Colibri Law Firm has once again been highly ranked in Chambers and Partners’ world-renowned Global Guide across the board in all five jurisdictions. Chambers and Partners is the most prestigious and well-respected international ranking agency, and is the preferred directory for over half of in-house counsel around the world.
In Chambers’ 2016 Global Guide, Colibri Law Firm is ranked as Band 1 in Uzbekistan, Band 4 in Kazakhstan, Band 2 in Kyrgyzstan, Band 2 in Tajikistan, and is the only firm to be recognised as a “Desk based Abroad” in Turkmenistan.
Notably, Colibri is the only firm to be recognised for its expertise throughout the Central Asia region. As a pan-regional firm, we pride ourselves on our unrivalled geographical coverage and are pleased to see this reflected once again in the Global 2016 rankings.
Eight leading practitioners
Eight of Colibri’s lawyers, more than any other firm in the Central Asia region, have been individually recognised for their expertise, experience and work:
Sofia is recognised for her expertise on both Kazakh and Uzbek law, with Chambers noting her “in-depth knowledge of project financing, commercial lending and bank acquisitions” in Kazakhstan and the fact that she “acts for a number of large multinationals” in Uzbekistan.
Otabek is listed for his work in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Clients describe him as “an expert in Kazakh insurance law”, and praise both the “timely and solution-oriented service” he provides as well as his “good knowledge, good perspective and out-of-the-box advice”. Chambers also praises Otabek’s “deep expertise in Uzbek manufacturing and infrastructure projects”.
Denis is recognised for his work in both Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. On the Kyrgyz side, Denis’s work on a project covering the corporate restructuring of the Kumtor gold mining project is highlighted. On the Tajik side, Chambers describes Denis as “well versed in Tajik law, frequently handling various corporate transactions and contentious matters in Tajikistan.”
Clients describe Ravshan as a “bright lawyer with the ability to deal with a wide range of legal issues”. Chambers emphasises his strengths in the areas of contract and commercial law.
According to Chambers, clients describe Umid as a “smart and experienced lawyer” who provides “practical, quick and on-point” advice, whilst also highlighting his natural resources expertise and dispute resolution work.
Continuing his success from the recent Asia Pacific rankings, Zafar is once again recognised as an Eminent Practitioner and rainmaking partner. Interviewees are quoted as stating that Zafar “does an absolutely fantastic job” when it comes to handling clients’ concerns and resolving any potential issues.
In the Uzbekistan listing, Ravshan is recognised for his international experience, whilst Chambers also notes his corporate and M&A work, as well as his focus on the oil and gas and telecoms sectors.
In the Kyrgyzstan listing, Kerim is highlighted as an Up and Coming lawyer, reflected in his recent promotion to partner. Chambers notes Kerim’s decade of experience negotiating the region’s corporate/M&A and banking markets, and quotes clients as describing him as “responsive to questions raised and timely in providing answers.”