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. Aislu Shaikenova joined AEQUITAS’ Dispute Resolution practice as a Counsel in 2015.
Based on her own research, Ms. Shaikenova drafted the 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 the 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.
Between 1977 and 1995, she worked at the prosecutor's office, and three last years of this period – as the Deputy Prosecutor for 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.
Atameken Arbitration Center
|2016-present||AEQUITAS Law Firm – Counsel|
|2005-2013||Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Justice|
|1995-2005||Aktobe regional court – Judge, Chairman of Judicial Panel for Civil Cases|
|1988-1995||Aktobe Prosecutor's Office – ADA and Deputy Prosecutor|
|1977-1988||Frunzensky district Prosecutor's office of Aktobe – Trainee, Assistant, Senior Assistant to the Prosecutor|
|1973-1974||Sverdlovsk Law Institute – Accountant, Research Sector|
|1977||Ural State Law University (former Sverdlovsk Law Institute), LLB, Russia|
|1973||Adamovskiy Agricultural College, BA-economics, Russia|
Awards / Recognition
Recommended in Dispute Resolution (The Legal 500 2020)
She is an Honorary Employee of the Prosecutor’s Office and an Honorary Judge of the Republic of Kazakhstan.