Kinstellar, Emerging Europe and Central Asia’s leading independent law firm, is delighted to announce that Almas Zhaiylgan has joined the Almaty office as Of Counsel and head of the firm’s local Energy and Natural Resources practice in Almaty.

Almas Zhaiylgan has 20 years’ experience advising companies in the oil and gas and mining industries in Kazakhstan. Prior to June 2017 he was a partner at a major international law firm and headed that firm’s Kazakh practice in the energy and natural resources sector. As such, he assisted clients with upstream exploration and production projects, including drafting and negotiating host government contracts, joint-venture agreements, farm-out agreements and joint operating agreements. He also has broad experience in mergers and acquisitions and regularly advises clients on various corporate, regulatory and compliance matters.