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The firm

ZAN Company was founded in 2002 in Almaty by Kadylbek Baigunakov (1928-2002), who was previously president of the Kazibek-bi Regional Court. ZAN Company was created by the fast growth of the local Kazakh market and the constant demand of quality legal service by emerging entrepreneurs who were investing in the country after the collapse of the USSR and important international companies especially related to the oil and gas sector. Since its origin, ZAN Company has specialised mainly in licences and permits related to oil, gas and natural resources areas, industrial and technical safety, nuclear power engineering, pharmacy and other strategic sector support and giving the best legal assistance to hundreds of medium and big local and international companies and generally clients’ investing in Kazakhstan from US and Europe. Meanwhile, ZAN Company developed and started to provide, in order to supply the market and client’s requests, other legal services such as legal outsourcing, restructuring, contract and investment law.

Later on, due to high client demands, other additional legal services such as dispute resolution and commercial litigation have been introduced.

Actually, after 15 years of experience in a ‘very young country’ as Kazakhstan is and a very high rate of satisfied clients and companies, ZAN company is in Almaty and Kazakhstan one of the leading boutique law firms specialised in licences and permits, restructuring and insolvency, dispute resolution, tax and labour legal outsourcing, assisting investors from different countries.

Areas of practice

In this last 15 years ZAN company became one of the leading law firms in Almaty for licences, patents and permits collaborating with several international and very important companies, brands and associations like:

1. Shevron, Agip JSC, Saipem JSC, Ersai JSC, Lancaster holding, Sicim International, AMG Petroleum Service Ltd – oil, gas and natural resources licences. This is the main area where Zan Company is specialised.

2. Ferrer International, Medtechnika, R-pharm – pharmaceutical sector licences.

3. The Institute of Nuclear Physics of the National Nuclear Center of Kazakhstan and its affiliates – nuclear power engineering licences and permits.

4. Mercedes-Benz Blue Star of Kazakhstan, Mitsubishi Motors Rolf Import Kazakhstan, Beka-Russ – restructuring and insolvency.

5. KLM Dutch Airlines, American BAR Association, Russian Franchising Association – legal consulting.

ZAN Company’s attorneys and legal advisors are members of Kazakhstani Association of Lawyers KazBAR, some of them attained PhDs. ZAN Company members, placed in different countries, are very qualified with awards in their own legal sector.

The international alliance and close co-operation with prestigious lawyers and law firms in Italy, Spain, the USA, the UAE and Poland, gives the opportunities to provide always the best legal services and solutions for clients.


Other officesBarcelona*
New York*

Number of lawyers 13

at this office 8

Above material supplied by Zan Company.

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