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GRATA International

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Aksai, Aktau, Aktobe, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau and 7 more


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

Grata International

The ‘excellent’, ‘responsive’ and ‘cost-effective’ team at Grata International has strong capabilities in project finance and capital markets matters. Practice head Shaimerden Chikanayev has core strengths handling financial transactions and capital markets work.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Grata International

Grata International focuses on M&A, corporate governance, antimonopoly and labour work. Bolat Miyatov is the key name.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Grata International

Domestic litigation is a mainstay of Grata International’s practice, which also has an increasing focus on international litigation and arbitration. Practice head Bakhyt Tukulov is ‘very energetic’ and ‘goal and client oriented’.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Grata International

Grata International has ‘a very strong and effective’ natural resources practice. Key figures include Almat Daumov, who has ‘a strong tax, subsoil-use and litigation background’, and Maxim Burak, who has ‘great experience in subsoil-use matters’.

Next generation lawyers

Maxim Burak - Grata International

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IP and TMT
IP and TMT - ranked: tier 2

Grata International

Grata International has ‘a creative approach’ and expertise in trade mark protection, licensing and franchising matters. Team head Saule Akhmetova focuses on contentious issues. Of counsel Aizhan Mukhammad and associate Timur Berekmoinov are qualified patent attorneys.

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

Grata International

Grata International focuses extensively on real estate and construction issues, and is well-known for its work handling infrastructure projects. Yerzhan Yessimkhanov heads the construction and infrastructure practice and recently advised Mercury Properties on the acquisition of a number of office facilities as well as assisting Benetton Real Estate International with the sale of its Astana commercial facilities.

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Tax and customs
Tax and customs - ranked: tier 1

Grata International

Grata International’s team has ‘a wealth of experience and expertise in tax and customs law’, combined with ‘a practical approach’ and ‘strong team cooperation’. Assel Ilyassova and of counsels Kanat Adilbekov and Yerkin Sagiyev are the names to note. Recent work highlights include representing CNLC Int. Kazakhstan in a dispute with the tax authorities and advising Korea National Oil Corporation on the tax structuring of two separate transactions.

Leading individuals

Assel Ilyassova - Grata International

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Further information on GRATA International

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


Offices in Dushanbe


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 ”Subsoil and Subsoil use” of January 27, 1996 (further the Law on Subsoil) and the Law of the RK on “Oil” 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

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