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Dentons

BUSINESS CENTER “Q”, 2 FLOOR, 15 A, KABANBAY BATYR AVENUE, 010000 ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN
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Kazakhstan

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons' banking and finance team advises local and international financial institutions and large corporations on lending, asset finance, project finance and capital markets. Clients include the EBRD, Citibank and Société Générale. Abai Shaikenov leads the team and advised the EBRD on developing a new derivatives and regulatory framework in Kazakhstan, offering legal opinion on current legislation and drafting the proposed amendment. He was supported by counsel Vassiliy Zenov and associate Ali Imanalin. The trio received support from the firm's Moscow office when advising a foreign bank on a syndicated loan made available to the Kazakhstan-China Pipeline. The firm also acted for an international financier in connection with listing $25m-worth of English law notes on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange to fund an investment into KazFoodProducts.

Next Generation Partners

Vassiliy Zenov - Dentons

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons is especially strong in M&A and joint-venture formation, and lawyers in the team are praised by clients for being able to 'complement or substitute in for each other when needed'. Managing partner Aigoul Kenjebayeva and Abai Shaikenov are recommended for their 'great commitment and honesty', as well as their availability 'in critical moments'. Shaikenov advised an Asian fund manager on its sale of assets and shares, and assisted a foreign company with investment into a local dairy business to fund expansion. Birzhan Zharasbayev represented SNC-Lavalin Europe in the acquisition of a design and construction company. Gani Ashimkhan is also highly recommended.

Next Generation Partners

Gani Ashimkhan - Dentons

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons' litigation group handles banking, employment and tax disputes, and has an especially strong track record in construction litigation. Managing partner Aigoul Kenjebayeva recently assisted Kcell in successfully challenging a copyright infringement claim. She was assisted by associate Aliya Seitova, an IP and TMT specialist. Victoria Simonova and Kanat Skakov lead the practice.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons' energy and natural resources team is experienced in mineral and oil and gas projects, and advises major petroleum and mining companies on contracts and regulatory compliance. Aigoul Kenjebayeva is a veteran of the oil and gas sector; she advised Russian energy corporation PAO Lukoil on a $270m investment into exploration of the Caspian Sea alongside KazMunaiGas. Birzhan Zharasbayev advised Agip Karachaganakon a complex PPA arrangement with the Ministry of Energy. Senior associate Ruslan Nurbekov focuses on the commercial aspects of energy projects.

Next Generation Partners

Ruslan Nurbekov - Dentons

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IP and TMT
IP and TMT - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons has a strong track record in IP matters. Notable highlights included successfully representing a Kazakh telecoms operator in challenging a copyright infringement claim and assisting an oil and gas exploration company with a challenge to an identical brand name. Aigoul Kenjebayeva takes the lead on most matters, and works closely with the firm's Moscow office on large mandates.

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Real estate and construction (including projects)
Real estate and construction (including projects) - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons' real estate and construction lawyers provide legal advice on all aspects of construction work, including initial land use planning, procurement, financing and development. Birzhan Zharasbayev represented Orda Glass in preparing and negotiating construction contracts with China Triumph International Engineering, which replaced the firm's previous defaulted contractor. He also collaborated with the firm's Istanbul office to advise on a $400m PPP to develop transport systems in Almaty. Senior associate Ruslan Nurbekov assisted Wood Group with a land sale and purchase agreement, structured under both Kazakh and English law.

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Tax and customs
Tax and customs - ranked: tier 1

Dentons

Dentons' team is experienced in tax and customs disputes, representing clients across a range of industries in appeals against the state. Kanat Skakov provides international and local tax advice, and has defended natural resources companies, airlines and pharmaceuticals companies in court proceedings. He recently appealed to the Ministry of Finance against tax assessments on behalf of Louis Vuitton, supported by associate Stanislav Lechshak.

Leading individuals

Kanat Skakov - Dentons

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