Reed Smith LLP

Dispute Resolution Department

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Foreign desks

Based in London, the firm's Kazakh dispute resolution team assists the Astana practice with international arbitrations and cross-border disputes, mainly for public sector clients on energy-related issues. In one work highlight, the team advised the Republic of Kazakhstan in a USD20 million arbitration brought against it by a Turkish investor, Aktau Petrol Ticaret, arising out of a dispute relating to alleged oil transportation and transshipment investments in Kazakhstan.

Notable practitioners

Belinda Paisley is based in London, from where she regularly advises on Kazakhstan-related disputes including representing governmental bodies in high-profile arbitrations. She is well known for working on matters concerning the energy and mining sectors.