At client’s request lawyers can take part in court proceedings on the basis of a power of attorney. This is usually used when the client cannot take part in the hearing personally. Assistance of a lawyer during court proceedings is of utmost importance. For instance, it is necessary to consider possible losses and penalties applicable when drafting a statement of claim. Taking all this into consideration early on can help secure a satisfactory outcome for the client.

Kazakhstan:

• Representing large international construction company in Kazakhstan in a dispute over invalidity of transactions worth over USD 200 million;
• Litigation in aid of international arbitration for the recovery of over USD 46 million in damages from large Kazakh producer of oil & gas;
• Representing major Turkish construction contractor in a complex dispute with a customer arising out of several contracts worth approx. USD 40 million;
• Representing one of the world's largest suppliers of consumer goods in a dispute with customs authorities of Kazakhstan over payment of royalties worth approx. USD 10 million;
• Representing the winner of a tender for the supply of electric equipment worth approx. USD 9 million in a dispute initiated by a participant of the tender to challenge the results of the tender and invalidate the supply agreement;
• Representing a large German engineering and industrial company in a dispute with a subcontractor arising out of a USD 8 million services agreement;
• Representing one of the largest Kazakh cement producers in the Supreme Court in a dispute with local Environmental Department over the recovery of alleged damage inflicted upon environment;
• Representing a large foreign owned Kazakh bank in a dispute with state authorities of Kazakhstan;
• Representing one of the world's largest suppliers of industrial equipment in several disputes over the recovery of equipment operated by lessees in Kazakhstan under financial lease arrangements;
• Representing one of the world's largest suppliers of consumer goods in intellectual property litigation with a re-seller of counterfeit products.

Uzbekistan:

• Representing a Ukranian metal trader in the dispute with the State Joint Stock Railway Company of Uzbekistan for the recovery of principal debt, penalty and legal costs of 600.000 US dollars.
• Representing a Ukranian metal trader in the dispute with a wholesale trade company of Uzbekistan for the recovery of principal debt of 50.000 US dollars.
• Defence of a subsidiary of the international producer of consumer goods in Uzbekistan under the claim from a local distributor for the recovery of the lost income of 750.000 US dollars.
• Representing the subsidiary of a German producer of construction materials in Uzbekistan in the dispute for cancellation of the state decision binding the client to pay additional taxes and financial sanctions for delay in tax payments of 400.000 US dollars.
• Representing a producer of vehicle spare parts in Uzbekistan in the dispute for cancellation of the state decision binding the client to pay additional customs duties and VAT on import of 45.000 US dollars.
• Representing a legal entity of Uzbekistan in the dispute on recognition of the ownership right in respect of the share in the charter fund of limited liability company earlier assigned to third party that is not a company founder.
• Representing the representative office of a British television and radio broadcasting company in Uzbekistan in the dispute on the restoration of labour relations and compensation for losses.
• Defence of the representative office of a Polish pharmaceutical company in Uzbekistan under the claim related to the compensation for damage and moral damage caused by illegal termination of labour relations.

Russia:

• Representing a Russian subsidiary of one of the major international entertainment channels in a series of disputes with cable operators on enforcement and recovery of indebtedness under license agreements;
• Representing a Russian dealer of one of the largest world’s automotive manufacturers in proceedings in connection with protection of the rights of vehicles’ purchasers
• Representing a Russian business unit of a large European pharmaceutical company within pre-trial and court settlement of labor disputes related to dismissal of personnel thereof
• Representing a Russian manufacturer of agricultural products in a legal proceeding upon a claim for invalidity of real estate purchase and sale contracts entered into in the course of implementing a project for acquisition of municipal lands
• Contesting a decision of the Department of the Federal Supervisory Service for Healthcare for Moscow and Moscow Region on holding a Russian business unit of an international pharmaceutical company administratively liable for violation of licensing terms and conditions when conducting its business activity
• Representing a Russian manufacturer of agricultural products in legal proceedings initiated by a municipal authority claiming for invalidity of a registered ownership of a non-residential premises
• Representing a Russian manufacturer of agricultural products in legal proceedings in connection with contesting decisions of the Department of the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadaster and Cartography for the Moscow Region on the state registration of a restriction on disposal of a land plot as well as a decision of the municipal district administration (Moscow Region) on refusal to let land plots into lease
• Representing one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ceramic ware in a tax litigation in connection with license fee recordkeeping
• Representing one of the largest Russian manufacturers of polyethylene products in a tax litigation related to recordkeeping of marketing and leased property insurance costs and expenses

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23.05.2018

GRATA International took part in 12th Azerbaijan International Agriculture Exhibition

12th Azerbaijan International Agriculture Exhibition (Caspian-Agro 2018) / 24th Azerbaijan International Food Industry Exhibition (WorldFood Azerbaijan 2018) was held on 16-18 May 2018 and was attended by Mr. Emil Bashirov the Lawyer, GRATA Azerbaijan.

23.05.2018

GRATA International took part in AmCham Members May Luncheon

AmCham Members May Luncheon was held on 3 May 2018 and was attended by Mr. Emil Bashirov the Lawyer, GRATA Azerbaijan.

23.05.2018

GRATA International took part in SOCAR III International Caspian and Central Asia Downstream Forum

GRATA International became a sponsor of the SOCAR III International Caspian and Central Asia Downstream. The event was held on 23-26 April 2018 and was attended by Mr. Emil Bashirov the Lawyer, GRATA International Azerbaijan. 

