Liya Akzhanova has diverse knowledge in various fields of law. She joined «GRATA» law firm in 2011.

Before working in large companies as the shipyard of the Mangystau region and Zhardem LLP in senior management roles, she worked as an accountant and HR manager. In the period from October 2018 to October 2019, she worked in the position of Secretary of the Board of Directors in Astana Financial Services Authority, Astana International Financial Centre (based on a common law jurisdiction)


  • 2000 - Karaganda State University named after E.A. Buketov Law degree with Honour.
  • 2007 - Karaganda Economic University with a degree in Finance.


  • English
  • Russian
  • Kazakh

Additional information

  • Certificate of Completion of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA certificate).
  • Trusted lawyer of Austrian Embassy (certificate) in Republic of Kazakhstan and Central Asia 2011-2019.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of LawInSport (Asian Sub-Division).
  • Financial Risk Management Candidate Level 2.
  • Project Management Certificate Candidate.
Partner, Deputy Head of GRATA in Astana, Director of regional development
Kokshetau, Kazakhstan
Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan
Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
Kostanay, Kazakhstan