Mr Amir Begdesenov > Sayat Zholshy & Partners > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

Sayat Zholshy & Partners
050051 ALMATY

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Antitrust Law


Amir Begdesenov is a Partner in Sayat Zholshy & Partners. He is a highly recommended lawyer in the area of antitrust and intellectual property law who provides a full range of specialised services to our clients, including legal advice, trademark registration, extrajudicial and judicial settlement of disputes (including support through audits and inspections conducted by justice, economic investigation and antitrust authorities, and advocacy), and economic concentration approvals.

Amir regularly writes articles and makes presentations on intellectual property and antitrust issues at various conferences and forums.

Amir’s clientele includes national and international companies operating in various sectors of economy, including tobacco, non-alcoholic beverages production, healthcare, TMT, power, etc.

Amir is a co-chairman of the Committee for Antitrust (Competition) Law Issues of the Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar), a public association of commercial lawyers.  He is also a member of the Council for Protection of Competition of the Kazakhstan National Chamber of Entrepreneurs, a board member of the Antitrust Alliance.


Amir joined Sayat Zholshy & Partners in June 2010 as an Associate, was promoted to a Senior Associate in January 2011 and became a partner in 2014.  Prior to joining Sayat Zholshy & Partners, Amir worked for about three years in the Tax Advisory Service of a Big 4 accounting firm.  Amir is a cum laude graduate of the Abylai Khan Kazakhstan University of International Relations and World Languages where he specialised in international law.  Further, in 2013, he completed a training course in the Allen & Overy Global Academy (London, UK).


Russian, Kazakh, English, Chinese


Kazakhstan Association of Patent Attorneys;
Scientific and Technical Council for Improvement of Kazakhstan Intellectual Property Law;
Board of the Antitrust Alliance;
Council of the Eurasian Antitrust Association;
Chairman of the Council on Identifying and Eliminating Barriers to Entry under the Almaty City Department of the Kazakhstan Agency for Protection and Development of Competition


The Abylai Khan Kazakhstan University of the International Relations and World Languages, International law, Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

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 > Energy and natural resources

Sayat Zholshy & Partners has an excellent reputation in the oil and gas and mining sectors in Kazakhstan, as is reflected by its work for foreign investors, suppliers of technology and equipment, and providers of transportation services to businesses operating in the energy arena. The firm is able to advise clients on the implementation of large projects by leveraging the experience of practitioners in areas such as corporate, antitrust, tax and dispute resolution. Having worked on projects including the construction of a 500kV transmission line connecting Western and Northern Kazakhstan, it now works with major national companies such as Premium Oil Trans, KMG Engineering and Alautransservice. The practice is led by Almaty-based partner Amir Begdesenov. Gulmira Abenova was promoted to of counsel in January 2021.

Kazakhstan > IP and TMT

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Amir BegdesenovSayat Zholshy & Partners

Sayat Zholshy & Partners acts for some of the largest national and international telecommunications companies operating in Kazakhstan. It is a member of the Scientific and Technical Council for Improvement of Kazakhstan Intellectual Property Law. The practice is led by Almaty-based partner Amir Begdesenov.