Tatyana Lee

Tatyana Lee is an associate with White & Case Astana office. Being trained in U.S and European schools, she specializes primarily in cross-border transactions, investments, project finance, business organization/corporate law, M&A, contracts, and litigation. Tatyana has broad experience in due diligence and negotiations of project agreements in gas, petrochemical, textile, and cotton-processing projects. She represents leading airline and oil & gas companies, international financial institutions, engineering companies, and other transnational corporations from different parts of the world.

Prior to joining White & Case, Tatyana has worked for several international law firms in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Bars & Courts:

– Uzbekistan Bar


– Master’s Degree, Comparative Law, Economics and Finance, International University College of Turin, Turin, Italy
– LLM, International and Comparative Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, IL, US
– Bachelor’s Degree, International Law, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Firm Overview:

White & Case is a truly global law firm, uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve their ambitions in today’s G20 world.

As a pioneering international law firm, our cross-border experience and diverse team of local, US and English-qualified lawyers consistently deliver results for our clients.

In both established and emerging markets, our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions.

We work with some of the world’s most respected and well-established banks and businesses, as well as start-up visionaries, governments and state-owned entities.

Sofia Shaykhrazieva

Sofia Shaykhrazieva is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Uzbekistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sofia directly using the contact details listed above.

Sofia is a partner and the firm-wide head of Centil’s banking and finance practice group. She has over 21 years’ legal experience, and focuses primarily on cross-border loan arrangements, bank acquisitions, aircraft leasing, sovereign guarantees and collateral. Her clients include international financial institutions, investment banks and consortia.

Prior to joining the Centil team, Sofia worked as a lawyer for the Tashkent office of a leading London-based international law firm. She has considerable experience in the banking and finance sectors, advising on a wide range of issues including lending operations, project finance deals, and equity acquisition projects relating to Uzbek commercial banks and companies. In addition to advising clients in Uzbekistan, Sofia has worked on projects across other jurisdictions including Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Sofia Shaykhrazieva is a graduate of the University of Oxford, and is recognised as a “Band 1” lawyer by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Who’s Who: Legal CIS.

Firm Overview:

Centil’s Tashkent office was founded in 2005 when the country enjoyed a rapid increase in inbound investment, most notably in the energy and automotive sectors. Since then we have grown considerably and established ourselves within the domestic market, and are now rated as a Band 1 firm by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Practical Lawyer.

Our Tashkent team provides clients with full-service legal advice, with particular expertise in banking and finance, project finance, tax law advice as well as wider commercial and corporate work.

Our primary work is with clients in the automotive, energy, banking and textile industries, with wider expertise in the retail and consumer goods, food and drink, and telecommunications sectors.

Azizbek Akhmadjonov

Azizbek Akhmadjonov is our exclusively recommended Asset Finance Services expert in Uzbekistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Azizbek directly using the contact details listed above.

Azizbek is the Head of Kosta Legal’s Real Estate and Asset Financing Teams. Azizbek advises on acquisition, financing, letting and disposal of all types of real estate in Uzbekistan, having particular knowledge of investment corporate purchases and development-related work for developers, local and foreign investors.

Azizbek also has significant experience in bankruptcy and foreclosure matters. Having led in many major real estate transactions and bankruptcy cases, Azizbek has been recognised as an Uzbekistan’s Leading Individual in The Legal 500.

Firm Overview:

Kosta Legal is a results-oriented law firm offering a wide range of legal services to both new entrants and well-established businesses in Uzbekistan with particular expertise to offer legal advice and services to foreign investors. Based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Kosta Legal works with multi-national and Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions (including regional development banks), the governments of different states, and small and medium-sized businesses, along with start-ups.

Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and former Soviet republic. It’s known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites linked to the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Samarkand, a major city on the route, contains a landmark of Islamic architecture: the Registan, a plaza bordered by 3 ornate, mosaic-covered religious schools dating to the 15th and 17th centuries.