The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

GRATA International

104 M OSPANOV STREET, 050020 ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN
Tel:
Work +7 727 244 5777
Fax:
Fax +7 727 244 5776
Email:
Web:
www.gratanet.com
Aksai, Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau and 9 more

Kazakhstan

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

GRATA International

GRATA International's banking and finance team is particularly strong in project finance and PPP matters. Shaimerden Chikanayev and Marina Kahiani advised China CITIC Bank on the purchase of a 60% stake in Altyn Bank from Halyk Bank for $77m. The duo also provided legal support to Renaissance Capital as arrangers of the $240m bond issuance by Kazakhstan Temir Zholy on the Moscow and Kazakhstan stock exchanges. The team benefited from the arrival of associate Dinara Otegen from Integrites.

[back to top]

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

GRATA International

GRATA International advises on large-scale M&A transactions and has a strong record in the oil and gas sector. As a recent example, the team assisted Total with its acquisition of Maersk Oil. Bolat Miyatov leads the corporate practice and often works alongside Almat Daumov and Baizhan Bekzhanov from the firm's natural resources practice. Miyatov recently acted for a consortium of Kazakh and Turkish investors in the potential acquisition of a luxury hotel.

[back to top]

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

GRATA International

GRATA International's disputes team has notable strengths in construction and commercial cases. A client hails the team as 'one of the strongest' and 'among the best in Kazakhstan', comprising 'dedicated lawyers with a passion to for their work' Bakhyt Tukulov is a 'charismatic leader' and, among recent work, has assisted a foreign state-owned oil company in a dispute over construction works and subsequent damages. Clients praise counsel Zeinebeke Madybayeva for her 'experience and knowledge'.

[back to top]

Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

GRATA International

GRATA International handles matters across the full energy and natural resources spectrum, including renewables. Natural resources specialist Baizhan Bekzhanov advised Xingling Petroleum on the acquisition of Kazakh oil deposits. He also advised Sinopec Engineering on the $1.2bn EPC contract for modernisation of the Atyrau Refinery, one of the largest in Central Asia. Almat Daumov has notable expertise in the mining industry and acted for Brendt on the $10m construction of a gold production facility. The pair also advised EuroChem on its acquisition of a large phosphorus deposit in southern Kazakhstan. Maxim Burak is highly regarded for subsoil use matters.

Next generation lawyers

Maxim Burak - GRATA International

[back to top]

IP and TMT
IP and TMT - ranked: tier 2

GRATA International

The team at GRATA International advises clients on copyright and trade mark infringements and patent registrations. Senior associate and registered patent attorney Timur Berekmoinov represented a foreign pharmaceuticals company in a trade mark dispute. Saule Akhmetova is director of the IP department and represented an online transport service in court proceedings over patent invalidation.

[back to top]

Real estate and construction (including projects)
Real estate and construction (including projects) - ranked: tier 1

GRATA International

The 'responsive and reliable' team at GRATA International 'quickly understands what the client needs', and provides 'practical responses to legal questions posed'. Yerzhan Yessimkhanov recently supported Mercury properties in the acquisition of several real estate facilities, which created the largest real estate development company in Kazakhstan. He also helped a client draft an EPC contract for the construction of petrochemical facilities in western Kazakhstan. Senior associate Darya Zhanysbayeva specialises in contract law and regularly supports Yessimkhanov.

Leading individuals

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov - GRATA International

[back to top]

Tax and customs
Tax and customs - ranked: tier 1

GRATA International

The team at GRATA International is 'responsive and provides clear and complete analysis', underpinned by a 'deep knowledge of local legislation'. Assel Ilyassova is praised by clients for her 'good and quick communication', as well as 'her ability to create a good strategy during hearings'. Counsel Kanat Adilbekov is a key figure, and advises on both procedural matters and litigation.

Leading individuals

Assel Ilyassova - GRATA International

[back to top]


Further information on GRATA International

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about GRATA International in other jurisdictions.

Azerbaijan

Offices in Baku

Kyrgyzstan

Offices in Bishkek

Kazakhstan

Offices in Almaty, Astana, Aktobe, Atyrau, Aktau, and Aksai

Russia

Offices in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Tajikistan

Offices in Dushanbe

Uzbekistan

Offices in Tashkent

Legal Developments by:
GRATA International

  • Review of the new law on subsoil and subsoil use

    The draft law combines the principles of the Law of the RK in effect on ‚ÄĚSubsoil and Subsoil use‚ÄĚ of January 27, 1996 (further the Law on Subsoil) and the Law of the RK on ‚ÄúOil‚ÄĚ of June 28, 1995 (further the Law on Oil), and involves the provisions and requirements of certain governmental resolutions and other delegated legislation.
    - GRATA Law Firm

Legal Developments in Kazakhstan

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to