We and Our Mission

SIGNUM Law Firm is an independent Kazakhstan based leading law firm focused on Corporate and M&A, Commercial, Tax, PPP, IP and Tech and Litigation matters. SIGNUM lawyers successfully advise on numerous complex transactions and high-profile matters involving major local and international companies that operate in a wide range of business sectors (Energy and natural resources, PPP, Construction, FMCG, Telecom, Pharma, etc). We also work for governmental agencies and public sector. We strive to be leading law firm in Kazakhstan and our values distinguish us from the peers.

Signum Law Firm’s team focuses on project and debt financing deals. Liza Zhumakhmetova is noted.
The Legal 500, Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, 2018
Signum Law Firm handles corporate and M&A matters, and is particularly active in the oil and gas sector. Liza Zhumakhmetova and Abylkhair Nakipov are the key names.
The Legal 500, Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, 2018
Signum Law Firm is experienced in commercial, employment, tax and administrative disputes. Managing partner Sofiya Zhylkaidarova is a key name for commercial disputes, while Talgat Sarievhandles labour and employment issues.
The Legal 500, Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, 2018
Signum Law Firm focuses on transactional and contentious issues. Practice head Sofiya Zhylkaidarova has expertise in M&A and subsoil-use contracts.
The Legal 500, Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia, 2018
Talgat Sariev is experienced representing clients in disputes with state authorities, including customs cases. He is well versed in tax matters and also represents clients in commercial disputes. Sources refer to his solid and strategic approach to problem solving, saying: "He makes well-formulated, good arguments."
Chambers & Partners, Global 2018
Sofiya Zhylkaidarova is known by market sources for her "practical advice." She primarily advises clients on financial and regulatory matters related to the oil and gas market. Peers consider her "very impressive" in the sector, saying: "She clearly is an expert, a very, very good specialist."
Chambers & Partners, Global 2018

Our Values

We deliver WORLD CLASS expertise that creates VALUE to our clients while sustaining best culture that makes IMPACT based on commitment to our SUCCESS.

Delivering World Class Expertise
Clients’ Objectives and Business needs are First. Local advice at global standards. Innovative and Commercial Legal Solutions.
Creating Value to our Clients
Our success is our Client’s Success. Professional Care with Personal Touch. Exceeding Clients' Expectations.
Sustaining Best Culture that Makes Impact
Team work. Ongoing Learners. Highest Ethical Standards. Fair and Trustworthy. Diversity.
Commitment to our Success
Ambitious for Success. Initiative and Entrepreneurial Leaders.

Global Coverage

We have representatives all over Kazakhstan and reliable global network, which makes us able to deliver world class expertise that creates value to our clients in solving integrated and complex matters involving several jurisdictions.

Our membership

We are part of a number of global networks and professional associations and proud to be Number One local choice for legal advice for Top US, UK, EU and Asian law firms. Our lawyers being chosen to act as arbitrators by ICC, local law experts for LCIA, AIFC.

AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators)
KPLA (Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers Association)
Environment Commission of United Nations Organization
Almaty Attorneys Council
Union of Advocates (Attorneys) of Kazakhstan
Almaty Chamber of Commerce
Kazakhstan Bar Association
Cathay Associates
New York Bar Association
JuRuss (network of Russian speaking lawyers)
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