Mergers and acquisitions are effective tools for managing the strategy of a company's growth and for solving a broad range of problems, including: geographically expanding a company's target market; widening the product range; and a company's vertical integration. The planning and implementation of such transactions rely on providing due diligence of the target company, and analysing the structure of the deal and its associated risks.

We will provide full legal support for deals on the merger and acquisition of companies. With extensive experience, we can provide a thorough and objective legal analysis of a company's activity, with focus placed on determining the legally relevant consequences and the risks of the deal. Our experts will prepare all the necessary documentation, including competently drafting a contract and protecting the interests of our client during negotiations. You can also trust us to observe the priority right of purchase, obtain all necessary approvals (from the company's management, the state authorities and creditors, if required by law) for the sale and/or purchase, and carry out the company's re-registration.

For the period of 2007 -2008 we have provided services to 38 clients for their 63 M&A related projects in Kazakhstan. In total we supported Kazakhstan’s M&A completed transactions for more that USD 80 mln. We continue legal advising to ongoing projects related to M&A in Kazakhstan for more than USD 236 mln.

GRATA has significant experience and expertise in acting on complex, high-value, cross-border work as well as a range of smaller transactions. We operate by bringing together international experience and local knowledge. Over the last few years, we have worked on the following projects:

  • Assistance in making of Kazakh anti-trust filing for acquisition of one of largest generic drug company worldwide.
  • Advising of major Indian bank Punjab National Bank on acquisition of control stake in Kazakh Dana Bank.
  • Due diligence of leading international generic manufacturer.
  • Advising a major sovereign wealth fund on the acquisition of LSE listed shares of the large Kazakhstan oil & gas company.
  • Advising a leading international bank on its proposed acquisition of commercial bank in Kazakhstan, including conducting of due diligence of the target.
  • Advising a major financial bank on antitrust matters of acquisition of Russian investment company.
  • Advising Chinese engineering corporation on potential acquisition of stake in Kazakh science institute, including conducting of full due diligence and advising on antimonopoly matters.
  • Acting on the acquisition of 2 large Kazakhstan telecommunication companies by the Kazakh investment holding.
  • Advising of an international FMCG producer on acquisition of minority stake in Kazakh beverage company.
  • Conducting of due diligence of Kazakh large petrochemical company.
  • Conducting of due diligence of West-Kazakhstan oil &gas company.
  • Advising a large international oil company on its proposed acquisition of an oil company with substantial assets in Kazakhstan (ongoing project).
  • Conducting due diligence for a large Asian company in relation to the purchase of the shares of an international energy corporation (ongoing project).
  • Conducting due diligence on behalf of a potential buyer (large European bank) regarding the acquisition of a top twenty bank in Kazakhstan (ongoing project).
  • Conducting due diligence for the IPO of a major mining and minerals company in Kazakhstan (ongoing project).
  • Advising a large Indian corporation on the proposed acquisition of a Kazakh oil company. The transaction included conducting of due diligence.
  • Advising a leading Korean Kookmin bank on its acquisition of 30% share in Bank Center Credit for $634 millions, including conducting of detailed due diligence, revising and commenting on SPA and SHA agreements, and advising on the disclosure process and consulting on various other legal matters.
  • Advising a large Asian telecoms company in relation to the purchase of shares of a large Kazakhstan national telecoms provider.
  • Conducting due diligence on behalf of large Chinese telecom company regarding the acquisition of two telecoms 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.
  • Preparing a due diligence report for the fixed assets of a company in Kazakhstan.
  • Advising a large US oil company on its proposed acquisition of a Kazakh oil production firm.
  • Advising a leading Hong Kong gold mining company on the acquisition of a local gold mining company.
  • Obtaining permits from the Kazakhstan anti-trust authorities for various acquisitions.
  • Advising a Kazakhstan oil company on its proposed acquisition by the Korean National Oil Corporation.
  • Advising an international metals producer in relation to the proposed acquisition of a large oil company in Kazakhstan, including conducting due diligence.
  • Conducting due diligence for the global oil services.
  • Conducting due diligence for a large Russian law firm.
  • Conducting due diligence for one of the leading export-import banks in China.
  • Advising an international oil company on the proposed acquisition of a large Kazakhstan oil field.
  • 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 SPA.
  • Advising local oil company on its acquisition by a Canadian international oil company, including performing due diligence and drafting SPA.
  • Advising a large international oil company on its proposed acquisition of an oil company with substantial assets in Kazakhstan; performing due diligence.
  • Advising a Kazakhstani private mining company on the potential joint venture and further development alone with a large Korean company of a large copper and nickel deposit 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.
  • Advising one of the largest Kazakhstani mining companies on the rights of minority shareholders.
  • Advising one of the largest mining and metals companies in Kazakhstan on a wide range of corporate and labour issues.
  • Consulting and providing other legal services to a large international aluminium producing company.
  • Advising a large international bank on the financing of a $300m aluminium reprocessing project.
  • Conducting due diligence for a manufacturing company in Western Kazakhstan.
  • 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.
  • Preparing memorandums and legal opinions on merger control notification requirements in Kazakhstan for a large Germany company.
  • 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.
  • Facilitating shares and shareholding interest sale and purchase transactions, including the sale and purchase of assets, property complex for one of the major European insurance companies
  • Assisting in transactions related to the reorganization of a large Oil and Gas Company in Western Kazakhstan.
  • Providing legal consultations for over 10 years for a major international oil company under two productions sharing agreements.
  • Drafting memorandums and legal opinions on issues of shares and shareholding interest sale and purchase.
For the period of 2007 -2008 we have provided services to 38 clients for their 63 M&A related projects in Kazakhstan. In total we supported Kazakhstan’s M&A completed transactions for more that USD 80 mln. We continue legal advising to ongoing projects related to M&A in Kazakhstan for more than USD 236 mln.
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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25.08.2017

