TEAM

We place emphasis on the team approach in our firm

We are an integral team, working together to meet our clients’ needs. We assign best lawyers of Kazakhstan according to the complexity of a given matter and the experience of our team. For cost efficiency, we have junior lawyers in support roles when appropriate

Sofiya Zhylkaidarova
Managing Partner

Sofiya is a 20+ years of experience Kazakhstan lawyer working with international clients and government. She is well known and highly regarded professional and great contributor to country's reforms and initiatives aiming to improve investment climate.

Practice areas:
  • Subsoil Use
  • Tax
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
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Abylkhair Nakipov
Partner

Abylkhair has an extensive experience in advising oil and gas, energy and construction companies.

Practice areas:
  • Contracts and Business Law
  • Regulatory Compliance and Environment
  • Construction and Real Estate
  • Subsoil Use
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Liza Zhumakhmetova
Partner

Liza is a 15+ years of experience corporate and M&A lawyer, admitted to the NY State Bar.

Practice areas:
  • Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Investigations
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Talgat Sariev
Partner

Talgat is heading our dispute resolution and litigation practice.

Practice areas:
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
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Zhazira Ramazanova
Chief Operating Officer

Zhazira’s overall experience as a legal professional is more than 15 years. Through the years of her employment with international company Zhazira went through great transformation from a paralegal into a Head of Legal/General Counsel of major international oil and gas corporation.

Practice areas:
  • Subsoil Use
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Gaukhar Kudaibergenova
Of Counsel

In her role of Corporate and M&A lawyer Gaukhar regularly advises leading foreign multinationals on high-profile private equity and M&A transactions. She also focuses on M&A and regulatory advice in oil and gas, public-private partnership and renewable power generation projects.

Practice areas:
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Subsoil Use
  • Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
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Bauyrzhan Sharibayev
Of Counsel

Bauyrzhan joined SIGNUM in 2019. Prior to joining the Firm, Bauyrzhan has served on Kazakhstan prosecution authorities for 17+ years and supervised the legitimacy of judicial acts and enforcement proceedings covering civil and administrative cases.

Practice areas:
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
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Ulan Stybayev
Associate

Ulan has experience in corporate law and corporate investigations.

Practice areas:
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Corporate Investigations
  • IP and Technology
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Rustam Baitazin
Associate

Rustam mainly focuses on M&A, PPP and corporate law matters.

Practice areas:
  • Regulatory Compliance and Environment
  • Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Public-Private Partnership (PPP)
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Nazym Argynbay
Associate

Nazym's core practice area in tax.

Practice areas:
  • Tax
  • Regulatory Compliance and Environment
  • Employment and Labour
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Perizat Nurlankyzy
Associate

Perizat is tax lawyer and works with variety number of clients.

Practice areas:
  • Tax
  • Subsoil Use
  • Contracts and Business Law
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Yekaterina Zhgutova
Tax Expert

Yekaterina has extensive experience in advising national and international companies on a wide range of tax matters.

Practice areas:
  • Tax
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Assiya Kazhgaliyeva
Expert/Business Lawyer

Assiya has 20+ years of experience serving as in-house legal counsel/compliance officer for local and international companies of different sectors like trade and direct sales, manufacturing, advertising and medical equipment.

Practice areas:
  • New: inhouser
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