Gulmira Abenova

Gulmira Abenova

Of Counsel


Practice area:
  • Licenses and Regulatory Permits
  • Technical Regulation and Certification
  • Infrastructure Projects. Public-Private Partnership

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  • Almaty City Bar


Gulmira started her professional career in 2008 when she joined Sayat Zholshy & Partners upon her university graduation with honours.

Within her key areas of practice Gulmira advised major manufacturing and trading companies, tobacco producers and mining enterprises with regard to their operations/products/processes compliance with the applicable Kazakhstan technical regulations.

Gulmira also supported numerous projects which involved comprehensive legal due diligence of targets for identification of minimal documentation requirements under Kazakhstan technical regulations (e.g. certificates of conformance, corporate standards, chemical product registrations, etc.) and clarification of applicable procedures, terms and conditions for obtainment thereof.

On many occasions Gulmira assisted our clients in obtaining documents required for production and distribution of final products in the EurAsEC market in compliance with the applicable technical regulations.

Gulmira was also engaged on a number of housing and utilities projects, for example, she provided legal support to a major Kazakhstan investment company with regard to the development, construction and operation of fee-based municipal parking facilities in Almaty, including the construction and operation of multilevel car-parks.  Therefore, Gulmira represented the Client in their negotiations with local executive authorities.

Furthermore, Gulmira provided legal support to a Client in connection with the development of a municipal solid waste recycling system in Almaty.  Under this Project Gulmira advised the Client on numerous issues arising from the implementation of an integrated solid waste management system in Almaty through a public-private partnership.  Gulmira has practical experience in drafting and promoting housing and utilities regulatory acts on behalf of local executive and representative authorities.

Gulmira, together with other SZP lawyers, participated in the working group which, in 2013, drafted the Kazakhstan Law On Permits and Notices, a fundamental legislative act and general framework for licensing in Kazakhstan.

Gulmira also has extensive experience in drafting and legal review of various civil law contracts, preparation of legal opinions on all sorts of topics, including clarification of labour, corporate, land, licensing, procurement, real estate and construction legislative provisions, and support of various transactions connected with the disposal of interests in LLPs and shares in JSCs.  Gulmira represents clients in courts and defends clients’ interests in civil litigation proceedings.

Gulmira has substantial experience in settling family disputes and handling divorce cases.  In this area of practice she advised many of our clients on the issues arising from prenuptial arrangements and division of property between spouses.  She was also involved in the definition of strategies and behaviours in the course of divorce (division of property) proceedings and the resolution of disputes over parental rights and duties in a marital dissolution.


  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Bachelor in International Law, diploma magna cum laude


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