Dentons

Dispute Resolution Department

Kazakhstan
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What the team is known for Substantial disputes practice, acting on a broad range of contentious mandates including regulatory and intellectual property disputes as well as domestic enforcement proceedings. Further represents clients in commercial disputes, including international arbitration cases. Client base includes international industrial manufacturing companies, pharmaceutical corporates and a broad range of domestic blue-chip companies.

Strengths Sources applaud the firm's combination of technical expertise and practical experience. "They don't just know the legislation, but they can also explain how to act, when to act and what the best course of action is."

Work highlights Represented Kcell in a USD2 million copyright infringement dispute against the Kazakhstan Society for the Management of Intellectual Property Rights.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Aigoul Kenjebayeva lends her considerable experience to blue-chip international corporates involved in complex domestic regulatory disputes. She also acts on commercial disputes. Sources describe her as a "very prominent," "experienced and impressive" name in the market.

Kanat Skakov is singled out as the "strongest tax lawyer in the country" by impressed sources. In addition to his expertise in tax-related disputes, he also represents international corporates involved in contentious regulatory cases.