Mr. Bekzhanov is an experienced advisor to international and local companies in complex mergers and acquisitions. Baizhan has an extensive experience advising international clients on issues related to subsoil use regulation at deals on acquisition of subsoil use assets in Kazakhstan, commercial agreements. Prior to joining GRATA, Baizhan worked for 5 years as a legal counsel in a biggest subsoil user.

Education:

  • Baizhan Bekzhanov graduated from Cardiff  University with LLM diploma in Commercial Law, 2009
  • He graduated from Kazakh State Law University with diploma with distinction in 2002
  • He also participated at trainings on “International Contracts” and “Requisitioning of the documents by the state bodies”

Practice:

  • Subsoil Use;
  • Corporate and M&A;
  • Project Finance.

Languages:

  • Russian
  • English
  • Kazakh
  • Acting as local counsel for a large Chinese oil holding company in respect of its acquisition of a Kazakh oil company;
  • Conducting due diligence of a large Kazakh mining company with a view to its acquisition by a large Chinese mining company;
  • Longstanding and ongoing advisory work for a large British trade company in respect of its current activities in Kazakhstan relating to trade and distribution of oil and lubricants;
  • Advising a large Russian mining company regarding its acquisition of a 50% stake in a Kazakh mining company;
  • Longstanding and ongoing advisory work for a large Chinese oil company in respect of its activities in Kazakhstan;
  • Advising a large Kazakh company in obtaining a state waiver in respect of sale-purchase shares in a Kazakh mining company and carrying out the procedure of obtaining the waiver;
  • Advising a Kazakh company in respect of an ongoing project for the acquisition of the Russian company; 
  • Advising a Russian company in respect of its project for the exploration of a phosphorus deposit;
  • Advising Kazakh gold company in respect of local content issues and tax issues;
  • Advising Kazakh oil company in respect of tax issues.
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