Press Release

Morgan Lewis Elevates Three Lawyers to International Partner

June 01, 2015

June 1, 2015: Morgan Lewis is pleased to announce that Asem B. Bakenova, Philip Dowsett, and Bakhytzhan O. Kadyrov have been elevated to International Partner, effective May 1, 2015.

Asem B. Bakenova is based in Astana, Kazakhstan, where she assists clients with all aspects of corporate law matters, infrastructure transactions, and intellectual property matters. She helps clients draft and negotiate agreements and other supporting documents for major infrastructure projects in Kazakhstan; chemical feedstock and offtake agreements; and trademark protection, copyright, and technology licenses. Asem has also represented clients in numerous joint venture arrangements.

Philip Dowsett is based in Dubai. He advises clients from a variety of industries on business and finance issues in the Middle East, UK, Europe, and the Americas. He counsels on private equity and venture capital matters; complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions; takeovers; divestitures; joint ventures; and corporate finance transactions, including Islamic finance. Philip also advises clients on private investment fund structuring, formation, and governance matters.

Bakhytzhan O. Kadyrov is based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Kazakh and international companies turn to Bakhytzhan for advice on a range of corporate matters, including mergers, acquisitions, and taxes. His client base spans industries and encompasses luxury hotel developers, mining companies, oil producers, and grain traders.