Mr Dmitry Chumakov > Sayat Zholshy & Partners > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

Sayat Zholshy & Partners
050051 ALMATY

Work Department

Drafting laws and statutory instruments

Licenses and permits.  Foreign employment permits

Government audits: readiness and support

Family law

Corporate, labour and employment law

Technical regulation and certification



Dmitriy is a partner and long-standing member of Sayat Zholshy & Partners.

Dmitriy has extensive experience in providing legal support to major trading, manufacturing and service companies operating in construction, oil & gas, agriculture, healthcare, mechanical engineering and research & development sectors in relation to various matters, including corporate reorganisation and restructuring.

Dmitriy has been actively involved in law making.  He contributed to the drafting of 29 laws and over 150 regulations adopted by the Kazakhstan Government and Ministries. In 2013, Dmitriy, on assignment from the World Bank and Kazakhstan Ministry of Regional Development, took lead with a full-scale project on drafting a new Kazakhstan law concerning permits and notices turning Sayat Zholsy & Partners (a mere provider of licensing services) into, in a sense, an ideologist of the Kazakhstan licensing and approval regulations.

Dmitriy used to lead the legal working group engaged in the establishment of KazAgro National Holding.  He was also involved in the procedures for liquidation of second-tier banks.  He regularly supervised projects for representation of clients in courts of all instances in connection with various disputes, including, but not limited to, corporate disputes (management issues), debt collections, transaction contests and labour disputes.  Dmitriy used to lead legal work connected with municipal development projects (parking lot arrangements, urban solid waste sorting and disposal, etc.).  He successfully performed the functions of a member of the boards of directors of a major nonbank agricultural credit institution and of a municipal housing company.


Dmitry has joined the Company in September 2008. Prior to joining Sayat Zholshy & Partners, Dmitriy headed the legal service of a major Kazakhstan leasing company.  He also used to work in the National Legal Service of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Justice.  Dmitriy acted as a member of the negotiation group dealing with Kazakhstan’s accession to the WTO. He represented Kazakhstan expertise in the work of Eurasian Economic Union bodies.  He provided legal support to numerous projects on allocation of major budget credits and subsidies.  Dmitriy also assisted with implementation of large-scale investment projects (loans) of international financial institutions in Kazakhstan (IBRD, ADB).


Russian, English


Kazakhstan National University of Law, Business Law Faculty, honours degree, 1998.

Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, St. Petersburg, Master of Laws, 2017.