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Rashid Gaissin

Partner, Head of Legal

KPMG in Central Asia

Rashid has joined KPMG in 2020 as a Head of Legal practice in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Prior joining to KPMG, Rashid was a co-managing partner in a large international legal firm, where he led the transactions services: large cross-border transactions, M&A deals, and acquisitions or disposals of enterprises transactions for transnational corporations, industrial companies, and financial institutions. Before that, Rashid led the legal practice in Kazakhstan and the Eurasia region in another Big-4 firm, and previously he was for more than ten years managing partner of a large Kazakh legal firm. Rashid has extensive experience in advising local and international clients on a wide range of legal issues over 20 years, in various sectors: banking and corporate finance, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals, retail & consumer markets, metals & mining, aviation, and electronics. Rashid also worked with public and private sectors, their shareholders and top management, advised and supported a number of local and international clients. Advised on various finance transactions, dealt with international investments, regulatory work, assisted with project management, negotiations and legal training. Rashid was recognised by Who is Who Legal as leading legal practitioner for Natural resources, Finance and Corporate in Kazakhstan and mentioned in other international legal directories, such as Legal 500. Rashid has over 200 public speaking engagements at the conferences and seminars in Kazakhstan, the UK and internationally over the last 15 years. Also, he is titled as Chairman of the British-Kazakh Legal Association and a member of the Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar).

Education and qualifications
  • Diploma in Law, Kazakh State Law University, Kazakhstan

  • LLM in Petroleum Law and Policy, Dundee University, United Kingdom

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law / Common Professional Examination, BPP Law School, United Kingdom

  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, United Kingdom

  • Qualified as a lawyer in Kazakhstan

  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in England and Wales

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