A Trademark is used to distinguish the goods and services of one person from the goods and services of another person. This means that each Trademark must be original and not like other Trademarks.

Once a company has dealt with the low costs of registering Trademarks, it may quietly conduct its business not only in Kazakhstan but also in other countries. Trademark registration may protect you against the following risks:

  • appearance of competitors producing similar products under similar or identical names;
  • parallel or ‘shadow’ import;
  • the emergence of counterfeiting;
  • registration of the names of the products to another person.

Indeed, if any of the above problems arise, a Trademark owner has legitimate grounds to fight violators through the use of civil, administrative and criminal measures.

We therefore suggest that you protect your Trademark as soon as possible. Please note that our firm can assist you with this.

Our services:

  • information search;
  • drafting and filing national applications for Trademark registration, including changes in the registration data and renewal of protection document;
  • drafting and filing objections to the Patent Office decisions;
  • protection of Trademark rights in the Board of Appeal and state authorities, including courts.

 

  • Assisting with the registration of trademarks and copyright of an international investment fund specializing in the development and acquisition of technology used in the exploration and production of oil and gas; 
  • Preparing and submitting objection letters to the Board of Appeal regarding a refusal to register a world famous luxury brand of clothing and accessories; 
  • Preparing recommendations based on the results of informational searches for identical and similar trademarks for a Kazakh private airline; 
  • Registration of trademarks of national and foreign banks, education institutions and major producers of tea and coffee products, as well as other trade brands in various countries worldwide; 
  • Consultations on trademark infringement and invalidation and further protection of the IP rights of a famous confectionary brand, a pharmaceutical company, and manufacturers of industrial goods, soft drinks and automobiles in the Board of Appeal and the courts;
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21.06.2018

Yerbolat Yerkebulanov gave a speech at the 25th World Mining Congress

Yerbolat Yerkebulanov, Partner, Head of Subsoil Use department (Almaty) of GRATA International was a speaker at the 25th World Mining Congress (WMC).

20.06.2018

Shaimerden Chikanayev will speak at the PPP seminar

On 19-20 July 2018 a seminar on "Practical aspects of the application of public-private partnership mechanisms for infrastructure development" will be held in Astana.

Why Islamic finance fits well in Kazakhstan’s PPP projects

Since 1991, Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy and oil producer, has had to rely on the deteriorating infrastructure it inherited from the Soviet Union.

07.06.2018

Yerbolat Yerkebulanov will speak at the 25th World Mining Congress

On 19-22 June 2018 the 25th World Mining Congress (WMC) will be held in Astana.

14.06.2018

Compensation is not limited with the damage amount, according to the Turkish competition rules

In Civil Law and Common Law System, the fundamental of the compensation are separated from each other. In Civil Law System, the punishment of person or persons who cause harm and the prevention of similar behaviour are the adopted remark in determining the compensation of competition law. Meanwhile in Common Law, the logic of compensation for damage, adopted comment in the determination of compensation. 

29.03.2018

Yerbolat Yerkebulanov translated Subsoil Code 2018 into English

Yerbolat Yerkebulanov translated the New Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use for mining companies into English..


12.06.2018

Shaimerden Chikanayev gave a speech at the Renewable Energy Summit

On 8 June 2018 a Renewable Energy Summit was held in Astana.

11.06.2018

Shaimerden Chikanayev will speak at the International PPP Finance Summit in London

On 3-4 July 2018 an International PPP Summit 2018 will take place in London, UK.

08.06.2018

Gulnur Nurkeyeva took part at the 5th meeting of the Kazakhstan-China Business Council

On 8 June 2018, Gulnur Nurkeyeva, Head of GRATA International's China Desk, took part at the 5th meeting of the Kazakhstan China Business Council in Beijing.

06.06.2018

Implementation of Foreign Court Decisions In Turkey

Recognition and enforcement, which is one of the legal terms, is regulated in International Private and Civil Procedure Law. The point of this regulation is how the decision given by the Foreign Court will be valid in the Turkish Courts.

