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Nurlan Aitakhan

T: +971 4 407 3937 M: +971 5 2912 3207 Email Nurlan | vCard Office: Dubai

Nurlan Aitakhan Associate

Contact details

Nurlan Aitakhan

Nurlan Aitakhan
Associate

T: +971 4 407 3937 M: +971 5 2912 3207 Email Nurlan | vCard Office: Dubai

Nurlan is a UK qualified lawyer based in our Dubai office. His practice focuses on corporate transactions and projects work, particularly within the energy and infrastructure sectors, in the Middle East, North Africa, and CIS regions.
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Nurlan is a skilled transactional and projects lawyer with extensive experience in the energy, infrastructure, and mining sectors.

Prior to moving to the Middle East region in 2018, Nurlan practiced in the City of London, for several years at another major international law firm. Throughout his career he has focussed on high-end corporate transactional and projects work in the Middle East, North Africa, and CIS regions.

Nurlan regularly acts for a broad range of clients, including governments, state-owned entities, sovereign wealth funds, private equity houses, sponsors, developers, and lenders on a broad range of cross-border mandates.

  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Corporate
  • Corporate governance
  • Joint ventures
  • Foreign direct investment

Advising Progetti Europa & Global SpA in negotiating of the agreement for the engineering, procurement, construction of two new trains for oil degassing and 42.6 km – 24" Pipeline Nassiriya, Iraq with Thi-Qar Oil Company of the Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq.

Advising the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia in relation to procurement procedures and drafting FIDIC based early works contracts (EPC) relating to a mega leisure project to be located in north western region of Saudi Arabia.

Advising an Abu Dhabi based private company in relation to the engineering, procurement, construction of a modular oil refinery at in Kazakhstan.

Advising an Iraqi-based private company operating in the energy sector in relation to the engineering, procurement and construction (based on FIDIC Silver Book 1999) of an oil refinery in the Kirkuk region of Iraq.

Advising RF Capital in relation to the utilisation of the lands for the planning, design, development, implementation, marketing, leasing, management, maintenance and operation of a light industrial and warehouse facilities project to be used for production, processing, storage and distribution by businesses located within the Sohar Free Zone (Oman).

Advising EnTrust Global's Blue Ocean Fund, an alternative investment firm, on a loan facility to United Overseas Group in relation to its acquisition of United Arab Chemical Carriers, a Dubai-headquartered international shipping company. This involved a complex "reverse triangular merger", the first ever such merger under the Companies law of the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Advising Care-O-Valve, a service company operating in the oil and gas sector, with its group's multi-jurisdictional restructuring and subsequent consolidation of its assets under a holding company registered in Abu Dhabi Global market.

Advising RF Capital in relation to their group restructuring  and consolidation of the assets located in the Sultanate of Oman under an umbrella of a holding company registered in the  Dubai International Financial Centre.

More: Corporate

Advising the management of Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group on the implementation of its multi-jurisdictional compliance requirements deriving from the Shanghai Stock Exchange listing rules.

Advising Gemfields PLC in relation to its intra-group restructuring and transfer of assets and compliance with AIM rules.

Advising the board of directors and certain shareholders of ERG Group (formerly known as ENRC, a global producer of minerals) in relation to on-going matters proposed for consideration at the board meetings of the company or/ and at the general meetings of the shareholders, including group corporate restructurings and risks; risks relating to new projects, disposals and acquisitions; and reviewing materials for the Compliance and M&A Committee.

More: Corporate governance

Advising Kazatomprom (global uranium producer) in relation to its joint investments with Areva, a French nuclear company in development of uranium deposits in Kazakhstan.

Advising Kazatomprom  in relation to its joint investments with a Chinese nuclear company in development of uranium deposits and in construction of a fuel fabrication plant.

Advising Kazatomprom  in relation to its joint investments with Cameco Corporation, a Canadian nuclear company: renegotiation terms and restructuring of the joint ventures.

Advising Kazatomprom (global uranium producer) in relation to its joint investments with Areva, a French nuclear company in development of uranium deposits in Kazakhstan.

Advising Kazatomprom in relation to its joint investments with a Chinese nuclear company in development of uranium deposits and in construction of a fuel fabrication plant.

Advising Kazatomprom in relation to its joint investments with Cameco Corporation, a Canadian nuclear company: renegotiation terms and restructuring of the joint ventures.

  • Oil and gas
  • Mining and minerals
  • Construction and engineering

Advising an Abu Dhabi based private company in relation to engineering, procurement, construction of a modular oil refinery at in Kazakhstan.

Advising an Iraqi-based private company operating in the energy sector in relation to the engineering, procurement and construction (based on FIDIC Silver Book 1999) of an oil refinery in the Kirkuk region of Iraq.

