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Reed Smith’s office in Astana enables the firm to act locally on behalf of clients with matters originating in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Our Kazakh team includes Kazakh-qualified lawyers, a Russian qualified lawyer, and other lawyers whose primary practice focus is international disputes. Team lawyers give Kazakh law advice, work with local experts, coordinate international and foreign proceedings, and deal with all Russian language issues. The team is also highly experienced in dealing with issues relating to allegations of fraud. Reed Smith has represented the Ministry of Justice in several high profile English High Court proceedings and international arbitration / public international law disputes. Our lawyers have experience representing other Kazakh agencies, state-owned companies, sovereign wealth funds, non-state related corporates, and individuals.