5 April, 2012

 

 

Dechert LLP announced today that Kenneth E. Mack has joined the firm as partner and has established an office for the firm in Almaty, the commercial capital of Kazakhstan. Mack, who focuses his practice on transactions primarily in the energy and natural resources sectors, joins with a team of lawyers, all previously with Chadbourne & Parke LLP, in Almaty.
 
“The smooth and seamless transition of this office has been paramount to us,” said Dechert’s Chief Executive Officer Daniel O’Donnell. “Our first priority has been to make sure our clients’ needs are met.”
 
Resident in Kazakhstan for over a decade, Mack has extensive experience advising clients on transactions in the energy, natural resources, telecoms, capital markets and bank and project financing sectors throughout Central Asia and Russia. He also acts as counsel to multinational companies on a variety of investment disputes with private entities in Kazakhstan. He is the President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan, and has been ranked by the Chambers Global and Legal 500 EMEA directories as a leading lawyer for energy and corporate/commercial matters.
 
"Ken and his team are dynamic and entrepreneurial lawyers whose practice enjoys strong ties and synergies with our Moscow office and our practices in Central Asia and China. Their talent and knowledge of an increasingly important region adds tremendous experience and resources to our global energy practice, a key area of expansion for the firm, and we are delighted to welcome them to Dechert," said O’Donnell. 
 
The team has advised numerous major international corporations, including ExxonMobil, Shell, China National Petroleum Corporation and Conoco Phillips, on various transactional, regulatory and litigation matters.
 
“We look forward to working with Ken and his entire office on cross-border deals in the region,” said Laura Brank, head of Dechert’s Russia practice. “Kazakhstan is of great strategic importance not only to our Russian client base, but also our Chinese and multinational corporate clients.”
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Will Solomone, Dechert
will.salomone@dechert.com
 

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