Firm Profile > Deloitte TCF, LLP > Almaty, Kazakhstan

Deloitte TCF, LLP
Almaty Financial District
36 Al Farabi Ave. 5 floor
ALMATY 050059
Kazakhstan

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Deloitte TCF, LLP advises clients in the oil and gas, energy and mining sectors, and specialises in M&A, corporate structuring issues, and obtaining licences, permits and consents. Practice head Agaisha Ibrasheva focuses on M&A, corporate law, project finance issues, and subsoil use for the oil and gas sector. Newly promoted director Olessya Kirilovskaya has substantial knowledge of legislative issues including oil and gas and environmental regulations.

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Tax and customs Tier 2

Deloitte TCF, LLP handles a wide variety of tax mandates including reviewing tax payment calculations for individuals and legal entities, and consulting and structuring issues. Managing partner Anthony Mahon leads the tax and legal practice, and specialises in the extractive and energy industries; he has significant experience in large-scale due diligence projects and complex cross-border tax structuring assignments. Newly promoted partner Andrey Kakharchuk conducts tax reviews and tax consulting issues, and Aidana Abdaliyeva is also a key name to note.

Testimonials

Deloitte works for its client’s needs in a complex and challenging environment. The firm is technically highly experienced and well-connected even beyond Kazakhstan’s borders. If you would like to do business in Kazakhstan, they are the advisers you need to have on your side.’

Especially I would like to mention Aidana Abdaliyeva (Director). Reliable and on-time delivery of requested advice. She and her team are providing a very high service quality.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Deloitte TCF, LLP provides banking and finance advice to clients operating in the financial services sector including assisting with loan transactions, financing deals, loan restructurings and reorganisation matters. The group's client roster includes oil and gas companies, food manufacturing conglomerates, railway businesses and car manufacturing plants. Practice head Agaisha Ibrasheva focuses on M&A, corporate law, project finance, HR and subsoil use mandates. Olessya Kirilovskaya has experience spanning legislation issues, oil and gas work, environmental legislation matters and tax disputes.

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Dispute resolution Tier 3

Deloitte TCF, LLP provides clients with assistance in filing appeals and lawsuits, and drafts advisory opinions. With cross-border and industry experience, the group also routinely handles negotiations with tax authorities and assists with customs issues. Agaisha Ibrasheva  heads up the department, which also includes Olessya Kirilovskaya, who has substantial knowledge of legislation in Kazakhstan, particularly oil and gas and environmental regulations.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Deloitte TCF, LLP provides advice across the full range of corporate and advisory matters including restructuring and M&A processes. Agaisha Ibrasheva leads the Kazakhstan legal group and focuses on M&A, corporate law, project finance, subsoil use, environmental and human resources matters. Newly promoted director Olessya Kirilovskaya has experience in the oil and gas sector and assists with environmental legislation issues, contractual matters, construction work and due diligence projects.

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The firm: Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* professionals work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory to guide their clients through a project in a coordinated way around the world. Deloitte Legal, present in over 84 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities. As part of the global Deloitte professional services network, Deloitte Legal helps you in delivering multinational legal solutions that are Consistent, Technology-enabled, Tailored, and Sensitized.

Deloitte TCF, LLP is part of the Deloitte Legal network. The practice in Kazakhstan provides holistic guidance around strategic business decisions, offering cost-effective support for routine legal activities.

The Kazakh legal group was established with the goal of enhancing the ability of Deloitte to offer its clients an integral approach to their business needs and to deliver comprehensive top-notch legal advice in a more diversified and cost-effective manner. The firm has acted as counsel for numerous clients including local companies, multinational and foreign investors advising them on choosing optimal legal solutions. It provides legal expertise and advice, transaction support services and legal assistance in the day-to-day running of companies.

