Raushan A. Zhazykbayeva
Areas of specialization are civil, investment, customs, international private law, and arbitration.
Has advised clients on privatization projects in oil and gas and mining sectors and represented the interests of a number of Kazakhstan petroleum companies and a brewery in their credit-taking transactions with international finance organizations. Has many times represented the interests of a lead manager in connection with the issue and placement of sovereign and corporate Eurobonds. Has advised a major Kazakhstan mining enterprise in connection with the execution of a coal mining contract with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, represented the client in executing a trust management contract with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan with respect to the government share in a major Kazakhstan petroleum company.
Recently acted as a consultant to FAO UN in connection with the joint FAO/EBRD project on developing legal reform on grain warehouse receipts system in the Russian Federation; assisted IFAD UN in connection with the possible participation of the Russian Federation in this UN agency.
Ms. Zhazykbayeva graduated from the law Faculty of the Kazakh State University, where she majored in civil and commercial law (1991). She holds an L.L.M degree (University of London, 1999).
During 1990-1992 she worked as an attorney to the Customs Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan; during 1992-1993 – a senior lawyer of the law and contracts department of Kazmetallexport, a state-owned firm. In 1996, she had an internship at the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton.