In 1995 Akhmetzhan has graduated the law faculty of the Kazakh State University. Then he undertook postgraduate study on subsoil use law at the Institute for State and Law of the Kazakh National Academy of Science. Akhmetzhan has undertaken several professional and management training courses in Kazakhstan, UK and USA. Akhmetzhan is currently a Senior Partner at GRATA, an advocate of Almaty City Bar Association. Akhmetzhan speaks Russian and English.

Akhmetzhan has extensive 15 years of experience in mining, investment, natural resources and corporate law of Kazakhstan. His practice is focused on multinationals, industry and financial institutions. He acts regularly for a number of high profile international and Kazakh clients. He has extensive experience in negotiating with state bodies on behalf of multinationals, and in drafting new laws as part of various governmental working groups.He is a regular speaker at local and international energy and mining conferences and has numerous publications to his name.


Almaty City Bar Association (AGKA)
Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers Association (KPLA)
Kazakhstan Bar Association (KazBar)