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‘ versatile practice includes commercial, corporate, tax and, increasingly, administrative disputes. The group is highly sought after by companies in disputes against the state, notably in investment disputes, and has experience in a wide range of international arbitration proceedings and litigation. In addition to its expertise in intellectual property disputes, the team is also well versed in employment, contract and real estate disputes. Daniyar Toigonbaev is the head of the practice which includes Aigoul Kenjebayeva, the managing partner for Kazakhstan and Central Asia, and Victoria Simonova, an expert in infrastructure projects. Counsel Artur Utarbayev is noted for his strength in litigation. Kanat Skakov left the firm in December 2020.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Dentons‘ corporate and M&A practice is complemented by strengths in acquisition finance and competition matters. Maintaining offices in both Almaty and Nur-Sultan, it has been active in the jurisdiction for over two and a half decades, and continues to advise leading clients in the energy and construction industries, among others. Almaty-based partners Abai Shaikenov and Gani Ashimkhan lead the commercial, corporate and M&A practice, supported by Victoria Simonova.

Kazakhstan > IP and TMT

Dentons has a strong track record handling trade mark and patent filings and prosecutions, as well as data protection cases and IP claims related to unfair competition. With the team in Almaty being embedded in the global network of offices, it is sought out for advice on IP protection in Kazakhstan and further afield in the region. Practice head Victoria Simonova and senior associate Aliya Seitova advise Red Bull on the protection of IP rights in Kazakhstan and other CIS countries, including Tajikistan, Armenia and Georgia. Ozkan Gurden Bingol Partnership and AAEngineering Group LLP are among other key clients.