He started his career as a lawyer and a member of the arbitration board at Almaty Stock Exchang. He also graduated from the school of managers at the Kazakh State Technical University after V.I. Lenin.

In 1992, in cooperation with friends, Tlek established a firm, which now is one of the leading law firms in the Central Asia and Caspian Region – GRATA International. 

Tlek has been the firm’s Senior Partner since its inception in 1992. As such, he has overseen all the large projects, GRATA has been involved in. His background is in corporate, commercial and natural resources sectors. He is an active participant and speaker at international conferences.

With the active participation of Tlek Baigabulov, GRATA International has established strong partnerships with leading law firms in the world. Following the company policy, Tlek Baigabulov studied management in the most successful companies in the world, practicing in their offices. For example, Denver (USA) in 1994, London (UK) in 1998, Hamburg (Germany) in 1999, New York (USA) in 2004. He also studied management in Clarks University in Boston (Massachusetts, USA) and Luton University in the UK.


Tlek graduated from the Kazakh State University named after Al-Farabi (Almaty), Faculty of Law in 1992.


  • Tlek Baigabulov is a member of the board of the Kazakh Petroleum Lawyers’ Association, co-author of the book Comments to Presidential Decree On Subsoil, author of several articles in the national and local press.

  • As a member of the Almaty City Bar Association and the Union of Lawyers of Kazakhstan, Tlek Baigabulov specialises in protecting businesses against persecution of the fiscal authorities.
  • A large role Tlek Baigabulov pays to social work, where the main directions is the creation of a positive image of the country in the eyes of international public, and laws reform.


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GRATA International at K16 – Kazakhstan Growth Forum

On 21 September 2016, the 6th Annual Forum - K16 was held in Almaty (Kazakhstan); the main topic of the event is 'Kazakhstani Management Model'. 

Astana Economic Forum was held in Astana on 25-26 May 2016

On 25-26 May, Astana hosted an annual event in the area of economic and political life of the region - Astana Economic Forum.

GRATA International in Switzerland

GRATA International is announcing about new associated office in Switzerland, Zurich

GRATA International in Belarus: Cooperation with Arzinger & Рartners

On 28 April 2015 GRATA International in pursuit of its expansion strategy to become a global law fi rm signed Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Arzinger & Рartners, one of the leading law fi rms in Belarus.

GRATA International in Turkey

GRATA International is glad to announce about new associated office in Turkey. On 4 August 2015 GRATA International signed Memorandum of Understanding and Co-operation with one of the dynamic firms in Istanbul, Isikal Law Office. With help of this new office GRATA International will be able to provide its customers with comprehensive and timely legal support in Turkey. Also, Turkish companies will be able to receive legal services from team of professionals in all countries where GRATA International is present.

GRATA law firm took part in the Astana Economic Forum

On 21 - 22 May, Astana Economic Forum was held in Astana. The main topic of the forum was 'Infrastructure: The Driver for Stable Economic Growth'.

GRATA Partners took part in the IBA International Law Firm Management Conference in Moscow

On 29 November 2013 the IBA International Conference on Law Firm Management was held in Moscow.

On 11-13 June 2014, the Fifth Anniversary Annual International Industrial Exhibition - Expo-Russia Kazakhstan 2014 was held in Almaty

GRATA Law Firm was represented at the event by: Tlek Baigabulov – Senior Partner, Akhmetzhan Abdullayev – Senior Partner, Almat Daumov – Partner, Shakhrukh Usmanov – Partner, Aizhan Mukhammad – Counsel, Bolat Assylkhanov – Senior Lawyer and Assem Tnalina – Lawyer.

17-18 April, Almaty, the Eurasian Business Forum took place.

The Eurasian Business Forum acts as a dialogue with the international community, demonstrating the openness of the country for business, innovation and commitment to a "green" economy.

On 21-23 May 2014, the Astana Economic Forum VII was held in Astana

The main event organiser was the Eurasian Economic Researchers Club.

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