Gulnara Kuanysheva


Gulnara is an international lawyer with over 20 years of experience. She is qualified in both common law (England & Wales) and civil law jurisdictions (Kazakhstan).

Gulnara specialises in international arbitration with a specific focus on protecting investors’ rights. She also has a deep understanding of contract, commercial and corporate law, which assist her to get the best results for her clients in disputes which touch upon these issues.

Her expertise is further enhanced by her extensive project management experience gained with international organisations such as the World Bank and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) specifically with regard to justice sector reforms.

Recently, Gulnara successfully initiated an investment treaty arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules acting for a leading Kazakh energy actor.