Sanat Ablakov

Sanat Ablakov

Attorney

Managing Partner



    Managing Partner, Attorney at Law, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Investments and U.S. Immigration

    Sanat has been practicing the law since 2000, licensed and authorized to practice law before government agencies and represent the clients in trials and court of appeals throughout the Kazakhstan court system.
     
    Before setting up the private practice in 2007 he served with honor and distinction as a senior trial and appelate attorney for Almaty City State’s Attorney Office. In this capacity he represented the government in a high-profile white-collar crime case against Kazakh Railways CEO, headed and managed a team of attorneys to assess more than 2,500 of cases from which filled petitions and successfully brought more than 1,800 cases to the Court of Appeal, just to name a few notable engagements.
     
    Besides the role of a managing partner he heads the Energy and Natural Resources, Investments and U.S. Immigration practices of the firm.
    Sanat is higly recommended by IFLR1000 and Legal500 as a transactional and business attorney for its exceptional expertise covering M&A deals, license risks and corporate compliance analysis, legal strategies development for multinational corporations in energy, mining and subsoil use industry.
     
    Rendering an advice for the Fortune Global 500 listed companies, including the Chevron and CEFC China Energy, performing legal audit and due diligence, reviewing subsoil use and energy license agreements and negotiating settlements for the Forbs Global listed Kazakhstan oil and gas companies are just some of the projects he is envolved in.
     
    Education:
    Kazakh State Law University, Bachelor of Laws, 1999
    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Master of Laws, 2019
    Membership:
    International Bar Association (IBA)
    American Bar Association (ABA)
    American Immigration Law Association (AILA)
    Almaty City Bar Association (ACBA)
    Languages:
    Fully proficient in Russian, highly fluent in English, Kazakh-native speaker.