2021 Chamber Asia-Pacific Annual Rankings

We are pleased to inform you that SZP partners have been once again recognized by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 Guide as leading Kazakhstan lawyers in such key practice areas as Dispute Resolution and Corporate and Finance Law.

This year, SZP Senior Partner Arman Berdalin has been singled out as the Ranked Individual in Corporate Law and M&A.  The Guide characterizes Arman Berdalin as a well-reputed practitioner with experience in corporate mandates.  He focuses on corporate governance, joint ventures and market entry matters.  Clients also benefit from his competition law expertise.  A source highlights his pragmatism and commercial approach, saying that he has “a good reaction and is spot on”.  Clients appreciate the firm's practical approach and result-focused style.  The team receives further recognition for its client care, with one source noting that they provide an “immediate response and thorough analysis of the matter”.

SZP Senior Partner Vitaliy Vodolazkin has been also distinguished by the Guide as the Ranked Individual in Dispute Resolution.  Vitaliy Vodolazkin is described by clients as “a top-notch litigator who can win even the most hopeless cases”, and someone who “always delves into all aspects of a problem”.  He advises clients on corporate and commercial disputes, as well as acting on criminal investigations.  A client praises the firm's “custom-tailored and multifaceted approach to solving problems”.

Special emphasis should be placed on the Firm’s achievements in Dispute Resolution.  This year, Chambers Global 2021 singled out only 7 law firms in this area of practice.

Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide conducts annual research of regional legal services markets and identifies the leading law firms and practitioners based on in-depth analysis, facilitated by the Chambers & Partners team of experienced researchers.  In reliance on the research conducted, awards are presented to firms to celebrate their achievements and developments in the covered period, taking into account their notable achievements, impressive strategic growth and distinguished client service.