Corporate & Finance Department

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Notable practitioners

Adlet Yerkinbayev advances through the rankings this year. One source explains that "he is a very valuable contributor in the most difficult cases." Sources particularly highlight his negotiation skills as a key strength, with one reporting that "he is decisive, he can often find consensus, which is good for corporate matters and for financing."

Managing partner Joel Benjamin lends his experience to high-value transactions and joint structuring mandates. Clients appreciate his unique perspective on the market. One source describes him as "the only expat lawyer who really understands Kazakh law and what's going on." His business-oriented approach is also praised. "He is someone who can take the commercial approach," explains one enthusiastic source.

Of counsel Maksim Grekov focuses his practice on high-value financing mandates, including capital markets work. Sources appreciate his knowledge of domestic legislation, explaining: "He really understands the background, he's like a history book." Another confirms a "very good theoretical background; he provides a deep analysis." He principally represents international financial institutions.