Ms Ardak Idayatova > AEQUITAS > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

ALMATY 050000

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Construction & Real Estate


Partner, Deputy Head of Dispute Resolution.
Ardak Idayatova specializes in civil, contract, land, tax, customs, construction and real estate legislation.


Ardak is currently the firm’s leading lawyer for the construction and immovable property matters. She is also the firm’s leading dispute resolution lawyer with a primary focus on construction arbitration and litigation.  She has represented clients, acting as counsel, in complicated arbitrations seated in Stockholm, London and Almaty.  She also represents clients before the Kazakhstan courts of all levels and acts as counsel in commercial arbitrations, seated both in Kazakhstan and abroad.  Ardak is exhaustive in her approach.

In 2018, she has been promoted to the position of Deputy Head of Dispute Resolution.  Before she joined AEQUITAS in 2007, she worked as a lawyer at several commercial organizations.


English, Russian, Kazakh


Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar)


Kainar University (Law degree, 1999)

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

(Rising stars)

Ardak IdayatovaAEQUITAS

AEQUITAS is particularly well versed in major cross-border disputes for which the firm regularly joins forces with foreign firms through law network TerraLex. Established in 1993, the firm demonstrates particular strength in commercial arbitration and investment arbitration, with construction, employment and insurance disputes accounting for a significant portion of the recent caseload, including matters from the oil and gas sector. The team includes advisors with experience as representatives and arbitrator in arbitration proceedings, including those held under the auspices of the LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, GAFTA, SCC and International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC). The Almaty-based Valikhan Shaikenov, Ardak Idayatova and managing partner Olga Chentsova direct the practice, which includes two former justices of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Violetta Kim and Aislu Shaikenova.