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Vakhidov & Partners
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Zafar Vakhidov is a Partner at Vakhidov & Partners, managing both Almaty and Tashkent offices of the firm.


  • Zafar has more than 18 years of experience of advising international companies in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and NY, USA
  • Zafar has been leading legal practice of major consultancies in the region and activities of industrial committees.
  • Zafar specializes in providing legal advice in various areas of legislation, including corporate and commercial law, antimonopoly and anticorruption compliance, intellectual property and pharmaceutical regulations
  • Zafar represented the interests of the pharmaceutical and FMCG industry in various working groups to improve regulatory framework, and also actively participated in the design and negotiations with legislative bodies on the pricing of medicines, IP and other matters
  • Zafar has extensive experience in providing legal assistance in preparation to and during state inspections and internal audits
  • Zafar participated in determining the development strategy of international companies in the local market
  • Zafar has experience in providing legal support in the process of M&As and corporate restructuring of large international companies operating in Central Asia and the CIS


English, Russian, Uzbek


  • Chairman  of Life Sciences and Healthcare Committee of the Europe-Uzbekistan Association for Economic Cooperation (EUROUZ)
  • Chairman of Healthcare and Pharma Committee and member of Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBAR)
  • Chairman of Uzbekistan Antimonopoly Experts Council
  • Counsel of the Association for Support and Development of Pharmaceutical Activities in Kazakhstan
  • Counsel of the
  • Member of KazBAR Legal Chamber Antimonopoly Committee (Kazakhstan)


LL.B. in International Law from University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, USA

Zafar is admitted to practice law in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and NYS, USA (currently non-practicing).

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Boutique firm Vakhidov & Partners advises and represents foreign investors across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other Central Asian countries on a wide range of issues, including M&A and resolving complex regulatory issues, for major industries such as corporate, pharmaceutical and anti-corruption. Zafar Vakhidov is the head of the team and specialises in providing legal advice on corporate and commercial legal issues.