GRATA International is a leading independent law firm which provides legal consultancy services to companies working in the area of IT & Media.

For about 25 years GRATA supportlocal and international technology, media, telecommunication, e-commerce and financial services companies in performing successful projects in Eurasian region. We offer a full range of legal services to assist and advise our clients.

Our key advantage is in-depth knowledge of the industry, which allows us not to spent additional time for learning our client’s business-specific features, but to offer practical solutions based on our experience and used in many successful projects of similar kind. We, thereby, do not only contribute to making a project successful, but also assist to our clients in controlling their expenditures and obtaining quality services at a reasonable price.

Projects in the area of IT & Media always require thinking ahead and providing multi-disciplinary advice. Combining strength of all our Industry Sectors we have created what we believe a leading practice of assistance in establishing strong legal presence and further support in your business.

We have established a true partnership with team spirit, creativity and youthful energy that gives us a unique style of working. Constant self-improvement and focus on cost effective success are the basis of our team development strategy. Our team consists of more than 100 highly qualified lawyers who can resolve legal issues quickly and skillfully; no matter how complex the issue might be.

Our high level of performance and acknowledgement by our clients is confirmed by highratings in respectable publications such as the “Legal 500“, “Chambers and Partners”, “Who's Who Legal” and many others. GRATA is a Highly Recommended Law Firm by AsiaLaw Profiles in 2014 - 2016 in the area of “IT, Telecommunications & Media”.


We propose to our clients services in the following areas:

  • Legal structuring of complex projects;
  • Licensing and permits;
  • Regulatory;
  • Property acquisition and registration;
  • Banking & finance;
  • Taxation & customs;
  • Corporate structuring;
  • Registration of legal entities;;
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements;
  • Labor;
  • Dispute resolution and mediation;
  • Insolvency and restructuring;
  • And many other. 


  • Advising Uber in connection with launch of service in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Belarus, including licensing, tax and other issues, drafting commercial agreements, participation in negotiations with state authorities;

  • Advising one of the leading Kazakhstani e-commerce companies in connection with corporate structuring of their business and prospective acquisition of shares in a company by local and foreign investors;

  • Advising a world leading producer of software products in connection with protection of intellectual property rights, and successfully representing the client in local courts;

  • Advising international TV-channel network in connection with structuring their business in Kazakhstan and Russia, protection of intellectual property rights, labor and taxation issues;

  • Advising several TV-channel networks in connection with regulatory requirements in Kazakhstan and performing related mandatory filings;

  • Registration of representative office of top-tier Russian TV-channel in Kazakhstan, providing corporate structuring and advisory services;

  • Advising one of the leading producers of software products in connection with antitrust and customer protection issues in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan;

  • Advising a major Russian company providing technology and media services in various industry sectors in connection with launch of their services in Kazakhstan, including regulatory issues, legal structuring, tax and permits.

  • Providing legal support in acquisition of Foodpanda online service by Chocofamily internet-holding, including drafting transaction documents, verification of corporate authority, and other corporate and finance law advice. 


  • Providing legal advice on license issue to an American cable and satellite television channel;

  • Providing legal advice to a Chinese investment holding company on IP Telephony regulations of the Republic of Azerbaijan;    

  • Advising Swedish telecommunications equipment company on importing IT equipment;  

  • Providing legal services on various matters related to corporate, IT and contracts law to a German multinational software corporation;

Name Position Contacts
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov Partner, Head of Telecommunication & Transport, Construction & Infrastructure Department Inquire
Ummi Jalilova Partner, Director of Baku office Inquire
Alexander Korsak Head of IT practice in Belarus Inquire
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Yerzhan Yessimkhanov

Partner, Head of Telecommunication & Transport, Construction & Infrastructure Department


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