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 took part in the Astana Economic Forum 2019

Representatives of GRATA International took part in the Astana Economic Forum 2019.

GRATA International at the Astana Economic Forum 2019

Tlek Gusman, Senior partner, GRATA International, will take part in the Astana Economic Forum, which will be held on May 16-17, 2019.

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'. 

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.

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