Alzhan Stamkulov

Alzhan Stamkulov
Partner

Alzhan Stamkulov is a managing partner in Synergy Partners Law Firm. During his 12 year career, Alzhan has advised international and domestic clients in a range of industries, such as consumer goods, retail, natural resources, logistics, pharmaceuticals and finance. Alzhan has helped to complete numerous M&A transactions on acquisitions, joint-ventures and fundraising, including farm-in and farm-out projects. He has helped clients capture immediate sales opportunities arising from M&A deals.

In such deals, Alzhan's role has included pre-acquisition restructure, deal structure and tax advice, deal negotiations, underlying agreements review, legal due diligence and governmental approvals for the acquisition.

His main areas of practice are general corporate advisory work on commercial, subsoil, tax, financing, employment and environmental matters. He also has extensive experience in high premium financial transactions in Kazakhstan.

In 2001 Alzhan was involved in an educational project of the Kazakh State Law Academy under the EU TEMPUS TACIS programme, he had a research study at the University of North London.

Practice Areas

  • corporate 
  • commerce & trade
  • dispute resolution
  • empoyment
  • environment & natural resources
  • finance & investments
  • mergers & acquisitions
  • taxation

Career

  • Partner, Synergy Partners Law Firm, 2011 to date
  • Senior Lawyer, private law firm, Almaty, 2009-2010
  • Senior Lawyer, Visor Holding, Almaty, 2007-2009
  • Senior Lawyer, accounting firm (BIG4), Almaty, 2006-2007
  • Lawyer, private law firm, 2005-2006
  • Lawyer, JSC Kazkommertsbank, 2004-2005
  • Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, 2001-2002
  • Astana Master Plan Development, JICA project in Kazakhstan, 2000-2001

Education

  • University of East Anglia, Norwich Law School scholarship, LL.M., 2004
  • University of North London, EU TEMPUS TACIS fellow, Certificate, 2002
  • Kazakh State Law Academy, J.D., with honours, 2000

Languages

  • Russian
  • English

Publications

  • Corporate Governance Problems in Kazakhstan
  • Liability for Environmental Damage
  • Problems in Kazakhstan pension system
  • Responsibility for environmental damage
  • New Labor Code: is the employer always right?
  • Supervisory Board in LLP: problems of corporate governance in Kazakhstan