Zhanat Alimanov has a considerable professional and academic background. Before joining academia, Zhanat practiced as a lawyer and was a businessman. In 2008, Zhanat became an assistant professor at KIMEP University, one of Kazakhstan’s top universities. He is the founder of KIMEP Legal Clinic and director of its LL.B Program. Currently, he is on academic leave at KIMEP University.

Mr. Alimanov has graduated from Duke University School of Law (LL.M) and Kazakhstan University of the Humanities and Law (LL.B). He is admitted to practice in the State of New York (2002).


“Analysis of Corporate Governance in Kazakhstan. Challenges & Recommendations. (Part 1. Kazakhstan Railways.),” The Yurist (peer reviewed journal), Almaty, Kazakhstan. September 2013.

“Regulation of Corporate Decision-Making Process in the Joint Stock Companies in Kazakhstan. Problems and Solutions,” The Vestnik (peer reviewed journal of Eurasian University), Astana, Kazakhstan. January 2016.

“Comparative Law Analysis of Anticorruption Policies and Measures in Georgia and Ukraine. Recommendations for Kazakhstan,” The State and Law Journal (peer-reviewed journal of Kazakhstan University of the Humanities and Law), Astana, Kazakhstan, 2018.