GRATA Law Firm has been active in the legal market for more than 20 years and has thorough experience in providing legal support for the hotel sector, in the Eurasian region: Russian Federation, Central Asia and the Caspian countries.

We offer our clients the full range of legal services necessary for resolving the broad range of issues connected with the hotel business and real estate.

Key Elements of our Services

  • A thorough knowledge of the market: we advise developers, investors, and owners of real estate on all issues, from registration and organizing activities, to large acquisitions, structuring investment and management agreements.
  • Quality: GRATA's specialists combine great experience in legal support of both large and medium scale projects in the hotel sector in CIS countries, with knowledge and practical application of legal instruments for restructuring and financing and commercial activities in the markets, which allows us to offer services of a very high quality.

Our Services 

RegistrationofCompanies

  • Preparing the constitutive documents
  • Registering legal entities, branch offices and representative offices
  • Registering changes and supplements to the constitutive documents

 

Intellectual Property

  • Consultation on general issues on compliance with intellectual property law
  • Licensing agreements and franchising, including questions on the transfer of know-how
  • Representation before the competent authorities on all issues of trademark registration
  • Protecting the rights of objects of intellectual property.

 

CorporateLaw

  • Consultation on questions of corporate structuring
  • Legal audit/due diligence as part of an acquisition or sale of companies/assets
  • Full legal support for mergers and acquisitions
  • Consultation on issues concerning the creation and maintenance of joint ventures

 

Labour Law

  • Checking compliance with labour law
  • Audit of HR documentation
  • Drawing up HR documentation
  • Consultation on issues regarding the attraction of foreign labour

 

TaxLaw

  • Consultation on issues regarding corporate taxation
  • Appealing the results of tax audits and tax disputes
  • Legal assessment of tax accounting (tax audit)
  • Tax planning

 

Regulatory questions and commercial issues regarding the organization of hotel business

  • Ecological and health-protection issues for businesses conducting activity in the hospitality sector.
  • Consultation in relation to various aspects of agreements for the exploitation and management of real estate assets of hotel infrastructure
  • Consultation on issues concerning outsourcing, supply and other issues regarding the activities of assets of hotel infrastructure
  • Consultation on insurance issues.

 

Administrative and legal support for the business

  • Legal support for maintaining relations with the government authorities during the process of inspections and certification
  • Work with the regulatory authorities on issues concerning the procedure for applying legislative norms.

 

Legal support for financial issues in the hotel sphere.

  • Legal support for equity and debt financing
  • Legal support for financing acquisitions
  • Consultation on issues regarding initial financing or the refinancing of construction
  • Consultation on issues regarding real estate transactions and secured lending

 

Dispute Resolution

  • Pre-trial settlement of issues concerning the protection of intellectual property rights
  • Legal representation in all matters of infringement of intellectual property
  • Legal assistance in implementing enforcement proceedings for infringement of intellectual property

Brochure: Hotel Business

 

EXAMPLES OF SOME OF OUR RECENT WORK

  • Advising a multinational hotel company headquartered in the United States on tax audit activities of a hotel in the Russian Federation (Moscow);
  • Advising a global network of hotels in respect of economic activity in the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana), including general consulting services, corporate structuring and drafting commercial agreements;
  • Advising a multinational hotel company headquartered in the United States with respect to the construction and operation of hotels in different regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Astana, Aktau and Atyrau), including advice with respect to construction contracts, recruitment, franchise agreements, corporate structuring, intellectual property and competition;
  • Advising the Kazakhstan Association in the field of tourism and the hospitality industry, providing advice on amendments to various laws and regulations that apply to the hotel industry;
  • Advising a multinational hotel company headquartered in the United Kingdom with regard to the opening of a hotel in the Republic of Uzbekistan (Tashkent), including labour, corporate and licensing issues;
  • Advising a major international hotel company with headquarters in the United States on matters related to a license agreement;
  • Advising a major international hotel company with headquarters in the United States on the protection of personal data and labour issues;
  • Advising an international hotel operator with headquarters in the United States with respect to the construction of  a hotel in the Republic of Uzbekistan (Tashkent), including examining an agreement on the implementation of a range of works on engineering, procurement and construction materials and advice on regulatory and legislative regulation;
  • Advising a major international hotel company in commercial activity of a hotel in the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek), including issues concerning labour relations and compliance with legal requirements. 
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27.03.2017

GRATA International at Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017

This year, the Chambers&Partners held their Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017 ceremony on Friday, 24th March 2017 at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore.

