For 25 years GRATA International has collaborated with international and local companies in all sectors of the economy, contributing to the organization and the success of their activities in the Asia, Europe and Middle East regions. 

We offer a full range of legal services to assist and advise our clients. Our high level of performance and acknowledgement by our clients is confirmed by high ratings in respectable publications such as the “The Legal 500”, “Chambers Global”, “Chambers Asia­Pacific”, “IFLR1000”, “Who’s Who legal”, “Asialaw Profiles”. Combining the strength of all our industry sectors we have created what we believe is a leading practice for assisting in establishing a strong legal presence and further support in the transport 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 200 highly qualified lawyers, who can resolve legal issues quickly and skillfully; no matter how complex the issue might be. 

We are keen to assist our clients to control their expenditures in a complex economical environment, and always try to add maximum value to our advice. A reasonable pricing policy allows our customers to obtain quality services at a reasonable price.

OUR SERVICES

Our Telecommunications and Transport team will support and guide you through rapidly changing environment of Kazakhstani and Central Asian markets and help you to evaluate risks as well as opportunities.

We propose to our clients services in the following areas:

  • Licensing and permits;
  • Competition and regulatory requirements;
  • Property acquisition and registration;
  • Finance and leasing;
  • Taxation, customs and transfer pricing;
  • Corporate structuring;
  • Registration of legal entities;;
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements;
  • Labor;
  • Advising on environmental law issues;
  • Dispute resolution and mediation;
  • Insolvency and restructuring;
  • Legal structuring of complex projects;
  • And many other. 

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OUR EXPERIENCE

  • Advising an international airline headquartered in Germany in connection with drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, tax, corporate and other issues, representing the Client's interests in local courts;
  • Advising the leading Kazakh airline in connection with financing of acquisitions of aircrafts and aircraft engines, customs and tax regulations and general commercial issues;
  • Advising an international airline headquartered in Central Europe in connection with customs and tax regulations in Kazakhstan, cooperation with local partners and state authorities, corporate restructuring, drafting general commercial agreements;
  • Advising a major international airline in connection with establishing their legal presence in Kazakhstan and tax reporting;
  • Advising an international manufacturer of passenger trains in connection with establishing their legal presence in Kazakhstan, customs and tax issues, operations in the territory of a Special Economic Zone and construction of production facilities;
  • Advising a leading helicopter services company in connection with corporate restructuring and labour law requirements; representing the Client's interests in disputes against state authorities on labour and tax issues;
  • Advising international industry association of airlines in connection with general regulatory requirements in Kazakhstan, real estate matters, including leases, tax and corporate issues;
  • Advising major international producer of vehicles headquartered in Sweden in connection with financing of operations in Kazakhstan and cooperation with local distributors and partners, tax and customs issues;
  • Advising a subsidiary of Kazakh top-tier industrial group in connection with construction of plant producing railway equipment, international commercial contracts, cooperation with state authorities and general regulatory issues;
  • Advising a leading German bank on sale of two aircrafts to the Kazakh Ministry of Transport and Communications;
  • Advising international financial consultants on the financing of a lease of an aircraft engine to an airline in Kazakhstan, including advice on structure of financing, drafting financing agreements and issuing a legal opinion;
  • Advising a US lessor of commercial aircrafts on the lease of an aircraft to a Kazakh company;
  • Advising an international shipping company on the enforceability of marine foreign mortgages in Turkmenistan and registration of a bareboat charter under the flag of Turkmenistan;
  • Advising a Kazakh shipping company on the financing of the acquisition of vessels in Kazakhstan, including structuring and drafting financing agreements;
  • Advising a top-tier transportation company headquartered in France in connection with construction of a modern turnkey tram-line in Astana, including advice on regulations applicable to Astana New City Special Economic Zone;
  • Advising Uber in connection with launch of service in Kazakhstan, including licensing, tax and other issues, drafting commercial agreements, participation in negotiations with state authorities;
  • Advising the world’s largest telecommunication company headquartered in China in connection with establishing their legal presence in Kazakhstan, including licensing, corporate structuring and acquisition of assets;
  • Advising a group of Middle East investors in connection with acquisition of shares in Kazakhstani telecommunication company, including due diligence, corporate structuring, regulatory and licensing advice;
  • Advising one of the leading producers of mobile phones in connection with antitrust and customer protection issues in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan;
  • Advising the largest telecommunication company in Kazakhstan in connection with IPO dual listing, including legal due diligence;
  • Due diligence of a Kazakh mobile operator as a part of an M&A deal with focus to regulatory permits of Kazakh state agencies;
  • Advising a world leading provider of new generation telecommunication network in connection with corporate restructuring;
  • Advising a leading global provider of telecommunication equipment on tax issues in a proposed consortium with another company;
  • Advising a leading global provider of telecommunication equipment regarding enforcement of international arbitral awards in Kazakhstan;
  • Advising a leading global provider of telecommunication equipment regarding risks relating to entering into contractual arrangements with offshore companies;
  • Advising a leading global provider of telecommunication equipment and mobile phones regarding law enforcement procedures relating to settlement of international commercial dispute in Kazakhstan;
  • Advising telecommunication company implementing constructions project in Kazakhstan in connection with legal issues relating to status of optical cables as strategic objects under Kazakhstan legislation;
  • Advising a large international telecommunication company in connection with customs issues and legal support of customs audit.
Name Position Contacts
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov Partner, Head of Telecommunication & Transport, Construction & Infrastructure Department Inquire
Bakhodir Jabborov Managing Partner Inquire
Samat Daumov Managing Partner, Branch Director Inquire
Nodir Yuldashev Partner, Construction, Telecommunications, Transport, Tax and Litigation Inquire
Kanat Seidaliev Partner, Office Director Inquire
Zaira Kaysar Partner, Branch Director in Atyrau and Aktobe Inquire
Liya Akzhanova Counsel Inquire
Yevgeniy Gorokhov Senior Lawyer of Dispute Resolution Department, Attorney at law, GRATA International (Moscow) Inquire
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12.04.2017