06.06.2018

Ancillary restraints in the mergers and acquisitions within the scope of Turkish law

Ancillary restraint is frequently one of competition restricting agreements in case of accepted as illegal it can damage market. Because mergers and acquisitions sometimes lose its importance without ancillary restraints.

30.05.2018

Gulnur Nurkeyeva took part at the 100th Anniversary of Azerbaijan's Republic Day

The event was held by the Embassy of Azerbaijan to China to mark the National Independence Day.
The event brought together Azerbaijanis living in China, representatives of various state organisations and companies from Azerbaijan and foreign states.


30.05.2018

Mining Law: 2018 Kazakhstan

The well-known and free-accessed ICLG (International Comparative Legal Guide) series provides current and practical comparative legal information on a range of practice areas, including Mining Law.

The Mining Law 2018 – Kazakhstan with 43 specific issues addressed by GRATA International in view of the then-acting subsoil use legislation was initially published on September 2017.

As the mining legal environment will substantially change after the new Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use dated 27 December 2017 comes into force on 29 June 2018, GRATA has updated the Kazakhstan chapter accordingly.


29.05.2018

GRATA International on the 5th Caspian Energy Forum in Tbilisi

The 5th Caspian Energy Forum Tbilisi-2018 (www.caspianenergyforum.com) has been held on May 8th, 2018.

24.05.2018

New stage of cooperation between business circles of Uzbekistan and Germany: the proposal to create a German industrial zone in Tashkent

During an IV meeting of the German-Uzbek Business Council which was held in Tashkent, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov invited the largest German companies to open their business in the Republic of Uzbekistan.

24.05.2018

In Uzbekistan small tourist zones will be created

The authorities of Uzbekistan are planning to create three small tourist zones in the Surkhandarya region. Relying to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Basnoi, Sariasiy and Sherabad zones will be established for the development of tourism in the region.

24.05.2018

Incentives for leather and footwear industry in Uzbekistan

In Uzbekistan, it was adopted Presidential Decree, "On measures to further stimulate the development and growth of export potential of leather and footwear and fur industries”.

24.05.2018

SkyPower Global invests US$1.3 billion in solar energy in Uzbekistan

SkyPower Global (Cayman Islands) will invest US$1.3 billion in a project to build photovoltaic solar energy facilities.

24.05.2018

The procedure and rules for the operation of non-governmental non-profit organisations will be significantly simplified

On May 4, 2018, it was signed the Presidential Decree, "On measures to radically increase the role of civil society institutions in the process of democratic renewal of the country", which will amend current regulating system of NGOs, specifically:

 

24.05.2018

World Bank Group President pledges $940 million financing for Uzbekistan’s reforms

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim met with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to discuss Uzbekistan’s social and economic transformation and to reaffirm the World Bank Group’s support for reforms to accelerate economic growth and boost shared prosperity, the World Bank reported.

24.05.2018

The companies of Uzbekistan and the US signed a number of agreements in the oil and gas sector and energy

The companies of Uzbekistan and the US signed a number of agreements in the oil and gas sector and energy within the framework of the visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Washington.
Uzbekistan and leading US companies signed agreements worth about US$5 billion.

24.05.2018

Public may be allowed to invest in gold bullions, precious metals and stones

The Central Bank of Uzbekistan posted the draft Precious Metals and Precious Stones Bill for public consultation. The bill provides for that gold bullions may be used (purchased) by individuals and legal entities, including non-residents of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as investments.

24.05.2018

Uzbekistan and Turkey signed an agreement on the protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families

Uzbekistan and Turkey signed an agreement on the protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families.

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 participated in presentation of “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”.”

19.04.2018

GRATA International in Legal 500 EMEA 2018

GRATA International secured its position in Legal 500 EMEA 2018 rankings across 8 countries – Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

19.04.2018

More free economic zones were created in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is becoming more open to investment and foreign investors. Only in the last month, two more free economic zones were created.

