Who we are

We started our business in Almaty on 25 December 1998.  Since that time we have proven our worth as a high quality professional service team meeting international standards .

For the most efficient representation and timely legal support of our clients in Kazakhstan, we have our offices in Almaty and Astana.  However, when our clients need our presence in other regions of Kazakhstan or abroad, we send our employees wherever is necessary.

Our Firm comprises the Managing Partner, 7 Partners, 2 Counsel and 18 Associates educated in Kazakhstan, Russia, USA, Germany and Poland.  Our Partners read lectures in Kazakhstan universities and publish their works in leading print and digital magazines.

The majority of our employees have a good command of the Kazakh, Russian and English languages, and some of them speak German and Polish.  Moreover, our professional translators ensure high quality translation of legal documents.

Sayat Zholshy & Partners initiated and co-founded the Kazakhstan Association of Taxpayers which, nowadays, is a renowned public organisation actively protecting the taxpayers’ interests in the Kazakhstan Parliament, Government and other public agencies .

Our employees are members and partners of the following organisations :

  • American Chamber Of Commerce;
  • Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers’ Association;
  • Almaty City Bar Association;
  • Kazakhstan Lawyers’ Union;
  • Kazakhstan Taxpayers Association;
  • Kazakhstan International Arbitration;
  • Almaty Chamber of Commerce;
  • International Bar Association (IBA);
  • Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar);
  • Council for Protection of Competition; and
  • Kazakhstan Association of Patent Attorneys.

For a number of years, our Firm and the Almaty City Bar Association have acted as joint editors of a specialized magazine Almaty Attorneys.

At the end of 2012, Sayat Zholshy & Partners was selected as a partner of International Finance Corporation (IFC) in Doing Business 2013, an annual review performed by the World Bank.  IFC delivered letters of gratitude and privilege to five SZP employees who contributed to the project most of all.

Our Advantages

Confidentiality Guarantee 

The legal status of Sayat Zholshy & Partners is an attorney’s office, while almost all law firms known in the Kazakhstan market have the status of limited liability partnerships.

International Performance Standards 

Being a Kazakhstan firm we perfectly understand the specifics of doing business in Kazakhstan (local legislation and culture) and, at the same time, we try to meet the international performance standards.  This combination makes Sayat Zholshy & Partners unique and promotes successful business of our clients.  Our strategy has proven to be feasible due to the fact that our clients, mainly international companies requiring from their counsel the compliance with uniform global standards, entrust many of their problems to our Firm.

High Professionalism

To ensure the employment of highly professional lawyers, we adhere to the following principles:

1. strict requirements for candidates, in particular:

  • excellent legal academic education;
  • leadership skills;
  • good command of foreign languages;

2. high salaries;

3. ongoing professional development and training;

4. focused specialization; and

5. partner coaching for associates.

Team Spirit

We highly value teamwork.  We genuinely believe that only well-coordinated work of highly specialised lawyers can lead to success.  Due to a robust human interaction system, we can tailor the most efficient and unconventional solutions for each individual client.  We realize that a perfect teamwork can be achieved only when each member of the team has a visible opportunity for career advancement.  Therefore, we actively encourage our lawyers’ ambitions to become partners of the Firm and, year after year, increase our partnership.

If you need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us .

Sincerely yours,
Sayat Zholshy & Partners


Head Office in Almaty:
10th Floor, Koktem Business Center, 180 Dostyk Avenue, 050051, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
+7 727 2222 711

Office in Astana:
Office 1306, 13th floor, Marden Business Center, 14 Beibitshilik Str., 010000, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan

+7 7172 76 90 06