Managing Partner Vitaliy Vodolazkin and Partner Arman Berdalin Included in the 2017-2018 Edition of the The Best Lawyers™ in Kazakhstan

On 16 June 2017, the reputable international legal review publication The Best Lawyers™in Kazakhstan issued its 2017-2018 edition.

Sayat Zholshy & Partners was ranked byThe Best Lawyers™in Kazakhstan for the first time, and the remarkable fact is that two SZP partners leading key areas of law were included in the 2017-2018 edition.

The utmost professional level of Managing Partner Vitaliy Vodolazkin, who leads Litigation & Arbitration and Finance & Securities practices, was acknowledged and recognised by the guide.  According to their researchers, Vitaliy is one of the best Kazakhstan experts in dispute resolution proceedings.

The achievements of our Partner Arman Berdalin, the leader of Corporate Law and M&A practices, were also fully appreciated by the guide’s analysts.  Arman was recommended as one of the best Kazakhstan specialists in antitrust law.

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.  Originally, the guide was published only in the United States of America, where the first edition was issued over 30 years ago.  In 2006, the publication entered the international area and, at present, it covers over 70 countries around the world, including Kazakhstan.

Best Lawyers® is a peer-review voting process.  Each nominee is included in the annual publication on the basis of detailed evaluations of lawyers by an anonymous panel of esteemed lawyers earlier rated by the guide.  The panel and research staff review the tallied results and decide on the finalists based on the number of votes in each category.  Lawyers do not pay to be nominated or included on the list.  Therefore, recognition inBest Lawyersis widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honour, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.