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Deloitte Legal team in the Caspian Region

Our professionals combine legal services with business and industry knowledge to help your company excel globally. We are a full service law firm for corporate and commercial solutions for the Caspian Region including Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

Agaisha Ibrasheva - Partner | Head of the Department’s Legal Group


+77272581340 (ext. 4787)

Agaisha has more than 17 years of professional experience. Before joining Deloitte Legal she also worked as a lawyer in several of the biggest oil companies in Kazakhstan. Agaisha obtained her Master’s degree whilst working in the California headquarters of an oil company operating in Kazakhstan.

Agaisha’s experience includes advising major international companies across various industries on the acquisition of assets in the Republic of Kazakhstan, including legal due diligence, as well as advising on corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, licensing and environmental issues. 

Contact Agaisha about all Legal queries in the Caspian Region.

Olessya Kirilovskaya - Senior Legal Manager


+77272581340 (ext. 8717)

Olessya has more than 10 years of professional experience as a lawyer. She joined Deloitte Legal in 2011 having previously worked in a law firm. 

Olessya consults on an extensive range of legal  issues in the Republic of Kazakhstan, including oil and gas law, environmental legislation and due diligence. Olessya also has experience of representing clients’ interests in court on various matters, including tax disputes. 

Contact Olessya about: M&A, banking, subsoil and environmental issues.

Sholpan Dossymkhanova - Customs Manager


+7 727258 13 40 (ext. 8558)

Sholpan is a Manager at Deloitte Legal dealing with customs issues. 

Sholpan has more than 23 years of professional experience, including over 13 years of experience working within the customs authorities of Kazakhstan.

Sholpan’s professional experience includes providing consulting services on various customs issues structuring foreign trade operations, optimising companies’ business processes, consulting on determining customs values and assisting companies in litigation against the decisions of customs authorities.

Contact Sholpan about: customs issues.

Caroline Armitage - Senior Legal Consultant 


+7 727 258 13 40 (ext. 8557)

Caroline is an English lawyer and advises on international law issues in Kazakhstan and the CIS; she has recently advised a CIS IT company on the use of English law security arrangements, has worked on restructuring corporate governance arrangements for an O&G services company and has assisted on legal due diligence projects for SSUs.  Her background is in regulatory and energy law, having worked at Ofgem,  the gas and electricity regulator in Great Britain, for a number of years; there she advised on key regulatory projects including the implementation of the European Third Package of energy legislation. Caroline also worked on a high-profile anti-trust investigation which was eventually appealed up to the Court of Appeal of England & Wales. Caroline trained at Simmons & Simmons in London.

Contact Caroline about: English, international and energy law issues.

Assel Assubayeva - Senior Legal Consultant


+7 727 258 13 40 (ext. 4741)

Assel has extensive experience in advising on contract law, commercial law issues, representing clients before state authorities and registration activities of legal entities. Assel also specialises in labour, subsoil use and energy legislation. In addition, Assel has participated in investment and privatisation projects.  

Maxim Bazhenov - Senior Legal Consultant


+77272581340 (ext.3775)

Maxim is a senior consultant in the Deloitte legal group, specialising in tax and commercial issues. He has more than six years of experience in the legal practice, and before joining Deloitte he spent time with a number of legal firms.

Maxim’s experience includes representing taxpayer interests during tax reviews, disputing tax review results in court, representing client interests in commercial court disputes, in local and overseas arbitration; and advising clients on a range of tax and other legal issues.    


Karina Syzdykova - Senior Legal Consultant 


+77272581340 (ext. 2733)

Karina is a Senior Legal Consultant at Deloitte Legal.  

Karina has extensive experience in advising on contractual law issues, representing clients before state authorities, registration activities of legal entities and labour issues. Karina also specialises in subsoil use legislation, including issues related to subsoil use contracts and production sharing agreements, as well as in legal due diligence.

Kuralay Abdygalimova - Senior Legal Consultant


+7 727 258 13 40 (ext. 2783)

Kuralay has extensive experience in advising on contractual law issues, representing clients before state authorities and registration activities of legal entities. Kuralay also specialises in labour issues, including issues related to attracting foreign employees to Kazakhstan and structuring employment relations.

In addition, Kuralay has experience of participating in complex legal due diligence exercises.

Dilbara Kozhamkulova - Legal Consultant


+7 727258 13 40 (ext. 2735)

Dilbara is a Legal Consultant at Deloitte Legal. She specialises in corporate and employment law, and providing HR administration services. 

Yerkebulan Shynzhyrbayev - Legal Consultant


+7 727258 13 40 (ext. 4782)

Yerkebulan is a Legal Consultant at Deloitte Legal. He specialises in corporate and employment law and providing HR administration services.

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