19.04.2018

In Uzbekistan 42 licensing and permitting procedures are going to be abolished

In Uzbekistan, starting from June 1, 2018, licenses will be issued for an unlimited period, except for those related to drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and precursors, as well as cellular communication, radio and television broadcasting. This is stipulated by the decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev from 11.04.2018 No. PD- 5409, on the reduction and simplification of licensing and permitting procedures.

19.04.2018

Concept of tax reform for 2018-2020 published for public discussion in Uzbekistan

National Project Management Agency under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan prepared a draft concept on radical reform of the tax system. The document envisages reducing the tax burden, the VAT rate, unification and cancellation of a number of taxes and mandatory payments, as well as measures to improve tax administration.

19.04.2018

Uzbekistan: insurance market overview

Insurance functions as a tool to optimize financing process of recovery of the resources lost as a result of random events and by this insurance considerably decreases financial load to the budget of the state. Insurance aids to avoid also such serious macroeconomic problems as the growth of the public expenditures and the budget deficit which is an inflationary factor. The subject of the current state and development of the insurance market in Uzbekistan remains relevant today.

11.04.2018

Can Kazakhstan tap Islamic Finance to become a regional Islamic Finance hub?

As the Central Asia’s largest and richest country, with a Muslim-majority population of around 18 million people, Kazakhstan wants its local Islamic banking industry, as an alternative source of capital for SMEs, to reach 3-5% of its total banking assets by 2020 from 0.08% in 2015.

30.03.2018

Checking the Russian counterparty before the transaction

In Russia, on the participant of legal relations is entrusted serious risks associated with the manifestation of due diligence and prudence, which are often a condition for the subsequent protection of rights before state bodies and courts, including in disputing transactions.

29.03.2018

Easier business for construction companies

This is related to the Decree No. 7 as well. The Government has recently shortened the list of construction activities subject to “attestation” (it is like certification, but different from the previous news item). A lot of “simple” construction works were eliminated from the list, like design works, doors and windows installation etc. So a lot of small construction companies that perform just internal works will be able to perform their activities without the special certificate. This is mostly interesting for the companies whose special certificate is going to expire soon. You do not need to prolongate it.

29.03.2018

Easier certifications rules are introduced

Long can we talk about the innovations of the Decree No. 7. In this month we would like to describe the simplified certification procedure for works and goods, as the new documents in this sphere were adopted in March. They are not fundamental, however, they make the procedure easier, more comfortable for the applicant.

28.03.2018

Kaisar Yegizbayev gave a lecture at the Caspian University

Kaisar Yegizbayev is a lawyer at the Tax law department of GRATA International. He gave a guest lecture to Caspian University students on the 'BEPS. OECD actions against aggressive tax planning'.

27.03.2018

New Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use for mining companies

On 27 December 2017, Kazakhstan adopted a new Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use for mining companies (the “Code”) to come into force six months after its official publication. The Code will replace the current Law on Subsoil and Subsoil Use dated 24 June 2010 save for a limited number of provisions applicable to those subsoil users that will keep their subsoil use contracts without transitioning to relevant subsoil use licences.



27.03.2018

Shaimerden Chikanayev will be a moderator at the English Law Summit

From 23-25 April 2018 the English Law summit, organised by the Law Society (UK) in partnership with the Bar Council (UK), the UK Ministry of Justice and the British Embassy in Astana will take place in Astana and Almaty.

26.03.2018

Registration of medicines in the Eurasian Economic Union

At the Pharmaceutical Forum of the EAEU and CIS countries held in Moscow in late February 2018, the Director of the Department of Technical Regulation and Accreditation of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEС) said that the full-scale work on registration of medicines using the unified information system of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will start upon its launch scheduled on the first half of 2018. Currently, the integration segment of this system is ready, and the work to prepare national segments in each state of the EAEU is underway. Representatives of the regulatory authority of Kazakhstan reported that the first applications for registration of medicines under the unified EAEU rules had already been submitted, and representatives of the Belarus regulator confirmed their readiness to accept such applications.

26.03.2018

Requirements for import of drugs into Ukraine are changed

On March 1, 2018, changes in The License Conditions for the Implementation of Economic Activities for the Production of Drugs, Wholesale and Retail Trade of Drugs, and the Import of Drugs (other than Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) in the part provided for in the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 929 dated November 30, 2016, will come into force.

