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Firm Profile

Aequitas Law Firm

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 47 Abai Avenue
  • Office 2
  • Almaty
  • Almaty
  • Kazakhstan
  • 050000

Firm profile submitted by Aequitas Law Firm

Chairman: Dr Olga Chentsova
Managing Partners: Dr Olga Chentsova
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 14
Languages: English, Kazakh, Russian

AEQUITAS, a Kazakh national law firm, was founded in 1993 and is one of leading law firms acknowledged in the global legal services market.
AEQUITAS’s clients are companies active in the leading sectors of economy from more than 50 countries, including major international corporations, world famous brands, banks and financial institutions. The firm’s potential allows providing services to embrace practically all issues its clients may have arising, be it legal support in complex projects, advice on various civil law matters, establishment of new companies, or representation in courts at any level.

Banking & Finance:
AEQUITAS lawyers advise clients in connection with diverse financing transactions including loans, security transactions, financing for acquisition of assets, shares and commodities as well as derivative transactions.
AEQUITAS draws on its wealth of experience in providing legal support for projects involving issuance and offering of shares, depositary receipts and bonds in financial markets. AEQUITAS finance practice also includes advice on non-performing loans, including restructuring, rehabilitation and bankruptcy issues.
Key Clients: VISA, Deutsche Bank, Promsvyazbank, HSBC
Contact: Yelena Pestereva
Email: [email protected]

Construction & Real Estate:
AEQUITAS has contributed its legal support to the construction of major industrial, infrastructure and social facilities and large residential complexes. The firm’s expertise comprises intricately structured transactions over land plots, buildings and residential and administrative compounds, including issues of securing and performing obligations to foreign lenders.
Key Clients: Bazis-А, Punj Lloyd
Contact: Dr Olga Chentsova; Valikhan Shaikenov
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
AEQUITAS has had long years to amass a huge experience of client representation in local courts of all levels and in international commercial arbitration and tribunals.
AEQUITAS is active in international commercial and investment arbitration and experienced in dispute resolution under LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, GAFTA and other rules.
Key Clients: VTB Russia, ExxonMobil Russia Inc.
Contact: Valikhan Shaikenov
Email: [email protected]

Infrastructure Projects & PPP:
AEQUITAS is regularly supporting infrastructure projects of great import for different sectors of national economy. The firm’s lawyers possess sufficient experience and knowledge to promptly render legal services necessary to implement the project. AEQUITAS’s recent projects involve legal support to infrastructure projects utilizing alternative energy sources.
Key Clients: Hewlett-Packard
Contact: Nurlan Sholanov, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
AEQUITAS’s labour and employment practice is one of the best in Kazakhstan. The firm’s lawyers are perfectly knowledgeable about the legislative specifics of relations with different categories of employees in particular industries. AEQUITAS possesses sound experience in labour disputes resolution.
Key Clients: Schlumberger, General Electric, Tengizchevroil
Contact: Yuliya Chumachenko
Email: [email protected]

Natural Resources:
The firm’s clients are the world’s largest mining and processing companies.
AEQUITAS lawyers have been advising clients on a most diverse range of issues, including business structuring and asset acquisition.
AEQUITAS lawyers participated many times in negotiations on mineral exploration and production contracts between investors and the Government of Kazakhstan and assisted in settling disputes over matters related to the activities of mining and processing companies.
Key Clients: ExxonMobil, Chevron Munaigas, Schlumberger, Tengizchevroil
Contact: Dr Olga Chentsova; Natalya Braynina
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]