Taking into account the complex regulatory requirements, corporate finance transactions are associated with significant risks. KPMG Law advises banks, professional securities market participants, financial institutions, and investors on all business issues. The KPMG Law Business Financing practice provides services related to compliance with regulatory requirements, support for financial transactions (including capital markets transactions, lending, derivative financial instruments, financing of trading operations, mortgages, and other types of collateral, as well as other transactions), bad debts, and taxation of financial transactions. KPMG Law also offers services for structuring intra-group financing and providing liquidity, such as intra-group loans, cash pooling, and syndicated lending.

Our regulatory financial market advice covers a wide range of areas, including:

  • Banking regulations
  • Payment services and e-money
  • FinTech matters
  • Review of financial promotions
  • Financial services governance reviews

KPMG Law provides legal support throughout the IPO process in all major jurisdictions. Our capital market lawyers offer comprehensive legal and multidisciplinary advice and support in the following processes and issues:

  • Issuance of securities (including readiness assessment, pre-IPO due diligence, and IPO prospectus)
  • Raising funds through both debt and equity
  • New financing instruments (such as ICOs/Token offerings)
  • Capital market compliance
  • Derivatives (both OTC derivatives and exchange-traded derivatives)
  • Insider trading/market manipulation
  • Corporate governance of listed companies
  • Delisting.

The experience of KPMG Law in Kazakhstan in the banking and finance sector includes the following recent projects:

  • Advising the Payment and Financial Technologies Development Center of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan on matters related to the legal framework for personal data protection and biometric identification in Kazakhstan.
  • Legal analysis of a financing transaction between an investment fund and a Kazakhstan bank.
  • Legal advising on the provision of a loan by a foreign head company to its Kazakhstan subsidiary.
  • Legal advising for a major Kazakhstan retailer on loan provision.
  • Advising a major Kazakhstan bank in connection with the supposed restructuring.
  • Structuring the remuneration system for employees and management of a Kazakhstan bank.
  • Consulting a Kazakhstan energy enterprise on obtaining financing from the Development Bank of Kazakhstan.

Some recent work in the field of capital markets, successfully performed by KPMG Law in Kazakhstan, includes:

  • Advising a Kazakhstan subsoil use company regarding shares listing on AIX/KASE stock exchanges.
  • Advising a special finance company on matters related to the transfer of bond securities to third parties.
  • Advising one of the Russian banks on the legal regulation of derivatives in Kazakhstan.
  • Advising VNV Services Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of a Swedish investment fund, on the incorporation of a new company in the Astana International Financial Centre and practical options for transferring bonds.
  • Legal structuring of the prospective purchase of shares in a Kazakhstan subsoil use company by a major Russian subsoil user through KASE/AIX stock exchanges.