An increasing number of citizens seek court protection of their rights every year and appeal court’s decisions.

Arbitration courts settle contractual or property disputes, among others. It may be advisable in some circumstances to opt for arbitration as it is confidential in contrast to court procedures and gives the parties chance to choose their arbitrators.

Organisations and companies from different countries generally believe that arbitration is preferable to court proceedings. Arbitration is a way to resolve disputes by an impartial arbiter in accordance with voluntary arrangements between the parties.

International commercial arbitration is the main mechanism for dealing with international trade, economic, scientific, technical and other forms of disputes which arise in connection with failure to perform or improper performance of contractual obligations or its different interpretation by the parties.

Only a qualified lawyer who both knows theory and is also an excellent practitioner will be able to guarantee successful resolution of any arbitration dispute.



• Representing a large European bank in international arbitration in Kazakhstan;
• Representing a subsidiary of a large German supplier of natural gas in international arbitration initiated at the Kazakhstani International Arbitrage;
• Representing a Ministry of Kazakhstan in pre-arbitration settlement negotiation with a foreign supplier;
• Representing an international airport in international arbitration in Kazakhstan in a dispute with a foreign airline;
• Representing a foreign investor in international arbitration seated in Kazakhstan in a dispute over the ownership of shares in a Kazakh mineral producing company;
• Representing clients in a number of international arbitrations with their seat in Kazakhstan.


• Representing a Russian company engaged in the goods production in the court authorities of the Republic of Uzbekistan in respect of the recognition and enforcement in Uzbekistan of the award of International Commercial Arbitration Court at the CCI of the Russian Federation under the claim against an Uzbek company for recovery of the debt of over 400,000 US dollars.
• Representing a Ukrainian trade company in court authorities of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the enforcement of a court decision in Uzbekistan on recovery of the debt of over 1 million US dollars.

Name Position Contacts
Bakhyt Tukulov Partner, Director of Dispute Resolution Department Inquire
Eldar Ziatdinov Director of Tax Law Department, GRATA International (Moscow) Inquire
Shakhrukh Usmanov Partner, Director of Industry and Trade Department Inquire
Samat Daumov Managing Partner, Branch Director Inquire
Nodir Yuldashev Partner, Construction, Telecommunications, Transport, Tax and Litigation Inquire
Dmitriy Tyan Representative in Kyzylorda region and the town of Baikonur, Attorney Inquire
Gulim Ratayeva Representative in Pavlodar Inquire
Zeinebike Madybayeva Counsel Inquire
Kamoliddin Mukhamedov Senior Lawyer Inquire
Marat Atyshev Representative in Shymkent and Taraz, Advocate Inquire
Yevgeniy Gorokhov Head of Dispute Resolution Department, Attorney at law, GRATA International (Moscow) Inquire
Aidar Oruzbaev Lawyer Inquire
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On the Court and Arbitration at the Astana International Financial Center: A Practical Perspective on What They Can Offer to Kazakhstani businesses

In early July this year we witnessed the opening of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC). We have seen a large number of reports in the media on the Court and Arbitration at the AIFC, but little has been said specifically on what exactly they can offer to Kazakhstani businesses.



Dispute Resolution in Infrastructure Projects - Practical Seminar

12 May, 2017


Seminar: "Arbitration in Stockholm related to Kazakhstan"

GRATA International co-organised seminars with Mannheimer Swartling and Abritration Institute of SCC


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

Risk of Secondary Liability of Directors under Kazakh Bankruptcy Law

Secondary liability of a director under the 2014 Republic of Kazakhstan Law “On Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy” refers to a situation where a director would be required personally to reimburse for the difference between the value of the company’s assets and the amount of creditors’ claims.


Modern rehabilitation and bankruptcy practice

On 3 June 2016, the seminar titled ‘Modern Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy Practice’ will be held in Almaty (Kazakhstan) at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. GRATA International will be represented in the vent by the speakers - Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner, Head of Banking and Finance Department, and Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner, Head of Litigation Department.


GRATA International was ranked by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Guide 2016

A new edition of the most authoritative international rating - Chambers&Partners Asia-Pacific Guide 2016 has been published this month.


Enforcement of English Court Judgments in Kazakhstan? Why not?

Traditionally, Kazakh law has been very conservative in terms of enforcement of foreign judgments. According to general rule contained in the Code of Civil Procedure, which remained effective until 31 December 2015, Kazakh courts would recognize and enforce foreign court judgments only if there was an international treaty with relevant state on the mutual legal assistance. The number of such mutual legal assistance treaties has been very small (13+). None of the treaties were signed with western jurisdictions. As such, enforcement of judgments of English courts, for example, was not possible.


