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A fantastic advocate in the courts.

Legal 500, 2017

Mukhit Yeleuov heads the disputes practice at Kinstellar. Sources highlight him as "a good litigation specialist," characterising him further as an adviser who is "highly capable and efficient, reacts promptly to issues" and is "an excellent communicator." He is particularly recommended where disputes with tax and customs authorities are involved.

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2017


Mukhit  Yeleuov

Mukhit Yeleuov

+7 727 355 0537

Mukhit Yeleuov is a Partner in the Almaty office. Mukhit has significant experience in corporate and shareholder disputes, contractual and commercial disputes, construction disputes, professional malpractice disputes, product liability disputes, employment disputes, customs and tax disputes, and other regulatory disputes. For a number of years, the international legal directories have consistently recognised Mukhit as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in Kazakhstan.


  • A MAJOR CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTOR in a multimillion-dollar dispute with a client related to alleged defects in construction work, attempted use of a guarantee for a defects notification period, and other issues
  • A GLOBAL CONSUMER GOODS COMPANY in several interrelated disputes with the customs authorities, pertaining to multimillion-dollar claims against the company in connection with customs classification of multicomponent goods
  • A CONFIDENTIAL CLIENT on potential consumer claims, regulatory agency claims, and claims by other state authorities related to a new product being released
  • A CONFIDENTIAL CLIENT on an investigation by a global pharmaceutical corporation
  • A CONFIDENTIAL CLIENT on a potential contractual dispute with a global pharmaceutical corporation
  • A CONFIDENTIAL GLOBAL CORPORATION on a potential dispute with another global corporation related to intellectual property issues


    • 2003 – 2006: Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.)
    • 2000 – 2001: Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, LL.M.
    • 1995 – 1999: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, bachelor's degree with highest honours


    • Member of the Management Counsel of the Kazakhstan Bar Association


    Kazakh, Russian English, Turkish


    • Civil Procedure: Some Problems of Evidence, Zanger Magazine (published by the Union of Judges of the Republic of Kazakhstan), 2017
    • Kazakhstan: Overview of Investment Treaty Programme, Global Arbitration Review (GAR), 2017 (co-authored)
    • Investment climate and dispute resolution: some problems and solutions, Compendium of reports at the XV Anniversary International Atyrau Legal Conference, 2017
    • Kazakhstan: Overview of Investment Treaty Programme, Global Arbitration Review, September 2016 (co-authored)
    • The New Civil Procedure Code: Key Changes,  IV Investors’ Voice # 69, The American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan, April 2016
    • Chapter on Kazakhstan, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 2015 edition (co-authored)