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 of corporate law and its practical application, knowledge of the standards of international corporate governance and an excellent track record of successful projects, GRATA Law Firm's specialists have the ability to provide an array of legal services in the field of corporate law.


Brochure: Corporate Law


Services

Anti-trust

  • 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.

General Corporate Issues

  • 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.

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.

M&A

  • 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;

  • Advising a large international bank on the financing of a $300m aluminium reprocessing project.

Incorporation

  • Registration of amendments to foundation documents of the Representative office of Middle Eastern bank in Almaty (ARAB BANK).
  • Registration of the daughter limited liability partnership for large foreign Company (ASBISC Enterprises PLC).
  • Registration of the limited liability partnership for client, major international company for the purposes of preserving name as part of global change of name operation.
  • Registration of the Representative office for a large German company (Ammann Asphalt GmbH).
  • Registration of the joint venture for a Czech company (BURES ART s.r.o.).
  • Registration of the limited liability partnership for a Russian Law Firm (Russian businessman, Moscow) (CLS Consultants Ltd.).
  • Re-registration of the Branch office of a large foreign company in connection with change of name (Capgemini Outsourcing Services).
  • Drafting and providing the legal review of foundation and other corporate documents required for the corporate registration of the subsidiary company for a large foreign company working in the area of telecommunications (Caspian Capital Investment CV).
  • Registration of the subsidiary company for a large foreign company working in the area of telecom networks utilizing fixed wireless access technology (Clearstream Holdings Ltd).
  • Registration of the collector company for a foreign legal entity (Clever Asset Management).
  • Public searches with Justice authorities for a British company (DLA Piper UK LLP).
  • Registration of amendments to foundation documents of the Representative office of French Company in connection with change of the Head of the Representative office (Dow AgroSciences Export SAS).
  • Registration of the Representative office of the Swiss company subsidiary of a large Chemical company in Europe (Dow Europe GmbH).
  • Registration of amendments to foundation documents of the Representative office of a large Corporation in connection with change of the Head of the Representative office (Eversheds LLP/BOEING International Corporation).
  • Drafting and providing the legal review of foundation and other corporate documents required for the corporate registration of the subsidiary company for a large foreign company (Tyco Fire & Integrated Solutions (Kazakhstan)).
  • Drafting and providing the legal review of foundation and other corporate documents required for the corporate registration of the joint ventures with participation of the Social-Entrepreneurial Corporation (G.C.B. ENGINEERING & CONSULTANCY B.V.).
  • Registration of the limited liability partnership for foreign company (Gulf Agency Company (Dubai) LLC).
  • Re-registration of the Representative office of the large Croatian pharmaceutical company in connection with change of name (Jadran Galenskij Laboratorij d.d.).
  • Registration of amendments to foundation documents of the Joint Venture of the foreign company  in connection with change of the address (KKTS LLP).
  • Drafting and providing the legal review of foundation and other corporate documents required for the corporate registration of Representative office of a foreign company.
  • Registration of the subsidiary limited liability partnership for a large Canadian drilling corporation (Major Drilling Group).
  • Registration of amendments to foundation documents of the Representative office of a leading telecom company in connection with change of the Head of the Representative office.
  • Registration of amendments to foundation documents of the Representative office of a foreign Company in connection with change of the Head of the Representative office (Panasonic CIS Representative Office in Central Asia).
  • Drafting and providing the legal review of foundation and other corporate documents required for the corporate re-registration of a Joint Venture (Rusal Trading International Limited).
  • Registration of the subsidiary limited liability partnership for a large German company (SEW-Industriebeteiligungs-GmbH).
  • Registration of the subsidiary limited liability partnerships for a large Chinese company (SPT ENERGY (HONG KONG) LIMITED).