The goal of the Kazakh legal group is the success of its clients. Truly effective help to clients is possible not only through the wide scope of services it renders and the professionalism of Deloitte Legal group’s lawyers, but also thanks to many years of extensive international practical experience. The integrated network of Deloitte offices worldwide and the close collaboration among lawyers from different countries ensures that clients receive the full range of high-quality professional services on demand.

With 16 legal professionals in Kazakhstan, Deloitte Legal* offers competent yet pragmatic advice in many fields of national and international business law. Our professionals provide tailored solutions for demanding projects and complex domestic and international transactions. And we offer even more: Multidisciplinary advice incorporating tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory.

Whether family-owned smaller and medium-sized companies, listed stock corporations or international groups of companies—with our service lines Commercial, Corporate/M&A, Employment Law & Benefits, and Legal Management Consulting , Projects, energy and natural resources, Real estate, Litigation we cover those fields of business law that are important for our clients.

Collecting and combining multidisciplinary expertise in our industry groups Financial Services, Energy, Resources and Industrials, Consumer, TMT, and LSHC enables us to render interdisciplinary advice which anticipates industry- or sector-specific trends and developments. And thereby help our clients to face the challenges of an ever-changing regulatory and economic environment.

We understand legal advice not as an isolated component, but as a contribution to a comprehensive solution of the issues that our clients face. Working together with our Deloitte colleagues we can help our clients in taking informed decisions in the context of legal as well as other business considerations.

Areas of practice: Commercial Law solutions: Companies are facing an increasing number of business challenges globally including more rigorous regulations and enforcement by local authorities in the countries where they operate. As experienced advisers with a practical focus Deloitte Legal* can help clients meet these challenges and develop commercial solutions. Our experience and expertise allow us to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges with personalized, tailor-made services. Services included but not limited to are:

  • Commercial Advisory
  • IP for BEPS: Transfer Pricing of Intangibles
  • Data Protection
  • Full-Scale Pre-Insolvency Solutions
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Transfer Pricing Documentation
  • Dispute Resolution (including tax litigation)

Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions solutions: Deloitte Legal* provides a full range of corporate law services from complex advisory services related to major business life events (including advising in restructuring and mergers and acquisitions processes) through to general secretarial services. Services included but not limited to are:

  • M&A Transactions
  • Integrated Due Diligence
  • Corporate Law, Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Shareholders Agreement & Joint Ventures
  • Post-Merger Integration

Legal & Tax services to startups: Turbulent economic times require companies to be agile and flexible in their staffing to remain competitive. Complex polices, frequent legislative changes and global operations make managing employee relations and compliance with employment law challenging for businesses. Deloitte Legal* provides businesses with the advice they need to make informed decisions and comply with a multitude of regulatory and procedural requirements and minimise their exposure as the result of a conflict (including litigation if appropriate). Services included but not limited to are:

  • Employment Law & Benefits solutions
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Individual Employment Law
  • International Employment Remodeling
  • Human Cloud
  • Legal Mobility Services
  • Social Security

Legal Management Consulting (LMC):  It is a new approach and a new discipline, developed by lawyers in corporation with other relevant experts. With this collection of models, frameworks, and systems, Deloitte Legal* helps in-house lawyers run their departments more efficiently and meet the needs of their business more comprehensively. Services included but not limited are:

  • Legal Department Strategy & Operations Consulting
  • Legal Technology Consulting
  • Multinational Corporate Entity Management
  • Multinational Business Integrity and Legal Risk Management

Real estate: Deloitte Legal* has extensive experience in conducting legal environmental due diligence for leading national oil and gas companies, including calculation of payments for environmental emissions, and reviews of reports re environmental emission; review, as well as identification of risks and ways of mitigating them.Litigation: Deloitte Legal* is well experienced in implementing the appeal procedures with the relevant government and judicial authorities, specifically in providing advice on tax/transfer pricing/environmental/employment and other disputes and appeals, and representation of clients’ interests in court.

* “Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.