26.03.2018

Amendments in the List of Drugs Prohibited for Advertising

The List of Drugs Prohibited for Advertising, Which Are Released Without a Prescription with amendments added in accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 1408 (dated February 14, 2017) comes into force on February 16, 2018[1].




[1] http://zakon0.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/z1948-12/ed20180116

26.03.2018

The Law of Ukraine "On feed safety and hygiene" was returned to the Parliament with the signature of the President of Ukraine

On January 18, 2018, The Law of Ukraine "On feed safety and hygiene" No. 2264-VIII dated December 21, 2017, was signed by the President of Ukraine, and returned to the Parliament of Ukraine. The Law will come into force in stages until fully in 2020.

26.03.2018

The List of Types of High-Risk Work and Machinery (Equipment) was reduced

The Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On Amendments to Decrees of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 725 dated August 25, 2010, and No. 1107 dated October 26, 2011" came into force on February 8, 2018.

26.03.2018

The procedure for using budget funds for the development of the coal industry

On February 7, 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a decision "On Approving the Procedure for Using Funds Provided in the State Budget to Implement Measures to Ensure Domestic Production of Coal Products and Further Reforming the Public Sector of the Coal Industry."

26.03.2018

Procedure for using the resources of the Energy Efficiency Fund

On February 7, 2018, the Decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine came into force.

26.03.2018

Free Permissions in the field of nuclear energy

The Decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from December 27, 2017 No. 1064 was amended in:

22.03.2018

The Law of Ukraine "On Limited and Additional Liability Companies" was adopted

On February 6, 2018, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On Limited Liability Companies" (project No. 4666 dated May 13, 2016), which changes the procedure for registration and management of these types of companies.

22.03.2018

President signed the Corporate Contracts Act

On February 15, 2018, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Corporate Agreements" (Project No. 4470 of April 19, 2016), which introduces in the domestic legislation provisions on the conclusion of corporate contracts - agreements on the exercise of the rights of participants (founders) of a limited liability company and agreements between shareholders[1].



GRATA International took part at the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Russia & CIS 2018 event

The event that was held on February 27th, in Moscow (Russia) attracted 456 senior level decision makers, who came together to discuss the opportunities in the Russian & CIS capital markets industry. 

17.03.2018

GRATA International was for the third time conferred with the award "Contributor With Most Reader Response In Russian Federation" by Mondaq

During the Month of February 2018 GRATA International (Russian Federation) generated the most usage from Mondaq users for the  category of commercial law.

16.03.2018

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov held a seminar on the Application of international forms of FIDIC construction contracts

On 16 March 2018, a seminar on the Application of international forms of FIDIC construction contracts was held by Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner and Director of Transport, Telecommunication, Construction and Infrastructure practice of GRATA International.

13.03.2018

Was 2017 another difficult year for Kazakhstan?

In this article, SHAIMERDEN CHIKANAYEV outlines some of the key legal developments and challenges faced by the Islamic finance market in Kazakhstan in 2017 and provides an overview of some of the major factors that will shape the Islamic finance industry's growth and trends in Kazakhstan in 2018. 

20.03.2018

Gulnur Nurkeyeva will speak at the China Enterprises Going Global Risk Conference

On 20-21 of March 2018, in Zhuhai, China the China Enterprises Going Global Risk Conference will be held for Chinese transnational companies, organised by the China Industrial Overseas Development Association. 

20.02.2018

Uzbekistan review - market opportunities 2018

Uzbek government continues its strive to transform country's legislation and make Uzbekistan more open to foreign investment and international trade.  With the addition modern-thinking specialists to the management in the state authorities, alongside with radical legislative improvements in legislation, directed to full-scale liberalisation, increasing trade turnover and development of local industry, attracting foreign investors, full transfer to market economy and overcoming such obstacles as corruption, restrictions for payment on current international transactions, tariff and non-tariff barriers, the prospects of Uzbekistan are becoming increasingly more attractive for global businesses. 