Advising Progetti Europa & Global SpA in negotiating of the agreement for the engineering, procurement, construction of two new trains for oil degassing and 42.6 km – 24" Pipeline Nassiriya, Iraq with Thi-Qar Oil Company of the Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq.

More: Oil and gas

Advising Gemfields PLC in relation to its intra-group restructuring and transfer of assets and compliance with AIM rules.

Advising the board of directors and certain shareholders of ERG Group (formerly known as ENRC, a global producer of minerals) in relation to on-going matters proposed for consideration at the board meetings of the company or/ and at the general meetings of the shareholders, including group corporate restructurings and risks; risks relating to new projects, disposals and acquisitions; and reviewing materials for the Compliance and M&A Committee.

Advising Kazatomprom (global uranium producer) in relation to its joint investments with Areva, a French nuclear company in development of uranium deposits in Kazakhstan.

Advising Kazatomprom  in relation to its joint investments with a Chinese nuclear company in development of uranium deposits and in construction of a fuel fabrication plant.

Advising Kazatomprom  in relation to its joint investments with Cameco Corporation, a Canadian nuclear company: renegotiation terms and restructuring of the joint ventures.

Advising Progetti Europa & Global SpA in negotiating of the agreement for the engineering, procurement, construction of two new trains for oil degassing and 42.6 km – 24" Pipeline Nassiriya, Iraq with Thi-Qar Oil Company of the Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq.

Advising the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia in relation to procurement procedures and drafting FIDIC based early works contracts (EPC) relating to a mega leisure project to be located in north western region of Saudi Arabia.

Advising an Abu Dhabi based private company in relation to the engineering, procurement, construction of a modular oil refinery at in Kazakhstan.

Advising an Iraqi-based private company operating in the energy sector in relation to the engineering, procurement and construction (based on FIDIC Silver Book 1999) of an oil refinery in the Kirkuk region of Iraq.

More: Construction and engineering
  • UAE
  • Iraq
  • Oman
  • Russia, CIS and CEE

Advising EnTrust Global's Blue Ocean Fund, an alternative investment firm, on a loan facility to United Overseas Group in relation to its acquisition of United Arab Chemical Carriers, a Dubai-headquartered international shipping company. This involved a complex "reverse triangular merger", the first ever such merger under the Companies law of the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Advising Care-O-Valve, a service company operating in the oil and gas sector, with its group's multi-jurisdictional restructuring and subsequent consolidation of its assets under a holding company registered in Abu Dhabi Global market.

Advising RF Capital in relation to their group restructuring  and consolidation of the assets located in the Sultanate of Oman under an umbrella of a holding company registered in the  Dubai International Financial Centre.

Advising Progetti Europa & Global SpA in negotiating of the agreement for the engineering, procurement, construction of two new trains for oil degassing and 42.6 km – 24" Pipeline Nassiriya, Iraq with Thi-Qar Oil Company of the Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq.

Advising an Iraqi-based private company operating in the energy sector in relation to the engineering, procurement and construction (based on FIDIC Silver Book 1999) of an oil refinery in the Kirkuk region of Iraq.

Advising Oil Marketing Company (SOMO) of Iraq in the drafting and negotiation of its Crude Oil Sales Agreement with Sinochem International Oil (London) Co. Ltd.

Advising RF Capital in relation to their group restructuring and consolidation of the assets located in the Sultanate of Oman under an umbrella of a holding company registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre.

Advising RF Capital relating to the utilisation of the lands for the planning, design, development, implementation, marketing, leasing, management, maintenance and operation of a light industrial and warehouse facilities project to be used for production, processing, storage and distribution by businesses located within the Sohar Free Zone (Oman).

Advising RF Capital in relation to their intra- group debt restructuring, preparing the Omani Corporate approvals and drafting intra-group loan agreements.

Advising the board of directors and certain shareholders of ERG Group (formerly known as ENRC, a global producer of minerals) in relation to on-going matters proposed for consideration at the board meetings of the company or/ and at the general meetings of the shareholders, including group corporate restructurings and risks; risks relating to new projects, disposals and acquisitions; and reviewing materials for the Compliance and M&A Committee.

Advising Kazatomprom (global uranium producer) in relation to its joint investments with Areva, a French nuclear company in development of uranium deposits in Kazakhstan.

Advising Kazatomprom  in relation to its joint investments with a Chinese nuclear company in development of uranium deposits and in construction of a fuel fabrication plant.

Advising Kazatomprom  in relation to its joint investments with Cameco Corporation, a Canadian nuclear company: renegotiation terms and restructuring of the joint ventures.

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