Rehabilitation Procedure under New Kazakh Bankruptcy Law: Another Way to Avoid the Claims of Creditors?


GRATA International is organizing a seminar: "The New Civil Procedure Code" in Atyrau

Dear Clients, Dispute resolution department of GRATA International due to the recent economic developments in Kazakhstan, plans to hold a seminar on 9 December 2015: "The New Civil Procedure Code" in Atyrau.


GRATA International is organizing a seminar: "The New Civil Procedure Code" in Ust-Kamenogorsk

Dear Clients, Dispute resolution department of GRATA International due to the recent economic developments in Kazakhstan, plans to hold a seminar on 21 December 2015, topic:"The New Civil Procedure Code".


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.


GRATA International Training Centre Held Training Seminars

On 15 and 16 October 2015, the Training Centre of GRATA International organised training seminars


Dispute Resolution 2015 - Kazakhstan

Litigation in Kazakstan


Draft of the Civil Procedural Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The Law 'On the Introduction of Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Improvement of Civil Procedural Law'


Litigation: Kazakhstan

Dispute Resolution system in Kazakhstan


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.


Is confidential a confidential? Actual issues of confidentiality in arbitration

Why do companies go to arbitration courts? – They hope for objective, impartial and confidential dispute resolution.


Risks minimization in the course of audits by state authorities of the Republic of Kazakhstan

In assistance to your business GRATA Law Firm is pleased to provide the following information, which may be useful for you and your company.


Confidentiality in Arbitration under Kazakhstan Law

Confidentiality is one of the main advantages of arbitration recognized in Kazakhstan and other jurisdictions.


Innovations in the Enforcement Proceedings of the Republic of Kazakhstan

In practice, it has long been the opinion that in order to win a case in the court this is usually decided on the basis of tossing a coin.


The Representation in Court

Court Representation is a procedural activity performed on behalf of and for persons involved in a legal case.


An article entitled “The Scope of Arbitrability in Kazakhstan. Latest Amendments to Arbitration Law” written by Askar Konysbayev, Lawyer at GRATA Law Firm, was published in YIAG Winter 2013 Newsletter

Established in 1997, the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) is an LCIA sponsored association for practitioners, students and younger members of the arbitration community.


Discussion of Available Means to Mitigate Legal Risks Faced by Foreign Investors Doing Business in the Republic of Kazakhstan

In this article, the author aims to briefly analyze the main strategies available for mitigating some of the legal risks mentioned above in the hope that readers will find them helpful.


Getting the Deal Through. Investment Treaty Arbitration 2014

The prevailing attitude of private businesses and local citizens towards foreign investment in Kazakhstan is positive.


Unconditional Bank Guarantees Issued Under Kazakhstan Law: Practical Difficulties Which Foreign Creditors Should Be Aware Of.

A guarantee, as a means of securing the performance of a commercial obligation, is widely applied among businesses operating within the territory of Kazakhstan and abroad.


Comparative Analysis of Injunctive Relief Available under English and Kazakh law: Practitioner’s Perspective

Why do so many wealthy businessmen strive to have their disputes resolved by the English courts?


An overview of important amendments into kazakhstan laws governing enforcement of judicial acts introduced in January 2014

Kazakhstan laws which govern enforcement of judicial acts were considerably amended in January of this year.


Getting the deal through – dispute resolution 2014

Kazakhstan’s court system is comprised of four tiers of courts: (i) Special District Courts and General District Courts; (ii) Appellate Courts; (iii) Cassation Courts; and (iv) the Supreme Court.


Overview of Recent Significant Developments in the Civil Procedure Code of Kazakhstan

On 17 November 2014 significant modifications were introduced into the Republic of Kazakhstan Code of Civil Procedure (CPC).


Kazakhstan - Law & Practice

The dispute resolution practice at GRATA is headquartered in Kazakhstan, with eight fee earners and three members of support staff.


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.


On April 4th, 2014 in the Supreme Court building in Astana a roundtable discussion on topical issues of customs and tax litigation took place.

The roundtable was organized by theInternational Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) and the Supreme Court of Astana.


On April, 28 at Holiday Inn, Almaty the seminar “International Arbitration” organized By GRATA Law Firm jointly with Mannheimmer&Swartling, took place.

Thespeakers were Bakhyt Tukulov, Counsel at GRATA Law Firm and Fredrik Ringquist, Senior Assosiate at Mannheimmer&Swartling

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