15.02.2018

GRATA International became a Mondaq Contributor With Most Reader Response In Russian Federation

During the Month of January 2018 GRATA International (Russian Federation) generated the most usage from Mondaq users for the  category of commercial law.

08.02.2018

GRATA International attended the international conference 'Intellectual Property in the New Technological Order'

Yana Dianova, Director of the Corporate and Commercial Law Department (GRATA International, Moscow) and Timur Berekmoinov, a patent attorney (GRATA International, Almaty) took part in the international conference 'Intellectual Property in the New Technological Order'.

07.02.2018

Upcoming Changes in Foreign Exchange Legislation: branches of foreign companies’ settlements will be converted into Tenge

In keeping with GRATA’s practice of informing clients of important legal developments that might influence their business, we would like to draw your attention to some important upcoming legislative developments regarding the foreign exchange regulation and foreign exchange control.

31.01.2018

Building a regional network of a consulting firm or the largest network of lawyers and litigation attorneys in Kazakhstan

Samat Daumov, Managing Partner, GRATA International, shares the firm’s experience in building a regional network of a consulting firm or the largest network of lawyers and litigation attorneys in Kazakhstan.

30.01.2018

GRATA International in Who's Who Legal: Mining 2018 issue

We are glad to announce that Aidar Sarymsakov and Akhmetzhan Abdullayev, Senior Partners, Saule Akhmetova and Almat Daumov, Partners have been identified as key legal experts in Mining field among 11 legal experts in Kazakhstan in Who's Who Legal: Mining 2018 issue.

31.01.2018

Marina Kahiani will speak on the round table Doing Legal Business in Kazakhstan

On 31 January 2017, the Law Society is hosting a breakfast round table with experts from the region and experienced practitioners to discuss the current business climate, growing business areas, and new investment opportunities for law firms and their clients, in particular in relation to the AIFC.

18.01.2018

What to expect from the amendments in land legislation?

On 29 November 2017 the deputies of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan approved in the first reading draft law "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan Regarding Regulation of Land Relations" (hereinafter referred to as the "Draft Law"), developed following the work of the Commission on Land Reform.

18.01.2018

New Tax Code

On 1 January 2018 new Tax Code came into force in Kazakhstan. This Tax Code is set to stimulate growth of small and medium-sized businesses and strengthen Kazakhstan’s financial sector. The principle of good faith was also introduced: all the ambiguities and inaccuracies of the Tax Code are interpreted in favour of entrepreneurs. 

16.01.2018

Kazakhstan: New user identification requirements "further regulate social relations"

It has shown a particular interest in  the  Law of 28 December 2017 No. 128-VI on Introducing Amendments and Additions to some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Information and Communication ('the Law'), which, among other amendments, requires website operators to collect identification data of website users who post comments on such websites. 

GRATA International commented on the following questions:

1- What is the background to the Law, and the Kazakh government's reason for introducing it?

2- Which types of companies will be affected by the provisions with regard to i) identifying website users ii) retaining user data? How is this likely to affect the operation of websites, and their users? 

11.01.2018

Kazakhstan has ratified the Convention on avoidance of double taxation with Ireland

On 29 December 2017 the Republic of Kazakhstan has ratified the Convention on avoidance of double taxation with Ireland[1] and the Protocol thereto (hereinafter – the ‘Convention’).


11.01.2018

Изменения в российском законодательстве в 2018 году

Команда юристов GRATA International в России подготовила обзор наиболее важных изменений в законодательстве Российской Федерации, вступающих в силу в 2018 году. 

11.01.2018

ICOs go legal in Belarus: what the Hi-Tech Park 2.0 can offer the IT industry

Belarus adopted the revolutionary legal framework for IT companies and blockchain enthusiasts. The President’s Decree on Digital Economy comes into force on March 28, 2018.

GRATA International had a presentation at the Shanghai Bar Association

On December 23, 2017 Managing Partner of GRATA International’s Uzbekistan office Bakhodir Jabborov made a presentation at the Shanghai Bar Association

20.12.2017

Special Focus - One Belt One Road China Investment

GRATA International contributed to LexisNexis Mergers & Acquisitions Law Guide 2018. Special Focus - One Belt One Road China Investment.

