Kinstellar

Corporate & Finance Department

Kazakhstan
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What the team is known for Outstanding team advising international financial institutions on loan facility and capital markets mandates as well as acting for international corporates on high-value transactional projects. Popular choice for natural resources, banking and automotive sector mandates. Regularly handles work with a Chinese component. A leading choice of local counsel for international law firms lacking a local presence.

Notable practitioners

Adlet Yerkinbayev is praised by clients for the valuable insight he brings to corporate mandates. As one source extols,"he is insightful and hands-on; he doesn't just lead the team but his analysis adds value." Another confirms this, highlighting his negotiating skills: "He is results-driven and a very strong debater."

Managing partner Joel Benjamin oversees the practice, lending his insight and experience to major international and domestic corporates involved in high-value transactional and capital markets mandates. Sources laud his "unique" market insight, as one source enthuses: "The success of the firm in the region is because of Joel."

Maksim Grekov is singled out for his attention to detail and his legislative knowledge, as one source explains: "He is excellent at proofing and verifying documents." He brings his attentive and meticulous approach to project financing mandates, often in the natural resources sector, where he advises international financial institutions.