Yerzhan Yessimkhanov graduated with first class honours from Kazakh Humanitarian Law University in 2004. From 2002 to 2003, he studied corporate law at the Center of European Law and Economic Studies.

He has extensive experience in the areas of telecom, real estate, construction and infrastructure. Prior to joining Grata, he worked in the Kazakhstan Investment Fund group, in a major Kazakh development company and in the largest international law firm. He has acted as a consultant on a number of large infrastructure projects realised over the past few years in Kazakhstan.

Mr Yessimkhanov’s practice is focused on telecoms, construction and infrastructure, contract law and real estate. He is the author of a number of articles and reviews relating to real estate issues, construction and environmental protection in Kazakhstan, including an overview of the Kazakh environmental legal framework for the PLC Cross-border Environment Handbook 2010/11, and Kazakh climate change regulations for BNA Environment Reporter.

He speaks English, Russian and Kazakh.