  • Registration of the Representative office of a largest Japanese Bank (The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ).
  • Drafting and providing the legal review of foundation and other corporate documents required for the corporate registration of a subsidiary LLP for a foreign company (Norton Rose (Middle East) LLP).
  • Registration of the Branch office of large Canadian Corporation (SNC Lavalin International Inc.).
  • Drafting and providing the legal review of corporate documents required for change of the Head of subsidiary limited liability partnership of a foreign company (SNEF SA).
  • Registration of the Representative office of a Japanese Company (Tokyo Rope MFG.CO.,LTD).
  • Registration of the subsidiary Limited liability partnership for the large French company, drafting and providing the legal review of other corporate documents required for registration of change of the Head of the Partnership and opening the bank accounts (Universal Sodexho).
  • Registration of the Branch office of the subsidiary Limited liability partnership for the large French company (Universal Sodexho).
  • Re-registration of the subsidiary joint venture of the large Brewery Company of Kazakhstan and foreign Brewery Company (АО ИП "Эфес Караганда пивоваренный завод").
  • Registration of the subsidiary joint venture of insurance company of Kazakhstan and large foreign brokerage company (Марш ТОО (страховые брокеры)).
  • Registration of amendments to foundation documents of insurance company of Kazakhstan (Марш ТОО (страховые брокеры)).
  • Drafting and providing the legal review of foundation and other corporate documents required for the corporate registration of a Branch office if large Russian company (ПетроАльянс Сервисис Компани Лимитед).
  • Drafting and providing the legal review of foundation and other corporate documents required for the corporate registration of a amendments to foundation documents of a Representative office of a large Foreign company (Представительство АО «ONGC Videsh Limited»).
  • Registration of the subsidiary limited liability partnership of the large Russian company (РОЛЬФ Авто Центры Менеджмент ООО).
  • Drafting and providing the legal review of foundation and other corporate documents required for the corporate registration of a limited liability partnership for the large Russian company in Astana (РОЛЬФ Авто Центры Менеджмент ООО).
  • Re-registration of the subsidiary limited liability partnership of the large Russian company in connection with change of name (РОЛЬФ Авто Центры Менеджмент ООО).
  • Registration of amendments to foundation documents of the subsidiary limited liability partnership of the large foreign company in connection with change of address (ТОО "GAC Kazakhstan" (ДжиЭйСи Казахстан)).
  • Registration of amendments to foundation documents of the subsidiary limited liability partnership of the large foreign company in connection with change of the Head (ТОО «Экстерран КАЗАХСТАН»).
  • Registration of amendments to foundation documents of the Branch office of the large Russian company (Тапервэр (Филиал Тапервэр ООО)).
Name Position Contacts
Tlek Baigabulov Senior Partner, Advocate Inquire
Bolat Miyatov Partner, Head of Corporate Law Department Inquire
Bakhodir Jabborov Managing Partner Inquire
Assel Ilyasova Partner, Head of Tax Law Department Inquire
Ummi Jalilova Partner, Director of Baku office Inquire
Atabek Sharipov Partner, Head of Turkmenistan Practice, Head of Banking & Secured Transactions in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan Inquire
Gulim Ratayeva Representative in Pavlodar Inquire
Dmitriy Tyan Representative in Kyzylorda region and the town of Baikonur, Attorney Inquire
Yana Dianova Director of Corporate and Commercial Law Department, GRATA International (Moscow) Inquire
Elvira Maratova Counsel, GRATA Kyrgyzstan Inquire
Samat Daumov Managing Partner, Branch Director Inquire
Nurlan Kyshtobaev Partner, Head of Banking & Finance Practice in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan offices Inquire
Nurbol Kissembayev Partner, Branch Director Inquire
Nodir Yuldashev Partner, Construction, Telecommunications, Transport, Tax and Litigation Inquire
Kanat Seidaliev Partner, Office Director Inquire
Kamoliddin Mukhamedov Senior Lawyer Inquire
Zaira Kaysar Partner, Branch Director in Atyrau and Aktobe Inquire
Aidar Sarymsakov Senior Partner, Advocate Inquire
Liya Akzhanova Counsel Inquire
Madina Sagatova Counsel Inquire
Marina Kolesnikova Counsel Inquire
Nargiza Turgunova Associate Inquire
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27.02.2014

Overview Of Certain Changes To Russian Laws And Prosed Laws In February 2014

"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"


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