Main work contacts
Commercial Law
Agaisha Ibrasheva, Olessya Kirilovskaya,
Assel Assubayeva
Corporate Law/M&A Agaisha Ibrasheva, Olessya Kirilovskaya,
Assel Assubayeva
Employment Law & Benefits Agaisha Ibrasheva, Olessya Kirilovskaya, Assel Assubayeva, Dilbara Kozhamkulova
Legal Management Consulting Agaisha Ibrasheva, Olessya Kirilovskaya
Projects, energy and natural resources – Agaisha Ibrasheva,
Olessya Kirilovskaya, Dariga Tokpayeva, Assel Assubayeva
Real estate –  Agaisha Ibrasheva, Olessya Kirilovskaya, Dariga Tokpayeva, Assel Assubayeva
Litigation – Agaisha Ibrasheva, Olessya Kirilovskaya, Maxim Bazhenov,
Alibi Akylas

Other offices: 84+ countries

Languages: English,Kazakh,Russian

Number of legal professionals: at this office: 12
in this country: 16
worldwide: 2,500+

International groupings: Deloitte Legal* worldwide network

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial Agaisha Ibrasheva
Commercial Olessya Kirilovskaya
Commercial Assel Assubayeva
Corporate/M&A Agaisha Ibrasheva
Corporate/M&A Olessya Kirilovskaya
Corporate/M&A Assel Assubayeva
Tax controversy Olessya Kirilovskaya
Employment Law & Benefits Dilbara Kozhamkulova
Employment Law & Benefits Agaisha Ibrasheva
Employment Law & Benefits Olessya Kirilovskaya
Employment Law & Benefits Assel Assubayeva
Legal Management Consulting Agaisha Ibrasheva
Legal Management Consulting Olessya Kirilovskaya
Projects, energy and natural resources Assel Assubayeva
Projects, energy and natural resources Olessya Kirilovskaya
Projects, energy and natural resources Dariga Tokpayeva
Projects, energy and natural resources Agaisha Ibrasheva
Real estate Agaisha Ibrasheva
Real estate Olessya Kirilovskaya
Real estate Dariga Tokpayeva
Real estate Assel Assubayeva
Environment Yelena Ryzhkova
Litigation Agaisha Ibrasheva
Litigation Olessya Kirilovskaya
Litigation Maxim Bazhenov
Litigation Alibi Akylas
Dispute resolution Yelena Ryzhkova
Real estate Agaisha Ibrasheva
Banking, finance and capital markets Olessya Kirilovskaya
Customs, trade, WTO and anti-dumping Yelena Ryzhkova
Photo Name Position Profile
 Alibi Akylas  photo Alibi Akylas Lawyer
 Shayakhmetov Arman  photo Shayakhmetov Arman Junior Lawyer
 Ospanbekova Assem  photo Ospanbekova Assem Junior Lawyer
 Maxim Bazhenov  photo Maxim Bazhenov Lawyer
 Dilbara Kozhamkulova  photo Dilbara Kozhamkulova Junior Lawyer
 Kairbayeva Leila  photo Kairbayeva Leila Junior Lawyer
 Dariga Tokpayeva  photo Dariga Tokpayeva Senior Lawyer
 Shynzhyrbayev Yerkebulan  photo Shynzhyrbayev Yerkebulan Junior Lawyer
Number of lawyers : 2,000+
at this office : 10
English
Kazakh
Russian
Deloitte Legal worldwide network
Other offices : Aktau
Other offices : Astana
Other offices : Atyrau

Skilled and experienced Deloitte Legal* professionals work together with other Deloitte professionals in tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory to guide their clients through a project in a coordinated way around the world. Deloitte Legal, present in over 84 countries, is able to provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions as well as offer support services that can increase efficiency and reduce the cost of some routine legal activities. As part of the global Deloitte professional services network, Deloitte Legal helps you in delivering multinational legal solutions that are Consistent, Technology-enabled, Tailored, and Sensitized.

