Ms Natalya Braynina > AEQUITAS > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

ALMATY 050000

Work Department

Energy & Natural Resources, Competition & Antitrust, Regulatory compliance


Partner, Head of Competition & Antitrust practice.
Ms. Braynina specializes in civil, investment, antitrust and corporate law, subsoil and healthcare legislation.


Ms. Braynina joined AEQUITAS in 1993 to become AEQUITAS partner starting 1996. From 1991 to 1993, she headed the legal department of a Kazakhstan-Turkey joint venture.

She worked on secondment at the London office of Freshfields (Great Britain) and at a number of law firms in Philadelphia, USA, including Bespalov & Partners and Wagman & Partners.

Ms. Braynina provided legal support to clients in the course of privatization of a major Kazakhstan petroleum company, acquisition of a major Kazakhstan refinery, execution of a number of subsoil use contracts relating to oil and gas and solid minerals, transfer of subsoil use rights and attraction of financing secured by subsoil use rights and other property. Ms. Braynina represented clients in acquisitions of local companies and assets, including companies active in the oil and gas, mining and oil-related sectors, and represented clients in a number of litigations over subsoil use rights.


English, Russian


International Bar Association (IBA)
Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers’ Association
Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar)
Non-commercial Partnership Supporting Competition in the CIS Countries
Competition Protection Counsel of  National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Atameken


Kazakh State University (civil and commercial law degree, 1991).

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources

(Leading individuals)

Natalya BrayninaAEQUITAS

AEQUITAS provides advice to clients across a diverse range of matters including labour and antitrust issues and subsoil user procurement mandates. The group has recently added several Chinese clients to its roster and is regularly instructed on market entry reviews of projects in the renewable energy sector. Managing partner Olga Chentsova and Natalya Braynina jointly lead the practice, and advise clients in the oil and gas and natural resources sectors.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

AEQUITAS frequently acts as local counsel on major international and regional projects, and is particularly active in M&A. The group has advised leading companies on their listings on the London Stock Exchange and Kazakhstan Stock Exchange, and recently participated in the development of key acts in Kazakhstan’s corporate legislation. With substantial experience in establishing joint ventures, M&A, corporate restructurings and management buy-outs, Nurlan Sholanov leads the corporate practice and also supervises project finance matters. Natalya Braynina is an expert in corporate and contract issues, while Yuliya Chumachenko specialises in civil, contract, labour and antitrust law.