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Our Professional And Academic Credentials

We Are Proud Of Our Professional And Academic Credentials

We are proud of our experience as well as our professional and academic credentials. Our partner and principal consultant, Nurlan Sarsenov, is named in the list of honorable Fulbright Scholars with the U.S. Department of State for his major researches in corporate governance.

We have 15 years’ experience working in the industry with the transition economies of Central Asia, which allowed us to publish seven books based on our experiences in Central Asia and over 100 other publications on implementing corporate governance in developing countries.

We authored and co-authored the following works about Corporate Governance, Compliance and Business regulation in Central Asia.


What Kazakhstani Institutional Investors Should Know About Shareholders Activity?// VianPlusPress, Almaty, 2008.

Corporate Governance. Textbook (with co-authors).// (manuscript), IFC, Almaty, 2008.

Application of Cumulative Voting For Corporate Boards Election.// IFC, Almaty, 2008.

Corporate Governance: Barriers In The Way of Adopting Best Practice in Kazakhstan.//VianPlusPress, Almaty, 2008.

Securities Law (Chapter within Civil Law Textbook). (with co-authors).// NurPress, Almaty, 2006.

Corporate Law (Workbook) (with co-authors).// Kazakh State Law Academy, Almaty, 2003.

Legal Issues of Securities Regulation in Kazakhstan.// Ph.D thesis (manuscript), Almaty, 2003.


“Related Parties Transaction: Insufficiencies Of Board Quorum Regulation in Kazakhstan”. Securities Market Journal of Kazakhstan, April 2013.

“Peculiarities of Implementing Best Corporate Governance Standards For Emergent Market Corporations” Corporate Governance Bulletin, January, 2011.

“Possible Benefits and Disadvantages Of Implementing Best Corporate Governance Standards For Central Asian Corporations” Securities Market Journal of Kazakhstan, June 2010.

“Method of Quick and Effective Translating Into High Standards of Corporate Governance For Central Asian Corporations”// Securities Market Journal of Kazakhstan, May 2010.

“Problems Of Proxy Contest and Minority Shareholders Protection”// Securities Market Journal of Kazakhstan, April 2010.

“Developing The Model Corporate Governance Code in Kazakhstan” Securities Market Journal of Kazakhstan, March 2010.

“Problems Of Removing Directors from the Corporate Board”// Lawyer, Monthly Journal, February, 2010

“Problems of Quorum In Corporate Boards In Taking Decisions On Related Party transactions”// Lawyer, Monthly Journal, January, 2010

“Some Problems of Corporate Governance Legislation in Kazakhstan”// Lawyer, Monthly Journal, December, 2009.

“Institutional Shareholders Activism: Latin American Experience”// Securities Market Journal of Kazakhstan, 2009.

“The Ways to Make Code of Ethics More Effective”// Securities Market Journal of Kazakhstan, 2009.

“The Role of Institutional Shareholders in Corporate Governance”.// Security Market Journal of Kazakhstan, 3 (167) August 2008 (in print).

“What Corporate Governance Means For Kazakhstani Corporations?”// Lawyer, Monthly Journal, # 4, April, 2008

“Currents Situation In Corporate Governance Of Domestic Financial Institutions.”//Delovoy Kazakhstan, 12 (109), 28 March 2008 (also available at http://www.dknews.kz/article.php?id=1079&archid=42).

“Ways Of Developing Institutional Shareholders Activism in Central Asia.”// Security Market Journal of Kazakhstan, 3 (167) March 2008.

“Problems Of Setting Up Board Committees in Corporations In Kazakhstan.”// Civil legislation of Kazakhstan # 30/Almaty, February 2008.

“Shareholders Activism: Trying To Keep Balance.”//Corporate Governance Bulletin, # 6, January, 2008, IFC.

“Difficulties In Choosing The Kazakhstani Model Of Corporate Governance.”// Security Market Journal of Kazakhstan, 1 (165) January 2008.

“Corporate Governance Models.”//Corporate Governance Bulletin, # 5, December 2007, IFC.

“Corporate Governance Is An Inevitable Choice For Domestic Companies.” //UIB Vestnik, November, 2007.

“Legal Analyses of Corporations Law of Kazakhstan.” //Bulletin of the Institute of Legislation of Kazakhstan, Journal of Legal Researches, # 4(8) November 2007.

“Practical Aspects Of Using Cumulative Voting In Kazakhstan.”//Civil legislation of Kazakhstan # 29 //Almaty, 2007, (also in a Security Market Journal of Kazakhstan, 10 (162) October 2007).

“Some Problems Of Electing Board Members By Applying Cumulative Voting.”// Securities Market Journal, №10, October 2007.

“Comments On New Law On Raising Public Funds For Construction Projects”// Civil Law of Kazakhstan./Almaty, September, 2006.

Falsification of Securities.”//Criminal Expert, # 2, February 2006, Russia.

“Some Problems Securities Regulation.”// Civil Law of Kazakhstan./ Almaty, Kazakhstan, March, 2006.

“Problems of Delineating Corporate Board Authority in the Corporations Law.”// Civil legislation of Kazakhstan./ Edited by professor A. Didenko.- Almaty, November 2004.

“Mortgage Bonds And Warrants.”// Civil law. Part one. / Almaty, February 2003.

“Problems Of Uncertificated Securities Regulation.”//Civil legislation of Kazakhstan/ Almaty, February 2003.

“Derivative Instruments: Legal Definitions And Economic Concept”//Securities Market Journal, №1 (81), 2003.

“Some Legal Aspects Of Uncertificated Securities.”//Iuridicheskaya gazeta, № 8 (431), 02/27/2002.

“Problems Of Regulating Of Mortgage Bonds.”//Securities Market Journal, № 3, 2002.

“The Problem Of Missing Of Shareholders for General Shareholders Meeting’s Quorum.”//Securities Market Journal, № 2, 2002.

“Bearer Securities: Will Be Put To Death?”//Мyr Zakona, № 3, 2002.

“Negotiable Instruments: Issues Of Legal Status.”//Iuridicheskaya gazeta, № 4 (427), 01/30/2002.

“Problems Related To Improper Definitions In Securities Regulation.”//Iuridicheskaya gazeta, № 38 (461) 09/18/2002.

“Registered Certificates: To Be Or Not To Be”//FEMIDA, № 12, 2002.

“Legal Aspects Of False Financial Instruments.”//Lawyer, № 1, RUSSIA, 2002.

“Problems of Mortgage Certificates Regulation.”//Lawyer, № 5, RUSSIA , 2002.

“Legal Aspects Of Securities Transferring.”//Pravo y Gosudarstvo, № 4 (23), 2001.

“Problems Of Bonds and Debt Agreements Regulation.”//Securities Market Journal, № 12, 2001.

“Vesting Legal Protection For Employers.”//Juridicheskaya gazeta, №13 (280), 03/31/1999.