Adilbek is an international dispute resolution lawyer with emphasis in Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration and Mediation.
His recent work includes representing a state against the enforcement of a multi-million award under the Energy Charter Treaty in multiple jurisdictions, and successfully representing a government in an investor-state arbitration.
Adilbek's recent experience includes advising:
- an Eastern European state in an ICC arbitration against a multi-million dollar investor claim based on the Bilateral Investment Treaty
- a Central Asian state against investors in their attempt to enforce a multi-million dollar ECT award in several jurisdictions around the globe
- a Sovereign Wealth Fund in foreign litigations against former bondholders
- a Diplomatic Mission of a CIS State in a multi-million claim against a construction company
Adilbek studied at the KAZGUU University (Kazakhstan), the University of Saarland (Germany) and Seoul National University (South Korea). He holds an LL.M. degree in International and European law.
Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Adilbek worked at the Kazakh sovereign wealth fund.
Adilbek speaks Kazakh, Russian, English and German. He is admitted to practice in Kazakhstan (jurist consultant with the Nur-Sultan Chamber) and holds rights of audience in the Commercial Court of the Astana International Financial Centre.
In addition to his client work, Adilbek conducts research in the field of international investment law at the Saarland University and regularly lectures in Kazakhstan.