World Tax Reviews

Signum Law Firm

SIGNUM Law Firm is an independent Kazakhstan based law firm and focuses on providing transactional tax advice, general tax advice including customs and tax controversy services. SIGNUM has strong relationships across macroeconomic regions including Russia and the CIS, China and Asia-Pacific, the UK and the EU. Sofiya Zhylkaidarova leads the firm’s tax practice. She is experienced in advising on tax structuring matters. 

The team led by Zhylkaidarova recently assisted a Fortune 500 Company in corporate tax advice and tax structuring in free economic zones in Kazakhstan. The work included providing legal analysis of the applicable laws and application taxation of Kazakhstan’s free economic zones.

Tukulov & Kassilgov Litigation

The tax and customs disputes team in the law firm Tukulov & Kassilgov consists of 15 professionals. It specialises in handling tax dispute matters. It serves clients ranging from the largest Kazakhstan-based companies from the Forbes list to international corporations. Partner Ravil Kassilgov is the key practitioner in the team. Ravil focuses on tax, customs, commercial and administrative disputes. Another key professional is Aybek Kambaliyev. 

One of the recent case studies showed that the team led by Ravil Kassilgov successfully represented the client in a tax dispute over alleged tax claims. It assisted in developing a successful case strategy and represented the client in court. The case involved approximately US$5 million. 

Client feedback 

Knowledge of the law and taking care of the client.” 

Responsible, punctual, educated and professional.” 

Knowledge of the legislation and procedural norms of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Employees have extensive experience in protecting the interests of the client in court. Excellent preparation for litigation.” 

Very well-organised, to the point and with a wide range of expertise. 

Competence, high level of understanding of the specifics of tax disputes.