According to the international ranking Legal500 EMEA in 2020, INTEGRITES Kazakhstan remains one of the leading law firms in the region in its main areas of law. The firm confirms the achievements of the previous year in Banking, finance and capital markets, Commercial, corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Energy and natural recourses and Tax.
Banking, finance and capital markets team confirms the success of the previous year obtaining Tier 2 in the ranking. Team’s lawyers advise local and international clients on a wide range of issues including international and domestic lending, project financing, debt and equity capital markets, IPOs and structured finance matters. Clients highly appreciate efforts of the team telling that it is an ‘expert at the local practices and very responsive to clients’.
Commercial, corporate and M&A team proved the achievements of the previous year and obtained Tier 3 in the ranking. Legal500 EMEA 2020 mentions that INTEGRITES provides ‘complete assistance’ in complex cross-border transactions for major international clients in the oil and gas, engineering and retail sectors on public and private M&A, joint ventures, corporate governance work, restructurings and privatizations. The ranking mentions the head of practice Svetlana Shtopol who focuses on subsoil and mining matters, M&A agreements, due diligence, corporate and commercial law. One of the clients mentions ‘strong technical knowledge of local legislation and quick delivery of high-quality products’ and notes that ‘INTEGRITES has guaranteed high levels of professionalism and speed of execution’.
Dispute resolution practice at INTEGRITES Kazakhstan was ranked as Tier 3 for vast experience in multi-jurisdictional litigation, arbitration and mediation. Team head Duman Akhmetov coordinates resolution of disputes related to corporate and contractual law, antitrust regulation, real estate and IP law. He also has experience in pre-trial and court disputes and the enforcement of foreign judgements and arbitral awards. Managing partner at INTEGRITES Kazakhstan Kurmangazy Talzhanov is also mentioned by the ranking. He focuses on pre-trial and court disputes, arbitration proceedings and negotiations with public authorities.
Energy and natural resources practice remains one of the best in the region and obtains Tier 3 in the ranking. The firm acts for national government agencies, local government departments and traditional and alternative energy providers. The ranking highlights expertise of the Managing partner Kurmangazy Talzhanov in commercial arbitration proceedings in the field.
Tax practice proves its position of the previous year remaining Tier 3 in the ranking. The firm provides expert legal service to foreign and local companies on a range of issues including international taxation and customs law, and acts in court and administrative disputes with tax authorities.
*The Legal500 is the world’s leading legal directory providing comprehensive performance analysis of law firms in more than 150 jurisdictions. The research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers.