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Assel Ilyasova is a Partner and the Head of the Tax and Customs Law Department at GRATA Law Firm. She has joined the firm in 2006.

Previously, Assel worked in the Almaty City Tax Authority as a Senior Tax Inspector in charge of legal support of the Tax Committee, including representation of its interests in court.

In 2004 Assel was declared the best officer of the Almaty City Tax Committee and in 2006 – the highest performing employee of GRATA International Law Firm.


  • 2003 - Kazakh Humanitarian and Law Institute (Almaty, Kazakhstan) with a Bachelor’s degree.
  • 2009 - Master’s Degree in Law from City University (London, UK);.
  • 2009 – internship with the Tax Department of Eversheds International Law Firm (London, UK).


  • Tax and Customs law.


  • English.
  • Russian.
  • Kazakh.
Individual awards/rankings
Legal 500, Leading individual, 2020
Legal 500, Leading individual, 2020
Assel Ilyassova, head of the department, was identified among the best lawyers in the country and was recognised as a Leading Individual,
Legal 500, Leading individual, 2019
Legal 500, Leading individual, 2019
Assel Ilyassova is praised by clients for her 'good and quick communication', as well as 'her ability to create a good strategy during hearings'.
Almaty, Kazakhstan