Mr Aset Shyngyssov > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
050010 ALMATY

Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP focuses on cross-border litigation and arbitration, frequently joining forces with the firm’s London office. Exclusively Kazakh disputes, including arbitration proceedings, are a growing line of work. The group’s expertise includes construction, oil and gas, corporate and tax disputes. The Almaty-based Aset Shyngyssov, managing partner and general director, is the head of the practice.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources

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Aset ShyngyssovMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has a first-rate reputation in energy and natural resources projects in Kazakhstan and other neighbouring countries. Under the leadership of Aset Shyngyssov, its team is able to advise on M&A, financing arrangements, equity capital markets transactions, tax issues and dispute resolution. In 2020, Shyngyssov and Karina Ilyussizova were among the advisers to VTB Bank PJSC on the provision of circa $200m to KazTransGas as part of a debt refinancing. Bakhytzhan Kadyrov, Asem Bakenova and Marat Mukhamediyev are other practitioners of note at the firm.