01.03.2017

United States-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC) annual conference in Washington, DC

GRATA International's representative in the USA, Zulfiya Akchurina participated in the event

GRATA International participates in business events in Azerbaijan

Lawyers of GRATA International attended several business events in February

12.12.2016

Общий рынок лекарственных средств в Евразийском Экономическом Союзе: правила надлежащей клинической практики и надлежащей лабораторной практики

Среди прочих нормативных актов, направленных на реализацию Соглашения о единых принципах и правилах обращения лекарственных средств в рамках Евразийского экономического союза от 23 декабря 2014 г., 3 ноября 2016 г. Совет Евразийской экономической комиссии принял:


"Один пояс - один путь" Россия - Центральная Азия - возможности и угрозы современного Шелкового пути

27 октября 2016 года Гонконгская Ассоциация Корпоративных Юристов проведет мероприятие, организуемое компанией "Berwin Leighton Paisner", под названием: "Один пояс - один путь" Россия - Центральная Азия - возможности и угрозы современного Шелкового пути. 

GRATA International took part in the SCO Business Council meeting

On 26 August 2016, GRATA International team took part in a working experience exchange meeting of the National Business Council of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

GRATA International приняла участие в заседании делового Совета ШОС

26 августа 2016 года делегация Юридической фирмы GRATA International приняла участие в рабочем заседании по обмену опытом Национальной части Делового Совета Шанхайской Организации Сотрудничества.

Порядок выдачи документов о стадиях технологического процесса производства лекарственного средства на территории ЕАЭС и о соответствии производства GMP

29 июля 2016 г. вступили в силу Приказы Министерства промышленности и торговли Российской Федерации (Минпромторг России) от 31 декабря 2015 г., утвердившие:

26.05.2016

24 мая 2016 года, в г. Астана прошло ежемесячное собрание на тему: "Перспективы экономического развития Казахстана и меры поддержки инвесторов"

25 мая 2016 года в Казахском национальном университете искусств "Шабыт" г. Астана по случаю официального открытия Торгово-Промышленной Палаты Франция-

15.04.2016

GRATA International at Chambers&Partners Asia-Pacific Awards 2016

This year, the Chambers&Partners held their Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016 ceremony in Singapore on Friday, April 8th 2016.

30.03.2016

Краткие выдержки из отчетов по 10-и рынкам в Казахстане: ключевые тренды 2010-15 гг.

Публикация от наших партнеров DISCERNT research agency

07.12.2015

GRATA International организовывает бесплатный семинар: "Изменения в налоговом законодательстве РК - 2016"

25 декабря 2015 года в г.Алматы состоится бесплатный семинар для клиентов GRATA International на тему: "Изменения в налоговом законодательстве РК - 2016"

30.09.2015

GRATA International US representative in New York Ms. Zulfiya Akchurina met with Mr. Asset Issekeshev

The 70th Session of the UN General Assembly is being held at UN Headquarters in New York from September 15 to October 2, 2015

25.05.2015

Мы рады представить Вам наш комментарий к наиболее важным нормативно-правовым актам Республики Беларусь за апрель месяц 2015 года, а также новости нашей компании.

05.12.2012

GRATA Law Firm is recognized as a regional contributor to the World Bank Doing Business Report 2013

Doing Business 2013 is the 10th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.

05.10.2012

20th Anniversary Kazakhstani International Conference and Exhibition KIOGE 2012 is held in Almaty

On 4-5 October 2012, the 20th Anniversary Kazakhstani International Oil and Gas Conference KIOGE 2012 is held in Almaty. InterContinental Hotel.

02.04.2015

Newsletters of GRATA International

Our newsletter is designed to highlight certain legal developments, to inform about important news, and also upcoming events of GRATA Law Firm. Newsletters are publishing every month.

02.04.2015

Информационные Бюллетени Юридической фирмы GRATA

Данный информационный бюллетень предназначен для освещения определенных изменений в законодательстве, для информирования важных новостей, а так же о предстоящих событиях Юридической фирмы «GRATA» Информационные бюллетени выпускается ежемесячно.

12.10.2010

Interview Technique

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When it comes to interviews, this could not be truer.

29.03.2011

Confidentiality in Arbitration under Kazakhstan Law

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

04.04.2011

Review of normative legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan 19.03.2011 – 31.03.2011

This information was prepared on the basis of official publications of the Republic of Kazakhstan

25.07.2011

Rethinking Limited Liability, Article by Ali Imanalin, Lawyer, GRATA Law Firm

Both contractual and tortious claims made against a company do not affect company members when a limitation is placed on their liability for the debts of their company.

13.12.2013

С Днем Независимости Республики Казахстан!

С ДНЕМ НЕЗАВИСИМОСТИ РЕСПУБЛИКИ КАЗАХСТАН! Юридическая фирма «GRATA» от всей души поздравляет Вас с Днем Независимости!

18.12.2013

Камолиддин Мухамедов назначен Старшим Юристом Юридической фирмы «GRATA»

КАМОЛИДДИН МУХАМЕДОВ НАЗНАЧЕН СТАРШИМ ЮРИСТОМ ЮРИДИЧЕСКОЙ ФИРМЫ «GRATA» Юридическая фирма «GRATA» рада объявить о назначении Камолиддина Мухамедова в качестве Старшего Юриста в офисе фирмы в городе Душанбе (Таджикистан).


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