The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review 2017: Kazakhstan

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

17.05.2016

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Korea on temporary employment of citizens

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.

17.05.2016

Developments in the Kazakh corporate legislation

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".

19.10.2015

Proposed amendments to the labour legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

We draw your attention to the important legal aspects in antimonopoly legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

13.07.2015

Amendments to the 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

09.07.2015

Arctic Group International recommends GRATA

Arctic Group International LLP recommends GRATA Law firm LLP as a reliable and responsible legal advisor

28.04.2015

Parallel import remedies: Russia and Kazakhstan

The issue of 'parallel import' were not put by the exclusive right holder into civil circulation in this country.

28.04.2015

GRATA Law Firm held a workshop titled: 'Kazakhstan - Russia: legal aspects of doing business'

On 24 April 2015, in Almaty there has been a workshop titled: 'Kazakhstan - Russia: legal aspects of doing business' held by GRATA Law Firm.

16.02.2015

GRATA Law firm is recommended as one of the leading law firms by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015

Chambers Asia Pacific has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession across the globe since 1990.

17.09.2010

Problems Related to the First Year of the Application of the Competition Law 2008

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.

17.09.2010

Review of Mergers and Acquisitions of Subsoil Use Companies in 2009 and as of the Beginning of 2010

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.

10.02.2010

General overview of the kazakh M&A market in 2009

The Kazakh M&A market as an entire relevant market in the world showed a significant slowdown in 2009.

06.06.2011

Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On State Property"

On 1 March 2011, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan has signed a new Law ‘On State Property’ No. 413-IV

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"

12.05.2014

GRATA Law Firm is recommended as one of the leading law firms by Chambers Asia-Pacific

Chambers Asia Pacific has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession across the globe since 1990.

27.11.2014

Corporate Lawyers Forum was Held in Almaty with Participation of GRATA Representatives

On 6-7 November 2014 the IX Kazakh Forum of Corporate Lawyers was held in Almaty.


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