The Future of Law
Seven Pillars makes the Law work for You.

Focussed on our clients, Seven Pillars delivers solutions, not just advice.

We use innovation and out of the box thinking, to put our clients' interests first. We are dedicated to achieving optimal outcomes, in tight timeframes and for value.

Seven Pillars works with you, and for you, synthesising commercial, legal and judicial expertise, locally and globally

Seven Pillars has unrivalled experience at the intersect of business and law and was established to support those doing business in, with or through Kazakhstan and, more particularly, the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC).

Seven Pillars is the only law firm in Central Asia that can offer advice through the lens of lawyers who have worked in business and in law firms; in Government and in the Judiciary; in the East and in the West; and in Court and in the Boardroom

The firm is named after the Zheti Zhargy, 7 foundational pillars of the Kazakh legal system introduced in the 17th Century by Khan Tauke - by following that heritage Seven Pillars is building the leading law firm in Central Asia.
Meet our Founders
Mark Beer OBE
Mark is a solution orientated, innovative and client-centric lawyer with experience working in big law firms, in-house, in finance, in Government and in the judiciary. Mark's extensive, global and diverse experience allows him to find answers where others find problems, especially in developing economies in Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East.

Mark has advised Heads of State, Ministers, Chairmen and C-suite executives of some of the world's largest organisations. He is also comfortable working with innovators, academics, entrepreneurs and others looking to design the future. Mark brings a commercial and pro-active approach to business building, with a risk based, holistic and pragmatic approach to problem solving and dispute avoidance.

He is described as 'brilliant, honest, charismatic, and eloquent, and someone who is seen as having boundless, optimistic energy'

Kim Siegel
Having been in-house counsel for one of the largest South African financial services institutions, Kim is a client focused, solution driven and innovative lawyer who leverages her experience to ensure that the advice and guidance that she provides is practical, useful and what her clients need.
Practice Areas
We provide clients with legal solutions entirely focused on their needs - we are passionate about helping our clients achieve their vision
Corporate and Commercial
This includes:
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Corporate establishment
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate ownership and management
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Reorganisations and restructurings
  • Joint ventures
  • Anti-Money Laundering advice and investigations
    Dispute Resolution
    This includes:
    • Designing strategies to avoid formal disputes
    • Mediation, arbitration and litigation advice
    • Enforcement of arbitral awards and judgements
      Procurement Support
      Bespoke procurement support including:
      • Wholesale cross-border procurement contracts
      • Belt and Road related supply chain contracting
      • Facilitating your purchasing requirements from a legal and commercial perspective
      • RFP assistance, which includes drafting the entire tender pack, reviewing responses and BAFOs and assisting in negotiating and finalisation of contract
      • RFP assistance which includes assisting in reviewing issued tenders, preparing responses for submission and assisting in negotiating and finalisation of contract
        Smart Contracts
        This includes:
        • Smart Contract and Blockchain related legal advice and contract drafting
          This includes:
          • Agile, competent and qualified lawyers who are available to start within hours of your request
          • Global coverage
          • Access to a diverse bench of lawyers, including specialist in-house, legal tech & legal operations
          • 300+ lawyers & other personnel available
          • As many or as few lawyers as you need
          • The ability to swap out a resource at any time, for any reason
          Our contacts
          Please contact us should you have any queries or would like further information.
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