Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Kazakhstan
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What the team is known for

Market-leading firm providing corporate and regulatory support to blue-chip domestic corporates. Maintains strength in M&A, corporate structuring and project financing across the oil and gas and mining sectors. Also provides Kazakh law support to corporates involved in global transactional mandates. Fast becoming a go-to choice for significant oilfield services corporates active in the region.

Strengths

Clients appreciate the market insight and expertise the team houses: "They understand the issues of Kazakh law very well and they do a good job of explaining that to us."

An interviewee highlights the firm's client-oriented approach as a strength, reporting that "they understand what the customer needs, they always leave me satisfied, and fees are reasonable."

Work highlights

Acted for ShalkiyaZinc NV as the borrower in a financing project for the construction of an enrichment facility.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Aset Shyngyssov is applauded for his insight and support, with one source saying: "He understands the local conditions and culture, which is really helpful, on top of being a good lawyer." Another confirms his commercially minded approach to mandates, describing him as "a smart and reasonable guy who understands what the customer needs."