Yerken Zhakibayev

Associate, Nur-Sultan

Biography

Overview

Yerken is an Associate of Corporate and M&A team at White & Case Nur-Sultan office. He specializes in corporate and civil law, M&A, business structuring and investments. His experience includes advising on wide range corporate matters, analysing, drafting contracts and other transactional documents. He has a broad experience on due diligence processes.

Prior to joining White & Case Yerken has worked at one of the leading law firms in Kazakhstan and the Big Four organization.

Bars and Courts
Russian Federation
Education
LLB
Saint-Petersburg State University
Languages
English
Russian
Kazakh

Experience

Representation of National Post Operator in Kazakhstan during M&A and privatization process, including pre-sale diagnostic, analysis of the regulatory framework as well as preparation of draft amendments to the law, legal structuring, drafting of transactional documents and coordination of potential investors.*

Advising clients in relation to structuring of deals, drafting of related transactional documents and participation in a number of negotiations.*

Advising leading Russian e-commerce platform on structuring of its business in Kazakhstan.*

Advising in relation to legal analysis of potential tax and legal implication associated with potential early relinquishment of the contract area under production sharing agreement to the Kazakhstan Government.*

Advising on conducting of multiple legal due diligence.*

Advising clients with respect to regulatory advice, including incorporation of new legal entities, licensing issues, antimonopoly inquiries.*

Coordination of project work with teams from Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Mongolia.*

Representation of a client in relation to procedural documents and participation in legal proceedings related to IP, and compensation for the unlawful use of works, phonograms and performances in Kazakhstan via cable and TV, worth more than KZT2 billion.*

Representation of clients' interests in courts of general jurisdiction, arbitration courts of the Russian Federation.*

Advising in respect to preparation of statements/claims/other documents, negotiation of pre-trial settlement of disputes.*

Advising in relation to legal analysis of various agreements, contracts and other documents.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case