Tatyana Lee

Associate, Nur-Sultan

Biography

Overview

Tatyana is an associate of M&A and Corporate practice at Nur-Sultan 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. 

Bars and Courts
Uzbekistan Bar
Education
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

Languages
Russian
English
Uzbek
French
Korean

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 a syndicate of banks including Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, China International Capital Corp., Halyk Finance and Mizuho International plc as joint bookrunners, and Numis Securities as co-manager, on the initial public offering of JSC NAC Kazatomprom. Kazatomprom is the world's largest producer of uranium. This deal was named as "ECM Deal in CEE, Russia and CIS" by GlobalCapital 2019.

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

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

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

Representation of a major construction and development Kazakhstani holding company on its corporate restructuring for the purpose of effective shareholders' protection, tax optimization, and capital raise.

Exercised due diligence and participated in negotiations of project agreements (EPC agreements, shareholders' agreements, off-take agreements, facility agreements, etc.) in gas projects (upstream gas projects in Uzbekistan).

Publications

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