Deloitte Legal* offers competent yet pragmatic advice in many fields of national and international business law. Our professionals provide tailored solutions for demanding projects and complex domestic and international transactions. And we offer even more: Multidisciplinary advice incorporating tax, consulting, risk- and financial advisory.

Whether family-owned smaller and medium-sized companies, listed stock corporations or international groups of companies—with our service lines Commercial, Corporate/M&A, Employment Law & Benefits, and Legal Management Consulting, we cover those fields of business law that are important for our clients.

Collecting and combining multidisciplinary expertise in our industry groups Financial Services, Energy, Resources and Industrials, Consumer, TMT, and LSHC enables us to render interdisciplinary advice which anticipates industry- or sector-specific trends and developments. And thereby help our clients to face the challenges of an ever-changing regulatory and economic environment.

We understand legal advice not as an isolated component, but as a contribution to a comprehensive solution of the issues that our clients face. Working together with our Deloitte colleagues we can help our clients in taking informed decisions in the context of legal as well as other business considerations.

 

* “Deloitte Legal” means the legal practices of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firm affiliates that provide legal services. For legal and regulatory reasons, not all member firms provide legal services.


CLIENT: Parker Drilling

COMPANY/FIRM: Parker Drilling

TESTIMONIAL: Parker Drilling Company operating in Kazakhstan hereby confirms that he service and support given to us by Deloitte in Republic of Kazakhstan (RoK) over the years has been of an excellent standard. Deloitte TCF LLP has a team of consultants who provided experienced and immediate support to our needs. One of the major asset of the company is reliability. The team in RoK has proven its ability to meet very strict deadlines that the nature of our business dictated. Deloitte’s dedication in providing us with assistance and support in a timely and efficient manner is commendable. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Deloitte in RoK to anyone.


Deloitte in Kazakhstan adheres to principles of diversity, integration and corporate social responsibility, which generate new opportunities whereby we can improve market performance. By reinforcing our efforts in this direction, we treat integration and diversity as key resources, strengths and benefits.

  • Forward-thinking talent initiatives attract women and people of all ages to
  • become a part of our team. Women currently account for over 65% of our Kazakhstan offices. Our youngest person is 18 and our oldest is 83!
  • We provide well-being and eco-programmes that aim to teach people about how to care for nature, the environment and each other.
  • Regular recognition programmes help integration and diversity at all levels, establishing links and creating networks with other people in the Caspian Region, at the same time removing distance.
  • Opportunities are created for charity initiatives, through which our people have traditionally dedicated over 500 hours to helping special needs’ children, orphans, war veterans and others.
  • Our annual Donor Days, in conjunction with the National Blood Centre and Red Crescent, have enabled more than 150 of our people to become donors.
  • Within the framework of our Pro Bono initiative, we have built up ties with various organisations such as the Astana Ballet.
  • Our leaders share their knowledge of diversity and integration, including with students at some of Kazakhstan’s leading universities, such as KIMEP, AlmaU, Narxoz, KBTU, SDU and others.

Recognising the importance of integration and diversity leadership, Deloitte Kazakhstan never rests on its laurels. We continue to introduce new initiatives and develop as changes are made to the world we live and operate in. This is why we concentrate our efforts and knowledge on treating everyone fairly and equally, whether they be within or outside our organisation.


Deloitte in Kazakhstan adheres to principles of diversity, integration and corporate social responsibility, which generate new opportunities whereby we can improve market performance. By reinforcing our efforts in this direction, we treat integration and diversity as key resources, strengths and benefits.

· Forward-thinking talent initiatives attract women and people of all ages to become a part of our team. Women currently account for over 65% of our Kazakhstan offices. Our youngest person is 18 and our oldest is 84!

· We provide well-being and eco-programmes that aim to teach people about how to care for nature, the environment and each other.

· Regular recognition programmes help integration and diversity at all levels, establishing links and creating networks with other people in the Caspian Region, at the same time removing distance.

· Opportunities are created for charity initiatives, through which our people have traditionally dedicated over 500 hours to helping special needs’ children, orphans, war veterans and others.

