Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie Announces Recent Promotions in Almaty and Moscow

Baker & McKenzie has recently promoted several employees in Kazakhstan and Russia. The Almaty promotions are Azamat Kuatbekov to managing partner, and Alexander Korchagin and Igor Kolupayev to partner and counsel, respectively. In Moscow, partners Edward Bekeschenko and Sergei Zhestkov have been promoted. Baker & McKenzie also strengthened its Capital Markets practice with the addition of Dmitry Dembich as senior associate in its Moscow office.

Azamat Kuatbekov, managing partner, Almaty
Azamat Kuatbekov specializes in dispute resolution, energy and natural resources law. He advises clients on corporate, M&A, antitrust and competition issues, particularly in the energy sector. Azamat Kuatbekov is recommended by Chambers Global 2011 and Legal 500 EMEA 2011.

Alexander Korchagin, partner, Almaty
Alexander Korchagin specializes in banking and finance transactions, complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, project finance. He has extensive experience advising on all types of loans and credit facilities, securitizations (DPRs and RMBS), mortgages and leases.

Igor Kolupayev, counsel, Almaty
Igor Kolupayev specializes in tax matters, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has considerable experience in advising on international and local tax structures, tax disputes, as well as corporate acquisitions and joint venture projects in Kazakhstan.

Edward Bekeschenko, partner, Moscow
Edward Bekeschenko focuses on dispute resolution with the main emphasis on litigation and compliance. He has extensive experience advising on telecommunications and commercial contracts. Edward Bekeschenko is endorsed in Dispute Resolution by PLC Which lawyer? 2011 and ranked as a leading individual by Legal 500 EMEA 2011.

Sergei Zhestkov, partner, Moscow
Sergei Zhestkov specializes in advising multinational corporate and private clients on cross-border tax and trust planning and structuring and asset protection, employee stock options and wealth management. Sergei Zhestkov is recommended by Chambers Global 2011, Chambers Europe 2011 and Legal 500 EMEA 2011.

Dmitry Dembich, senior associate, Moscow
Dmitry Dembich focuses on capital markets transactions, securitization and derivatives. He has significant experience representing issuers and underwriters in equity deals, borrowers and lead managers in debt deals, originators and trustees in securitizations.