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 - Managing Partner, Tax & Legal Department


Agaisha has more than 20 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. 

Olessya Kirilovskaya - Legal Director


+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 - Legal Senior Manager


+77172580480 (ext. 8538)

Dariga is a senior manager and head of legal practice of Tax and Legal Department in the city of Nur-Sultan.

As an expert in Kazakhstan law, Dariga has experience in the Big Four companies and more than 17 years of experience in various positions in government bodies, including senior positions in law enforcement agencies.

Her experience focuses on IFI, public sector, quasi national and major local and foreign company projects on a range of legal issues. Dariga specializes in supporting investment projects, advising investors on various legal issues, including corporate, on business structuring in Kazakhstan, and has experience in supporting several pilot projects in the field of public-private partnerships.

Aigerim Yerzhan - Legal Senior Manager


+77172580480 (ext. 8519)

Aigerim is a senior manager of the legal group in Nur-Sultan and has over 20 years of legal experience, including over 12 years in the field of subsoil use. Aigerim has experience of participating in negotiations with largest Kazakhstan oil and gas companies, including the North Caspian project, contractors of the Karachaganak project, as a result of which agreements on the settlement of disputes were concluded.

Aigerim also has an extensive experience of participation in various audits of oil and gas operations, preparing opinions and clarifications on subsoil use issues, including those related to environmental regulation, transfer of property and assets, product sharing, taxation, transportation, marketing, etc.

Sholpan Dossymkhanova - Customs Manager


+7 727258 13 40 (ext. 8558)

Sholpan is a Manager in the Tax and Legal Department. Sholpan has more than 25 years of experience in advising on customs issues, 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, customs audit, consulting on determining customs values, classification of goods, assisting companies in litigation against the decisions of customs authorities

Assel Assubayeva - Legal Manager


+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.  

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. 

Zairbek Nurakhan - Legal Consultant 


+77272581340 (ext. 4722)

Zairbek is a legal consultant in the Tax & Legal department at Deloitte in Almaty. Zairbek took part in projects related to corporate law, subsoil use right, currency legislation, etc.

Karina Shamsutdinova - Legal consultant


+77272581340 (ext. 4753)

Karina is a legal consultant in the Tax & Legal department at Deloitte in Almaty.

Karina participated in consulting projects in the area of migration, labor law and several liquidation projects.

Karina has experience in the following client services:

  • HR services
  • Liquidation services
  • Legal due diligence

Aziza Khalikova - Legal Consultant


+77272581340 (ext.4755)

Aziza is consultant in legal group within the Tax & Legal department at Deloitte in Almaty. Aziza participated in due

Diligence projects and consulting projects in the area of migration, subsoil, labour law and corporate law.

Aziza has experience in the following client services:

  • Legal due diligence
  • Memorandum preparation
  • Liquidation, registration services
  • HR services

Tulenbayeva Zhannat - Consultant on customs issues


+77172580481 (ext. 8545)

Zhannat has been a customs consultant for the Department of Taxes and Law since 2019. Zhannat has experience in the logistics Department at «Tengizchevroil» LLP, where she worked on logistics and customs clearance of imported goods, in cooperation with customs authorities and customs representatives (brokers). In the course of her work, she carried out the examination of contracts from the point of view of logistics and customs operations, controlled the correctness of customs declarations, interacted with international suppliers on the transport of goods and coordinated them.

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