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 > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Aset ShyngyssovMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

With two offices in Kazakhstan, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP consistently provides ‘dedicated and flexible‘ advice to a roster of high-profile Kazakh and international clients on high-value financial and corporate work. The team is led by Aset Shyngyssov, who also leads the Kazakhstan finance practice and has handled numerous deals in the region including M&A, oil and gas, and infrastructure projects. Klara Nurgaziyeva focuses on energy projects and M&A.

Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources

(Leading individuals)

Aset ShyngyssovMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is one of the leading firms in the energy and natural resources sector in Kazakhstan, and is primarily noted for its work on energy and infrastructure projects, M&A and joint ventures. The practice is also active in EBRD-led financings. The highly experienced Aset Shyngyssov heads up the Kazakhstan energy practice, and handles notable transactions in the oil and gas and energy sectors, while fellow co-head Klara Nurgaziyeva focuses on energy projects and M&A. The group is further supported by lawyers in London, Moscow and China.

Kazakhstan > Real estate and construction (including projects)

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advises a range of global and domestic real estate clients on a number of real estate-related corporate and contractual matters. Aset Shyngyssov assists with core issues arising from retail, office and residential premises in Nur-Sultan.

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP focuses primarily on cross-border international arbitration and litigation, and has recently acted for clients in contract, oil and gas, corporate and tax disputes. The group works closely with the firm’s London office, and the specialists in Almaty and Nur-Sultan frequently handle local litigation in Kazakhstan courts and arbitration tribunals. Aset Shyngyssov heads up the Kazakhstan litigation practice, and Klara Nurgaziyeva focuses on energy projects and M&A-related issues, shareholder relations and settlements.

Kazakhstan > Banking, finance and capital markets

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advises high-profile Kazakh and global corporate and financial institutions on a variety of projects in the banking, finance and capital markets arenas. The team is highly experienced across a range of sectors in Kazakhstan and the broader CIS region including the energy, infrastructure, telecoms, banking and capital markets industries. The practice is also supported by lawyers in London and Moscow. Aset Shyngyssov is managing partner and focuses on banking, finance, and capital markets. Klara Nurgaziyeva handles complex financing matters and securities issues.