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Aequitas Law Firm

Dispute Resolution

4 ranked lawyersBand 1KazakhstanAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Aequitas Law Firm is a highly reputed domestic law firm in Kazakhstan, which represents clients in a broad range of commercial disputes, including contractual and debt recovery cases, as well as domestic enforcement work. The legal practice is also frequently engaged to provide Kazakh law expertise in international arbitrations seated overseas. The law firm regularly handles tax and employment disputes. Aequitas often acts for international and domestic clients from the manufacturing, construction and consumer goods sectors.

Strengths

Interviewees highlight Aequitas Law Firm's "practical commentary which has business application."

"Aequitas is very prompt and very thorough, and has also been very flexible," reports another source.

Work highlights

Aequitas Law Firm represented Unilever Kazakhstan in a number of disputes with its former distributors.

Notable practitioners

Ardak Idayatova is a partner in Almaty who enters the rankings on the back of market recognition. She advises major international clients on a range of disputes, including tax, construction and bankruptcy.

Olga Chentsova is the firm's managing partner, based in Almaty. She is well regarded for her expertise in international arbitration and domestic litigation matters.

Valikhan Shaikenov is a partner and head of dispute resolution in Almaty. He is experienced in domestic litigation and international arbitration matters. "He understands the commercial needs of a client coupled with looking at working under the law," according to one interviewee.

Violetta Kim is a counsel in Almaty. She is a long-established lawyer who is noted for her expertise in domestic commercial disputes and arbitration matters. She is also a former Supreme Court judge who is well regarded by market commentators.

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Kazakhstan

Dispute Resolution


Ardak Idayatova
Band 4
Olga Chentsova
Eminent Practitioners
Valikhan Shaikenov
Band 3
Violetta Kim
Senior Statespeople