Almas Zhali

Associate, Nur-Sultan

Biography

Overview

Almas is an associate in Nur-Sultan office who specializes in corporate law and mergers and acquisitions. He advises international and local companies in relation to the M&A, banking and corporate issues. He also has a broad experience on due diligence processes.

Bars and Courts
Kazakhstan
Education
LLB
Suleyman Demirel University

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Languages
English
Russian
Kazakh
Turkish

Experience

Representation of First Heartland Securities, a Kazakhstani brokerage company and a part of the investment holding, in relation to the acquisition of 99.5% of shares Tsesnabank (currently renamed to First Heartland Jysan Bank), one of the leading banks in Kazakhstan.

Representation of Kazakhtelecom JSC, the major telecommunications company owned by the Kazakhstan government, in the acquisition of 75% shares in Kcell JSC, one of the leading mobile operator in Kazakhstan from Telia Company and Fintur Holdings BV.

Representation of Resource Capital Funds, a mining-focused US-based private equity fund in a 35% indirect equity acquisition of RG Gold, a gold mining company based in Kazakhstan.

Representation of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, an American multinational investment bank and financial services company, in relation to its acquisition of minority stake in Astana International Exchange, newly established stock exchange of Astana International Financial Center (AIFC), and to become a shareholder.

Representation of the consortium of the international construction companies in connection with the construction and operation of the Big Almaty Ring Motor Road (BAKAD), the ring road around Almaty, the largest infrastructure concession project in Kazakhstan.

Representation of the client specializing in telecommunications on various corporate and regulatory matters with regard to the joint venture TNS-Plus, including shareholder agreement, dividends and debts repayment issues.

Advising the international corporation operating mainly in robotics and the power and automation technology areas, on its sale of asset in Kazakhstan.

Representation of Beineu - Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP in connection with US$2.5 billion financing of the Beineu-Shymkent gas pipeline construction in Kazakhstan.

Representation of Eurasian Bank JSC in connection with the merge of Eurasian Bank with BankPozitif Kazakhstan which was carried out in two stages: acquisition of BankPozitif Kazakhstan by Eurasian Bank and actual merger of Eurasian Bank with BankPozitif Kazakhstan.

Representation of Expobank LLC and its individual shareholder, Kim Igor Vladimirovich, in respect to acquisition of JSC SB RBS (Kazakhstan).

Representation of Kazzinc LLP, the largest polymetals producer in Kazakhstan, on its acquisition of Zhairem GOK, a large producer of manganese, ferromagnesian and barite concentrates.

Representation of on acquisition of a local subsidiary of an international software vendor by a foreign company.

Conducted due diligence of banks, mining and IT companies.