The 15th Anniversary of Sayat Zholshy & Partners

The origin of the Firm dates back to 25 December 1998 when it was named Sayat Zholshy, Darkhan & Bado Law Firm.  The Firm was established in Almaty where it grew and developed gaining a reputation of a professional team striving to provide high quality services that would meet international standards.  Later, the Firm was renamed as Sayat Zholshy & Partners and comprised six partners and twenty three lawyers.

Currently, the team consists of seven partners and twenty five experienced lawyers.  Sayat Zholshy & Partners is one of the largest law firms in Kazakhstan.  Annually, the team and its leaders are recommended by such world-wide legal guides as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Asia Law Profiles and Who is Who Legal CIS.

Sayat Zholshy & Partners focuses on litigation and arbitration, finance and securities, antitrust law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, tax law, labour law and many other areas of practice.

Over the years of its existence the Firm has implemented hundreds of projects in various sectors of the Kazakhstan economy, e.g. oil and gas, banking, power, food, telecommunications, transportation, agriculture, etc.  Having substantial experience in providing full range of legal services at all stages of project implementation, Sayat Zholshy & Partners advises clients engaged in the aforementioned sectors on an ongoing basis.

While not limited thereto, since 2009, the Firm has participated in the Annual Forum of Corporate Lawyers where it received prestigious awards from the most prominent Kazakhstan lawyers as the best team of the year.  For example, to date, Sayat Zholshy & Partners enjoys the status of The Best Kazakhstan Law Firm of 2010, 2011 and 2012 and has numerous awards as The Best Team of the Year in various areas of practice.

In December 2013, as the 15th anniversary gift for SZP employees, the management arranged a six-day retreat in Pattaya, Thailand.

“We are happy to have such a solid and professional team eager to work for the sake of our business and our goals achievement, to meet our high standards and to stay with us for so many years,” – said Managing Partner Vitaliy Vodolazkin.  “We are proud to reach such a level at which the Firm can afford to reward its employees like that.  We sincerely hope that our Firm will continue to prosper and we’ll celebrate our 20th and 30th anniversaries with more numerous team.”