Tatyana Lee | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Tatyana Lee
Tatyana Lee

Tatyana Lee

Associate, Astana

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Tatyana is an associate with White & Case Astana office. Being trained in U.S and European schools, she specializes primarily in cross-border transactions, investments, project finance, business organization/corporate law, M&A, contracts, and litigation. Tatyana has broad experience in due diligence and negotiations of project agreements in gas, petrochemical, textile, and cotton-processing projects. She represents leading airline and oil & gas companies, international financial institutions, engineering companies, and other transnational corporations from different parts of the world.

Prior to joining White & Case, Tatyana has worked for several international law firms in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Bars and Courts

  • Uzbekistan Bar


  • Master's Degree, Comparative Law, Economics and Finance, International University College of Turin, Turin, Italy
  • LLM, International and Comparative Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, US
  • Bachelor's Degree, International Law, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


  • Russian
  • English
  • Uzbek
  • French
  • Korean


Advising the Kazakhstan banking regulator on implementing the merger deal of two Kazakhstani system-forming banks.

Advising foreign banks in Switzerland and Japan on banking regulation in Kazakhstan.

Advising a major Islamic bank on introducing its retail products in Kazakhstan.

Advising a leading Russian oil and gas company on structuring its assets management within the existing product sharing agreement in Uzbekistan.

Exercising legal due diligence of a number of subsidiaries within the group of the largest railway company in Kazakhstan.

Advising one of the world's largest uranium producers on its cross-border restructuring covering the issues involving Kazakhstani legal implications.

Advising a leading Chinese petroleum group on its cross-border restructuring covering the issues involving Kazakhstani legal implications.

Advising one of the leading Swiss banks on income repatriation structuring.

Advising a U.S. oil & gas company on structuring its transaction involving a JV structure with a Kazakhstani national company.

Advising a major atomic company on its potential equity and asset acquisition of its sister company.


  • Chapter for Kazakhstan, Energy, Global Legal Insights, 3rd ed., 2014
  • Section 3: Country Chapters: Uzbekistan, The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review, 2013
  • The Role of the United Nations in International Humanitarian Law, Scientific Conference on International Humanitarian Law for University Undergraduates and Postgraduates in Central Asia, Almaty, ICRC, pp. 218-230, 2007