About us

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

aibrasheva@deloitte.kz

+77272581340 (ext. 4787)

Agaisha has more than 18 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

okirilovskaya@deloitte.kz

+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.

Dariga Tokpayeva - Senior Legal Manager

dtokpayeva@deloitte.kz

+77172580480 (ext. 8538)

Dariga Tokpayeva has joined our Tax and Legal Department as a Senior Manager and will be leading our legal group in Astana. She has experience with another Big Four company, focusing on IFI, public sector, quasi national and major local and foreign company projects on a range of legal issues. Her expertise is in investment, corporate and contract issues as well assupporting clients in tax and antitrust disputes (criminal, administrative and civil), and the implementation of public-private partnerships projects in Kazakhstan.

Dariga has significant experience in the public sector, including leading positions in the prosecutor's office, police and financial police. In the public sector, Dariga has participated in a number of legislation groups, led projects to reorganise and streamline business processes in the relevant state authorities.

Dariga has spent time on professional legal internships in the USA, UK, Germany, Hungary and Turkey.
She is currently teaching a “Public-Private Partnership Legal Issues” course in English at the Gumilev Eurasian National University in Astana for Master’s students.
Dariga is a Bolashak, Erasmus Mundus and FDP alumni and a member of the Antitrust Association. She has a PhD, is a candidate of legal sciences, and has an LLM from Wake Forest University (US).

Sholpan Dossymkhanova - Customs Manager

sdossymkhanova@deloitte.kz

+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 

caarmitage@deloitte.kz

+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

aassubayeva@deloitte.kz

+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

mbazhenov@deloitte.kz

+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 

ksyzdykova@deloitte.kz

+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

kabdygalimova@deloitte.kz

+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

dkozhamkulova@deloitte.kz

+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

yshynzhyrbayev@deloitte.kz

+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.

Alibi Akylas - Legal Consultant

 aakylas@deloitte.kz

+77272581340 (ext. 3739)

Alibi has more than 7 years of Dispute Resolution Practice; he successfully represents large business in general courts and arbitrages.

He focuses on litigation, bankruptcy and rehabilitation of companies, enforcement of foreign arbitral awards and judicial acts.  

In addition working at Deloitte, Alibi successfully engaged in teaching of Civil Law and Law of Civil Procedure at al-Farabi Kazakh National university.

Rustam Assanbayev – Legal consultant

rassanbayev@deloitte.kz

+7 727258 13 40 (ext. 2710)

Rustam has more than 10 years of professional experience as a lawyer. He joined Deloitte Legal in 2018 having previously worked in Banks and a law firm. 

Rustam consults on an extensive range of legal  issues in the Republic of Kazakhstan, including Banking and Finance, Insurance, Corporate Law, and due diligence. Rustam also has experience of representing clients’ interests in court on various matters, including commercial disputes. 

Assem Ospanbekova - Legal consultant

aospanbekova@deloitte.kz

+7 727 258 13 40 (ext.2784)

Assem took part in projects related to the provision of services in the field of contract law. She has experience in the provision of consulting services in the field of administrative, criminal and civil law, as well as experience in working with state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, participated in court hearings.

Zairbek Nurakhan - Junior Legal Consultant Assistant

znurakhan@deloitte.kz

+77272581340 (ext. 4722)

Zairbek has joined to Deloitte Almaty Tax&Legal department on the position of junior legal consultant assistant in January 2019. Before joining Deloitte, Zairbek had an internship at the Almaty City Bar Association, as well as in the legal departments of various companies.

Mukhamedaliuly Adil - Junior Legal Consultant Assistant

amukhamedaliuly@deloitte.kz

+77272581340 (ext. 4757)

Adil has joined to Deloitte Almaty Tax&Legal department on the position of junior legal consultant assistant in January 2019.

Before joining Deloitte, Adil had an internship at the Almaty City Bar Association and he is a member of legal clinic by name of U.G. Basin

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