Mr Vitaliy Vodolazkin > Sayat Zholshy & Partners > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

Sayat Zholshy & Partners
050051 ALMATY

Work Department

Dispute Resolution; Banking, finance and capital market; M&A


Senior Partner, Mr. Vitaliy Vodolazkin regularly participates in important large-scale Kazakhstan court proceedings at all levels, including representation of phosphorous producers, subsoil users, food manufacturers and other clients mainly with regard to unreasonable tax assessments, debt collections, protection of shareholders’ interests, invalidation of various transactions, appeal against actions/omissions of government authorities, etc.  The Litigation practice led by Vitaliy for over 13 years is distinguished by international legal guides as the Kazakhstan leader in this area.

 Apart from Dispute Resolution, Vitaliy is actively involved in supporting projects implemented by financial institutions.  Moreover, he has extensive experience in supporting major companies operating in food, agricultural, power, education and financial sectors.


Mr. Vitaliy Vodolazkin joined Sayat Zholshy & Partners in 2001 and was admitted to partnership in 2003. Over the last 18 years Vitaliy has been leading the Firm’s Dispute Resolution practice.


Russian, English, German


Almaty City Bar
Kazakhstan Attorneys Union
Kazkhstan Bar Association
Kazakhstan International Court of Arbitration


Kazakhstan National Academy of Law, Entrepreneurial Law Faculty, Diploma with honours, 2001

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Vitaliy VodolazkinSayat Zholshy & Partners

Sayat Zholshy & Partners primarily acts for international clients, often in conjunction with international law firms in need of local counsel. Tax, corporate and antitrust disputes constitute the heart of the practice, but the firm also demonstrates strength in disputes involving financial institutions, insolvency and restructuring matters, construction and real estate matters as well as investment disputes. Senior partner Vitaliy Vodolazkin in Almaty is the head of the practice which includes Amir Begdesenov, whose expertise includes competition and IP matters with a particular focus on the energy and natural resources sector, and Yelena Tyureikina  as the key tax expert.

Kazakhstan > Real estate and construction (including projects)

Sayat Zholshy & Partners acts for clients on real estate transactions, leasing matters and development and construction investment projects. It also leverages its banking practice to handle the financing aspects of real estate projects. Vitaliy Vodolazkin heads up the practice, which has particular expertise in matters involving distressed assets and encumbered real properties.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Vitaliy VodolazkinSayat Zholshy & Partners

(Leading individuals)

Vitaliy VodolazkinSayat Zholshy & Partners