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Dentons’ tax team focuses on advisory and contentious issues. Dispute resolution specialist Kanat Skakov heads the practice and has advised on tax and customs matters for international and domestic clients.

Grata International’s team has ‘a wealth of experience and expertise in tax and customs law’, combined with ‘a practical approach’ and ‘strong team cooperation’. Assel Ilyassova and of counsels Kanat Adilbekov and Yerkin Sagiyev are the names to note. Recent work highlights include representing CNLC Int. Kazakhstan in a dispute with the tax authorities and advising Korea National Oil Corporation on the tax structuring of two separate transactions.

KPMG Tax and Advisory LLC is particularly strong on tax and customs disputes. Rustem Sadykov, Altynshash Zhussipova and Askhad Koshkarbayev are key contacts.

Deloitte TCF, LLP’s team advises on corporate tax, compliance, employment and transfer pricing-related matters. Vladimir Kononenko, Anthony Mahon, Roza Sattarova and Yeldos Syzdykov are recommended.

Ernst & Young Kazakhstan LLP provides advisory services pertaining to tax and customs issues, and is particularly active in sectors such as oil and gas, FMCG and construction. Practice head Borys Lobovyk regularly advises international clients on customs-related work.

Integrites acts for international and domestic clients on tax-related issues. Managing partner Kurmangazy Talzhanov is a key figure.

Tax disputes are the core focus of Olympex Advisers LLP. Miran Maulenov - Assel Yedigeyeva and Gulzhanar Kalmuratova are recommended.

Sayat Zholshy & Partners has ‘a highly professional’ and ‘strong’ tax practice with expertise in transactions, double-tax treaties and transfer pricing. Practice head Yelena Tyureikina has ‘a profound knowledge of Kazakhstan tax legislation’ and also stands out for her ‘commitment’ and ‘readiness to help clients’.

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