Aigul Sabyr is a Partner and Head of Law Firms Division with GRATA International. She is in charge for building up solid relationships with law firms across the globe and an experienced legal expert on corporate and commercial law, M&A transactions, foreign investment regimes, banking and finance.

Aigul has an extensive experience having worked as an in-house counsel for Heineken and Nestle offices in Kazakhstan, being a legal director in Amun Capital private equity fund and its asset companies. 

Education:

  • 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.

Practices:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Corporate&Commercial 

Accolades:

World Bank - Doing Business 2017 Report

Experience:

  • Advised in a transaction for acquisition of a stake in Kazkommertsbank;

  • Conducted due diligence and advisedin a transaction for acquisition of Channel 7 in Kazakhstan;

  • Conducted due diligence and advised in a transaction of acquisition of Marrone Rosso espresso and coffee chain;

  • Advised a vendor in a transaction for acquisition of a Kazakh WiMax operator to Telia Sonera;

  • Advised a vendor in a transaction for acquisition of Digital TV cable operator to Kazakhtelecom national telecom company;

  • Corporate legal support of Kazakh shareholders in Mobile Telecom Service (Tele2) in Kazakhstan;

  • Advised a large Korean telecom company on a transaction for the sale of shares in a mining asset in Eastern Kazakhstan;

  • Conducted due diligence of Ramstore Kazakhstan and provided other corporate law advise in a M&A transaction;

  • Conducted due diligence of a Kazakh pharm company for the purposes of further acquisition by a US international pharm company;

  • Advised a large Kazakhstan oil drilling company on a potential IPO on the London Stock Exchange;

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

  • Conducted due diligence of a target in Kazakhstan for a potential financing of an infrastructure project in Kazakhstan;

  • Conducted due diligence for a Chinese investment fund on a number of oilfield services companies in Kazakhstan;

  • Advising a US company on corporate and regulatory matters in Kazakhstan due to spinoff of its businesses on an international level;

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

  • Advised PetroKazakhstan on Kazakh legislative initiative matters;

  • Advising a global insurance group on merger control filings;

  • Advising an international hotel chain on corporate and labour matters;

  • Advising a number of international luxury retail companies on corporate, commercial and data protection matters;
  • Advised a Chinese investor on financing of an infrastructure project in Kazakhstan for the amount of USD 100mln;

  • Advised Ahsel Holding and Samruk Kazyna Real Estate fund on a bank guarantee issue;

  • Advised Generali Group on anti-trust matters;

  • Advised MaviGroup on commercial contract matters;

  • Conducted due diligence of a Kazakh oil company and advised on prospectus for MIE Holdings Corporation in connection with Notes issue at New York stock exchange;

  • Advised OtokarOtomotive (Koc Group) on foreign investments regime and Investment contract with Kazakh government;

  • Advised Marriott on corporate and employment matters;

  • Advised Raiffeisen Bank on bank guarantee issues;

  • Advised Trakya Cam Sanayii on foreign investments regime in Kazakhstan.

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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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