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Yerzhan
Manasov

Partner

+ 7 7272 596 260
+ 7 7272 597 560
+ 7 701 953 1571

yerzhan.manasov@linkagemind.com

Specialization

Corporate and M&A
Litigation and Arbitration

Education

Kazakh Humanitarian and Law University, LL.M
Tashkent State Institute of Law, LLB

Languages

English, Kazakh, Russian


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Professional experience

Yerzhan is a Partner in the Corporate and M&A team and heads the Almaty office. He has acted on behalf of investors, construction professionals, developers, financiers, central and local governments in a wide range of projects including numerous project financed and PPP schemes. His representative transactions include advising:

  • Alsim Alarko Sanayi Tesisleri ve Ticaret, a Turkish construction company, on the construction of industrial facilities in Kazakhstan.
  • FoodMaster, the largest Kazakhstan dairy company, on intercompany restructuring.
  • Myllyn Paras, a large Finnish manufacturer of milling products, on a number of transactions for the acquisition of assets in the Kazakhstan’s agricultural sector.
  • China Development Bank on the project financing of the Kazakhmys - Aktogai deal for an aggregate amount of USD 1.5 billion.
  • Hanhong Private Equity Fund on a number of M&A transactions for the acquisition of gold deposits in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
  • Swiss Capital on the compulsory acquisition of a stake in a Kazakh company and on the regulatory framework in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • JSC «SARECO» on the acquisition of the strategic assets in Kazakhstan and on general corporate and antitrust matters.
  • Sumitomo Corporation on the establishment of an electricity production facility for renewable energy sources.
  • IT Logycom on its dispute with an insurance company for recovering USD 1.2 million of insured losses.
  • Schneider Electric on various customs and tax issues in relation to supply of goods to Afghanistan through Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
  • Committee for State Property and Privatization of the Ministry of Finance on its dispute over the recognition of its ownership rights over the property located in the Russian Federation.
  • RTS Decaux in relation to the land use rights and compliance with outdoor advertising legislation.
  • JSC "KazStroyService" in relation to the issue of a corporate guarantee.
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Gedeon Richter and Unipharm on all corporate matters arising out of their current activities in Kazakhstan.
  • RG Brands Kazakhstan in relation to the dispute over a breach of its obligations under the contract.
  • JSC "TRANCO" on its contract for re-purchasing a real estate for USD 15 million.
  • Akimat of Atyrau Region in relation to the PPP project for the construction of roads, energy management systems, heating systems and fish processing plants.
  • Maslo-Del Company, a producer of sunflower oil, milk and other food, on various corporate and regulatory aspects.
  • Air Arabia, an airline company, on the dispute in relation to the compensation for damages to passengers.
  • Elbit Systems, an Israeli manufacturer of the defense equipment, on all legal aspects of the public procurement procedures in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
  • Ipek Kagyt Kazakhstan on obtaining the status of a member of "Astana - New City" Special Economic Zone.
  • Wardell Armstrong on all legal aspects of establishing its business in Kazakhstan.