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

Dinara Kurmangaliyeva

Corporate and Contract Law

Dinara specializes in the areas of corporate and contract law, and is experienced at settling disputes in courts and arbitration.

Dinara's experience includes the legal due diligence of the companies in the framework of M&A transactions, legal review of contracts, representation of the interests of clients in courts and arbitration proceedings on commercial disputes, challenging the results of cameral tax audit for clients, as well as consulting clients on a wide range of legal issues, including the land law, labor law, licensing and personal data protection.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax team, Dinara worked at one of the Big Four companies and, previously, at one of the leading law firms in Kazakhstan.

Bachelor's Degree in Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 2015 (with honors).

Master of Law Degree, Caspian University, 2017.

Master of Law Degree (LL.M), Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2020 (with honors).

Dinara Kurmangaliyeva

Corporate and Contract Law

Dinara specializes in the areas of corporate and contract law, and is experienced at settling disputes in courts and arbitration.

Dinara's experience includes the legal due diligence of the companies in the framework of M&A transactions, legal review of contracts, representation of the interests of clients in courts and arbitration proceedings on commercial disputes, challenging the results of cameral tax audit for clients, as well as consulting clients on a wide range of legal issues, including the land law, labor law, licensing and personal data protection.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax team, Dinara worked at one of the Big Four companies and, previously, at one of the leading law firms in Kazakhstan.

Bachelor's Degree in Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 2015 (with honors).

Master of Law Degree, Caspian University, 2017.

Master of Law Degree (LL.M), Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2020 (with honors).

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

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).

Dinara Kurmangaliyeva

Corporate and Contract Law

Dinara specializes in the areas of corporate and contract law, and is experienced at settling disputes in courts and arbitration.

Dinara's experience includes the legal due diligence of the companies in the framework of M&A transactions, legal review of contracts, representation of the interests of clients in courts and arbitration proceedings on commercial disputes, challenging the results of cameral tax audit for clients, as well as consulting clients on a wide range of legal issues, including the land law, labor law, licensing and personal data protection.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax team, Dinara worked at one of the Big Four companies and, previously, at one of the leading law firms in Kazakhstan.

Bachelor's Degree in Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 2015 (with honors).

Master of Law Degree, Caspian University, 2017.

Master of Law Degree (LL.M), Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2020 (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

Mikhail Abdulov

Natural Resources, Contract Law and M&A

Mikhail specializes in Oil&Gas, Mining, Corporate, Commercial Agreements, Regulated Procurements and M&A.

Mikhail's recent experience includes advising Kazakhstani and international Oil&Gas and Mining companies in connection with the alienation of subsoil use rights or objects linked to subsoil use use rights, including issues of state priority right and Due Diligence, advising a large tobacco company on its contractual activities, as well as advising a foreign client on economic concentration in M&A transaction.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax, Mikhail worked as an Associate at Integrites Kazakhstan, and previously at GRATA International in the Subsoil Use Department.

Bachelor's degree in Law, Adilet Higher Law School of the Caspian University, 2016

Mikhail Abdulov

Natural Resources, Contract Law and M&A

Mikhail specializes in Oil&Gas, Mining, Corporate, Commercial Agreements, Regulated Procurements and M&A.

Mikhail's recent experience includes advising Kazakhstani and international Oil&Gas and Mining companies in connection with the alienation of subsoil use rights or objects linked to subsoil use use rights, including issues of state priority right and Due Diligence, advising a large tobacco company on its contractual activities, as well as advising a foreign client on economic concentration in M&A transaction.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax, Mikhail worked as an Associate at Integrites Kazakhstan, and previously at GRATA International in the Subsoil Use Department.

Bachelor's degree in Law, Adilet Higher Law School of the Caspian University, 2016

Mikhail Abdulov

Natural Resources, Contract Law and M&A

Mikhail specializes in Oil&Gas, Mining, Corporate, Commercial Agreements, Regulated Procurements and M&A.

Mikhail's recent experience includes advising Kazakhstani and international Oil&Gas and Mining companies in connection with the alienation of subsoil use rights or objects linked to subsoil use use rights, including issues of state priority right and Due Diligence, advising a large tobacco company on its contractual activities, as well as advising a foreign client on economic concentration in M&A transaction.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax, Mikhail worked as an Associate at Integrites Kazakhstan, and previously at GRATA International in the Subsoil Use Department.

Bachelor's degree in Law, Adilet Higher Law School of the Caspian University, 2016

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

Mikhail Abdulov
Mikhail Abdulov

Natural Resources, Contract Law and M&A

Mikhail specializes in Oil&Gas, Mining, Corporate, Commercial Agreements, Regulated Procurements and M&A.

Mikhail's recent experience includes advising Kazakhstani and international Oil&Gas and Mining companies in connection with the alienation of subsoil use rights or objects linked to subsoil use use rights, including issues of state priority right and Due Diligence, advising a large tobacco company on its contractual activities, as well as advising a foreign client on economic concentration in M&A transaction.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax, Mikhail worked as an Associate at Integrites Kazakhstan, and previously at GRATA International in the Subsoil Use Department.

Bachelor's degree in Law, Adilet Higher Law School of the Caspian University, 2016

Dinara Kurmangaliyeva
Dinara Kurmangaliyeva

Corporate and Contract Law

Dinara specializes in the areas of corporate and contract law, and is experienced at settling disputes in courts and arbitration.

Dinara's experience includes the legal due diligence of the companies in the framework of M&A transactions, legal review of contracts, representation of the interests of clients in courts and arbitration proceedings on commercial disputes, challenging the results of cameral tax audit for clients, as well as consulting clients on a wide range of legal issues, including the land law, labor law, licensing and personal data protection.

Prior to joining Haller Lomax team, Dinara worked at one of the Big Four companies and, previously, at one of the leading law firms in Kazakhstan.

Bachelor's Degree in Law, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 2015 (with honors).

Master of Law Degree, Caspian University, 2017.

Master of Law Degree (LL.M), Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2020 (with honors).