Managing Partner, Central Asia
Joel Benjamin is the Managing Partner of Kinstellar’s offices in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. He has over 20 years of experience working in Central Asia, handling major mergers and acquisitions, banking, finance and capital markets transactions and regularly advises clients from various industries — including oil and gas, mining, banking, telecommunications and media — on a range of general corporate and business issues.
Joel is highly recommended by Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers in Kazakhstan. Joel has been named as "Lawyer of the Year" for Banking & Finance and Capital Markets Law in the 2017-2018 edition of the annual directory Best Lawyers in Kazakhstan.
He is admitted to practice law in California, holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Legal developments in Kazakhstan
The presentation will briefly discuss the adoption of Kazakhstan's Code on Subsurface Use, which introduced changes in the legal regime for mining.