Labour relations are an integral and constant part of any company's business and impose a number of obligations on employers that should not be performed just formally. Our experience shows that the lack of attention to compliance with the requirements of the Labor Code often leads to violations, the consequences of which can be difficult or impossible to remedy. In addition to this, they can be extremely costly and damaging for a company such as in the case of litigation with employees or claims from governmental authorities and potential sanctions.

We are of the opinion that most such disputes and conflicts can be avoided if a company seeks qualified legal assistance at the right time. At the early stage of a conflict or dispute with a governmental authority or an employee, a professional lawyer can promptly devise effective ways to resolve it. To this end, our Corporate Law Department has been operating successfully within the GRATA structure for a long time. One of the focuses of the Department is labour law.


  • advising one of the major Kazakh Mining Company on hiring and dismissing senior managers;

  • advising one of the major Kazakh Metallurgical Company on implementation of the staff incentive system;

  • advising the major Kazakh Gas Producer on hiring foreign staff;

  • advising Kazakh Telecom Holding on staff optimisation in connection with reorganisation.

Audit of HR Documentation

  • auditing HR documentation in Kazakh subsidiaries of an international manufacturer and supplier of telecom equipment for mobile networks, the Hungarian Oil and Gas Holding Companies, the major Chinese Energy Company, the representative office of the international pharmaceutical company, the largest Kazakhstani cement producer, and a Kazakhstani subsidiary of Chinese Oil-and-Chemical Corporation.

Development of Employment Documentation

  • drafting labour agreements for Kazakh subsidiaries of major international companies specialising in the manufacture of aircraft and aerospace technology, and power equipment, Kazakh gold mining company;

  • implementation of the new form of a labour agreement in Kazakh Subsidiary Bank of a major European Financial Holding;

  • drafting a bonus clause for Kazakh subsidiary company of a major International Engineering Holding;

  • drafting job descriptions, labour regulations for representative offices of a major Innovative Production Company, American company - one of the world market leaders in manufacturing and marketing consumer goods, the international group that produces confectionery.

Legal Support of Employment Termination Procedure

  • legal support of the termination of labour agreements with senior managers of representative offices of several major pharmaceutical companies, an international manufacturer of confectionery, a leading Kazakhstani mining company, and Kazakhstani subsidiary of the International Producer and Supplier of Infant Food.

Instruction on Hiring, Changing Working Conditions and Termination of Employment Agreements

  • development of the Instruction for representative offices of several major pharmaceutical companies, and for an Italian-Netherlands manufacturer of confectionery.

Representation of a client in relations with Employees and Governmental Authorities

  • representation of employers in the course of state inspections and audits in an American leading company on manufacturing and selling consumer goods;

  • support of termination of labour agreements with senior managers of representative offices of several major pharmaceutical companies, the Kazakh subsidiary of the International Producer and Supplier of Infant Food.

Name Position Contacts
Bolat Miyatov Partner, Head of Corporate Law Department Inquire
Nurbol Kissembayev Partner, Branch Director Inquire
Zaira Kaysar Partner, Branch Director in Atyrau and Aktobe Inquire
Ummi Jalilova Partner, Director of Baku office Inquire
Marina Kolesnikova Counsel Inquire
Dmitriy Tyan Representative in Kyzylorda region and the town of Baikonur, Attorney Inquire
Marat Atyshev Representative in Shymkent and Taraz, Advocate Inquire
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