Firm Profile > Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP > Almaty, Kazakhstan

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP
THE NURLY-TAU CENTRE, 13 AL-FARABY AVE
BLOC 1-V 4TH FLOOR, OFFICE 402
050059 ALMATY
Kazakhstan

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is a key adviser to the government of Kazakhstan on high-profile international arbitration and litigation proceedings, and has notable expertise in the oil and gas sector; the group recently acted for KazAtomProm on issues relating to investments and international joint venture arrangements. Askar Moukhitdinov is based in Almaty and supervises all work done by the firm's Kazakhstan office. The practice also leverages practitioners in Paris and New York to handle arbitration and litigation mandates. Nurlan Mukhitdinov was recently promoted to counsel.

Practice head(s):

Askar Moukhitdinov

Key clients

Republic of Kazakhstan

Samruk-Kazyna

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP advises the Ministry of Energy of Kazakhstan on a wide range of issues in the oil and gas sector, and has led complex negotiations with international oil companies relating to the Kashagan and Karachaganak oil and gas fields. Askar Moukhitdinov oversees all work in Kazakhstan, and newly promoted counsel Nurlan Mukhitdinov is an expert in Kazakh corporate, tax, subsoil and environmental laws.

Practice head(s):

Askar Moukhitdinov

Key clients

Republic of Kazakhstan

The firm: Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, founded in 1830, was one of the first US law firms to develop a truly international practice. Dedicated to counselling clients involved with some of the most challenging transnational transactions and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, Curtis represents multinational companies, international financial institutions, governments and state-owned entities, family and other privately held businesses, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals. With offices in the United States, Central and East Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East, Curtis is located in the key business centres where clients need the firm most.

Areas of practice: Curtis established its Almaty office in 2008. The firm’s attorneys in the region focus on oil and gas, energy, infrastructure development and public projects, investment management and international arbitration. The firm has served as legal advisor on some of the largest projects in Kazakhstan, counselling both private sector companies and government entities.

Curtis continues to be a trusted advisor to the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Justice on strategic oil and gas matters in Kazakhstan. In January 2017, Curtis partner Eric Gilioli was awarded a medal for Distinguished Labor in recognition of his legal work in the Kazakh oil and gas industry.

The office’s Kazakhstan lawyers work closely with commercial, tax and international arbitration lawyers from its London, Paris and New York offices.

The Almaty office is particularly strong in oil and gas and energy work in Kazakhstan, but also undertakes corporate and capital markets work, reflecting the developing legal services market in the country.

The firm’s market-leading international arbitration practice continues to represent the Republic of Kazakhstan in high-profile arbitrations. The team represents clients in matters ranging from complex multiparty, multijurisdictional disputes to mid-sized commercial arbitrations and mediations and is involved in all stages of the arbitration process, including drafting arbitration clauses and, in the event of a dispute, handling pre-arbitration negotiations and representing clients before arbitral bodies and in court proceedings to recognise and enforce arbitral awards.

Highlights of the past year include securing a comprehensive victory for the Republic of Kazakhstan, in an arbitration appeal brought before the commercial court in London by Ruby Roz, a Kazakh poultry farm company. Curtis also continues to advise Samruk Kazyna, the sovereign wealth fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on many of its most significant financial transactions.

The team’s practitioners have appeared before all the major European and international arbitral bodies in disputes arising under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Resident attorneys in the Almaty office are admitted to practice in Kazakhstan. Curtis Mallet-Prevost (Kazakhstan) LLP is owned by Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (New York).

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Competition and antitrust
Corporate
Employment
Energy/oil and gas
Environmental
Finance and capital markets
Hotels and tourism
Intellectual property
International and sovereign wealth funds
International arbitration
Investment management
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
Project development and finance
Real estate and construction
Restructuring and insolvency
Venture capital
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Kazakh
Russian
Contact : Askar Moukhitdinov
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