Aigul Sabyr is a Partner and Head of International Cooperation division at GRATA who is in charge for building up sustainable relationships with international law firms across the globe. She leads multi-jurisdictional projects for the firm’s global clients ensuring efficient one-stop shop service.

Aigul is an expert in corporate and commercial matters, M&A transactions and data protection. Prior to joining GRATA, Aigul had worked as in-house counsel for Heineken and Nestle in Kazakhstan, and as a legal director in Amun Capital investment fund and its asset companies.


  • 1999 - The Kazakh State Law University, LLB in Business Law.

  • 2004 - Erasmus University Rotterdam, LLM in International Law.

  • 2013- London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc in Law and Accounting.


  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Corporate&Commercial 

  • Employment

  • Data protection


World Bank - Doing Business 2017 Report

  • a leading South Korean industrial group on the transaction with a Kazakh zinc producer related to the mining field in Eastern Kazakhstan;
  • a large Kazakhstan oil drilling company on a potential IPO on the London Stock Exchange;

  • a leading cellular operator on data protection issues due to implementation of the new technohub;

  • a Chinese investment group on the buyside due diligence of seven oilfield services companies in Kazakhstan;

  • one of the leading independent upstream oil and gas companies in China on the due diligence of Kazakhstan assets in connection with the US$500 mln. Notes offering at NYSE;

  • a Turkish financial group on the buyside due diligence of Ramstore Kazakhstan;

  • a US pharm giant on the buyside due diligence of a pharm producer in Kazakhstan;

  • a Chinese investor on the buyside due diligence of a renewable energy target in Kazakhstan with further advising on the transaction;

  • a Chinese investor on execution of an investment contract with the Kazakh government for the construction of a steel production facility in Kazakhstan;

  • a US company on corporate and regulatory matters in Kazakhstan due to the spinoff on the parental level;

  • a Chinese investor on the due diligence and regulatory advice of a Kazakh target for potential financing of the infrastructure project in Almaty region for the amount of USD 100 mln;

  • a Tengiz based oil company on corporate and employment matters;

  • the World Bank on sub-national annual report upon assignment from the Kazakhstan government covering 8 cities in 2017 and 16 cities in 2018;

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GRATA International took part at the English Law Summit

On 23-25 April, the English Law Summit was held in Astana and Almaty, where GRATA International Law Firm took an active part.

Aigul Turetayeva- GRATA International’s new Partner

Aigul Turetayeva joined GRATA International as a Partner

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