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Aigoul Kenjebayeva

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Corporate, Energy and Natural Resources, Employment, IP&IT, Dispute Resolution.


Managing Partner, Almaty office. Her areas of specialisation have been acquired from over 30 years as a practicing lawyer and include energy/natural resources, infrastructure projects, corporate/M&A, IP, employment, competition law, and dispute resolution.


Managing Partner - Dentons Kazakhstan (formerly Salans), Almaty (1994 – to date). In-house Counsel - Oryx Energy Company, Dallas/Almaty (1993 – 94). Partner – Zan law firm, Almaty(1991 – 93). Researcher - Institute of Philosophy and Law, Almaty (1978 – 91). Qualified in 1978.


Kazakh, Russian, English.


International Bar Association; Kazakhstan Bar Association; Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers Association; Legal Working Group of the Foreign Investors’ Council under the Auspices of the President of Kazakhstan; Editorial Board of the Stockholm Arbitration Report.


Duke University School of Law (LL.M., 1993), Tashkent State University (Ph.D., 1988), Kazakh State University (Law Degree with honours, 1978).


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

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Aigoul Kenjebayeva - Dentons

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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IP and TMT

Within: IP and TMT

Dentons handles trade mark disputes and franchising issues, and is also experienced in advising on regulatory and licensing matters pertaining to the telecoms sector. Managing partner Aigoul Kenjebayeva, who heads the practice, is an IP specialist. Senior associate Nataliya Shapovalova is a patent attorney and associate Aliya Seitova is a trade mark and patent attorney.

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