Vassiliy Zenov > Dentons > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

050000 ALMATY

Work Department

Vassiliy Zenov is a Partner in Dentons’ Almaty office.  He focuses on banking and finance, capital markets, financial regulations and derivatives. His strong legal background is supplemented by his knowledge of public, economic and business administration issues. Vassiliy is an author of the draft Law on Close-Out Netting in Kazakhstan, which is expected to be adopted in mid-2021. Vassiliy also leads the Dentons’ team in an ongoing project which aims to set up an effective legal framework for resolution and sale of non-performing loans in Kazakhstan. Besides, Vassiliy has drafted Article 74-1, which was successfully introduced into the Kazakhstan Law on the Use of Airspace, and now envisages the legal restrictions applicable to foreign parties that own or otherwise control Kazakh airlines. Prior to joining Dentons, Vassiliy worked as a Legal Director for RBS Kazakhstan.  




  • Partner – Dentons, Almaty, (2020 – present)
  • Counsel – Dentons, Almaty, (2017 – 2020)
  • Senior Associate – Dentons, Almaty, (2014 – 2017)
  • Associate – Salans (now Dentons), Almaty, (2011–2013)
  • Legal Counsel, Director – Royal Bank of Scotland, Almaty, (2009–2011)


Russian, English


Kazakhstan Bar Association


  • Australian National University, 2008, MPP, with Merit
  • Australian National University, 2007, Graduate Diploma, in Public Administration, with Distinction
  • Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research, 2005, MBA, pending degree
  • Kazakh Humanitarian and Law University, 2003, Bachelor of Laws, with Distinction

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Vassiliy ZenovDentons

The Dentons banking and finance team advises both local and international finance institutions on project financing issues and PPPs, structured finance work, capital markets mandates and Islamic finance matters. Clients also include high-profile players in the oil and gas, mining and natural resources sectors. With broad experience in cross-border transactions, banking and finance group leader Abai Shaikenov has a strong track record in advising on legislative frameworks and advising major lenders and borrowers on complex financing arrangements. Vassiliy Zenov, who was promoted to the partnership in 2020, is also highly experienced in PPPs and capital markets transactions.