GRATA International in Legal 500 EMEA 2017

GRATA International entered the ranks of best law firms across 5 countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

27.02.2017

GRATA International wins 2016 China Business Law Awards

For another consecutive year, GRATA receives award "Energy&Natural Resources" category

09.11.2016

Asialaw Profiles 2017 ranked GRATA International among the best law firms in Kazakhstan

Asialaw Profiles – the guide to Asia-Pacific’s leading lawyers  and law firms has identified key legal practitioners in Kazakhstan

14.06.2016

GRATA International advised Uber in connection with launch of their business in Kazakhstan

On 10 June 2016, there was the presentation of Uber service in Astana (Kazakhstan). The services of one of the most popular on-line services in the world, a company valued over than 62.5 bln US dollars and having covered over 70 countries for the recent 7 years is now available in Kazakhstan. 

19.05.2016

Review of main changes in the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan related to the accession to the World Trade Organization

We would like to draw your attention to some important changes in the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding the country's accession to the World Trade Organization.

25.02.2016

GRATA International received China Business Law Awards 2015

China Business Law Journal released winners of “China Business Law Awards 2015” in its second issue for 2016

02.02.2016

Activity of Chinese companies in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Eastern Europe

We note that the views expressed below are preliminary and may require further research and analysis. We also note that below information shall not be considered as a legal advice, and is provided as a general overview of business activity from the standpoint of legal consultant.

02.12.2015

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov commented to China Business Law Journal (November 2015)

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner, Head of Telecommunications and Transport, Construction and Infrastructure (TTCI) department of GRATA International Almaty (Kazakhstan), commented to China Business Law Journal (November 2015)

20.11.2015

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review 2015 for Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Lawyers of GRATA International, including Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner (Kazakhstan), Assel Kalmagambetova, Senior Lawyer (Kazakhstan) and Nodir Yuldashev, Partner (Uzbekistan) contributed for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review 2015.

20.11.2015

GRATA International received high appraisals from Asialaw profiles in 2016

GRATA International was reviewed by Asialaw profiles 2016 as one of the leading experts and a premier law firm in Kazakhstan.

13.11.2015

Kazakhstan launches privatization of 60 largest state-owned companies

In September 2015 Kazakhstani Government announced that in furtherance to large-scale privatization program being realized in Kazakhstan over the last couple of years, 60 major state-owned companies will become private before 1 January 2018

16.06.2015

GRATA Representatives took part in the Business Meeting of Malaysian and Kazakhstani Petroleum Companies

On 8 June 2015, in Almaty there was a business meeting of representatives of Malaysian and Kazakhstani oil-and-gas companies.

26.03.2015

GRATA Law Firm representatives took part in China-Russia Oil & Gas Forum which was held on 25-26 March 2015 in Beijing

China-Russia Oil & Gas Forum gathered to discuss implementation of infrastructure projects and investment opportunities in the area of production and transportation of oil and gas in Russia, China and Central Asia.

20.01.2015

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review in Kazakhstan

Development in the ICT sector is one of the top priorities of the Kazakh government.

05.11.2014

GRATA Law Firm is recommended as one of the Leading law firms by Asialaw Profiles

Asialaw Profiles is a comprehensive guide to the leading domestic and regional law firms in the Asia-Pacific region.

22.08.2014

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner at GRATA Law Firm, took part in the meeting with business community in Ukraine, organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova in Kiev

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner at GRATA Law Firm, took part in the meeting with business community in Ukraine, organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova in Kiev on 14 August 2014.

05.12.2013

GRATA Law Firm has acted as a legal adviser for the project of reorganization of system of special economic zones in Kazakhstan

GRATA Law Firm as a member of group of consultants has acted as a legal adviser for the project of reorganization of system of special economic zones (SEZ) in Kazakhstan

30.04.2013

Kazakhstan adopted the new Rules on Entitlement of Airline Companies to Performance of Regular Internal Commercial Air Transportations

On 25 February 2013 Kazakhstan adopted the new Rules on Entitlement of Airline Companies to Performance of Regular Internal Commercial Air Transportations (the 'Rules').

09.02.2013

International specialized exhibition expo-2017

National Plan on Organization and Holding International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017 has been adopted in Kazakhstan. In line with GRATA Law Firm’s practice of keeping clients informed of important legal developments that might influence their business, we would like to draw your attention to the recent changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with preparation for International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017.

07.02.2013

Partners of GRATA Law Firm contributed to the Globe Law and Business Catalogue 2013

GRATA Partners Mr. Yerzhan Yessimkhanov (Kazakhstan) and Mr. Samir Hadjiyev (Azerbaijan) have contributed to the recently issued Globe Law and Business Catalogue 2013.

12.08.2010

Legal Aspects of Aircraft Leasing in Kazakhstan

Airlines and other aircraft operators lease aircrafts to operate aircrafts without the financial burden of buying them as well as to provide a temporary increase in capacity.

The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review 2017: Kazakhstan

GRATA International Kazakhstan contributed to the The Law Review series - The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan. 


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

Almaty

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