Ms Yelena Manayenko > AEQUITAS > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

AEQUITAS
47 ABAI AVENUE
OFFICE 2
ALMATY 050000
Kazakhstan

Work Department

M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Construction & Real Estate, Competition & Antitrust, Banking & Finance

Position

Partner, Head of M&A practice

Career

Ms. Manayenko’s areas of specialization are corporate and commercial law, subsoil use law, construction and antitrust legislation.

Yelena has many times participated in the support of M&A transactions and due diligence of major Kazakhstan companies from different sectors of economy.

Ms. Manayenko’s experience in the subsoil use sphere encompasses support of major transactions and projects, including production, processing and transportation of oil and gas, and mining production.

Yelena advises clients on the issues of structuring local and international transactions, drafting and coordination of commercial contracts, including sale and purchase agreements, as well as services, supply, construction, lease, franchise and distribution agreements, and represents clients’ interests in relations with counterparties and governmental agencies.

Before joining AEQUITAS in 2016, Yelena worked as a senior associate at a local office of the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, and as a lawyer at a local branch of Hurricane Overseas Services Inc.

Languages

English, Russian

Memberships

KazBar

Education

Higher Law School Adilet, Kazakhstan (Law degree, 1998)
University of Dundee, Scotland (LLM, 2011)

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Banking, finance and capital markets

AEQUITAS has operated a banking and finance practice since 1993, in which time it has advised clients on business and security transactions, bank loans and acquisition of assets. Lawyers are also able to advise on Islamic finance and alternative financing instruments. It has recently become a member of the global law network TerraLex. Almaty-based partners Yelena Manayenko and Nurlan Sholanov work with a number of international clients across different areas of the banking sector.

Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources

AEQUITAS‘ team has experience of advising clients on mineral exploration and production contracts with the Kazakh government. The practice specialises in subsoil use and its clients include leading mining and processing companies. Practitioners are also able to advise on Islamic finance and alternative financing instruments. The firm has recently become a member of the global law network TerraLex. Almaty-based partners Yelena Manayenko and Nurlan Sholanov and managing partner Olga Chentsova work with a number of international clients across different areas of the energy and natural resources sectors.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

AEQUITAS has been active in providing legal support for M&A transactions. The practice has participated in the development of the most important acts in the development of Kazakhstan’s corporate legislation, such as the civil code, law on limited and additional liability partnerships and law on joint stock companies. It has recently become a member of the global law network TerraLex. Almaty-based partners Yelena Manayenko , Yuliya Chumachenko and Nurlan Sholanov work with a number of international clients across different areas of the energy and natural resources sectors.