Danara Kassenkhan

Partner, ZAN Company

She has over 16 years of experience for providing legal support of entrepreneurial activity of Kazakhstani and foreign companies. A graduate from Kazakh State University of Law, Almaty, Master program in Global Business School Barcelona, Spain and Universidad de Barcelona WTO Law courses. She is the partner of ZAN Company since 2002.

At present she is occupied with development of international affairs, analytics and strategic development in the Company, she writes articles regarding such subjects as management and human resources development. She speaks English, Spanish, Kazakh and Russian.


+7 707 557 44 27

+34 656 304 144

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Asylbek Botabekov

Partner, Licensing-Authorization Department, ZAN Company

He has been employed by ZAN Company since 2008; starting from that time he proved himself as a prominent specialist in issues of licensing of the activities held by enterprises of small, medium and large scale businesses. He successfully accomplished large projects by complex of licenses and certification in the areas of oil and gas industry, export-import operations, carrying hazardous cargos, using, selling instruments containingionizing radiation sources, licenses and permits in other types of activity for large scale enterprises reputable in Kazakhstan.


+7 702 850 2000


Andriy Kosylo

Exclusive partner of ZAN Company‎ for East Europe. Attorney, Ph.D.

In 2003, Mr. Kosylo was admitted to the Lane Kirkland Program and received a grant from the Polish-American Fulbright Commission. Mr. Kosylo’s dissertation research examined a role of an attorney in the legal systems of Ukraine, Poland, Russia, and Belarus. Mr. Kosylo has published and lectured on legal topics related to commercial law, tax, and foreign investments in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Mr. Kosylo is an adjunct professor at Warsaw University. He also served as an adjunct professor at Lublin Catholic University.

Mr. Kosylo holds a J.D. and Ph.D. from Lublin University Law School and a J.D. from Volunskiy University Law School. He is bar-certified in Ukraine (certificate No 255, valid from 28.08.2003).



Giorgio Santoro

Exclusive partner of ZAN Company for Italy, Rome. Licensed in Italy, LLM

Giorgio is specialized in competition and civil Law. He focuses also on corporate law and litigation. He specialized in Law in Italy, at L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carli – University of Rome, and attended an LL.M. at Tor Vergata – University of Rome. During his career, he has worked with important and international law firms and clients. At the moment, he is a lawyer at the prestigious Gabrielli & Niccolini Law Firm in Rome. Giorgio speaks fluently Italian and English.



Andrea Merolle 

ZAN Company Of counsel for Italy, based in Milan. Licensed in Italy, LLM.

His areas of expertise include domestic taxation, international taxation and tax-planning for foreign investments in Italy, especially in the fields of real estate and financial instruments. He deals with complex tax audits, pre-litigation and judicial settlements, legal defense before tax courts, Court of Cassation, Constitutional Court and other EU courts or tribunals and the European Court of Human Rights, related to direct taxes, indirect taxes, excise duties, local taxes and EU-State aid. He participates often, as a speaker, at tax conferences and lectures on post-graduate specialization courses.  He graduated Cum Laude in Law at LUISS – Guido Carli University in Rome and attended an LLM in taxation at LUISS Business School in Rome.


Andrea Accardo

Partner of ZAN Company‎ for EU, licensed in Italy.

Mr. Andrea Accardo, specialized in international civil and investment law. Litigation, Advisory and Consulting for Spain and Italy. He specialized in Law in Italy and attended an LL.M. in Madrid, Spain. During his carrier he has been collaborated with international law firms in Italy and Spain achieving working experience in the US and EU countries including Italy and Spain. Andrea speaks fluently English, Spanish, Italian.



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Sholpan Zabikh

Ph.D in Laws, Council of ZAN Company

Professor of the Department of civil law and civil procedure, labor law at KazNU. At the invitation of KIMEP and the College of Commercial Lawyers "Kazakhstan Bar Association" conducts guest lectures on topical legal issues, a member of the Royal Institute of British arbitrators (ACIArb), a member of the Governing of the NGO Council of the College of Commercial Lawyers «Kazakhstan Bar Association», held the position of Executive Director for Legal Support JSC "Almaty International airport".

Author of publications in the media, the monograph "Alikhan Bukeikhanov - politician, writer, journalist," textbook "Human Rights in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the context of globalization." Scientific advisor of the books "Kazakhs in Russia", published with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Russian Federation, and "Zhaһansha Dosmukhamedov - asyl tulga", published by the support of Ministry of Culture and Information.

UNESCO noted in the field of "Women and Culture in Central Asia: Women in Science" (2007.), The Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan. Included in the encyclopedia - "Kazakh encyclopediyasy" (Almaty: «Digital Media Asia», 2011). "The scientists of Kazakhstan" (Almaty, 2012.) As well as information-executive Almanac "Outstanding Women of Kazakhstan" (Astana, 2015). .

Currently practicing lawyer with years of experience, on corporate, tax, administrative, labor and PPP, antitrust, customs, transport (aviation activities, transportation and logistics) rights in the field of international arbitration, the experience of the settlement of disputes in courts of all levels in the Republic of Kazakhstan.




Michele Cea 

Exclusive partner of ZAN Company for the USA, New York.  Licensed in the USA and Italy.

Mr. Cea is licensed to practice in New York (2013) and in Italy (2012), graduated LL.M. at Fordham University School of Law, NY. (2011). Mr. Cea founded his own practice focused on representing foreign nationals and companies operating in the United States. He  has over 8 years of experience representing clients in the area of corporate law and commercial transactions, extensive experience with international corporate matters, real estate transactions and  non-immigrant visa petitions.  


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