23.05.2018

GRATA International gave a presentation on “Doing Business in Azerbaijan”

"Doing Business in Azerbaijan” Presentation (Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication) was held on 26th April 2018 and was attended by Mr. Emil Bashirov the Lawyer, GRATA International Law Firm (Office in the Republic of Azerbaijan).

23.05.2018

The Polish law considerations: advance amount versus earnest money. Recovery of an amount by the purchaser

This article is to discuss legal issues that may arise under Polish civil law in connection with the conclusion of a preliminary sale agreement and payment by the purchaser prior to execution of the final sale agreement of the amount which may be classified, depending on the parties’ decision, either as an earnest money (in Polish: zadatek) or as an advance amount (in Polish: zaliczka).

23.05.2018

Business Constitution – opening of the Polish administration towards entrepreneurs

As of 30 April 2018, a package of five legal acts adopted on 6 March 2018 aimed at facilitating business activity entered into force in Poland.

22.05.2018

Basic legal aspects of branch and representative office activity in Poland

Under the Polish law, a foreign entrepreneur may, based on the reciprocity principle,  set up its branch in the Republic of Poland. The scope of the branch's activity may include only the activity that is performed by the entrepreneur in the country of its  incorporation. 

22.05.2018

Determination of the lease price of roofed work place within the scope of Turkish Law

In generally, the relationship between a landlord and a tenant is governed by a contract. That contract is referred to as the lease. A lease is an agreement between the landlord and the tenant in which the landlord agrees to allow the tenant to occupy a building or a piece of property owned by the landlord generally in return for the payment of periodic rent. Any issues relating to landlord/tenant law must initially be looked at in terms of what the lease calls for as to the respective rights and obligations of two parties.

22.05.2018

Legal Summary on Electronic Money Regulation in Mongolia

New Law on National Payment System, dated 31 May 2017, shall become effective from 1 January 2018. The importance of the new law is an integrated payment system launch between the Central Bank, commercial banks, legal entities, other financial institutions and individual customers. As result of the law enactment, the Central Bank will be able to control all payment transactions of all participants of Mongolia financial market.

18.05.2018

Can Islamic finance solve Kazakhstan’s renewable energy growth problems?

As the Central Asia’s largest and richest country, Kazakhstan has a lot of natural advantages for the development of renewables, including 3,000 hours of solar radiation a year and the average annual wind speed of nine meters per second in some parts of the country.

16.05.2018

GRATA International won China Business Law Journal's ‘Deals of the year 2017’ award

GRATA International has been recognised for its Deal of the Year 2017 by China Business Law Journal.

11.05.2018

Kazakhstan: insurance market overview

The insurance market in Kazakhstan is mainly regulated by two legal acts, namely, the Civil Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 27 December 1994 (the “Civil Code”)and the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Insurance Activity” No.126-II dated 18 December 2000 (the “Insurance Law”). 

11.05.2018

Gulnur Nurkeyeva gave a speech on "The Second Global Law Firm Cooperation Forum and Lawyers' Private Advisory Board Conference"

Gulnur Nurkeyeva gave a speech on "The Second Global Law Firm Cooperation Forum and Lawyers' Private Advisory Board Conference" in Beijing on May 9, 2018 hostet by Beijing DHH Law firm.  

11.05.2018

GRATA International took part at the English Law Summit

On 23-25 April, the English Law Summit was held in Astana and Almaty, where GRATA International Law Firm took an active part.

04.05.2018

Kazakhstan: Introduction of user identification requirements aimed at regulating mass media

The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed, on 28 December 2017, the Law No. 128-VI on Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Issues of Information and Communication (‘the Law’). Marina Kahiani and Lola Abdukhalykova, Partner and Associate at GRATA International, provide an analysis of the obligations under the Law, including user identification, data retention and data localisation provisions, applicable for telecommunications operators and website operators.

28.04.2018

Kyrgyzstan: Insurance Market Overview

Kyrgyz law identifies insurance activity as an activity of organisations that have a license to provide services to individuals and legal entities for premium services, the subject of which are contractual specific obligations of the insurer in the event of an unknown event, with the distribution of risk among a large number of persons exposed to such a risk, calculated on the basis of the principle calculation of large numbers.

28.04.2018

Medical Advertising in Mongolia

The Law on Advertising (2002) and Law on Medicines and Medical Devices (2010) are main laws to regulate advertising of medicines in Mongolia.

26.04.2018

GRATA Intenational was appointed as a Member of the AIFC Court Users' Committee and the International Arbitration Centre Users' Committee

GRATA International law firm was appointed as a Member of the AIFC Court (the "Court") Users' Commitee and the International Arbitration Center (the "IAC") Users' Committee.

26.04.2018

Implementation of projects in the area of Renewable Energy Sources (RES)

The rapid development of the energy sector in the Republic of Kazakhstan forced the state to actively focus on creating conditions for the use of renewable energy sources. EXPO-2017 have become an additional incentive for the development of renewable energy projects. However, the renewable energy sector is, relatively young in Kazakhstan and there are a number of issues that need to be discussed. Some of them we would like to discuss below.

26.04.2018

Gold Rush coming to Kazakhstan?

As it is known, Kazakhstan adopted a new Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use dated 27 December 2017 (“Code"), which comes into force on 30 June 2018.

25.04.2018

Yerbolat Yerkebulanov spoke on “Novelties in the Subsoil Code for Petroleum Subsoil Users”.”

On 19 April 2018, Yerbolat Yerkebulanov, partner of GRATA International (Subsoil Use Dept.) spoke  on “Novelties in the Subsoil Code for Petroleum Subsoil Users”.”


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