Afrosiab St. 4B, Office 201, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 100031

Joel Benjamin

Joel Benjamin is the Managing Partner of the Central Asia practice of Kinstellar. Prior to opening Kinstellar’s Almaty office, Joel practiced law in Kazakhstan with two well-known international law firms. Joel advises international and local clients in various industries, including oil and gas, mining, banking, telecommunications and media.
Joel has a broad experience in corporate and commercial transactions with a particular specialism in banking and finance, where he has developed top rankings within Kazakhstan and Central Asia. He has played a leading role in numerous transactions including bilateral and syndicated loans, trade finance, project finance, equity / debt capital markets and banking matters. Joel has built a strong corporate practice including work on numerous M&A transactions across sectors including oil and gas, mining, telecommunications and banking.
Joel comes highly recommended by Legal 500, Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers in Kazakhstan. Joel has been named as “Lawyer of the Year” for Banking and Finance and Capital Markets Law in the 2017-2018 edition of the annual directory Best Lawyers in Kazakhstan.
Joel is admitted to practice law in California, holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
In addition to Kazakh law expertise, Joel has more than 20 years of experience assisting clients on Uzbekistan law issues.