Vassiliy Zenov > Dentons > Almaty, Kazakhstan > Lawyer Profile

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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

Dentons‘ banking, finance and capital markets practice has notable experience representing local and international financial institutions, as well as large corporations, in high-value financial matters. The firm has been active in Kazakhstan for more than two and a half decades, with offices in both Almaty and Astana. Newly promoted partner Vassiliy Zenov leads the team, whose varied workload spans areas such as syndicated lending, asset finance, acquisition finance and aviation finance, among various others. Its recent work has also included a number of debt capital market transactions. Other key individuals include managing partner Abai Shaikenov  and senior associate Ali Imanalin.