Practice Area Description

Year after year, the antitrust practice of Sayat Zholshy & Partners, a leading Kazakhstan law firm, is recognised as the best in the country.

Our experience includes the implementation of multi-billion dollar projects, participation in antitrust (competition) law making and issuance of the first Kazakhstan scientific legal monograph on antitrust (competition) law in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Our antitrust team consists of the most competent experts on antitrust (competition) law, including the former vice chairman of the Committee for Protection of Competition of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Industry and Trade (antitrust authority of the Republic of Kazakhstan).

Year after year, our antitrust (competition) practice and lawyers are recognised by various international legal guides, including Chambers Global, Who is Who Legal, Legal 500 and Asia Law Profiles, as the best in Kazakhstan.

We actively participate in numerous organisations and related activities, such as:

  • Interdepartmental Commission for Legislative Drafting formed by the Kazakhstan Government;
  • Conciliation Commission of the Committee for Regulation of Natural Monopolies, Protection of Competition and Consumer Rights under the Kazakhstan Ministry of National Economy;
  • Council for Protection of Competition formed by the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Competition Promotion in the CIS Countries, a non-commercial partnership;
  • Kazakhstan Bar Association; and
  • Board of the Antitrust Alliance.

We have represented our clients in nearly all landmark antitrust investigations.
All the foregoing allows us to stay up-to-date with current antitrust law enforcement practice.

Our Ratings

Senior Partner Aidyn Bikebayev is recognized as a Leading Practitioner (Chambers and Partners)

Senior Partner Aidyn Bikebayev was ranked by Who’s Who Legal as an acknowledged expert in the field of Kazakhstan antitrust regulation. Partner Amir Begdesenov was included into the rating of Who's Who Legal Competition: Future Leaders - Partners

Firm has experience of handling a range of work, including licensing, M&A and anti-competition matters. Ranked Lawyer: Aidyn Bikebayev (Chambers Asia Pacific)

“Has a profound knowledge of competition law, market trends and enforcement practices,” Legal 500 EMEA
Outstanding Law Firm in Competition & Antitrust. Aidyn Bikebayev – Leading Lawyer in Competition & Antitrust (Asia Law Profiles)

“A major force in antitrust and competition,” Asia Law Profiles

We offer the full range of competition (antitrust) advisory services.

Competition (Antitrust) Advisory Services

  • ensuring antitrust compliance;
  • reviewing contracts, policies, practices and other documents with regard to their compliance with antitrust (competition) law;
  • negotiating ‘admissible’ agreements with antitrust authorities in accordance with the procedure set forth in Article 171 of the Entrepreneurial Code;
  • making recommendations on the implementation of antitrust risk mitigation strategies; and
  • conducting antitrust audits.

Economic Concentration

  • transaction structuring allowing to dispense with antitrust consents;
  • reviewing transactions from the perspective of antitrust application/notification requirements; and
  • drafting antitrust applications/notifications and representing clients in connection therewith.
  • Law Enforcement Practice
  • representing clients (who seek antitrust consent and/or undergo antitrust probe) before antitrust authorities;
  • representing clients during antitrust investigations;
  • participating in conciliation commissions as an independent expert or attorney of an investigation target;
  • defending clients before courts of all jurisdictions; and
  • providing legal support in connection with private antitrust actions.


Contact Partners

Aidyn Bikebayev       Amir Begdesenov




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