Dentons

Corporate & Finance Department

Kazakhstan
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What the team is known for Market-leading team providing local and English-law support to major international financial institutions and corporates as well as blue-chip domestic corporates. Acts on corporate structuring and transactional mandates as well as high-value financing matters, including equity capital markets mandates. Additionally advises international clients on domestic regulatory and compliance issues.

Strengths Sources are quick to praise the firm's dedication to clients' needs and value that the team "maintains a high quality of service under strict deadlines."

Another interviewee highlights the firm's deep bench of "client-oriented partners."

Work highlights Assisted the EBRD with the listing and placement of international bonds valued at USD53 million on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Abai Shaikenov is applauded by international clients for his "deep legal industry knowledge and acumen" and "good tactical insight" on cross-border financing mandates, where he regularly acts for major international financial institutions. He also lends his expertise to domestic corporates involved in project financing, financial restructuring and capital markets mandates.