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Aequitas has a strong track record in real estate and infrastructure projects, especially in contentious issues. The firm provides ‘in-depth expert advice on complicated Kazakh law matters’, with one client commenting that ‘response times were short and quality of work was high’. Olga Chentsova is experienced in construction and infrastructure projects, and Nurlan Sholanov specialises in project finance and infrastructure projects. Construction disputes specialist Valikhan Shaikenov is also recommended.

Grata International focuses extensively on real estate and construction issues, and is well-known for its work handling infrastructure projects. Yerzhan Yessimkhanov heads the construction and infrastructure practice and recently advised Mercury Properties on the acquisition of a number of office facilities as well as assisting Benetton Real Estate International with the sale of its Astana commercial facilities.

Real estate specialist Artyushenko & Partners Boutique Law Firm has strong expertise in FIDIC contracts. Name partner Andrey Artyushenko is known for his ‘flexibility’, ‘professionalism’ and ‘productivity’. He recently advised Arizona Kazakhstan Development Group on a mixed-use development which was financed by a foreign hedge fund.

Dentons is especially active in real estate and construction projects, with particular expertise in tax, project finance and regulatory issues. Birzhan Zharasbayev has experience in construction, real estate, infrastructure and public-private partnership matters. Abai Shaikenov is highly regarded for his real estate expertise.

Linkage & Mind LLP focuses primarily on construction projects, with notable strength handling EPC contracts. Yerzhan Manasov handled the acquisition of Kazakh construction companies for Metka EGN and United Green respectively.

AGZ / Zan Hub provides ‘sophisticated, and at the same time, very understandable advice’ on construction and infrastructure projects, with expertise in EPC contracts. Madiyar Bekturganov has notable strengths in infrastructure and construction projects.

Integrites is active on issues pertaining to FIDIC contracts and land plots. Kurmangazy Talzhanov and Duman Akhmetov are notable names. The group recently assisted Cisco with a leasing contract relating to premises owned in Kazakhstan.

Kinstellar LLP’s team focuses on real estate and construction-related transactions and disputes. Managing partner Joel Benjamin is experienced in real estate, construction and infrastructure projects, and Adlet Yerkinbayev specialises in project finance.

Sayat Zholshy & Partners has experience in transactional and contentious matters in the space. Practice head Vitaliy Vodolazkin recently assisted a Kazakh financial group with its acquisition of a complex containing 15 buildings.

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