Zangar Nogaibay

Counsel, Astana



Zangar Nogaibay is an experienced counsel of White & Case global M&A and Corporate Practice Group based in Nur-Sultan.

Zangar's core expertise is civil law, corporate law, subsoil use regulation and private international law. He has over 15 years' experience in environmental law, with focus on oil & gas sector in Kazakhstan. Additionally, he has a broad experience in legislative work coordination, supervision of corporate, labor issues, restructuring and working with assets, mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to joining White & Case Zangar was an Executive Director in "Kazenergy Association", Member of the Board in "Atameken" National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, Head of Legal in Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the RoK as well as in national companies and private petroleum companies.

Bars and Courts
University of Bremen
University of Bremen
Kazakh State Law University


Management of the legal division and administration unit of the "KAZENERGY" Association;* 

Coordination of work to protect and representation the interests of oil & gas companies in legislative work;*

Supervising the work on protecting interests of industry companies, such as:*

  • the Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use (2015-2018);
  • the Environmental Code (2015-2016);
  • other legislative acts;

Expert support of the Ministry of Energy when drafting the Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use;*

Coordination of the preparation of the National Energy Report "KAZENERGY" in 2015 in collaboration with IHS CERA;*

Coordination of draft commentary to the Code "On Subsoil and Subsoil Use";*

Supervising the establishment of a NCE system centrally and in the regions;*

Legal support for the activities of the central apparatus of the NCE (corporate, labour, contractual matters, defence in court, etc.);*

Management of three departments of the legal block of "Atameken" National Chamber of Entrepreneurs;*

Coordination of work on protection and representation of the rights of entrepreneurs in drafting laws such as Code of Administrative Offenses, Criminal Code, Code of Criminal Procedure, Environmental, Business Codes, etc.;*

Creation and organization of the work of the Atameken Arbitration Center;*

Supervision of contractual and claim-related work of Private petroleum companies;*

Legislative work coordination of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Kazakhstan;*

Examination of draft subsoil use contracts;*

Representation of the interests of the competent authority in litigation;*

Legal support of the activities of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of Kazakhstan;*

Supervision of legal support of the activities of Sovereign Wealth Fund "Samruk-Kazyna" Joint Stock Company on oil & gas and energy assets;*

Legal support for "Sovereign Wealth Fund "Samruk-Kazyna" Joint Stock Company on building a corporate governance system in subsidiaries;*

Management of the departmental working group for the preparation of the draft law "On the Sovereign Welfare Fund";*

Coordination of activities of Civil Service Agency of Kazakhstan to improve civil service and ant-corruption legislation.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case


Schutz der Minderheit und der Gläubiger der abhängigen Aktiengesellschaft im Konzern, a book on commercial law issues (protection of shareholders) in Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan and Georgia (Germany, 2005, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin);

A chapter on banking legislation in Kazakhstan within "Banking Legislation of Foreign States" (co-authored with Dr. HJ Schramm, Germany, 2008, Springer).