Mrs Gulmira Abenova > Sayat Zholshy & Partners > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

Sayat Zholshy & Partners
050051 ALMATY

Work Department

Technical regulation and certification.  Regulatory compliance

Infrastructure projects.  Public-private partnership (PPP). Housing and utilities


Gulmira Abenova, Attorney-at-Law, of Counsel in Sayat Zholshy & Partners

Within her key areas of practice Gulmira advised major manufacturing and trading companies, tobacco producers and mining enterprises with regard to their operations/products/processes compliance with the applicable Kazakhstan technical regulations.

Gulmira also supported numerous projects which involved comprehensive legal due diligence of targets for identification of minimal documentation requirements under Kazakhstan technical regulations. On many occasions Gulmira assisted our clients in obtaining documents required for production and distribution of final products in the EurAsEC market in compliance with the applicable technical regulations.

Gulmira was also engaged on a number of housing and utilities projects, for example, she provided legal support to a major Kazakhstan investment company with regard to the development, construction and operation of fee-based municipal parking facilities in Almaty, including the construction and operation of multilevel car-parks.  Therefore, Gulmira represented the Client in their negotiations with local executive authorities.

Besides, Gulmira provided legal support to a Client in connection with the development of a municipal solid waste recycling system in Almaty.  Under this Project Gulmira advised the Client on numerous issues arising from the implementation of an integrated solid waste management system in Almaty through a public-private partnership.  Gulmira has practical experience in drafting and promoting housing and utilities regulatory acts on behalf of local executive and representative authorities.

Gulmira also has extensive experience in drafting and legal review of various civil law contracts, preparation of legal opinions on all sorts of topics, including clarification of labour, corporate, land, licensing, procurement, real estate and construction legislative provisions, and support of various transactions connected with the disposal of interests in LLPs and shares in JSCs.  Gulmira represents clients in courts and defends clients’ interests in civil litigation proceedings.

Gulmira has substantial experience in settling family disputes and handling divorce cases.  In this area of practice she advised many of our clients on the issues arising from prenuptial arrangements and division of property between spouses.  She was also involved in the definition of strategies and behaviours in the course of divorce (division of property) proceedings and the resolution of disputes over parental rights and duties in a marital dissolution.


Gulmira started her professional career in 2008 when she joined Sayat Zholshy & Partners upon her university graduation.  In 2021, Gulmira was promoted to of Counsel.


Kazakh, Russian, English, Turkish


  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Bachelor in International Law, diploma magna cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

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.