Ms Victoria Simonova > Dentons > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

050000 ALMATY

Work Department

Litigation, Labor, IP


Victoria is a partner in Dentons’ Almaty office with over 20 years ‘experience and advises clients on a wide variety of Kazakhstan and international law issues, including energy, corporate, and litigation matters.  Victoria is involved in complex litigation matters.  She has advised clients on acquisitions of assets and other interests in companies in the oil and gas, telecommunications and construction sectors.  Victoria has advised on a number of major mergers and acquisitions.

Victoria also advises on core telecoms matters including regulatory, licensing, infrastructure and data protection issues.


Partner, Dentons Kazakhstan (formerly SNR Denton), Almaty (2010 – to date); Senior Attorney, Denton Wilde Sapte, Almaty (2008 – 2010); Attorney, Denton Wilde Sapte, Almaty (2005 – 2008); Associate, Coudert Brothers, Almaty (2001 – 2005); Associate, LeBoeuf Lamb Green & MacRae, Almaty (1998 – 2001); Law Clerk, LeBoeuf Lamb Green & MacRae, Almaty (1997 – 1998); Lawyer, National Bank of Kazakhstan, Client Territorial Subdivision, Almaty (1996 – 1997).


Russian, English, Kazakh


Kazakhstan Bar Association; AIPN; Eurobak.


Duke University, 2005, LLM; Adilet Law School, 1998, degree, Law (with distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Victoria Simonova Dentons

Dentons‘ litigation and dispute resolution team offers clients a one-stop shop service for clients seeking assistance in contentious matters, with lawyers having experience in dealing with a wide range of disputes, including general contract litigation, banking litigation, tax and customs and property-related claims. Daniyar Toigonbaev heads the practice and has experience in advising clients on a variety of legal issues, including disputes on tax and other governmental authorities, while Aigoul Kenjebayeva has worked on disputes for the oil and gas sector. Victoria Simonova advises clients on international law issues, including IP and corporate matters. Artur Utarbayev and Nazym Bekturova are names to watch.

Kazakhstan > IP and TMT

(Leading individuals)

Victoria Simonova – Dentons

Dentons provides a full-service within IP, with the team consisting of lawyers, patent and trade mark attorneys who have extensive experience in all areas of intellectual property and information technologies, including registration of intellectual property rights through to enforcement. Co-leading the practice is Victoria Simonova has over twenty five years experience in advising clients on a wide variety of Kazakhstan and international law issues including representing individual inventors, artists and entrepreneurs, alongside being the key lawyer involved in IP and personal data related issues in the European Business Association of Kazakhstan. Aliya Seitova also co-leads the practice and has experience in representing clients before the local trade mark and patent offices and courts, alongside issues related to unfair competition.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Experienced partners Gani Ashimkhan and Abai Shaikenov  head the corporate and M&A practice at Dentons in Almaty. The team handles a wide variety of matters, including high value acquisition finance, taxation in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, and is well known for its strength in proving clients with sector capabilities in areas of energy, mining and industrials. Victoria Simonova has a track record of work including acquisition of assets and other interests in companies in the oil and gas sector.