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Mercury Public Affairs has inked a three-month, $90,000 pact to lend consulting and management services for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Justice.

The public affairs and strategy shop will provide strategic consulting and management services to the central Asian country in areas of lobbying, government relations and issues management, according to Foreign Agents Registration Act documents filed with the Justice Department in April.

Mercury will work as an independent subcontractor on behalf of U.S. law firm Latham & Watkins, with whom there is a direct contractual relationship, while the work will be funded and performed under the direction and supervision of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Justice.

The oil-rich former Soviet Union state is Central Asia’s top economy, generating 60 percent of the region’s GDP, primarily through its booming oil and gas industry.

The $30,000 per-month pact terminates in June.

Omnicom is Mercury’s parent company.