During the creation and growth of a business, it is crucial to design and develop a corporate structure that will optimise management, ensure effective control, and protect the company from hostile takeovers.
With experience in corporate law and its practical application, knowledge of the standards of international corporate governance, and an excellent track record of successful projects, GRATA International's specialists have the ability to provide an array of legal services in the field of corporate law.
tracts, legal support until conclusion of the contract, risk assessment at the conclusion of the contract, representing interests of a company in transactions, and support in case of any dispute connected with the failure to comply with contractual terms by one of the parties.
Assistance in receipt of Kazakh anti-trust clearance for takeover of one major international generic manufacturer;
Advising of Kazakh subsidiary of international network of supermarkets on implementation of global anti-trust guidelines;
Receipt of Kazakh anti-trust approval for acquisition of a large Russian railway manufacturer;
Receipt of anti-trust approval on foundation a joint venture with a major provider of signalling and telecommunication systems in railroad industry.
Advising on creation of the corporate governance of the Kazakh-Russian uranium company;
Advising one of the largest mining companies on the protection of minority shareholders' rights;
Advising one of the largest mining and metals company on a wide range of corporate and labor issues.
Advising a leading Kazakh mining company on issues of employment and dismissal of key employees;
Assistance to major Kazakh metallurgical company on implementation of employee incentive plans;
Acting for a large European financial holding in connection with introduction of new labour agreement in its Kazakh subsidiary bank;
Advising of major Kazakh gas producer on issues of employment of foreign expatriates.
Acting for the second major Indian Bank – Punjab National Bank – in its acquisition of Kazakh Dana Bank;
Advising International Finance Corporation on the acquisition of the 12% shares in Bank CenterCredit and provision of subordinated loan;
Advising China Investment Corporation, a Chinese sovereign investment fund, on acquisition of GRD’s representing 11% of shares of KazMunayGas Exploration and Production, a London-listed oil and gas company;
Advising UniCredit Group in the USD 2.3 billion acquisition of ATF Bank, one of the largest Kazakh banks;
Advising Kookmin Bank on the acquisition of a 23% stake in Bank Center Credit, one of the largest Kazakh banks, for USD 634 million. GRATA conducted a detailed due diligence and commented on the SPA agreement and the shareholder agreement, advised on the disclosure process and consulted on various legal matters;
Conducting of due diligence of Kazakh subsidiary of major international generic manufacturer;
Conducting of due diligence of Kazakh large mobile operator for the purposes of merger of its holding company with African mobile holding, advising on matters of Kazakh regulatory approvals;
Advising a Kazakh seller in a sale of mineral water and beverages business;
Advising a large international oil company regarding the proposed acquisition of oil company with assets in Kazakhstan;
Conducting due diligence on behalf of a large Chinese telecommunications company regarding the acquisition of two communication providers in Kazakhstan;
Acting on the US$100 million proposed acquisition of a Kazakh bank by a London-based Bank, including the conduction of due diligence;
Advising a large Indian corporation with respect to the proposed acquisition of a major Kazakh oil company. The deal included conducting due diligence;
Advising a large Asian telecommunications company in relation to the purchase of shares of the national communications provider in Kazakhstan;
Conducting due diligence for and advising a major Italian bank;
Acting for a leading international bank in relation to the proposed acquisition of shares in Kazakhstani bank;
Advising of a UK mining company on its acquisition of a gold deposit in Kazakhstan, conducting due diligence and drafting Sale Purchase Agreement;
Advising local oil company on its acquisition by a Canadian international oil company, including performing due diligence and drafting Sale Purchase Agreement;
Conducting due diligence for the IPO of a major mining and minerals company in Kazakhstan;
Conducting due diligence for a large company on sale and purchase of real estate in Kazakhstan;
Advising a large Korean mining corporation on its acquisition of several Kazakhstani mining companies, including conducting of due diligence, drafting of documentation, preparing of legal memorandums and formal legal opinions;
Advising of Russian mining company on its acquisition of Kazakhstani coal company;
Advising a large Asian mining company in relation to the acquisition of shares in a Kazakhstani mining company;
Representing interests of Kazakhstan’s largest gold producer in selecting potential investors, raising investment capital and establishing joint venture;
Acting as a consultant to the Government Working Groups in negotiations leading to the conclusion of subsurface exploration and production contracts;
Representing interests of Kazakhstan’s largest zinc producer to the Government bodies in the course of formulating, discussing and approving amendments to the laws, regulating mining activities;
Providing legal services to a leading European bank on trade and customs regulations and on processing and exporting gold and precious metals;
Consulting U.S. company on privatising a large Kazakh mining company;
Providing full assistance in preparation of contract documentation for the trust management of the Government block of shares in a Kazakh mining company and consultancy with regard to its operations;
Advising underwriters of an IPO in Great Britain and Kazakhstan of the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation for $2.6 billion;
Advising a major Australian uranium mining company on its acquisition of a leading Kazakhstani nuclear company;
Legal 500 has recently released its annual rankings of international law firms – Legal 500 EMEA 2019.
On 2 July 2018, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 166-VI "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Insurance and Insurance Activities, Securities Market" was adopted. Among other things, this legislative act has amended the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13 May 2003 No. 415-II "On Joint Stock Companies" (the "JSC Law").
GRATA International has cemented its position as one of the leading firms in Central Asia and Caspian region, following the release of major international legal rating Chambers&Partners Asia-Pacific 2019. GRATA International has secured a ranking in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
On February 6, 2018, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On Limited Liability Companies" (project No. 4666 dated May 13, 2016), which changes the procedure for registration and management of these types of companies.
GRATA International Kazakhstan office experts became the contributors of the 2017 edition of The Law Reviews Guide to The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review 2017 Kazakhstan
We draw your attention to the most important developments in Kazakh labour law in connection with the execution of an intra-governmental agreement between Kazakhstan and Korea on temporary employment of Kazakh nationals in the Republic of Korea and Korean nationals in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the framework of intra-corporate transfers.
We draw your attention to the most important aspects in the Kazakh corporate legislation in connection with promulgation of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On amendments and modifications to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the issues of reducing permit documentation and simplifying licensing procedures".
We draw your attention to the important legal aspects in antimonopoly legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The new Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan concerning Natural Monopolies and Regulated Market dated 5 May 2015
Arctic Group International LLP recommends GRATA Law firm LLP as a reliable and responsible legal advisor
The issue of 'parallel import' were not put by the exclusive right holder into civil circulation in this country.
On 24 April 2015, in Almaty there has been a workshop titled: 'Kazakhstan - Russia: legal aspects of doing business' held by GRATA Law Firm.
Chambers Asia Pacific has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession across the globe since 1990.
On 6-7 November 2014 the IX Kazakh Forum of Corporate Lawyers was held in Almaty.
"On Amending Article 22 of the Federal Law On Banks and Banking Activity and Article 1 of the Federal Law on Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation"
On 1 March 2011, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan has signed a new Law ‘On State Property’ No. 413-IV
On 25 December 2008, the Kazakhstani President signed the Law on Competition, which superceded two other laws, the Law on Unfair Competition 1998 and the Law on Competition and Restriction of Monopolistic Activities 2006.
Current Kazakhstani practice shows that “acquisitions” are the most popular type of “mergers and acquisitions” transactions when the target company continues to exist and the deal only results in a change to its shareholding structure.
The Kazakh M&A market as an entire relevant market in the world showed a significant slowdown in 2009.
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