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Almaty, Astana

Natalya Braynina

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Energy & Natural Resources, Competition & Antitrust, Regulatory compliance


Partner, Head of Competition & Antitrust practice.
Ms. Braynina specializes in civil, investment, antitrust and corporate law, subsoil and healthcare legislation.


Ms. Braynina joined AEQUITAS in 1993 to become AEQUITAS partner starting 1996. From 1991 to 1993, she headed the legal department of a Kazakhstan-Turkey joint venture.

She worked on secondment at the London office of Freshfields (Great Britain) and at a number of law firms in Philadelphia, USA, including Bespalov & Partners and Wagman & Partners.

Ms. Braynina provided legal support to clients in the course of privatization of a major Kazakhstan petroleum company, acquisition of a major Kazakhstan refinery, execution of a number of subsoil use contracts relating to oil and gas and solid minerals, transfer of subsoil use rights and attraction of financing secured by subsoil use rights and other property. Ms. Braynina represented clients in acquisitions of local companies and assets, including companies active in the oil and gas, mining and oil-related sectors, and represented clients in a number of litigations over subsoil use rights.


English, Russian


Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers' Association
Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar)
Non-commercial Partnership "Supporting Competition in the CIS Countries
Competition Protection Counsel of  National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Atameken


Kazakh State University (civil and commercial law degree, 1991).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

AEQUITAS has key strengths in restructuring, M&A and asset transfers, with notable expertise in labour law. The firm advised Knauf Gypsum in relation to the proposed acquisition of Bias Tech, which owns gypsum factories across Kazakhstan. Lead partner Nurlan Sholanov was supported by a large team that included Natalya Braynina and Yuliya Chumachenko. Braynina also advised a Chinese energy client on issues relating to the acquisition of Kazakh assets, namely a subsoil use company and parent company; senior associate Yelena Manayenko, who has experience in the natural resources sector, supported on this matter.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Leading individuals

Natalya Braynina - AEQUITAS

Within: Energy and natural resources

The team at AEQUITAS has a 'highly professional approach' and provides 'excellent quality of legal services'. Natalya Braynina led a team providing local counsel on a transaction involving the alienation of Kazakhstan assets with respect to six different subsoil use companies. In this matter, Braynina was supported by senior associate and fellow subsoil expert Yelena Manayenko, who clients praise as 'very professional'. Olga Chentsova is also highly recommended.

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Tax and customs

Within: Tax and customs

AEQUITAS provides general customs advice, tax consultation services, assistance with regulatory compliance and representation in court. Natalya Braynina is the key contact for tax issues, while Yuliya Chumachenko handles customs matters.

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