I am an integral member of Fieldfisher's CIS Group and have extensive experience in advising entrepreneurs and businesses from the CIS region, particularly Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine with particular focus on energy and natural resources sector.
I have advised on a number of significant corporate transactions in energy and natural resources sector in Kazakhstan and Russia. In addition I have experience in sports and banking sectors and advising clients on the resolution of investment and corporate disputes.
My recent transactions include:
- acting for JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Production, the largest listed oil and gas company in Kazakhstan, in respect of US$1.95 billion tender offer launched by the company for its GDRs and shares valued at US$5.6bn and delisting from the Official List of the London Stock Exchange and the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange;
- leading a team advising JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Production on a number of M&A and joint venture projects, including the recent sale of 49% interest in JSC Karpovskiy Severniy to MOL Group and new joint venture arrangements with MOL Group and First International Oil Corporation Group in respect of the production stage of the Fedorovskoe oil field in Kazakhstan;
- providing advice to publicly listed companies on general corporate matters and issues related to listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange;
- advising Kazakh sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna on a number of corporate deals and its management of stakes in FTSE100 companies;
- acting for KMG Kashagan B.V. in connection with a US$1bn prepayment facility underwritten by Vitol S.A. in respect of crude oil exported from the Kashagan oil field and subsequent extensions of facility up to an amount of US$2.2bn.
I am a member of Association of the International Petroleum Negotiators and a member of the executive committee of the British-Kazakh Law Association.
I frequently speak at various conferences and most recently at English Law Day Forum in Kazakhstan, organized by the Law Society of England and Wales.
I speak fluent Russian, English and Uzbek languages.