Yerken Zhakibayev

Associate, Astana



Yerken is an Associate of Corporate and M&A team at White & Case Astana 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 in 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
Saint-Petersburg State University


Representation of National Company KazMunayGas JSC, a leading national oil and gas company, and Samruk-Kazyna, Kazakhstan's national welfare fund as the selling shareholder on the IPO of c. 18.3 million ordinary shares of KMG owned by Samruk-Kazyna on the Kazakhstan Exchanges (AIX and the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange). This is the first IPO on the AIX to be based on the prospectus prepared exclusively in accordance with the AIX regulations (all prior equity offerings on AIX followed a "dual listing" model where the AIX accepted prospectuses prepared in accordance with the regulations of exchanges the AIX recognizes as equivalent).

Representation of international consortium with respect to operation and maintenance of the Big Almaty Ring Motor Road, the largest infrastructure PPP project in Kazakhstan.

Representation of group of companies in connection with transaction structuring and support, equity financing, and divestment.

Representation of a private fund and its subsidiaries in connection with restructuring and corporate governance matters.

Preparation of wealth report on the Kazakhstan State Official.

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.*

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

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

Representation 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.*

Representation of 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 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.*

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

* Experience prior to joining White & Case