Olga I. Chentsova
Aequitas Law Firm
Recognized since 2009
Arbitration and Mediation
Corporate and M&A Law
Energy and Natural Resources Law
Oil & Gas Law
Ms. Chentsova’s areas of specialization are civil law, investment, environmental, oil and gas and mining legislation, private international law and construction.
After graduating from the law department of Kazakh State University, she was invited to work as a professor of civil, economic and Roman law at the University. Ms. Chentsova earned her Doctor of Law degree in 1990. Thesis subject “Civil Sanctions Mechanism in Capital Construction”. In 1990–1991, she worked as an advisor at the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan. From 1991 to 1993, Ms. Chentsova was heading the contract and legal department of Kazmetallexport, a state-owned foreign trade company. Since AEQUITAS establishment in 1993, she has been its Managing Partner.
Ms. Chentsova has been advising major global oil and mining companies and leading local companies on issues pertaining to civil, corporate and environmental legislation, investment, subsoil use, litigation and arbitration for more than twenty years.
Ms. Chentsova was on several governmental working groups to develop important commercial legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan (including the Civil Code, Foreign Investment Law, Petroleum Law, etc.). When engaged by the Scientific Private Law Research Institute under the Kazakh State Law Academy (Private Law Center), she participated in the discussion and preparation of proposals to improve the civil legislation, including the Civil Code, the Subsoil Law and Petroleum Law and a number of other statutes and regulations.
Ms. Chentsova is an arbitrator for a number of Kazakh and international arbitration courts, including Center of Arbitration of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, International Arbitration Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan (IAC), Kazakhstan International Arbitration (KIA), International Arbitration Tribunal of IUS Legal Center, International Commercial Arbitration Court (ICAC) and International Commercial Arbitration Court of the Eurasian Mediation Center.
Ms. Chentsova is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA), Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Vice-President of the Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers’ Association (KPLA), one of the founders of the Kazakhstan Bar Association and a member of its Governing Council, member of the Central Council of the National Public Association “Kazakhstan Union of Lawyers” and a member of the Advisory Board of the Best Lawyers publication.
For many years Olga Chentsova has been recommended as a leading lawyer in Energy, Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Dispute Resolution and M&A areas by a number of reputable international editions, such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.
Her articles on various aspects of commercial law and subsoil legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan are regularly published in foreign and local magazines and periodicals.
- 47 Abai Avenue, Office Two
- Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan Bar Association
- United States, American Bar Association
- United States, International Bar Association
- American Bar Association - Member
- Association of International Petroleum Negotiators - Member
- International Bar Association - Member
- Kazakhstan Bar Association - Co-Founder
- Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers’ Association - Vice-President
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
- Energy and Natural Resources Law, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2017-18)
- Arbitration and Mediation, Almaty, Kazakhstan (2014-16)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Kazakhstan™ 2017-18 for work in:
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Corporate and M&A Law
- Energy and Natural Resources Law
- Oil & Gas Law
- Oil and Gas
- For many years Olga Chentsova has been recommended as a leading lawyer in Energy, Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Dispute Resolution and M&A areas by a number of reputable international editions, such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Lega
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