Inside Astana's bid to track down assets

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Inside Astana's bid to track down assets

Kazakhstan's government is poised to hunt down assets held primarily by former president Nursultan Nazarbayev's inner circle. The plan has caught the eye of corporate intelligence firms abroad.

Inside Astana's bid to track down assets

Kazakhstan, United Kingdom
Ron Wahid's financial dealings with asset managers in Kazakhstan in spotlight

A former director, dissatisfied with a settlement last year between Kazakhstan and funds linked to the entourage of its former president, is suing the current directors of these firms. This is shedding light on financial operations carried out by veteran investigator Ron Wahid, who has close ties to Kazakhstan.

The High Court of Justice in London, UK.
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The High Court of Justice in London, UK.

Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, United States
Kazakh justice ministry investigates law firm it often used

Astana is hoping to shed more light on the activities of Bolashak Consulting Group, a law firm which was often hired under former justice minister Marat Beketayev.

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Kazakhstan, United States
Black Ice AI pitches its services to Kazakhstan asset hunters

The Texas-based firm, which conducts "know your customer" (KYC) investigations, has attracted the attention of the Kazakh government for its foreign-held ill-gotten assets probes.

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Spotlight | Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, United States
Score-settling thrives in international court battles with Astana over asset hunts

The lawsuit filed against Astana by Jysan Holding, which was managed until recently by members of the previous administration, underlines the country's 'endemic corruption'. This surprising line of defence is also used by businessmen who have been at loggerheads with that government for years.

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Kazakhstan
Rustam Jursunov, defending entrepreneurs from proposed asset hunt legislation

As well as working to protect the interests of entrepreneurs, Rustam Jursunov is serving as a go-between for proposed legislation on ill-gotten assets and local business leaders, starting with energy magnate Timur Kulibayev.

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Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, United States
Kazakh opposition seeks to focus US Congress attention back on asset recovery

A group of Kazakh opposition activists are trying to garner support in Washington for their fight to have sanctions imposed on business people close to ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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Kazakhstan, United States
Nazarbayev's US contacts challenge Kazakh government's asset recovery drive

The companies managed by allies and advisers of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev are counter-attacking, as the Kazakh government pursues its efforts to recover their companies' assets.

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Kazakhstan, United States
Kazakh opposition turns to US courts to hasten asset recovery efforts

Kazakh political activists have trained their sights on companies registered in Nevada as part of a drive to speed up ill gotten asset recovery investigations.

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Kazakhstan
Kazakh financial intelligence ups pace of asset recovery investigations

A year after the January 2022 protests, Kazakhstan's economic and financial intelligence services are under pressure to either conclude or communicate the preliminary findings of their investigations on ill-gotten assets.

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Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, United States
Kazakhstan's opposition working to raise awareness in London and Washington

Be it in the UK or the US, members of political opposition groups are moving forward with asset recovery and lobbying after Kazakhstan's presidential elections put these things on hold.

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Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, United States
Kazakh asset recovery on hold until elections over

Behind the scenes, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's administration is still talking to US and British law firms about plans to recover assets connected to people in ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev's circles. Their progress is hinged on the outcome of the upcoming political events.

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Kazakhstan, United States
Tokayev's team screens US lawyers to boost asset hunt

The Kazakh government is examining the credentials of US law firms willing to help it track down assets linked to the former regime.

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Kazakhstan, United Kingdom
London-based holding company linked to former Kazakh government appoints international board members

Against the backdrop of the hunt for assets linked to former president Nursultan Nazarbayev, the British Kazakh asset manager Jusan Technologies is restructuring, with new British, American and Austrian directors replacing its old Kazakh board members.

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Spotlight | Kazakhstan, United Kingdom
Nur-Sultan lawyers up to boost Nazarbayev-era asset hunt

The Kazakh government has invited lawyers from several foreign law firms to Nur-Sultan as part of its investigations into assets linked to the former president and his entourage.

Former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
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Former Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Spotlight | Kazakhstan
Vitaliy Voronov wants to combine efforts on Nazarbayev clan asset hunt

Lawyer Vitaliy Voronov looks to have become the go-to figure in the private legal and investigations sector, as interest in the government's investigations into the assets held by former president Nursultan Nazarbayev and his clan grows.

Lawyer Vitaliy Voronov, head of the law firm Voronov & Partners.
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Lawyer Vitaliy Voronov, head of the law firm Voronov & Partners.

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