Team

Arman Bigazin

Infrastructure & Ecology

Arman Bigazin specializes in construction, energy, public-private partnerships, and telecommunications.

Arman also has solid experience in lawmaking: he was actively engaged in drafting of the Business Code, the Public-Private Partnerships Law and the law on venture financing.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Arman worked at White & Case, Deloitte TCF, and Grata International.

Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M), King’s College London, 2010.

Bachelor’s Degree in International Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 2005 (summa cum laude).

Vilen Adjivefayev

Banking & Finance

Vilen specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and banking and financing.

For example, Vilen’s experience includes such deals as sale of Tsesnabank shares to First Heartland Securities, acquisition by CenterCredit Bank’s major shareholder of the bank’s shares from Tsesnabank, sale of Kazkommertsbank’s shares to Halyk Bank and sale by HSBC Bank plc of its subsidiary to Halyk Bank.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Vilen worked at Philip Morris Kazakhstan as Legal Counsel and at White & Case as a local Partner.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Tashkent State Institute of Law, 2002 (summa cum laude).

Timur Odilov

Natural Resources and Legislation

Timur specializes in natural resources use and legislation.

Timur’s practice covers transactions in relation to exploration and production assets as well as various natural resources regulatory matters.

Timur mastered subsoil use reform and co-authored the concept, the Subsoil and Subsoil Use Code as part of advice to the Government of Kazakhstan together with non-governmental organizations.

In addition to the development of the subsoil use regulations, Timur participated in the development of the venture funds regulations and is currently advises on the reform of the environmental legislation.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Timur worked at White & Case, Ernst&Young, and Kazakhmys Projects.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Turan University, 2007 (summa cum laude).

Zarina Baikenzhina

Natural Resources & Infrastructure

Zarina primarily focuses on natural resources, including M&A transactions, as well as infrastructure projects.

Zarina’s recent experience includes representing a consortium of international construction companies in connection with construction and operation of the Big Almaty Ring Road project, as well as advising on a number of M&A deals in the mining sector.

Zarina is also experienced in the law-making process, having participated in drafting of the Subsoil and Subsoil Use Code, the Entrepreneurial Code and a range of by-laws.

Before joining Haller Lomax Zarina was an associate at White & Case and prior to that had worked for various ministries in Kazakhstan.

Master of Laws in Public International Law (LL.M), University College London, 2012.

Bachelor of International Law, Kazakh Humanities and Law University, 2009 (with honors).

Damir Muratbekov

General Corporate

Damir specializes in corporate regulation and M&A.

Damir's experience includes advising on the establishment and running business, licensing regime, blockchain technology, antimonopoly regulation of FMCG, regulation of personal data protection and PPP projects.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax, Damir worked as a legal consultant at one of the “Big Four” company.

Bachelor’s Degree in International Law, M. Narikbayev Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, 2018

Rinata Zhulayeva

Dispute resolution

Rinata specializes in resolution of public and commercial disputes as well as prejudicial settlement of disputes.

Rinata’s experience includes litigation assistance to major national and international oil and gas, service, transportation and FMCG companies within the judicial and prejudicial procedures.

Rinata also takes care of IP and labor issues.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax team in October 2018, Rinata held position of a senior associate at EY.

Master’s Degree in Law, KazGUU University, 2012 (summa cum laude)

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, KazGUU University, 2011 (summa cum laude)

Ilyas Zhakipbayev

Natural Resources

Ilyas specializes in natural resources and energy.

Ilyas’s experience also includes development of by-law acts on natural resources.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, M. Narikbayev Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, 2019

 

Arman Bigazin

Infrastructure & Ecology

Arman Bigazin specializes in construction, energy, public-private partnerships, and telecommunications.

Arman also has solid experience in lawmaking: he was actively engaged in drafting of the Business Code, the Public-Private Partnerships Law and the law on venture financing.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Arman worked at White & Case, Deloitte TCF, and Grata International.

Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M), King’s College London, 2010.

Bachelor’s Degree in International Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 2005 (summa cum laude).

Vilen Adjivefayev

Banking & Finance

Vilen specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and banking and financing.

For example, Vilen’s experience includes such deals as sale of Tsesnabank shares to First Heartland Securities, acquisition by CenterCredit Bank’s major shareholder of the bank’s shares from Tsesnabank, sale of Kazkommertsbank’s shares to Halyk Bank and sale by HSBC Bank plc of its subsidiary to Halyk Bank.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Vilen worked at Philip Morris Kazakhstan as Legal Counsel and at White & Case as a local Partner.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Tashkent State Institute of Law, 2002 (summa cum laude).

Timur Odilov

Natural Resources and Legislation

Timur specializes in natural resources use and legislation.

Timur’s practice covers transactions in relation to exploration and production assets as well as various natural resources regulatory matters.

