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IFLR 1000 Ranks Capital Markets Practice No. 1 for Kazakhstan Capital Markets Practice

October 24, 2006

HOUSTON (Oct. 24, 2006) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP's Capital Markets Practice in Kazakhstan was ranked No. 1 in the IFLR 1000 Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, 2007.

The firm was also recognized among the Top 2 firms in Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Project Finance in the report, released in October.  Published annually by the International Financial Law Review, IFLR 1000 is the prestigious peer-based review of the top law firms advising on international corporate finance.

The report noted that "Bracewell & Giuliani's Kazakh operation continues to be extremely active in the capital markets, in a country which is growing in terms of capital markets and financing transactions."  Clients cited the firm "that always aims to build lasting relationships," and praised Greg Vojack, managing partner for the firm's Kazakhstan and Central Asia practices, for his "trustworthiness, reliability and experience."

Bracewell & Giuliani has been instrumental in helping Kazakhstan expand its market economies, advising on the creation of banking infrastructure, securities markets, and a commercial legal and court system.  The firm represents global corporations and banks in Kazakhstan, on matters such as oil and gas exploration and development, energy and infrastructure finance, dispute resolution in local courts, tax planning and litigation, and regulatory issues and corporate transactions.