BOND STONE Law Firm > Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan > Firm Profile

Dostyk Street
Nur-Sultan 010000

Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

BOND STONE acts for small and mid-sized subsoil use companies and subcontractors operating in the mining industry. It is able to assist subsoil users with a variety of issues associated with starting a mining business, including regulatory and licensing requirements. The firm recently won a number of new clients, including Kusha Madan Consulting Engineers, KIABI and CARGEX. The practice is led by Almaty-based managing partner Sanat Ablakov and Nur-Sultan-based practitioner Yerzhan Shatenov.

Practice head(s):

Sanat Ablakov; Yerzhan Shatenov

Key clients

Kusha Madan Consulting Engineers




China International Water & Electric


Hetero Drugs

STADA CIS/Biopharma

IQ Option

Work highlights

  • Advised Kusha Madan Consulting Engineers on mining and construction of copper ore processing plant at Borly deposit worth $19m.
  • Advised China International Water and Electric Corporation (CWE) on investment and construction of Turgusun-1 hydroelectric power station with capacity of 25MW worth $35m.

BOND STONE Law Firm founded in 2007. The firm is headquartered in Nur-Sultan and Almaty with a local presence in industrial hubs of the western part of the country – Aktobe, Aksai, Atyrau, and Aktau well-known for their core industries in oil, gas and mining.

The firm has proven and strong track record of expertise in finance, corporate and M&A, taxation, real estate and construction, energy and natural resources practices.

Almaty office is well positioned to deliver sound corporate advice and has over the years built a solid reputation for its business litigation and arbitration.

Almaty-based managing partner Sanat Ablakov highly recommended as a transactional and business attorney for his exceptional expertise covering M&A deals, corporate compliance analysis, legal strategies development for multi-national corporations in energy and natural resources sector.

The firm’s Nur-Sultan office managed by Yerzhan Shatenov stands out for its broad sector-specific experience across the real estate, construction, agribusiness, and food industries.

Our Ukrainian offices in Kyiv and Odessa lead the maritime and shipping practices launched in 2019 after joining the partner Vitalii Yanchuk focused on international law covering expertise in transport and infrastructure.

Energy and natural resources Sanat Ablakov
Real estate and construction Yerzhan Shatenov
Maritime and shipping Vitalii Yanchuk
Partners : 5
Associates : 9
Almaty City Bar Association
Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers' Association
International Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association

CLIENT: – Dillip Agasti
COMPANY/FIRM: «CEO Camber Pharma – Hetero Labs Limited»
TESTIMONIAL: “We have been subscribing to Bond Stone’s services for over five years now. They are professionals, have a great deal of domain understanding and are client friendly. One significant advantage with Bond Stone is that their Director and partner Mr.Sanat Ablakov is very very friendly and approachable, at all point in time, a very important attribute of the attorney when managing a legal conflict.” .”

TESTIMONIAL: “I highly recommend this company, they are caring and go after things. They are available and get involved until your requests are met even when it’s complex and long to achieve. You will only be satisfied by collaborating with them.” .”

CLIENT: – Zia Shams
COMPANY/FIRM: « CEO PremiumSystems.Net»
TESTIMONIAL: “Really professional and top quality services from the firm. I will definitely continue with them for all future related services! Thanks .”

CLIENT: – Wolfram Klinger
COMPANY/FIRM: «Robert Bosch GmbH»
TESTIMONIAL: “Robert Bosch GmbH would like to thank Bond Stone international law firm in Kazakhstan for top-notch, efficient and ongoing support as part of customer service.”

CLIENT: – Daniel Thadani
COMPANY/FIRM: CEO «Macleods Pharmaceuticals»
TESTIMONIAL: “We would like to thank BOND STONE international law firm in Kazakhstan and its entire team for fruitful work and individual approach to our company. We look forward to equally successful cooperation in the future!”