Sayat Zholshy & Partners is recognized as Outstanding Kazakhstan Law Firm according to AsiaLaw Profiles (2017 edition)

Based on the 2017 Kazakhstan legal market survey results, AsiaLaw Profiles, a world-renown guide to Asia-Pacific's leading domestic and regional law firms, ranked Sayat Zholshy & Partners as an Outstanding Kazakhstan law firm in such areas of practice as Dispute Resolution & Litigation and Competition & Antitrust, Highly Recommendedin such areas as Corporate/M&A and Energy & Natural Resources, and Recommended in such areas as Banking & Finance, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Project & Infrastructure and Restructuring & Insolvency.

Sayat Zholshy & Partners continues to rise up the rankings, with peers and clients in agreement about the firm’s dispute resolution prowess. Vitaliy Vodolazkin advised a leading foreign bank on the termination of a bank guarantee, an innovative case involving state companies. Vitaliy Vodolazkin was recognized as Market-Leading Lawyer in Corporate and Dispute Resolution & Litigation (this top category includes the most outstanding Kazakhstan lawyers).

Sayat Zholshy & Partners has developed a strong presence in energy work over the years.  Partner Arman Berdalin represented a listed Chinese energy company on the establishment of a Kazakhstan-China joint venture for the sale of fuel projects. Arman Berdalin was recommended by the Guide as Leading Lawyers in Corporate and M&A.

Sayat Zholshy & Partners is highly regarded for its role in many large M&A transactions in Kazakhstan’s banking sector. Vitaliy Vodolazkinadvised on the acquisition of one of the largest Kazakh insurance companies being sold by one of the largest Kazakhstan banks. Arman Berdalin represented an international consulting firm specialising in planning and managing a national development project.

Sayat Zholshy & Partners’ competition and antitrust practice is unanimously regarded by peers and clients as the leader in the market.  Partner Amir Begdesenov advised a global healthcare company and represented a leading Russian private commercial television broadcaster in obtaining an antitrust clearance for an acquisition of a Russian media company.

AsiaLaw Profiles 2017, compared to the previous year edition, included Sayat Zholshy & Partners into numerous areas of practice, and in the coverage area rating SZP received a large number of high scores.

Asialaw Profiles 2017is the 21st annual edition of a publication which reports on the most important transactions and disputes in the region and provides a succinct and authoritative guide to the leading law firms and some of their key individuals.