Education:

  • Kazakh Humanitarian Law University, Bachelor of Law (with honors), 2007

  • Adilet Academy of Law (Caspian Public University), Master of Law (with honors), 2009

  • University of Nottingham, England, LLM in International Commercial Law (with honors), 2010

Languages:

  • Kazakh
  • Russian
  • English

Activities / Memberships:

  • Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar)
  • Rights of Audience at the AIFC Court

Since 2015 Ravil has been supporting international and local clients through Kassilgov & Partners, a law firm which he has founded. Earlier, he had worked at Kazakhstan’s first law firm, ZANGER, for 9 years. Throughout his career, Ravil works closely with various international law firms.

Ravil represents companies in courts of all levels and international arbitrations in complex disputes. By way of illustration, he represented:

  • An oil producing joint venture in a tax and environmental dispute worth approx. US$ 70 million;
  • A number of international biopharmaceutical companies in disputes over protection of undisclosed information;
  • Foreign hedge funds in disputes with large banks over infringement of shareholders’ rights, and taxation of derivative transactions;
  • Taxpayers in tax disputes over challenging of transactions worth more than KZT 10 billion;
  • Large Kazakhstani universities in corporate disputes;
  • A major developer in a dispute over the demolition of a newly constructed business class residential facility in Almaty.

Ravil acted as a Kazakh contract law expert before the International Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce, London, in a dispute concerning compensation of losses which resulted from damage to drilling equipment.

Areas of practice:

corporate, contract and tax disputes, protection of pharmaceutical companies against unfair competition, construction disputes, international arbitration, disputes on appealing governmental actions and acts.

Publications:

Pharmaceutical Data Exclusivity: Judicial Precedent in Kazakhstan, 22 April 2019

Data Exclusivity institute in Kazakhstan and its influence on pharmaceutical companies, 15 April 2019

Litigation Case Study: Settlement of a Data Exclusivity Dispute