Timur mastered subsoil use reform and co-authored the concept, the Subsoil and Subsoil Use Code as part of advice to the Government of Kazakhstan together with non-governmental organizations.

In addition to the development of the subsoil use regulations, Timur participated in the development of the venture funds regulations and is currently advises on the reform of the environmental legislation.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Timur worked at White & Case, Ernst&Young, and Kazakhmys Projects.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Turan University, 2007 (summa cum laude).

Zarina Baikenzhina

Natural Resources & Infrastructure

Zarina primarily focuses on natural resources, including M&A transactions, as well as infrastructure projects.

Zarina’s recent experience includes representing a consortium of international construction companies in connection with construction and operation of the Big Almaty Ring Road project, as well as advising on a number of M&A deals in the mining sector.

Zarina is also experienced in the law-making process, having participated in drafting of the Subsoil and Subsoil Use Code, the Entrepreneurial Code and a range of by-laws.

Before joining Haller Lomax Zarina was an associate at White & Case and prior to that had worked for various ministries in Kazakhstan.

Master of Laws in Public International Law (LL.M), University College London, 2012.

Bachelor of International Law, Kazakh Humanities and Law University, 2009 (with honors).

Rinata Zhulayeva

Dispute resolution

Rinata specializes in resolution of public and commercial disputes as well as prejudicial settlement of disputes.

Rinata’s experience includes litigation assistance to major national and international oil and gas, service, transportation and FMCG companies within the judicial and prejudicial procedures.

Rinata also takes care of IP and labor issues.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax team in October 2018, Rinata held position of a senior associate at EY.

Master’s Degree in Law, KazGUU University, 2012 (summa cum laude)

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, KazGUU University, 2011 (summa cum laude)

Damir Muratbekov

General Corporate

Damir specializes in corporate regulation and M&A.

Damir's experience includes advising on the establishment and running business, licensing regime, blockchain technology, antimonopoly regulation of FMCG, regulation of personal data protection and PPP projects.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax, Damir worked as a legal consultant at one of the “Big Four” company.

Bachelor’s Degree in International Law, M. Narikbayev Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, 2018

Ilyas Zhakipbayev

Natural Resources

Ilyas specializes in natural resources and energy.

Ilyas’s experience also includes development of by-law acts on natural resources.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, M. Narikbayev Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, 2019

 

Arman Bigazin

Infrastructure & Ecology

Arman Bigazin specializes in construction, energy, public-private partnerships, and telecommunications.

Arman also has solid experience in lawmaking: he was actively engaged in drafting of the Business Code, the Public-Private Partnerships Law and the law on venture financing.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Arman worked at White & Case, Deloitte TCF, and Grata International.

Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M), King’s College London, 2010.

Bachelor’s Degree in International Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 2005 (summa cum laude).

Vilen Adjivefayev

Banking & Finance

Vilen specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and banking and financing.

For example, Vilen’s experience includes such deals as sale of Tsesnabank shares to First Heartland Securities, acquisition by CenterCredit Bank’s major shareholder of the bank’s shares from Tsesnabank, sale of Kazkommertsbank’s shares to Halyk Bank and sale by HSBC Bank plc of its subsidiary to Halyk Bank.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Vilen worked at Philip Morris Kazakhstan as Legal Counsel and at White & Case as a local Partner.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Tashkent State Institute of Law, 2002 (summa cum laude).

Timur Odilov

Natural Resources and Legislation

Timur specializes in natural resources use and legislation.

Timur’s practice covers transactions in relation to exploration and production assets as well as various natural resources regulatory matters.

Timur mastered subsoil use reform and co-authored the concept, the Subsoil and Subsoil Use Code as part of advice to the Government of Kazakhstan together with non-governmental organizations.

In addition to the development of the subsoil use regulations, Timur participated in the development of the venture funds regulations and is currently advises on the reform of the environmental legislation.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Timur worked at White & Case, Ernst&Young, and Kazakhmys Projects.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Turan University, 2007 (summa cum laude).

Zarina Baikenzhina

Natural Resources & Infrastructure

Zarina primarily focuses on natural resources, including M&A transactions, as well as infrastructure projects.

Zarina’s recent experience includes representing a consortium of international construction companies in connection with construction and operation of the Big Almaty Ring Road project, as well as advising on a number of M&A deals in the mining sector.

Zarina is also experienced in the law-making process, having participated in drafting of the Subsoil and Subsoil Use Code, the Entrepreneurial Code and a range of by-laws.

Before joining Haller Lomax Zarina was an associate at White & Case and prior to that had worked for various ministries in Kazakhstan.

Master of Laws in Public International Law (LL.M), University College London, 2012.

Bachelor of International Law, Kazakh Humanities and Law University, 2009 (with honors).

Rinata Zhulayeva

Dispute resolution

Rinata specializes in resolution of public and commercial disputes as well as prejudicial settlement of disputes.

