Almira Kuzutbayeva is a managing director in BRG’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Disputes practice and is based in Dubai.

A native Russian speaker and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), she helps clients find solutions to high-value international disputes and manages large and complex investigations involving parties from Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Central Asia.

Ms. Kuzutbayeva has performed or supervised numerous investigations regarding investment disputes involving complex tasks such as review of financial transactions between parties to identify fraud, corruption and money laundering, review of costs incurred by investors, interviewing stakeholders, and corporate intelligence. She acts as a bridge between cross-border teams of private companies, government authorities, and law firms to develop strategies for clients in multijurisdictional disputes and investigations.

In addition to her investigations experience, Ms. Kuzutbayeva assists clients with settlement negotiations, strategy, deal structuring, and compliance. She has experience across a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including oil and gas, power, mining, financial services, transportation, construction, and retail.

Employment History

Senior manager
2016 – 2020

Ministry of Justice of Republic of Kazakhstan
World Bank project

Various roles


Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Areas of Expertise


King’s College London
BSc, Computer Science, 2010