Sayat Zholshy & Partners




With offices in Almaty and Astana, Sayat Zholshy & Partners has been serving its clients for more than two decades. The firm has partnered with the IFC over the past three years on developing a corporate governance programme for Kazakhstan. Senior partner Arman Berdalin leads the firm’s Astana office and he is experienced in corporate governance and M&A. 

Client feedback 

“The firm proactively responds to questions raised and provides comprehensive advice.” – Corporate and M&A 

“They are the best litigators.” – Dispute resolution 

Olzhas Daniyarov 

“Committed to the business with a creative and constructive approach.” 

Vitaliy Vodolazkin 

“He is a top-notch litigator in Kazakhstan. He understands all our needs and aims for the result.” 

General business law

Work highlights

Representing Baiserke Agro in defending the interests of a large diversified agricultural holding in a dispute over the recovery of debt under a property complex lease agreement.  

Representing a client in a dispute over the recovery of debt and the invalidation of a series of transactions for the total amount of $2.2 million. 

Representing a subsoil user in a dispute against government authorities over the invalidation of a subsoil use contract. 

Key clients 

Mechel-Service Kazakhstan, Portola Cyprus, RG Brands Kazakhstan