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Gulnur Nurkeyeva is a Head of China Desk and responsible for all China Related projects in countries of GRATA International presence. 

Gulnur has over 18 years of experience in Kazakhstani legal services market.

She has started her career in 1999 in Astana Bar association as Qualified Advocate. Later she worked for Kazakhstan Government in the Ministry of taxes and participated in drafting first tax Code of Kazakhstan.

Prior to joining GRATA Law Firm, she worked more than 10 years as an in-house (later head of Legal Department) in National Welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna" Group.

Samruk –Kazyna manage the shares of the State-Owned Enterprises in oil and gas, metallurgical, nuclear, telecommunication, transport sectors, such as KazMunayGasKazatomprom, Kazakhtelecom, Kazakhstan Railway, KazPost, Air Astana, Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC), Samruk-Energy.

The practice led by Gulnur has become a winner of China Business Law Awards 2015-2016 in the category of “Energy, Projects and Infrastructure”.


  • 2012 - LL.M. in Chinese Law Peking University (PRC).
  • 1999- bachelor degree in International law Karagandy National University Kazakhstan.

Practice areas:

  • M&A.
  • Corporate.
  • Labor Law.
  • Construction and Infrastructure.


  • Kazakhstan Bar Association


  • Kazakh
  • English
  • Russian
  • Chinese
Partner, Head of China Office
Beijing, China