity transactions, and commercial transactions.

  • Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    The litigation team represents clients in a wide array of cases ranging from complex financial and commercial transactions to employment disputes. Our attorneys represent clients before all levels of judicial forums in Kazakhstan including the Supreme Court as well as international arbitrations.