Practice Area

Digital & IT

Digital & IT

Our practice offers you high-quality legal services in digital and information technologies sectors. Our lawyers have experience in the following areas:

  • Financial technologies;
  • E-commerce;
  • Information security and cybersecurity;
  • Personal data protection;
  • Mobile apps launching;
  • Technology equipment installation;
  • New information technologies.

Our clients are major global IT companies, European food delivery service, multinational companies selling goods through e-commerce, pharmaceutical, and telecommunication enterprises.

We regularly follow the fast-growing sector of digitalization and the development of information technologies. Thereby we offer our clients a modernized and innovative approach for task solution.

Our lawyers often participate in public initiatives and initiatives to improve the level of education, taking part both in legislative activities and speaking at events.

Lead Practitioner
Service includes the following directions
  • Providing legal consulting on digital and information technology
  • Preparation of a legal opinion on information security and cybersecurity
  • Legal advice in the field of electronic commerce and electronic advertising
  • Legal advice regarding blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Dispute resolution in the field of digital and information technologies, personal data protection, electronic commerce, and advertising

Experience

Information Security and Cybersecurity
  • Preparing legal opinion on personal data use for a multinational pharmaceutical company;
  • Preparing a memorandum for a global IT company on complicance with local Data export and Cybersecurity laws for Kazakhstan;
  • Preparing legal opinion on personal data protection for a transnational company engaged in authentication, identification and tracking businesses;
  • Developing full set of internal documents on personal data processing and protection for a leasing company – a member of global specialized machinery producing company;
  • Advising international leasing company on personal data processing and protection and development of IT decisions;
  • Preparation of legal opinion on personal data processing by employers;
  • Consulting an international pharmaceutical company on personal data protection;
  • Preparation of legal opinion for a large pharmaceuticals company on legality of maintaining personal data of doctors and pharmacists on the company’s data carriers;
  • Preparing a memorandum for a global financial company on online data protection in Kazakhstan;
  • Drafting internal data protection documents for an international pharmaceutical company, including Regulation on Personal Data Protection, Regulation on Relationship with Medical and Pharmaceutical Specialists;
  • Consulting Russian IT company on transfer and registration of new domain.
Financial Technologies
  • Tax and legal structuring of a local loyalty program operator, as well as drafting public offer and contracts with partners of the loyalty program;
  • Full legal support of a major European food delivery service as part of its expansion to the Kazakhstan market in terms of regulations of e-commerce, mobile apps, web-sites in the territory of Kazakhstan, and data protection;
  • Tax consulting for a Kazakhstan subsidiary of an international provider of short-term loans.
Electronic Commerce and Advertising
  • Full legal support of a major European food delivery service as part of its expansion to the Kazakhstan market in terms of regulations of e-commerce, mobile apps, web-sites in the territory of Kazakhstan, and data protection;
  • Advising a major internet services provider on Kazakhstan law matters in relation to internet advertisement, antimonopoly and tax issues;
  • Preparing legal opinion on regulation of contextual advertising for a multinational IT company;
  • Preparing a memorandum for a multinational Taxi Service company on launch of Internet advertising sales in the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Preparing a memorandum on e-commerce regulations in Kazakhstan for a multinational clothing and home products retailer, primarily operating through webstores in Kazakh jurisdiction.
Corporate
  • Consulting an international company in the field of cloud mining on the establishment of an enterprise for cloud mining in Kazakhstan, with the respective machinery and equipment, and connecting to the enterprise’s power supply networks.
Tax
  • Legal counselling of cellular operator on application on tax exemption and preferences under investment project conditions;
  • Legal advice for telecom company on taxation of business related to import of software products;
  • Legal advice for telecom company on granting investment benefits and preferences;
  • Consulting the largest provider of Internet services in tax matters;
  • Tax and legal structuring of a local loyalty program operator, as well as drafting public offer and contracts with partners of the loyalty program;
  • Tax lawyers assisted large European telecommunications company on management and minimization of VAT liabilities in Kazakhstan;
  • Corporate lawyers advised large telecommunications company on corporate restructuring in Kazakhstan due to merger of two international telecommunication companies.
Dispute resolution and Litigation
  • International telecom company and Kazakhstani company dispute – $1.5 million case following failure of Kazakhstani company to make payments under a contract;
  • Dispute between international telecom company and Kazakhstani Customs authorities – administrative case on allegation of improper customs clearance and further confiscation of $1-million equipment.

Regulatory Compliance and Environment
  • Consulting large telecom company on installation of cellular communication in Kazakhstan with focus on compliance with the Kazakhstani construction standards;
  • Drafting regulatory compliance programs for large German telecom company;
  • Legal services to client – producer of telecom equipment;
  • Advice on tendering procedures and compliance with the bidding requirements on use of a radio-frequency spectrum in Kazakhstan;
  • Conducting complex legal audit of satellite operator in connection with the loan agreement from largest bank in Kazakhstan;
  • Advice to telecom operator on Kazakhstani antimonopoly legislation with focus on cellular tariff policies;
  • Legal expertise of the cellular operator’s application for granting of benefits and preferences;
  • Legal assistance for cellular operator on the application for tax exemption and preferences under investment project conditions;
  • Advice in merger of two major telecom companies on Kazakhstani antimonopoly and corporate legislation.
Public-Private Partnership
  • Advising a large international Swiss company on the implementation of new technology for tracking raw materials as part of a public-private partnership, including analysis and preparation of draft amendments to legislation in the field of information technologies.
Additional Experience
  • Participation as a speaker at the Kazakhstan Forum of Corporate Lawyers 2019 on the topic "Digital Technologies and E-Commerce".
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