Mr Ravil Kassilgov > Tukulov Kassilgov Shaikenov Disputes (TKS) > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

Tukulov Kassilgov Shaikenov Disputes (TKS)
28B Timiryazev Street
Alatau Grand Business Center, Office 607

Work Department

Tax, customs and corporate disputes; Protection of pharmaceutical companies against unfair competition; International arbitration




Since 2015 Ravil has been supporting international and local clients through Kassilgov & Partners, a law firm which he has founded. Earlier, he had worked at Kazakhstan’s first law firm, ZANGER, for 9 years. Throughout his career, Ravil works closely with various international law firms.

Ravil acted as a Kazakh contract law expert before the International Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce, London, in a dispute concerning compensation of losses which resulted from damage to drilling equipment.




  • Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar)
  • Rights of Audience at the AIFC Court
  • Legal Adviser – AIFC Legal Services Board



  • Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, Bachelor of Law (with honors), 2007
  • Adilet Academy of Law (Caspian Public University), Master of Law (with honors), 2009
  • University of Nottingham, England, LLM in International Commercial Law (with honors), 2010

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

Almaty-based Tukulov Kassilgov Shaikenov Disputes (TKS) is the result of a merger between Tukulov Kassilgov Litigation and Shaikenov Law Experts. The dispute resolution-focused firm is present on matters pertaining to complex commercial, corporate litigation and insolvency, tax and customs litigation and IP and IT litigation. The team has also handled cases in the AIFC jurisdiction and have represented financial services companies in the Kazakh “onshore” courts. Bakhyt Tukulov represents clients in high-profile commercial disputes concerning Kazakhstan law and has experience acting as an expert in cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings and Ravil Kassilgov supports international and local clients on tax disputes. Valikhan Shaikenov heads the firm’s arbitration practice. Natalia Shapovalova left the firm.

Kazakhstan > Tax and customs

Tukulov Kassilgov Shaikenov Disputes (TKS) focusses on tax and VAT disputes, with the team consisting of nine lawyers servicing a wide client base including blockchain technology companies, construction companies and mining companies. Ravil Kassilgov represents companies in courts of all levels in tax disputes and international arbitration, while Aibek Kambaliyev has experience in advising clients on administrative and commercial disputes.