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Kinstellar reinforces its capabilities in Uzbekistan with the appointment of Kamilla Khamraeva as Counsel

February 2024 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce that Kamilla Khamraeva has joined the firm’s Tashkent office as Counsel. Kamilla focuses on Banking & Finance and the Energy and Infrastructure sectors.

Kamilla is an experienced lawyer with a strong track record implementing some of the major and most sophisticated projects in Uzbekistan in recent years. She has also been involved in regional initiatives overseeing mandates in Turkmenistan, collaborating with local firms/lawyers on the ground. During her legal career she has advised the IFC, ADB, EBRD, Intesa Sanpaolo, Unicredit, Credit Suisse, MUFG, SACE and others in various transactions.

Kamilla often works closely with lenders on structuring bespoke transactions to ensure their compliance with Uzbek laws, especially where the legislation is silent or vague as to legal concepts normally applied by investment banks and international financial institutions in cross-border transactions.

She joins Kinstellar from a leading regional firm, Centil, where she held a senior position overseeing a team of Associates on projects in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Kamilla is building a solid reputation on the local market, which is recognised by the main international legal directories Chambers and Legal 500. In recent editions, clients describe her as having a profound industry knowledge and experience in the transactions of the level required for banks, as well as passion in performing the services’’. (Legal 500, 2023)

Kamilla graduated from MGIMO in Moscow (LL.B.) and holds an LL.M. degree in Economics and Finance from the International University College of Turin (Italy). She is a native Russian speaker and is fluent in English, Italian and Uzbek.  

“I am very delighted to extend a warm welcome to Kamilla as she joins our team. With her extensive background in both the banking and energy/infrastructure sectors, along with a profound understanding of market peculiarities and dynamics, Kamilla brings invaluable expertise that aligns seamlessly with our growth objectives and allows us to broaden our reach to serve a wider client base. Her unique skillset not only enhances our capabilities but also reinforces our commitment to delivering exceptional value to our clients. We are excited about the contributions she will undoubtedly make as a vital member of our team.’’

Sherzod Yunusov, Partner in our Tashkent office

“I am honoured and genuinely thrilled to become a part of the exceptional team here at Kinstellar. I am eager to collaborate with each of you and to uphold Kinstellar's reputation for excellence in legal services. Together, I am confident that we will achieve great success and continue to surpass expectations. Thank you for welcoming me, I am excited for the journey ahead.’’

Kamilla Khamraeva, new Counsel

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