Kuanysh Shekerbekov


+7 727 355 0530

Kuanysh Shekerbekov

+7 727 355 0530


Kuanysh Shekerbekov is a Counsel in the Almaty office. He focuses on corporate law, M&A, banking, tax, financial, and cross-border transactions.

Kuanysh has represented international and domestic clients in various cross-border capital market transactions, including IPOs, liability management exercises, and bond issuances. His particular focus is on oil & gas, mining, energy, and telecommunications sectors, and he has played a key role in the success of numerous projects.

Serving as the primary client contact for Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC)-related matters, Kuanysh has effectively managed diverse projects within this jurisdiction, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to driving legal innovation within the hub. Kuanysh has recently been admitted as a Solicitor in the Senior Courts of England and Wales. This qualification also allows him to navigate through all projects in the AIFC, given the close alignment between AIFC law and English law.

Kuanysh is admitted as a Solicitor in the Senior Courts of England and Wales. 

He is an experienced lawyer whose analysis is very strong.

He is a rising star.

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2023


M&A and Corporate

  • KAZAKHSTAN ENERGY REINSURANCE COMPANY LTD. on its redomiciliation from Bermuda Islands to the Astana International Financial Center. This sets a precedent for Kazakhstan companies to transfer operations and capital from offshore jurisdictions to the country.
  • HALYK BANK JSC on the acquisition of Kazkommertsbank JSC from Mr Kenges Rakishev and the Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna JSC
  • KENGES RAKISHEV on the acquisition of Alnair Capital Holding JSC and its 28.08% shareholding in Kazkommertsbank JSC, the largest bank in Kazakhstan, as a result of which Mr Rakishev increased his total shareholding in Kazkommertsbank JSC to 56.75% of its issued common share capital
  • KENGES RAKISHEV on the acquisition of a 46.5% stake in JSC BTA Bank from JSC Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna
  • A CONFIDENTIAL CLIENT on the acquisition of companies owning logistics complexes in Russian Federation
  • MAJOR CHINESE PRIVATE ENTERPRISE on the potential acquisition of a Kazakhstan maritime shipping company
  • INTERNATIONAL MINERAL RESOURCES II B.V. on the sale of 100% of issued and placed shares of KoZhaN JSC, an oil company, via open trade on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange

Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)

  • ALEM COMMUNICATIONS HOLDING LLP on the sale of Digital TV LLP, a cable TV operator, to JSC Kazakhtelecom
  • ALEM COMMUNICATIONS HOLDING LLP on the sale of Aksoran LLP, a WiMAX operator, to a subsidiary of TeliaSonera AB
  • CONFIDENTIAL CLIENTS on the sale of an interest in an independent Kazakhstan telecommunications operator to a European telecommunications operator and the formation of a joint venture with that operator
  • TELE2 SVERIGE AB on the acquisition of a 51% interest in Mobile Telecom Service, the third-largest Kazakhstan cellular operator, from JSC Kazakhtelecom
  • KCELL JOINT STOCK COMPANY, a leading cellular phone provider in Kazakhstan, on its USD 525 million initial public offering via a listing of GDRs on the London Stock Exchange and of shares on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange*

*Experience prior to joining Kinstellar.


  • 2019 – 2020: BPP Law School, UK, London, Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) with commendation
  • 2009 – 2010: University of Leicester, UK, LL.M. in International Commercial Law (Distinction)
  • 2001 – 2005: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Specialist in International Law (Honours)


  • Solicitor in the Senior Courts of England and Wales


English, Russian, Kazakh


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