Eldar Babayev is a US-educated corporate and M&A lawyer. Since 2008 Eldar actively advises clients in Kazakhstan, Central Asia and the Caspian region.
In 2017 due to the global changes in the world practice of providing professional legal services, the international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright where Eldar was one of the key associates stopped its operation in Kazakhstan. As a result of this Eldar started his practice of providing professional legal services as a self-practicing legal consultant.
In 2020 Eldar joined the CONTINENTAL Law Firm as a Managing Partner.
For many years of professional practice experience in the international law firms Macleod Dixon and the Norton Rose Fulbright Eldar has earned a reputation as a competent and reliable legal consultant and partner of his numerous clients not only in Kazakhstan but also in Central Asia and the CIS countries.
Eldar participated in projects which cover cross-border and domestic M&A transactions. He also advises strategic investors concerning the establishment of legal entities, branch offices, representative offices, and joint ventures as well as the acquisition and sale of equity or assets of companies.
Eldar supports clients with structuring of domestic and international transactions in oil and gas, energy and mining sectors. Eldar has extensive experience in negotiating at pre and post-acquisition stages and clients' representation in their relations with the governmental authorities in the spheres of his focus.
Advised Chinese gold mining company during the acquisition of a stake in a Kazakhstan company developing one of the largest gold mining plants in Kazakhstan.
Advised U.K. oil and gas company during the acquisition of a stake in a Kazakhstan company developing one of the largest oil and gas fields in Kazakhstan.
Advised German company during the acquisition of a stake in a Kazakhstan company producing the pharmaceuticals.
Advised Austrian company during the implementation of the PPP project in Kazakhstan.Advised European transportation company during the realization of the project related to the improvement of the transportation system in Kazakhstan.
Advised Chinese leading energy corporation during the potential realization of the project related to the development of the wind power plant in Kazakhstan.
Advised Chinese leading automobile corporation during the acquisition of a stake in a Kazakhstan company which assembles and distributes the cars, trucks and agricultural vehicles.
Advised a group of companies during the acquisition of one of the biggest hotels in Kazakhstan.
Advised a private client on the proposed construction of the disposable syringes plant Kazakhstan.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Contracts drafting and its subsequent legal support
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