Kenneth Mack is Managing Partner for Kazakhstan of the international law firm Dechert LLP. His clients include American, European, Asian and Kazakhstan companies investing in the natural resources, energy, banking and finance sectors. Mr. Mack has resided in Kazakhstan for more than 18 years.
Kenneth Mack has served as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan since 2006. In this capacity, he has advocated effectively on behalf of foreign investors based on rule of law principles. Examples of his initiatives include:
working with the Government of Kazakhstan to establish the Prime Minister’s Council to Improve the Investment Climate, which identifies barriers to successful investment and develops legislation and programs that protect investors’ rights;
leading the environmental law reform initiative to bring Kazakhstan environmental regulations into conformance with best international standards;
advocating on behalf of energy infrastructure and oilfield services companies to reform Kazakhstan construction and design licensing rules;
advocating on behalf of a range of foreign and local consumer goods companies, manufacturers, and energy companies to improve Kazakhstan tax and customs rules.
In pursuing these advocacy initiatives, Mr. Mack works closely with the Prime Minister’s office, and with the Ministries of Justice, National Economy, Energy, Finance, Investment and Development, as well as with Kazakhstan’s Parliament and other governmental bodies.
In his law practice, Kenneth Mack acts for oil & gas, oilfield services, engineering and construction, electric power, consumer goods, technology, telecoms, food and beverage, and services companies based in Kazakhstan, the United States, Europe, China, and other countries. He also advises major banks and both private and state-owned companies.
Kenneth Mack has been recognized by The Legal 500 and Chambers Global in the categories of corporate/commercial law and energy and natural resources. Mr. Mack earned his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law (JD 1993) and holds a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University (MIA 1995). He is fluent in Russian.