Mrs Violetta Kim > AEQUITAS > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

ALMATY 050000

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution




2005-presentAEQUITAS Law Firm – Partner
1995-2004Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Justice
1991-1995Supreme Arbitration Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan – State arbitrator
1971-1991Several organizations and enterprises – Consultant, Head of legal department
1969-1971Forensic examination bodies




Kazakhstan Bar Association, Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers’ Association (KPLA), International arbitration court (IAC), Kazakhstan International Court of Arbitration, International Arbitration “IUS”, International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Eurasian Mediation Center


1969Kazakh State University, LLB, Kazakhstan


Mrs. Violetta Kim is one of Kazakhstan’s leading lawyers in the area of civil law and civil judicial procedure and has a vast experience in settling complex civil, labor and administrative disputes.

In 1991–2004 as a judge of the Supreme Arbitration Court and Supreme Court, Mrs. Kim participated in court proceedings of large import for the Kazakhstan economy. From 1998 to 2004, she actively partook in the preparation of the judicial practice summaries by the Panel for Civil and Business Cases of the Supreme Court and preparation of the Supreme Court’s normative resolutions, which serve as guidelines for all state courts in the settlement of civil disputes.  Mrs. Kim was awarded several times by the decorations of the Government and Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan for irreproachable work and valuable contribution to the improvement of judicial practices.

Mrs. Kim specializes in the area of civil, economic, administrative and international private law, civil procedure and arbitration, as well as in oil and gas and environmental legislation.

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

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.