Assel Ilyassova 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 most efficient 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 EMEA 2021, Leading Individual
Legal 500 EMEA 2021, Leading Individual
Almaty, Казакстан