Kazakh and international companies turn to Bakhytzhan Kadyrov for advice on a range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, and tax. His client base spans industries and encompasses luxury hotel developers and mining and manufacturing companies. He has advised on a sale of a large confectionary company in Kazakhstan. Bakhytzhan has also provided counsel on complex Kazakh legal issues to a major Kazakhstan real estate developer.
The co-author of several publications about Kazakh tax and legal issues, Bakhytzhan speaks Russian and English. Before joining Morgan Lewis, he gained experience as an associate working in the corporate and tax practices of an international law firm, based in its Almaty, Kazakhstan, office. While there, he was seconded to the firm's London office for three months. Prior to that, Bakhytzhan worked at a Big Four tax firm.
For shareholders of Rakhat JSC, a large Kazakhstan confectionary company, in connection with the sale of their majority stake to Lotte Confectionery Co, Ltd.
For several international manufacturing giants, on complex privatization transactions.
For Compass Group PLC, a major international catering company, in connection with different projects, including joint ventures, acquisitions, labor and corporate law matters.
For Air Astana, Kazakhstan's national airline, in connection with issuance of legal opinions for a series of aircraft leases with Western lessors.
For MRC, the largest, global distributor of pipe, valve and fitting products and services to the energy and industrial markets, in connection with various complex Kazakh law matters (corporate, labour, regulatory).
For a large Kazakhstan developer, in connection with opening of a luxury hotel and branded apartments in Astana.
For a major Kazakhstan oil company, work in connection with complex transfer pricing issues.
For AGR, work in connection with the successfully closed sale of a Kazakhstan subsidiary.
Eligible in Kazakhstan
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Kazakhstan, The Legal 500 EMEA (2019)
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Energy, Law360 (2016)
Deputy Chair of the Tax Group, American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan