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 > Energy and natural resources

(Leading individuals)

Aset ShyngyssovMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is a key name for energy and infrastructure projects in Kazakhstan, especially issues related to M&A and joint ventures. Additionally, the team is highly experienced in advising on construction contracts, financings and engineering and procurement-related matters in the oil and gas sector. Managing partner Aset Shyngyssov leads on significant oil and gas transactions, including major M&A, financings and dispute resolution; and group co-head Klara Nurgaziyeva focuses primarily on energy projects and M&A.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Aset ShyngyssovMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

(Hall of Fame)

Aset ShyngyssovMorgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

With offices in Almaty and Nur-Sultan and leveraging the firm’s global network, the team at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has established itself as a ‘go-to‘ adviser for clients in the oil and gas, power and cybersecurity sectors on all corporate and finance matters. Notably, it is experienced in high-value joint ventures, EBRD-led financings, and cross-border acquisitions. Managing partner and general director Aset Shyngyssov leads on major M&A, infrastructure projects and joint ventures, while Klara Nurgaziyeva advises on energy projects and M&A work.

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has a track record acting for foreign and domestic clients in cross-border international arbitrations. The team works closely with the firm’s London office on much of its work, and handles local litigation in Kazakh courts. The group is particularly known for its litigation work regarding administrative law and tax matters. Managing partner and general director Aset Shyngyssov supervises the litigation practice and serves as a key partner liaising between the London and Almaty offices. Klara Nurgaziyeva is another key name.

Kazakhstan > Banking, finance and capital markets

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP advises international and domestic clients on a wide range of high-value and complex banking and capital markets work, with particular expertise in cross-border financings related to the UK and Russia. In recent years its clients have shifted to include key corporations in the energy, infrastructure and telecoms sectors operating in Kazakhstan. Managing partner and general director Aset Shyngyssov leads on M&A, oil and gas, and infrastructure projects, while Klara Nurgaziyeva focuses primarily on financings regarding energy projects and M&A transactions.