Rinata’s experience includes litigation assistance to major national and international oil and gas, service, transportation and FMCG companies within the judicial and prejudicial procedures.

Rinata also takes care of IP and labor issues.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax team in October 2018, Rinata held position of a senior associate at EY.

Master’s Degree in Law, KazGUU University, 2012 (summa cum laude)

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, KazGUU University, 2011 (summa cum laude)

Damir Muratbekov

General Corporate

Damir specializes in corporate regulation and M&A.

Damir's experience includes advising on the establishment and running business, licensing regime, blockchain technology, antimonopoly regulation of FMCG, regulation of personal data protection and PPP projects.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax, Damir worked as a legal consultant at one of the “Big Four” company.

Bachelor’s Degree in International Law, M. Narikbayev Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, 2018

Ilyas Zhakipbayev

Natural Resources

Ilyas specializes in natural resources and energy.

Ilyas’s experience also includes development of by-law acts on natural resources.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, M. Narikbayev Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, 2019

 

Partners
Arman Bigazin
Arman Bigazin

Infrastructure & Ecology

Arman Bigazin specializes in construction, energy, public-private partnerships, and telecommunications.

Arman also has solid experience in lawmaking: he was actively engaged in drafting of the Business Code, the Public-Private Partnerships Law and the law on venture financing.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Arman worked at White & Case, Deloitte TCF, and Grata International.

Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M), King’s College London, 2010.

Bachelor’s Degree in International Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 2005 (summa cum laude).

Vilen Adjivefayev
Vilen Adjivefayev

Banking & Finance

Vilen specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and banking and financing.

For example, Vilen’s experience includes such deals as sale of Tsesnabank shares to First Heartland Securities, acquisition by CenterCredit Bank’s major shareholder of the bank’s shares from Tsesnabank, sale of Kazkommertsbank’s shares to Halyk Bank and sale by HSBC Bank plc of its subsidiary to Halyk Bank.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Vilen worked at Philip Morris Kazakhstan as Legal Counsel and at White & Case as a local Partner.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Tashkent State Institute of Law, 2002 (summa cum laude).

Timur Odilov
Timur Odilov

Natural Resources and Legislation

Timur specializes in natural resources use and legislation.

Timur’s practice covers transactions in relation to exploration and production assets as well as various natural resources regulatory matters.

Timur mastered subsoil use reform and co-authored the concept, the Subsoil and Subsoil Use Code as part of advice to the Government of Kazakhstan together with non-governmental organizations.

In addition to the development of the subsoil use regulations, Timur participated in the development of the venture funds regulations and is currently advises on the reform of the environmental legislation.

Prior to co-founding Haller Lomax, Timur worked at White & Case, Ernst&Young, and Kazakhmys Projects.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Turan University, 2007 (summa cum laude).

Associates
Zarina Baikenzhina
Zarina Baikenzhina

Natural Resources & Infrastructure

Zarina primarily focuses on natural resources, including M&A transactions, as well as infrastructure projects.

Zarina’s recent experience includes representing a consortium of international construction companies in connection with construction and operation of the Big Almaty Ring Road project, as well as advising on a number of M&A deals in the mining sector.

Zarina is also experienced in the law-making process, having participated in drafting of the Subsoil and Subsoil Use Code, the Entrepreneurial Code and a range of by-laws.

Before joining Haller Lomax Zarina was an associate at White & Case and prior to that had worked for various ministries in Kazakhstan.

Master of Laws in Public International Law (LL.M), University College London, 2012.

Bachelor of International Law, Kazakh Humanities and Law University, 2009 (with honors).

Damir Muratbekov
Damir Muratbekov

General Corporate

Damir specializes in corporate regulation and M&A.

Damir's experience includes advising on the establishment and running business, licensing regime, blockchain technology, antimonopoly regulation of FMCG, regulation of personal data protection and PPP projects.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax, Damir worked as a legal consultant at one of the “Big Four” company.

Bachelor’s Degree in International Law, M. Narikbayev Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, 2018

Rinata Zhulayeva
Rinata Zhulayeva

Dispute resolution

Rinata specializes in resolution of public and commercial disputes as well as prejudicial settlement of disputes.

Rinata’s experience includes litigation assistance to major national and international oil and gas, service, transportation and FMCG companies within the judicial and prejudicial procedures.

Rinata also takes care of IP and labor issues.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax team in October 2018, Rinata held position of a senior associate at EY.

Master’s Degree in Law, KazGUU University, 2012 (summa cum laude)

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, KazGUU University, 2011 (summa cum laude)

Ilyas Zhakipbayev
Ilyas Zhakipbayev

Natural Resources

Ilyas specializes in natural resources and energy.

Ilyas’s experience also includes development of by-law acts on natural resources.

Bachelor’s Degree in Law, M. Narikbayev Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, 2019