Mr Kanat Skakov > Dentons > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

050000 ALMATY
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Work Department

Tax and Customs, Litigation


Kanat is a partner in the Almaty office. He heads the firm’s tax practice, which provides a wide range of local and international tax advice, and represents clients in tax litigation. He is also active in other related legal areas such as customs, corporate, and regulatory issues.


Partner – Dentons Kazakhstan (formerly Salans), Almaty (2010 to date); Of Counsel – Salans, Almaty (2008-2009); Associate – Salans, Almaty (2002-2007).


Kazakh, Russian, English.


Kazakhstan Bar Association; International Bar Association, The Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association (CERBA)


University College London (LL.M., 2001); Kazakh State Law Academy (Law Degree with honours, 2000).

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Tax and customs

(Leading individuals)

Kanat SkakovDentons

Dentons regularly acts in complex tax and customs disputes in Kazakhstan; the group also assists with the tax elements of natural resources projects and counts major airlines and manufacturing companies as clients. Kanat Skakov is a leading tax and customs lawyer and counts international and local natural resources companies, service providers, airlines, pharmaceuticals companies, banks and manufacturing businesses as clients. Associate Stanislav Lechshak focuses on tax and customs issues in the oil and gas, mining, construction, finance, retail and telecoms sectors.

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

Dentons fields a leading dispute resolution practice in Kazakhstan, and is highly regarded for its expertise in significant international arbitration cases, acting for global and regional companies; the group recently acted for Air Astana in a significant case. Aigoul Kenjebayeva is managing partner of the Kazakhstan and Central Asia offices with experience in arbitration and litigation, while leading practitioner Kanat Skakov co-leads the dispute resolution practice in Kazakhstan. Fellow co-head Victoria Simonova and Daniyar Toigonbaev are also active in the practice.