Mr Bakhytzhan Kadyrov > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
050010 ALMATY

Work Department

Corporate Business Transactions


Kazakh and international companies turn to partner Bakhytzhan Kadyrov for advice on a range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, and tax. His client base spans industries and encompasses luxury hotel developers, mining companies, oil producers, and grain traders. He has advised on a sale of a large confectionary company in Kazakhstan. Bakhytzhan has also provided counsel on complex Kazakh legal issues to a major Kazakhstan real estate developer. For more information, view Bakhytzhan’s biography at


Deputy Chair of the Tax Group, American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Banking, finance and capital markets

Led by firm managing partner Aset Shyngyssov, the finance offering at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Kazakhstan advises corporates, banks, equity funds and sovereign wealth funds across a number of areas including secured financing and cross-border joint ventures. Alongside this, the firm is seen on a number of cross-border transactions in regions including the US, UK, France, UAE and Singapore. Aida Akhmetova  represents clients involved in cross-border investments and commercial transactions in Kazakhstan, whereas Asem Bakenova and Bakhytzhan Kadyrov  are both noted individuals from the firm. Senior Associate Anna Kornilova joined from Kinstellar LLP .

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP combines the expertise of its Kazakhstan-based and London-based dispute lawyers to advise global clients on complex cross-border disputes. The firm is present on cross-border international arbitrations alongside local litigation in Kazakhstan courts. Aset Shyngyssov heads the litigation practice and serves as a liaison partner between the London and Kazakhstan offices, while Bakhytzhan Kadyrov  helps clients with domestic and international litigation and arbitration matters. Asem Bakenova is based in Astana and has experience on administration proceedings and investigations, whereas Aida Akhmetova  represents clients in litigation involving international elements and state authorities.

Kazakhstan > Real estate and construction (including projects)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP are a leading firm in the real estate and construction market within Kazakhstan, having represented corporate clients, real estate companies and investment banks, with the team having over two decades of experience within the region and the broader Central Asia and Caspian region. Aset Shyngyssov heads the practice and has led in numerous deals in the region, including large infrastructure and real estate projects, cross-border financings, and capital markets transactions. Bakhytzhan Kadyrov  has experience in the hotel management and hospitality projects, serving both owners and hotel managers on various Kazakhstan law matters.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Bakhytzhan Kadyrov  – Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP field a seasoned team in the corporate and business transactions space, representing major corporates, investment banks and sovereign wealth funds across different economic sectors including energy and natural resources alongside the transportation sector. The firm is prevalent in international cross-border transactions across Europe, US and the UAE. Aset Shyngyssov is well regarded for his experience in leading numerous mergers and acquisitions across the region, alongside Bakhytzhan Kadyrov  who is focused on M&A, antitrust and other corporate matters. Aida Akhmetova  represents clients involved in M&A, cross-border investments and commercial transactions, while senior associate Anna Kornilova joined from Kinstellar LLP in 2023.