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Kinstellar advises on the sale of global IT company Comparex AG to SoftwareONE, a global technology provider

October 2018 – Kinstellar, together with Linklaters and bpv Hügel, has successfully advised on the sale of Comparex AG, a global IT company, to SoftwareONE, a leading global platform, solutions and services company. The terms of the deal have not been...

Kazakhstan introduces new “Squeeze-Out” mechanism for major shareholders

August 2018 – On 2 July 2018, Kazakhstan adopted the Law No. 166-VI "On amendments and changes to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Insurance and Insurance Activities, the Securities Market" (the “Law”). The Law entered into...

Kinstellar advises Halyk Bank JSC on its sale of 60% stake in Altyn Bank JSC

April 2018 – Kinstellar has advised Halyk Bank JSC, the leading Kazakhstan bank, on the sale of a 60% stake in the share capital of its subsidiary bank Altyn Bank JSC to China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited and China Shuangwei Investment Co., Ltd.....

Kazakhstan adopts new Subsurface Use Code: A summary of key novelties

February 2018 – On 27 December 2017, the long anticipated Code "On Subsurface and Subsurface Use" (No. 125-VI ZRK) was adopted (the "Code"). The text of the Code was published on 28 December 2017 and, with certain exceptions, it will come into force...

Kinstellar strengthens its team in Kazakhstan with appointment of Almas Zhaiylgan as Of Counsel

January 2018 – Kinstellar, Emerging Europe and Central Asia’s leading independent law firm, is delighted to announce that Almas Zhaiylgan has joined the Almaty office as Of Counsel and head of the firm’s local Energy and Natural Resources practice...

Kinstellar advises Halyk Bank JSC on its acquisition of Kazkommertsbank JSC

July 2017 - Kinstellar has advised the leading Kazakhstan bank, Halyk Bank JSC, on its acquisition of Kazkommertsbank JSC from Mr Kenges Rakishev and Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna JSC. The acquisition was completed on 5 July 2017. According to the...

Kinstellar and Linklaters advise joint lead managers on National Company KazMunayGas' Eurobonds issues totaling USD 2.75 billion

April 2017 - Kinstellar and Linklaters have successfully advised the joint lead managers and dealers – Citibank Global Markets, Deutsche Bank, UBS Investment Bank, Halyk Finance and SkyBridge Invest on the update of the USD 10.5 billion Global Medium...

Kinstellar, Astana International Finance Centre, BNY Mellon, FTI Consulting and Cleary Gottlieb co-host a successful capital markets conference in Astana, Kazakhstan

April 2017 - On 12 April, the conference "Kazakhstan: Tapping International Capital Markets" was held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Kinstellar’s Almaty office co-hosted this conference with BNY Mellon, Astana International Finance Centre, FTI...

Transparency International 2016 Corruption Perception Index – How are CEE, CIS and the Balkans doing?

February 2017 – Transparency International (“TI”) has recently published its Corruption Perceptions Index (“CPI”) for 2016, which surveys 176 countries and territories. Scores range from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The index is...

Kinstellar and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton co-host a successful dispute resolution seminar in Almaty

October 2016 - On 14 October, Kinstellar’s Almaty office co-hosted a seminar on dispute resolution with lawyers from the London office of international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. In attendance were more than 30 leading local bankers...