Chingiz Kraibekov

Associate, Astana



Chingiz is an Associate in M&A Practice Group and based in Astana office. He specializes in corporate law, M&A, and natural resources projects in line with investment issues. His experience includes advising on wide range corporate matters, reviewing, analysing, drafting contracts, in particular related to subsoil use operations in Kazakhstan.

Prior to joining White & Case, Chingiz was an Associate in the international law firm and in-house lawyer in one of the largest mining corporation in Kazakhstan.

Bars and Courts
Law Degree
Karaganda Buketov State University


Zhanatas Wind Farm Financing
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.

Almaty International Airport Reconstruction
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.

Khorgos-Eastern Gateway
Representation of VPE Eurasia GP Limited, a SPV fully owned by private equity fund, VPE Capital, and Mubadala, in relation to the sale of a stake in KIF Warehouses LLP located in the Khorgos-Eastern Gateway logistics park in Kazakhstan.

Global Tailings Review on First Ever Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management
Representation of the Global Tailings Review (GTR) on the first ever Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management (the Standard), established to implement robust requirements for the safer management of tailings facilities in the mining industry.

Kazakhtelecom's acquisition of Kcell
Representation of Kazakhtelecom JSC, Kazakhstan's state-controlled leading telecommunications company, on the acquisition of a 75 percent stake in Kcell JSC, the leading mobile operator in Kazakhstan which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE).

Private investment of Resource Capital Fund VII L.P.
Representation of Resource Capital Fund VII L.P., a US-based private equity fund, in a 35 percent indirect equity acquisition of RG Gold, a gold mining company based in Kazakhstan.

Buyback offer of KazMunaiGas Exploration and Production
Representation of KazMunaiGas Exploration and Production JSC in relation to its buyback offer for shares and GDRs. This unique project required an innovative listing of the GDRs on KASE to permit a repurchase of GDRs in a tax efficient manner for holders.

Due diligence experience
Representation of investment group, specializing in direct equity investments in private company in relation to the due diligence of infrastructure asset in Central Kazakhstan.

Representation of US subsoil use company, and one of the leading oil & gas company in relation to the due diligence reports on mining and solar plant companies.

Representation of a privately owned principal investment holding company in relation to the due diligence on several logistics and transportation companies in Kazakhstan.

Corporate matters
Representation of one of the world's leading diversified mining and smelting groups in connection to the establishment of a venture fund and joint venture with a financial entity.

Representation of one of the world's largest mining companies in the production of gold and uranium on the drafting of articles of association and other corporate documents related to its proposed reorganisation in preparation for privatization.

Representation an oil & gas exploration and production company in relation to the memorandum on potential bankruptcy and debt restructuring issues.

Representation of local oil & gas company in relation to the liquidation and related financial obligations issues.

Representation of the Russian oil & gas company in relation to the labour regulation of directors and representative offices.


Commentary to the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Subsoil and Subsoil Use”, 2021, co-author