Aequitas Law Firm

Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for

Market-leading domestic team representing clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, including contractual and debt recovery cases as well as IP and domestic enforcement work. The team is also frequently engaged to provide Kazakh law expertise in international arbitrations. Regularly acts for international and domestic clients from the natural resources, manufacturing, construction and pharmaceutical sectors.


Sources are quick to note the firm's service-oriented approach to mandates. One describes the team as "responsible, accurate, client-oriented and very pleasant to communicate with."

Work highlights

Acted for Swiss pharmaceutical company Cilag on a debt recovery dispute against a Kazakh entity.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Olga Chentsova advises international and domestic corporates on commercial disputes. She also provides Kazakh law expertise in international arbitrations, as well as acting as an arbitrator.

Practice head Valikhan Shaikenov acts on domestic disputes as well as international arbitrations. Sources highlight his client-focused approach, with one describing him as "diligent and responsive." His legislative insight is also noted as a strength.

Counsel Violetta Kim is a highly respected figure in the market who offers a wealth of litigation experience. She lends her considerable expertise to domestic clients involved in contractual disputes.