Mr Nurlan Sholanov > AEQUITAS > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

ALMATY 050000

Work Department

Corporate law, Business law, Infrastructure Projects. Public-Private Partnership (PPP), M&A, Agriculture


Partner, Head of Corporate law


Nurlan Sholanov specializes in the area of civil, corporate, land and environmental law.

Mr. Sholanov possesses extensive experience in the area of corporate relations, construction, immovable property, securing of obligations and legal support of cross-border financial transactions. At present, he is focusing on project finance, deal structuring and various corporate matters related to the legal support of doing business in Kazakhstan, as well as environmental projects. He is also supervising interaction with governmental agencies in his areas of specialization.

For many years in a row, he has been largely recognized as Kazakhstan’s leading corporate lawyer by international rating publications. Over the last several years, Nurlan, as a recommended local expert, has been personally engaged by Asian Development Bank to advise on complex public borrowing matters. Nurlan coordinated business restructuring of a major oil company in several Central Asia jurisdictions.


1995-presentAEQUITAS Law Firm – Partner
1994-1995Office of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Advisor


English, Kazakh, Russian


Kazakhstan Bar Association
Working Group of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Working Group of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan for environmental legislation amendment issues


1994 Kazakh State University, LLB, Kazakhstan


Musician, poet, singer.

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Banking, finance and capital markets

AEQUITAS has operated a banking and finance practice since 1993, in which time it has advised clients on business and security transactions, bank loans and acquisition of assets. Lawyers are also able to advise on Islamic finance and alternative financing instruments. It has recently become a member of the global law network TerraLex. Almaty-based partners Yelena Manayenko and Nurlan Sholanov work with a number of international clients across different areas of the banking sector.