Maidan Kontuarovich Suleimenov

Senior Partner

Maidan Kontuarovich Suleimenov is one of the founders and Senior Partner of ZANGER Law Firm. He participated in drafting of more than 80 laws, including Constitution, Civil Code, Housing Code, Laws on Property, on Privatization, on International Commercial Arbitration, on Foreign Investments, on State Property, etc. Mr. Suleimenov is an author of more than 600 publications, including 40 monographs on the problems of civil, family, housing laws and international private law, problems on the ownership right, legal entities, contracts and foreign investments in the Republic of Kazakhstan.


  • Kazakh State University, Advanced Law Degree (with honours), 1963
  • State Law Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, PhD, 1966
  • Kharkov Law Institute, Ukraine, Doctor of Law, 1980

Practice spheres

Transactions and projects representation

  • chief of the Kazakhstani group in negotiations as to the Energy Charter Treaty in Brussels (1993-2004);
  • acted as a legal counsel of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan for oil contracts;
  • counseling foreign companies on privatization, subsoil use, finance and other issues;
  • representation the interests of the US energy company in privatization of the biggest Kazakhstani power station;
  • attraction as Kazakh legal expert to the court and arbitration proceedings in London, Washington D.C., Stockholm, Houston, Calgary, Paris, Abu Dhabi, Sydney

Other positions

  • Director of the Scientific research institute of private law of the Caspian University;
  • Chairman of the Arbitration Chamber of Kazakhstan;
  • Chairman of the Kazakhstani International Arbitrage;
  • Chairman of the International association of civil lawyers;
  • Chairman of the Association of civil lawyers of Kazakhstan;
  • Chairman of the Chamber of legal consultants “The civil lawyers of Almaty”
  • Member of the International council under the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Member of the Scientific advisory council to the Economic Court of the Commonwealth of the Independent States


  • Kazakh, Russian