Today, there are six special economic zones and two industrial zones operating in Kazakhstan. However, given the economic inefficiency of some SEZs, a new law that would impose a new system of investing in the zones was established.

As a result, due to adoption of a new law “On special economic zones”dated 21 July 2011 (hereinafter - the “Law”) regulating activity of SEZs and the establishment of a number of important innovations related to SEZ functioning in Kazakhstan, many questions have been raised regarding the status of SEZ participants and how to carry out business in the zones. In addition, the law significantly changed the procedure for managing SEZs, separated main and support activities, and more.





  • advising a large foreign investor on necessary documentation to establish business in SEZ;

  • advising on calculation procedure for international shipments;

  • legal support of construction contracts on SEZ territory;

  • drafting contracts for supply of equipment required to ensure operation of a facility within SEZ;

  • advising on SEZ participant’s contract compliance with current Kazakh legislation.

Name Position Contacts
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov Partner, Head of Telecommunication & Transport, Construction & Infrastructure Department Inquire
Yerbolat Yerkebulanov Partner, Head of Subsoil Use Department (Almaty) Inquire
Bakhodir Jabborov Managing Partner Inquire
Akhmetzhan Abdullayev Senior Partner, Advocate Inquire
Maksim Burak Partner, Head of Subsoil Use Department (Nur-Sultan) Inquire
Ummi Jalilova Partner, Director of Baku office Inquire
Atabek Sharipov Partner, Head of Turkmenistan Practice, Head of Banking & Secured Transactions in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Inquire
Yana Dianova Director of Corporate and Commercial Law Department, GRATA International (Moscow) Inquire
Yevgeniy Gorokhov Counsel, Head of Dispute Resolution Department, Attorney at law, GRATA International (Moscow) Inquire
Gulim Ratayeva Representative in Pavlodar Inquire
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Yerzhan Yessimkhanov

Partner, Head of Telecommunication & Transport, Construction & Infrastructure Department

Almaty

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