Aequitas remains a top-tier choice for local counsel. It specialises in banking and finance, labour and employment, M&A, natural resources and environmental law. The firm has been expanding in the areas of healthcare and pharmaceuticals and has developed recognition in the market for specialist areas such as insurance, media and customs. It is also foraying into the bitcoin and cryptocurrency space with recent work representations. Managing partner Olga Chentsova is a key contact. Partner Nurlan Sholanov departed the firm in March 2023.

General business law

Work highlights 

Advising Coinhub on matters related to cryptocurrency exchanges and applicable regulations in the Kazakhstan territory 

Assisting a global project in the restructuring of a German business, involving preparation of the reorganisation plan and spin-off of the mining business, transfer of assets, re-registration of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions Kazakhstan, and registration of a branch of ThhyssenKrupp Mining Technologies.