Dr Olga Chentsova > AEQUITAS > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

ALMATY 050000

Work Department

Construction, Natural Resources, Environmental, Arbitration, Law-Making, Animal Law


Managing Partner


1993-present AEQUITAS Law Firm – Managing Partner
1991-1993 Kazmetallexport – Head of contract and legal department
1990-1991 Supreme Arbitration Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Advisor
1981-1990 Kazakh State University – Lecturer of civil, economic and Roman law


English, Russian


Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar), International Bar Association (IBA), Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers’ Association (KPLA), Atameken Arbitration Center, Kazakhstan International Arbitration (KIA)


1990 Kazakh State University, LLD, Kazakhstan
1981 Kazakh State University, LLB, Kazakhstan


Dr. Chentsova’s areas of specialization are civil law, investment, environmental, oil and gas and mining legislation, private international law and construction.

Ms. Chentsova has been advising major global oil and mining companies and leading local companies on issues pertaining to civil, corporate and environmental legislation, investment, subsoil use, litigation and arbitration for more than twenty-seven years.

Ms. Chentsova was on several governmental working groups to develop important commercial legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan (including the Civil Code, Foreign Investment Law, Petroleum Law, etc.). When engaged by the Scientific Private Law Research Institute under the Kazakh State Law Academy (Private Law Center), she participated in the discussion and preparation of proposals to improve the civil legislation, including the Civil Code, Subsoil and Subsoil Use Law and Petroleum Law and a number of other statutes and regulations.

During the recent years, Ms. Chentsova has been actively providing pro bono advice to animal protection organizations and lawmakers on the issues of regulation of relations between humans and animals. Moreover, she participated in numerous discussions and preparation of the Law on Responsible Animal Treatment.


Animal law and animal rights, public foundation and animal shelter “Tail Paradise”, culinary and restaurant, business books and publications.

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources

(Hall of Fame)

Olga ChentsovaAEQUITAS

AEQUITAS‘ energy and natural resources department focuses on subsoil use (oil and gas and solid minerals), with the team acting for leading mining and processing companies. The group have experience advising on a diverse range of issues, including M&A, financings and business structurings, as well as mineral exploration and production contracts between investors and the state. It is also well-placed to handle international arbitration proceedings and litigation in the Kazakh courts to settle mining-related disputes. Almaty-based partners Yelena Manayenko and Nurlan Sholanov head up the practice, which also includes managing partner Olga Chentsova.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Olga ChentsovaAEQUITAS