· Our annual Donor Days, in conjunction with the National Blood Centre and Red Crescent, have enabled more than 150 of our people to become donors.

· Within the framework of our Pro Bono initiative, we have built up ties with various organisations such as the Astana Ballet.

· Our leaders share their knowledge of diversity and integration, including with students at some of Kazakhstan’s leading universities, such as KIMEP, AlmaU, Narxoz, KBTU, SDU and others.

Recognising the importance of integration and diversity leadership, Deloitte Kazakhstan never rests on its laurels. We continue to introduce new initiatives and develop as changes are made to the world we live and operate in. This is why we concentrate our efforts and knowledge on treating everyone fairly and equally, whether they be within or outside our organisation.

Agaisha Ibrasheva, Legal Partner

Agaisha Ibrasheva, Legal partner of Deloitte TCF LLP, part of the Deloitte Legal network, discusses how the firm is adapting to clients' changing needs.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate deloitte tcf llp, part of the deloitte legal network from your competitors?

Since it began as a small team over 20 years ago, Deloitte TCF LLP has been actively building an excellent reputation as a legal services provider specialising in serving clients operating in the oil and gas, finance and banking sectors.

Having excellent commercial awareness, our advice is tailored to clients’ needs. Our understanding of the specifics of the CIS market means we can deliver locally-relevant approaches and innovative, practical, business driven solutions.

As part of the Deloitte Legal network, we work seamlessly with our international colleagues, have an international culture, and can provide integrated, multi-jurisdictional advice.

We strive to understand our clients, so we can partner with them to solve their most complex and challenging problems, delivering the best results. Short-term gains never take priority over our clients’ needs and successes.

We are proud to have been with a number of our clients from the early stages of their development, and cherish stable, long-term relationships with our clients. Our integrated one-stop shop approach, and our ability to work closely with other Deloitte member firm service lines in the best interests of our clients, differentiates us from other legal services providers.

Which practices in your member firm do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

We are keen to further develop and strengthen areas where we already have a robust market reputation, such as legal support during mergers and acquisitions. We will continue to focus on existing areas of expertise such as HR audit and corporate outsourcing, which have proven to be valuable to clients due to their cost-saving nature. We believe that given economic uncertainty, the demand for these products will increase.

Our extensive experience in environmental matters is unique in our market, and we will develop further in this area. We will also continue to focus on dispute resolution, and on tax disputes specifically.

We hope, in the next 12 months, to become more involved in the renewables sector as investment interest in this area has started to increase rapidly. We will be paying more attention to IP rights and have recently welcomed a new member to the team specifically for that purpose.

What is the main change you have made in your firm that will benefit clients?

Given that the business environment changes rapidly, we are always looking to stay informed of new trends, changes and client demands, and have already adapted specific legal products to meet our clients’ changing needs.

To keep clients well informed of legal changes, we recently launched a series of new and innovative legal alerts, which clients tell us they find useful and valuable.

How is technology changing the way you interact with your clients and the services you can provide them?

Today, business and technology innovation are inextricably linked and the demand for technology-enabled business transformation services is rapidly growing. We have a strong global and local network of technology professionals who can help clients resolve their most critical information and technology challenges.

Can you give us a practical example of how you helped a client add value to their business?

We have enjoyed many client successes recently, including our representation during our client’s appeal of additional tax assessments resulting from a state tax inspection. Tax disputes are one of the most unpredictable areas in Kazakhstan litigation and we are proud of what we achieved in this case, by proving to the court that the client’s tax assessment was correct, saving the client a considerable amount of money and protecting its reputation.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Clients need legal advisors who can assist in day-to-day activities as well as corporate life events across many jurisdictions. In connection with the global Deloitte member firm network, Deloitte Legal can provide holistic guidance around strategic business decisions, offering cost-effective support for legal activities. We will continue working in this area further, and in three years’ time aspire to be one of the top international firms providing legal services in Kazakhstan.