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Victoria Simonova

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Work +7 727 258 2380
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Dentons

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Victoria is a partner in Dentons’ Almaty office with over 19 years 'experience. She is active in litigation and dispute resolution. Her areas of expertise also include corporate, energy, infrastructure, and anti-monopoly legislation.

Career

Partner, Dentons Kazakhstan (formerly SNR Denton), Almaty (2010 – to date); Senior Attorney, Denton Wilde Sapte, Almaty (2008 – 2010); Attorney, Denton Wilde Sapte, Almaty (2005 – 2008); Associate, Coudert Brothers, Almaty (2001 – 2005); Associate, LeBoeuf Lamb Green & MacRae, Almaty (1998 – 2001); Law Clerk, LeBoeuf Lamb Green & MacRae, Almaty (1997 – 1998); Lawyer, National Bank of Kazakhstan, Client Territorial Subdivision, Almaty (1996 – 1997).

Languages

Russian, English, Kazakh

Member

Kazakhstan Bar Association; Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers' Association; Legal Working Group of the Foreign Investors Council; Eurobak.

Education

Duke University, 2005, LLM; Adilet Law School, 1998, degree, Law (with distinction).


Kazakhstan

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The ‘excellentDentons handles M&A and general corporate matters, particularly concerning the energy, real estate and construction sectors. Corporate and M&A expert Aigoul Kenjebayeva is ‘diligent’ and ‘proactive’ with ‘a deep knowledge of Kazakh law’. Also recommended are corporate transactions specialist Abai Shaikenov and commercial litigator Victoria Simonova.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Dentons’ multi-disciplinary practice has strong expertise in contractual, banking, and tax and customs-related disputes. Kanat Skakov co-heads the practice and has a significant background in the natural resources sector. Fellow co-head Victoria Simonova specialises in complex commercial litigation and arbitration. Aigoul Kenjebayeva is active in tax, commercial and debt recovery-related disputes.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Dentons’ work in this sphere includes assisting with subsoil-use contracts, regulatory and compliance matters, and renewable energy issues. Aigoul Kenjebayeva, who leads the practice, is an expert in subsoil-use law. Disputes specialist Victoria Simonova regularly handles contentious issues in the space and senior associate Ruslan Nurbekov has experience in M&A and general corporate work pertaining to energy and natural resources.

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