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Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited focuses on cross-border transactions for international clients, with notable strengths in debt and equity offerings and IPOs. Curtis Masters specialises in corporate finance and banking transactions; a recent highlight was advising a client in the oil and gas industry on its $750m Eurobond offering. Senior associate Gulnur Bekmukhanbetova supported Masters in providing advice to TrueNoord Aviation on the acquisition, refinancing and leasing of two aircraft.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Curtis Masters - Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited handles cross-border transactions for international clients, focusing on M&A and corporate restructuring. Curtis Masters is highly experienced in these fields and assisted General Electric with its $23bn acquisition of Baker Hughes and the consequent merger of the companies' oil and gas assets. Counsel Igor Kolupayev supports Masters in corporate matters, including on a high-profile telecoms acquisition.

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Tax and customs

Within: Tax and customs

The tax practice at Baker & McKenzie - CIS, Limited's Almaty office provides local counsel to international corporations, with a particular emphasis on cross-border tax structuring advice. The team recently assisted a client in the oil and gas sector with appealing the results of a tax audit. Curtis Masters leads the team.

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    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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