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Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution Tier 1Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has an excellent reputation in high-profile international arbitrations, where it acts for the state, state-owned enterprises and investors in matters that are of strategic importance to Kazakhstan. Recent work includes advice to the Kazakh government in a UNCITRAL investor-state arbitration under the Bilateral Investment Treaty between Canada and the Soviet Union. Astana-based Askar Moukhitdinov co-heads the practice with three partners located outside of Kazakhstan, including New York-based Eric Gilioli and Paris-based Peter Wolrich and Geoffroy Lyonnet.
Peter Wolrich; Geoffroy Lyonnet; Askar Moukhitdinov; Eric Gilioli
The Republic of Kazakhstan
- Advised the Republic of Kazakhstan in a UNCITRAL arbitration commenced by a Canadian investor pursuant to the Bilateral Investment Treaty between Canada and the Soviet Union.
Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources Tier 1Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has a standout reputation in upstream oil and gas mandates, as well as those involving the uranium and gold sectors. The team advises government agencies and state-owned enterprises on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious matters; dispute resolution is an area of particular focus for the practice. In a recent high-value highlight, the group represented the Republic of Kazakhstan in a UNCITRAL arbitration commenced by a Canadian investor pursuant to the bilateral investment treaty between Canada and the Soviet Union. Astana-based Askar Moukhitdinov co-heads the practice with New York-based Eric Gilioli, whose combined experience encompasses debt and equity financings, M&A, corporate reorganisations and commercial contracts. Counsel Nurlan Mukhitdinov, who splits his time between Almaty and New York, is well-versed in investor-state arbitrations.
Askar Moukhitdinov; Eric Gilioli
Other key lawyers:
Nurlan Mukhitdinov; Susan Maples
Ministry of Justice of Kazakhstan, acting on behalf of the Republic of Kazakhstan
- Represented the Republic of Kazakhstan in a UNCITRAL arbitration commenced by a Canadian investor pursuant to the Bilateral Investment Treaty between Canada and the Soviet Union.
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP > Firm Profile
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.
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).
|Competition and antitrust|
|Energy/oil and gas|
|Finance and capital markets|
|Hotels and tourism|
|International and sovereign wealth funds|
|Mergers and acquisitions|
|Project development and finance|
|Real estate and construction|
|Restructuring and insolvency|
LanguagesEnglish French Kazakh Russian
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- Dispute resolution
- Energy and natural resources