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AstapovLawyers’ quality now delivered in Kazakhstan

May 2010

On May 6, 2010 AstapovLawyers and SG Global Advice have signed a strategic partnership agreement with a perspective of further integration.

This fact reflects continuous expansion of AstapovLawyers' operations and activities in Kazakhstan. Partnership will allow Clients of AstapovLawyers to benefit from high quality services of a partner firm in Kazakhstan in addition to the international services which the Firm already provides in this country. Partnership will further strengthen such core AstapovLawyers' practice areas as energy & resources, mining, and PPP & concessions bringing valuable experience of a partner Firm.

Partnership with an important Law Firm in Kazakhstan came as part of a broad expansion strategy adopted for the Year 2010.

Mr. Andrey Astapov, AstapovLawyers Managing Partner, comments "Partnership with SG Global Advice marks new and extremely important stage in our operations in Central Asia. Kazakhstan is an undisputed regional center and our presence there through our reliable professional partners brings to our Clients a new level of confidence in our capability in the region. We will also consider prospects of further integration with SG Global Advice based on the experience of our cooperation. As always, our first and utmost priority is our Clients for whose sole benefit we expand. That is, perhaps, our expansion formula which up to now proved to be quite successful".

Mr. Malskyy added that "Тhrough expansion into the region with local knowledge and local "know how" both firms will be able to deliver to their Сlients top notch services in respective jurisdictions in all areas of law. Especially such cooperation will strengthen foreign investments, privatization, international trade, telecoms and M&A practices where Ukraine and Kazakhstan are at a doorstep of great developments".

SG Global Advice has an active practice providing legal services in the Republic of Kazakhstan, specifically in Almaty, Astana and Caspian regions assisting large-scale cross-border transactions and government authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan in such sectors as oil & gas, real estate & construction, FMCG, manufacturing, and mining. The Firm has 25 associates and operates from 2 offices in Almaty and Atyrau. SG Global Advice is a member of Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers' Association (KPLA) and its attorneys act as an arbitrators in the International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Eurasian Mediation Center having more than 15 years of practice.

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