Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

"No one is perfect, a team can be!"


Almaty, Astana and Atyrau, Kazakhstan

"This firm is always reliable - it gives consistently good advice and maintains a high quality of work"

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia

"The best choice for solving multilevel issues with a marked Russian character"

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Yerevan, Armenia

"First on the list for local work with an international dimension"

Chambers Global


Baku, Azerbaijan

"Recommended by Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal"

Kalikova & Associates

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

"The leader in the market and the first choice from the international companies and law firms that do not have a local presence"

Chambers Global

RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group

Kiev, Ukraine

"Three of RULG partners were selected in six areas of practice in the inaugural Ukrainian edition of Best Lawyers"

Vlasova Mikhel & Partners

Minsk, Belarus

"Full service firm that dominates the local legal market"


Turcan Cazac

Chisinau, Moldova

"The go-to firm in Moldova for cross-border work"

Chambers Global

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AEQUITAS Law Firm is leading on the list of Kazakhstan law firms published by Chambers & Partners, one of the most reputable independent legal guides

In 2014, Chambers is for the first time rating Kazakh law firms by separate areas of practice: Corporate & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, and Dispute Resolution.  Previously, the firms were rated only in one category - General Business Law.

Chambers Asia Pacific recommends AEQUITAS in all the above areas, putting the firm in Band 1 in Corporate & Finance and Dispute Resolution categories.

Chambers describes AEQUITAS as one of the leading all-round practices for both contentious and non-contentious matters, particularly renowned for its strengths in employment, oil and gas, and litigation.

According to the legal guide, AEQUITAS' strengths, based on clients' quotes, are:

  • Efficiency: "They responded to our enquiries in a very precise and timely fashion."
  • Problem solving: "They not only point out problems but are also very quick at suggesting solutions."
  • Technical ability: "They consistently deliver good service and good quality, year in year out."

AEQUITAS' highly respected managing partner Olga Chentsova is being acclaimed as a "strong and professional lawyer" with an analytical mind and the capacity to give practical advice. She is frequently called upon in various capacities for her substantial expertise on Kazakhstani legislation, including to advise on amendments in the law.

The firm's partner Nurlan Sholanov attracts praise for his analytical skills and expertise on corporate law. According to sources, who also highlight Sholanov's experience in working with international clients, "He has an easy-going personality and is sensitive to his clients' needs."

The respondents also recommend Tatyana Suleyeva who co-heads the firm's finance practice, mentioning that she is respected by peers and clients alike.