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Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce several changes in the Almaty office:

We want to congratulate Darya Zhanysbayeva, who is being promoted to Counsel of Contract Law and Real Estate Departments.


Darya has extensive experience advising foreign companies on legal issues related to real estate property and commercial contracts. Darya demonstrated her professional skills while providing legal support in many M&A transactions, due diligence of companies carrying out business in various industries in Kazakhstan. Besides the legal advice, Darya supervises and mentors young lawyers. Moreover, she does an effective job of developing and strengthening clients relationships and business development jobs.
We would like to warmly congratulate Darya on promoting to Counsel and wish her new achievements in the near future!

We also would like to congratulate Sukhrob Issakhanov, being promoted to Senior Associate of the Dispute Resolution team.

Sukhrob Issakhanov has been an Associate of the Dispute resolution department in the Almaty office of GRATA International. Sukhrob continues to improve his experience in the litigation practice gradually. He has successfully represented at courts the clients on a significant number of cases, including disputes related to export and import operations, corporate and commercial issues, employment and other matters.

Together with other Almaty team members, Aikunym Okas is promoted to an Associate position in the Dispute Resolution department.

Aikunym used to be a Litigation Junior Associate, monitored court cases, organized the department's work, and conducted negotiations with officers of state, judicial, law enforcement authorities. Aikunym has experience in representing the interests of foreign companies in local courts of Kazakhstan, including disputes on recovery of damages, corporate disputes and many others. Aikunym proved to be a proactive and hardworking lawyer who is always open to learning.

Dear Darya, Sukhrob, Aikunym, we are excited to congratulate you all on the next path in the legal career and wish you great success
in future endeavours!

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