Roman Nurpeissov


Roman Nurpeissov is an experienced lawyer admitted to law practice in three countries. He advises and represents clients at various project stages, including contract drafting, tendering, negotiations, arbitration and litigation. He frequently represents owners, general contractors, design professionals, subcontractors, material suppliers and lienholders. Roman regularly assists clients in matters involving dispute resolution in claims for unpaid work or material, cost overruns, delays, faulty design and construction, builders liens, and insurance coverage issues.

Prior to joining JML, Roman articled at a boutique Vancouver law firm. Before moving to Canada, Roman worked overseas and has a wealth of experience as an in-house counsel (general counsel of a mining company; chief corporate counsel of a large international oil company) and a senior associate at a leading U.S. law firm. Roman was also a summer clerk for two U.S. federal Judges: the Honourable Eugene E. Siler, Jr. (Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals), and the Honourable Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr. (District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee).

Experience Highlights

  • Co-counsel in a multimillion arbitration involving a large infrastructure project on indigenous lands
  • Co-counsel for a contractor in a multimillion BC infrastructure project in a dispute with its subcontractor
  • Co-counsel for developer and contractor in an arbitration dispute with a subcontractor
  • Co-counsel for policyholder in an insurance and coverage matter
  • Regular counsel for owners, developers, contractors and lienholders in their disputes under the Builders Lien Act
  • Counsel for a homebuyer in his dispute with the seller

Education & Bar Admissions

  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia, 2022
  • Admitted to practice law in the State of New York, 2011
  • J.D., University of Michigan, 2009
  • LL.M., Vanderbilt University, 2003
  • LL.B.,Kazakh-American University, 2002
  • Admitted to practice law in the Republic of Kazakhstan, 2002

Memberships & Associations

  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia (2022)
  • Member of KazBar Chamber of Legal Consultants (2012)
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association (2011)


  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution, (in co-authorship), chapter on Kazakhstan in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Global Legal Group Ltd, March 2015
  • Tax Audits and Appealing their Results, chapter in the book TAX LAW OF KAZAKHSTAN, Policy Research Center, 2015
  • Lawyer’s Personal Opinion on Judge’s Special Opinion, (in Russian), article published in Zanger and Advocates of Almaty magazines; available here VIEW ARTICLE, June 2014
  • Civil Procedure, chapter in the book INTRODUCTON TO THE LAW OF KAZAKHSTAN, Kluwer Law International, June 2012
  • Property Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan (co-authored with John JA Burke, Professor of Law), chapter in Thompson on Real Property, LexisNexis, May 2010