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Abai Shaikenov

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Work +7 (727) 258 23 80
Email:
Dentons

Work Department

Banking and Finance, M&A.

Position

Abai has been active advising clients throughout Kazakhstan and the CIS for more than 18 years. His primary practice areas are banking/finance and M&A. Abai’s work extends to advising on multilateral institution financing, structuring of transactions (including those related to Islamic finance), foreign investment and various corporate matters related to investing and doing business in Kazakhstan.

Abai is a regular speaker at conferences and is a contributing author to many local and international legal and business publications.

Career

Partner - Dentons Kazakhstan (formerly Salans), Almaty (2005 - present); Associate - Salans, Almaty (1996 - 2004). Qualified in 1996.

Languages

Russian, English, Kazakh.

Member

International Bar Association; Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers Association; Kazakhstan Bar Association.

Education

TransAsional Summer University for international lawyers in Hong-Kong (Duke University, 1998); Kazakh State Legal Institute (Law Degree with honours, 1996).


Kazakhstan

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Dentons acts for lenders and borrowers on complex finance transactions. Abai Shaikenov advised KB Kookmin Bank on the sale of its shares in a major Kazakh bank. Of counsels Vassiliy Zenov and Gani Ashimkhan are other key contacts.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‘excellentDentons handles M&A and general corporate matters, particularly concerning the energy, real estate and construction sectors. Corporate and M&A expert Aigoul Kenjebayeva is ‘diligent’ and ‘proactive’ with ‘a deep knowledge of Kazakh law’. Also recommended are corporate transactions specialist Abai Shaikenov and commercial litigator Victoria Simonova.

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Real estate and construction (including projects)

Within: Real estate and construction (including projects)

Dentons is especially active in real estate and construction projects, with particular expertise in tax, project finance and regulatory issues. Birzhan Zharasbayev has experience in construction, real estate, infrastructure and public-private partnership matters. Abai Shaikenov is highly regarded for his real estate expertise.

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