According to the international ranking The Legal500* EMEA in 2021 INTEGRITES Kazakhstan remains one of the leading law firms in the region in 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 Law.

Thus, INTEGRITIES Kazakhstan team in Banking, finance and capital markets law confirmed the success of the previous year obtaining Tier 2 in the ranking. The Legal500 EMEA 2021 mentions that Integrites has established itself as a strong team for project finance issues, international and domestic lending areas, and debt and equity capital markets mandates. The team is also experienced in IPOs and structured finance matters. Practice leader Kurmangazy Talzhanov represents clients’ interests in commercial arbitrations, while Igor Krasovskiy is experienced in financing transactions.

Commercial, corporate and M&A team proved the achievements of the previous year and obtained Tier 3 in the ranking. Legal500 EMEA 2021 mentions that Integrites advises on all stages of transactions, and handles joint ventures and restructuring mandates. 2019 saw the firm’s Nur-Sultan office relocated to the Astana International Financial Centre, and in 2020 an additional office in Atyrau was opened; senior associates Zarina Syzdykova and Almas Bektassov also joined the team. The ranging separately mentions the Corporate and M&A team leader Svetlana Shtopol who focuses on due diligence work, corporate dispute resolution and negotiations with public authorities.

Dispute resolution practice at INTEGRITES Kazakhstan was ranked as Tier 3 for substantial experience in multi-jurisdictional litigation and mediation. Practice head Duman Akhmetov leads on disputes matters related to Corporate and Contract Law, real estate, and IP Law.

Energy and natural resources practice remains one of the best in the region and obtained Tier 3 in the ranking. The Company represents interest of the national government agencies, local government departments and traditional and alternative energy providers. The ranking highlights expertise of the Managing partner Kurmangazy Talzhanov on commercial arbitration proceedings, acting for major clients in the oil and gas industry. Svetlana Shtopol’s name was mentioned among the key names for mining area.

Tax practice team proved its position of the previous year remaining Tier 3 in the ranking. Our Company provides expert legal service to foreign and local companies on a range of issues including International taxation and Customs law and represents clients in court and administrative disputes with tax authorities. Managing partner Kurmangazy Talzhanov leads on corporate law, as well as banking and finance.

*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.

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