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SIGNUM Law Firm is an independent law firm based in Almaty, servicing domestic and international clients. It is a leading Kazakhstan law firm with out-of-box thinking providing world-class professional services.

SIGNUM is known for the depth and breadth of its experience, for reliable support of clients and for delivering effective and creative solutions.

SIGNUM lawyers have been successfully advising on numerous complex transactions and high-profile matters involving major local and international companies operating in a wide range of business sector.



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  • Erkin Svanbayev, Managing Director: «…expresses its gratitude to SIGNUM Law Firm for legal services rendered to Jupiter in relation to its activity in Kazakhstan, including assistance in establishment of representation in Kazakhstan and legal advice on acquisition of several oil and gas projects and current activity of the Company in Kazakhstan…»

    Erkin Svanbayev, JUPITER Energy Limited

  • Abylkhair Nakipov is a very proactive, responsive and well-qualified professional.

    Legal 500 Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, 2016

  • “SIGNUM Law Firm advises clients on cross-border M&A, joint ventures and other corporate matters, such as Liza Zhumakhmetova assisting a European company with a proposed inbound investment. Managing partner Sofiya Zhylkaidarova is “creative in finding solutions”.

    The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017

  • The World Bank Group issued Certificates of appreciation to SIGNUM lawyers for their contribution to “Doing Business 2016. Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency”

  • “SIGNUM Law Firm provides advice to a number of well-known international clients on environmental, subsurface, taxation, debt recovery, competition law or compliance matters”

    Legal 500 Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, 2016

  • SIGNUM is recommended for its “excellent response times, updated industry knowledge, strong client focus, diverse legal team expertise and good teamwork” and The firm’s “insight into governmental affairs and connectivity to the numerous authorities was extremely valuable”

    Legal 500 Europe Middle East and Africa 2010

  • SIGNUM Law Firm is a popular choice as local counsel for international law firms with no presence in Kazakhstan themselves” 

    Chambers Global, the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011

  • SIGNUM rated by Chambers & Partners legal publishers as “the most client-oriented law firms in Kazakhstan – quality of service and customer satisfaction are top priorities, and the lawyers have a detailed approach to strategic and operational issues, and give great value for money”

    Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011

  • SIGNUM “offers a full spectrum of corporate and commercial services, with particular strength in regulatory compliance, employment and dispute resolution”

    Chambers Asia Pacific: Asia Pacific’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2013

  • “SIGNUM Law Firm’s greatest expertise lies in oil, gas and natural resources, and is increasingly advising manufacturers and distributors on coporate, commercial and tax law, particularly in the FMCG sector”

    Legal 500 Europe Middle East and Africa 2013

  • “SIGNUM is one of the leading law firms in Kazakhstan, providing the highest caliber legal counsel to clients from all over the world” 

    HG Global Legal Resources, 2012

  • SIGNUM team “wields considerable clout in the Kazakhstan legal market, and specialises advising oil and gas companies regarding sub-surface use” 

    AsiaLaw Profiles, The Guide to Asia-Pacific’s Leading Law Firms, 2012