In 1995 Aidar received a distinction from the law faculty of the Kazakh State University. He then undertook postgraduate study at the Institute for Government and Law within the Kazakh National Academy of Science.

From 1997 to 1998, Aidar worked for the State committee of the Republic Kazakhstan in the department of investments where he was a manager responsible for answering legal questions. He analysed legal position of more than 300 of the largest investment contracts, as well actively participated in the formation of legislation on protection and encouragement of investments.

From 1999 to 2001 Aidar trained at leading international law firms in Great Britain and the USA. He has also visited numerous conferences and training events in the field of management, especially management of legal firms, both in the Europe and in Kazakhstan.

Aidar is an active participant and speaker at many international conferences in the field of investment protection, oil and gas and mining industries, corporate management and financing.

Aidar specialises in corporate, financial, commercial and investment rights in the fields of natural resources, power and banking. He actively participated in the development of the Kazakh legislation on the use of minerals, ecology, power and the protection of investments.

His clients include Shell Kazakhstan Development, Maersk Oil Kazakhstan, Nations Energy, ONGC Videsh, Oman Oil, Petrom, BMB Munai, Kazakhmys, SUAL, KazZink, Halliburton, Weatherford, EBRD, Kazkommertsbank, Halyk Bank, Eurasian Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Procter & Gamble.


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GRATA International in Who's Who Legal: Mining 2018 issue

We are glad to announce that Aidar Sarymsakov and Akhmetzhan Abdullayev, Senior Partners, Saule Akhmetova and Almat Daumov, Partners have been identified as key legal experts in Mining field among 11 legal experts in Kazakhstan in Who's Who Legal: Mining 2018 issue.

GRATA International visited Almaty Invest - 2017

On 5 October 2017, the International Investment Forum - "Almaty Invest" - was held. The Forum platform annually incorporate about 500 high-ranking participants. 

Aidar Sarymsakov took part at the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum in London

6-8 September 2017 Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum was held (former CIS Local Counsel).

GRATA International took part in the English Law Day Forum in Almaty

On 24 May 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan English Law Day Forum was held.

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'. 

20th Anniversary Kazakhstani International Conference and Exhibition KIOGE 2012 is held in Almaty

On 4-5 October 2012, the 20th Anniversary Kazakhstani International Oil and Gas Conference KIOGE 2012 is held in Almaty. InterContinental Hotel.

On 15 - 19 June 2014 there was the 21st World Petroleum Congress held in Moscow

WPC is the hight point of the petroleum industry held by the Permanent Council of the World Petroleum Congress. Every three years thousands of experts from around the world gather at the forum to learn about the latest oil and gas recovery technologies and petroleum business management methods.

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