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 focuses primarily on complex multijurisdictional commercial disputes, as well as local Kazakh commercial arbitration cases. In 2019, the team became a participant at the Astana International Financial Center. Valikhan Shaikenov splits his time between Almaty and Berlin, and leads on major pro bono work. Ardak Idayatova, who was recently promoted to the partnership, primarily focuses on construction arbitration and litigation. Managing partner Olga Chentsova is an expert in international arbitration cases, particularly those concerning oil and gas, mining and construction.