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Aset Shyngyssov

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Corporate Business Transactions


Aset is the managing partner of Morgan Lewis's Almaty and Astana offices. He concentrates his practice on corporate law and corporate transactions, primarily mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Aset handles transactions in Kazakhstan and throughout Central Asia involving clients in the oil and gas, banking, capital markets and hospitality industries. Chambers, Legal 500 and International Financial Law Review consistently rank him among the top Kazakhstan lawyers for his experience in natural resources and corporate and commercial law. For more information, view Aset’s biography at


English, Russian, Kazakh


Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)


Indiana University School of Law, 1998, LL.M.; Muskie Fellow Kazakh State Law University, 1996, J.D. equivalent; Almaty Institute of Foreign Languages, 1993, B.A. equivalent.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

The team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is 'very talented and cooperative', and often advises international banks alongside the London office in financing, capital markets deals and restructuring. The firm lost skilled banking associate Konstantin Lukhnov, but also made two new hires at associate level, namely Olga Klimova and Karina Ilyussizova. The firm represents the AIX, a division of the newly formed Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), in connection with policy drafting and stock exchange procedures; Kazakh partners Bakhytzhan Kadyrov and Aset Shyngyssov worked with with the London office on this matter. Shyngyssov advised a client in the natural resources sector on EBRD financing for the $295m construction of an enrichment factory in Kazakhstan; Asem Bakenova and associates Karina Ilyussizova and Daniyar Zhumakhanov were also involved in this matter.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP provides 'good general practical legal advice' and is 'able to draw on the expertise of colleagues in other international offices'. The firm is regarded as a 'safe pair of hands' for work, of which M&A is a particular strength. Managing partner Aset Shyngyssov is 'key' to the firm's success, has 'good commercial sense and is able to give direct advice'. He recently represented ALSTOM Transport Holdings in its acquisition of a 25% share in an electric locomotives plant. Bakhytzhan Kadyrov is noted for the 'quality of his advice, which is pragmatic and commercial'. Associate Aida Akhmetova is praised for her 'proactive attitude'; she supports Shyngyssov in assisting Aldar Properties.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Leading individuals

Aset Shyngyssov - Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Real estate and construction (including projects)

Within: Real estate and construction (including projects)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advises real estate clients on corporate and contractual matters. Aset Shyngyssov represents Aldar Properties in lease agreements for retail, office and residential premises in Abu Dhabi Plaza, a major mixed-use development in Nur-Sultan.

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