Aislu Shaikenova joined Aequitas’ dispute resolution practice as a Counsel in 2016.
Ms. Shaikenova is a former judge at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan. She has 36 years’ experience in court and law enforcement agencies: 18 years as a judge and 18 years at the prosecutor’s office. After eight years on the Supreme Court’s civil law panel, she retired honorably in 2013. During her time at the Supreme Court, she lectured on issues of civil law and procedure for serving judges at the Institute of Justice at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Based on her own research, Ms. Shaikenova drafted Supreme Court Resolution No. 9, dated December 25, 2006, “On the Application of Legislation on Court Fees for Civil Cases by Courts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.” She has also been an active participant in working groups discussing draft Supreme Court resolutions on compensation for personal injury, intellectual property, and other issues.
In her last few years at the Supreme Court, she led a team that reviewed disputes concerning the protection of property rights; the application of banking, antitrust, and insurance law; and intellectual property law.
Between 1995 and 2005, she headed the civil law panel of the Aktobe Oblast Court. She initiated and personally led the drafting of some twenty practical recommendations on the consideration of various categories of civil case by courts of first instance.
From 1977 to 1995, she was employed by agencies of the prosecutor’s office, including three years as Deputy Prosecutor of Aktobe.
Ms. Shaikenova is the author of numerous publications on court practice in the area of civil law and procedure. She has also co-authored commentaries on Kazakhstan’s Civil Code and Civil Procedure Code, as well as several scholarly works on aspects of particular categories of civil case, published by the Supreme Court.
She graduated from the Sverdlovsk Law Institute in 1977. She is an Honorary Employee of the Prosecutor’s Office and an Honorary Judge of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
She is listed in the register of arbitrators maintained by the Arbitration Center at Kazakhstan’s National Chamber of Entrepreneurs.