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

ALMATY 050000

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Construction & Real Estate


Senior Associate, 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

(Next Generation Partners)

Ardak IdayatovaAEQUITAS

AEQUITAS focuses on complex, multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes including foreign and local commercial arbitration proceedings and cross-border litigation, and regularly acts for foreign investors in disputes with a Kazakh law element. The practice employs two ex-Supreme Court Justices; Aislou Shaikenova and Violetta Kim. Valikhan Shaikenov is head of the dispute resolution and arbitration practice, which also includes managing partner Olga Chentsova, who has represented major global oil and mining companies in claims pertaining to civil, corporate and environmental law; Chentsova also focuses on investment treaty protection issues and matters in the oil and gas, mining and construction sectors. Senior associate Ardak Idayatova specialises in civil, contract, land, tax and customs law.