Assel Konyskerey

Associate, Astana



Assel is an Associate with Corporate and M&A team at White & Case Astana office. Her main areas of legal practice include corporate and commercial law, antitrust, contracts, environmental law and renewable energy sector.

Assel has transactional experience in representing a broad range of public and private entities, mining and renewable energy projects in all aspects of corporate governance, merger and acquisitions, project financing, restructuring, legal due diligence and regulatory matters.

Bars and Courts
Adilet Higher Law School


Representation of Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC (Nostrum), a UK-listed oil and gas company engaging in the production, development and exploration of oil and gas in the pre-Caspian Basin in Kazakhstan, in connection with its financial restructuring of in excess of US$1.125 billion in principal of senior unsecured notes issued by Nostrum and Nostrum Oil & Gas Finance B.V.

Representation of the client in connection with the proposed acquisition of the equity interest of approximately 50% in three operating solar photovoltaic projects in solar companies in Kazakhstan. Work involves providing regulatory advice with regard to share acquisition and financing arrangements, conducting legal due diligence.

Representation of AIIB, EBRD, ICBC and the Green Climate Fund in relation on the project financing for the construction and operation of the 100 MW Zhanatas wind farm in Kazakhstan, the largest of its wind turbines kind in Central Asia. The transaction was awarded "Deal of the Year" for 2021 by China Business Law Journal, and the "Projects & Energy Deal of the Year" by The In-House Community.

Representation of EBRD in relation to the project financing for the construction and operation of the 100 MW Shokpar wind farm in Kazakhstan. Work includes conducting due diligence, advising on regulatory landscape, managing and addressing various complex issues with respect to renewable energy sources regulation.

Representation of the client in relation to the proposed privatization of major hydropower plants in Kazakhstan. Work includes conducting due diligence, regulatory issues, negotiating transactional documents and terms of privatization, involvement in international aspects of the proposed transaction.

Representation of major mining company in relation to its shift between subsoil use regimes in Kazakhstan and various subsoil use regulatory matters.

Representation of the senior international lenders, EBRD and IFC, in the secured financing of the Almaty International Airport reconstruction for US $450 million. The transaction was named "M&A/Acquisition Finance Deal of the Year" by Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey Awards 2022.

Representation of Kazakhstan major postal service operator owned by the Kazakhstan government, in relation on its M&A related matters, including due diligence. *

Representation of Kazakhstani leading construction company in connection with its corporate restructuring procedures. *

Representation of a multinational pharmaceutical company on its acquisition of 100% stake in a local entity in Kazakhstan. *

Representation of a leading CIS pharmaceutical corporation on its proposed reorganization.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case