Kinstellar is the leading independent law firm in Emerging Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with offices in Almaty and Astana, Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Istanbul, Kyiv, Prague, Sofia, Tashkent and Zagreb.
The Astana office operates through Kinstellar Astana, an AIFC Participant which is a recognised company holding a licence for providing legal services on the territory of the AIFC.
Kinstellar’s team of international and local lawyers, led by Managing Partner Joel Benjamin, with 25 years of on-the-ground experience in Kazakhstan, and Partner Adlet Yerkinbayev, is highly regarded and widely seen by investors and leading international law firms as the “go-to team” in Kazakhstan for complex transactions.
The Kinstellar team includes lawyers qualified in Kazakhstan, the AIFC, the US and the UK. The office provides a wide range of legal services and is particularly strong in banking and finance, capital markets and corporate/M&A transactions in a variety of sectors such as oil and gas, mining, banking and financial institutions, infrastructure and telecommunications. Kinstellar also has a market leading team for dispute resolution, which is lead by partner Mukhit Yeleuov.
We are one of the leading law firms in Kazakhstan with top-tier rankings across core practice areas of Legal 500 and Chambers Global.