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AEQUITAS

47 ABAI AVENUE, OFFICE 2, ALMATY 050000, KAZAKHSTAN
Tel:
Work +7 727 396 8968
Fax:
Fax +7 727 396 8990
Email:
Web:
www.aequitas.kz
Almaty, Astana

Yelena Pestereva

Tel:
Work +7 (727) 3 968 968
Email:
Web:
aequitas.kz/en/team/partners/pestereva
AEQUITAS

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Environmental

Position

Partner, Head of Banking & Finance practice

Career

Yelena Pestereva leads the firm’s banking and finance practice and also specializes in corporate law including the establishment of, and acquisition of shares and interests in Kazakhstan companies, corporate compliance matters, subsoil use, and environmental law.

Yelena joined the team of AEQUITAS in 2016 after many years working in the Kazakhstan offices of international law firms Dechert LLP, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, and Denton Wilde Sapte.

For more than 10 years of work at law firms Yelena consulted major US, European, Russian and Asian clients, as well as Kazakhstan companies on a wide range of corporate and compliance matters, as well as providing legal advice on M&A projects and transactions with securities issued by Kazakhstan companies. Yelena also participated in the IPO KEGOC JSC at the Kazakhstan stock exchange.

In 2010, Ms. Pestereva was recognized by Best Lawyers as the best lawyer in the field of arbitration and mediation, banking and financial law. Chambers and Partners named her as a recognized expert in 2015, 2016 and 2019.

Languages

English, Russian

Member

International Bar Association (IBA)
Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar)
Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan (AFK)

Education

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (LLM, 2012)
Higher Law School Adilet, Kazakhstan (Law degree, 2004)
Kazakh State University of World Languages named after Ablai Khan (1997)


Kazakhstan

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

AEQUITAS advises on financial lending, transaction regulations and project finance. Yelena Pestereva leads the banking and finance team, supported by project finance specialist Nurlan Sholanov. The firm assisted Gazprombank on a number of separate projects, including amendments to a facility agreement with a foreign borrower. Associate Renata Tkach is noted.

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