Almaty

We are currently seeking lawyers to join our Almaty team.

Our Almaty lawyers have extensive experience advising on major domestic and cross-border transactions and disputes in Kazakhstan and the wider CIS, as well as on the full spectrum of legal needs to clients. Our independently recognized and multilingual team of U.S., English and Kazakh-qualified lawyers offers services in Russian, Kazakh and English, and acts as or coordinates local counsel on cross-border matters. We also offer a range of services in Chinese and have in-office capability in French, German and Turkish.

Our corporate and securities team advises national and multinational corporations, financial sponsors, regulated investment companies and investment banking firms on the entire range of corporate and general business law matters. With experience working on the privatization of state companies and in the drafting of commercial laws for Kazakhstan, our lawyers have also acted for clients on cross-border transactions in a variety of sectors, notably energy, natural resources and telecommunications. We counsel clients on the full range of finance matters, including financings governed by English, U.S., Kazakh or other domestic laws in the CIS. Our diverse clients include leading investment banking firms, public and privately held corporations, private equity sponsors and hedge funds, commercial real estate lenders, real estate funds and rating agencies, and multilateral institutions, in relation to loan finance, including project finance and restructuring; debt or equity capital markets transactions; securitization; and municipal and microfinance matters. A particular feature of our Almaty-based team is its experience advising on financings in a wide array of CIS and other Eurasian jurisdictions.

Not only are we accustomed to identifying key legal issues that may impact the business or operations of a company at the due diligence stage, but we are also accustomed to offering innovative solutions to these problems. We have acted on corporate transactions involving entities from small start-ups to multinational giants; have conducted due diligence reviews on dozens of companies; and have substantial experience working with the relevant governmental authorities on corporate transactions, including on antitrust/competition filings. We also provide general corporate and commercial advice in areas including: establishment of a local presence in Kazakhstan, receiving accreditation for a representative office, and registering with the tax and other authorities; corporate governance; foreign investment regulations; distribution, franchising, sales and other commercial contracts; intellectual property; real estate; and cash management structures.

Role Summary

Our lawyers will work on a broad mix of transactions, including public and private M&A, joint venture, finance and regulatory. The work will have both national and international dimensions and will range from large, complex transactions to smaller deals which provide greater responsibility. We offer comprehensive training and career development for associates at all levels and encourage secondments, both within our international network and to our clients.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Kazakhstan law degree
  • LLM from either the U.S., UK or Europe
  • Strong technical and commercial abilities
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team and supervise more junior lawyers
  • Highly effective communicator in English (both orally and in writing)
  • Able to take on a high degree of responsibility and manage a challenging workload
  • Committed to providing an excellent service to our clients
  • Corporate experience at an international firm or in-house, either in Almaty or abroad
  • A strong technical and commercial background
  • Proactive involvement in business development and knowledge management

For additional information or to submit your application, please contact:

James J. Lyons
Manager of Human Resources for Europe, the Middle East and Asia


About Dechert

Dechert is a global specialist law firm.

Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands, we excel in delivering practical commercial judgment and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters.

In an increasingly challenging environment, clients look to us to serve them in ways that are faster, sharper and leaner without compromising excellence.

We are relentless in serving our clients – delivering the best of the firm to them with entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert.

Our Offices

In the United States, we have offices in Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Hartford, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Princeton, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Our European offices are located in Brussels, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Luxembourg, Moscow, Munich, Paris and Tbilisi; our Asian offices are located in Almaty, Beijing, Singapore and Hong Kong; and in the Middle East, we have a location in Dubai.

Our Practices

Dechert’s core practices are:
  • Corporate and securities
  • Business restructuring and reorganization
  • Litigation
  • Finance and real estate
  • Financial services
  • Intellectual property