20.12.2017

Liberalization of business conditions in Belarus

On November 23 the President of the Republic of Belarus has signed Decree No. 7 “On the Development of Entrepreneurship”. The document significantly simplifies business activities in Belarus. Below you can find main innovations for business introduced by the document.

GRATA International attended the AmCham HR Committee meeting

On 15 December 2017, AmCham HR Committee's December Meeting took place in the office of Nobel Oil in Baku.

GRATA International attended the Azerbaijani-Georgian business forum

On 15 December 2017, the Caspian European Club and Caspian Energy Georgia with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Georgia held the Azerbaijani-Georgian business forum and the third CEO of Lunch Tbilisi.

GRATA International attended the 23rd Azerbaijan International Telecommunications and Information Technologies Exhibition and Conference

On 5 December 2017, the 23rd Azerbaijan International Telecommunications and Information Technologies Exhibition and Conference took Place in Baku Expo Centre. The exhibition marked the beginning of High Technologies Week. The organiser of the exhibition was the Caspian Event Organisers.

GRATA International attended International Taxation Conference 2017 in India

On 7-9 December 2017, Bolormaa Volodya, Partner, and Altanzaya Gunsen, Taxation Counsel of Absolute Advocates LLP, GRATA International's associate office in Mongolia, have attended International Taxation Conference 2017 in Mumbai, India.

14.12.2017

GRATA International in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018

GRATA International performed exceptionally well in this year’s rankings as its Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan offices were ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018, confirming GRATA International's dominant position in Central Asia.

14.12.2017

GRATA International is a Mondaq Contributor With Most Reader Response In Russian Federation

During the Month of November 2017 GRATA International (Russian Federation) generated the most usage from Mondaq users for the  category of commercial law.

13.12.2017

GRATA International organised a practical seminar: Roadmap to Profitable Small Hydro Power Plant Development in Bishkek

On 30 November 2017 in Bishkek GRATA International organised a practical seminar: Roadmap to Profitable Small Hydro Power Plant Development, together with international engineering firm  ILF Consulting Engineers.

13.12.2017

GRATA International organised a practical seminar: Roadmap to Profitable Small Hydro Power Plant Development in Almaty

On 28 November 2017 in Almaty GRATA International organised a practical seminar:  Roadmap to Profitable Small Hydro Power Plant Development, together with international engineering firm  ILF Consulting Engineers.

11.12.2017

Stepanov and Aksuk Law Firm Associate office of GRATA International is Recognised by Право.ru-300 Ranking 2017 in 4 Nominations

On 7 December 2017, the results of the national law firms rating – ‘Право.ru-300’ were announced.

07.12.2017

Drinks reception was held at the residence of the British Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan

On 6 December 2017 the drinks reception was held in Astana, Kazakhstan. 

06.12.2017

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, partner of GRATA International, spoke at the International Conference "PPP Projects in International Context"

On 5 December 2017 the International Conference "PPP Projects in International Context" was held in Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany.

Yerzhan spoke on key questions of PPP projects implementation in Kazakhstan, particular issues of national legislation, basis PPP models in Kazakhstan, issues relating to regulation of PPP projects and key trends of development of PPP in the near future.

04.12.2017

Nurlan Kyshtobaev conducted a guest lecture on “concession agreements”

On November 28th, 2017 Nurlan Kyshtobaev, partner of GRATA International Bishkek office conducted a guest lecture on “concession agreements” and “how law firms operate”. The lecture was read to the students of International Business Law department of the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) within the course “Investment Law and Sustainable Development”. Earlier this year, GRATA International in Bishkek signed a MoU with AUCA on cooperation. 

28.11.2017

4th Downstream Caspian & Central Asia conference

4th Downstream Caspian & Central Asia conference was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on November 28.

28.11.2017

Chamber Annual Networking Reception took place in Azerbaijan

On 22 November 2017 Dubai Chamber Annual Networking Reception took place in Azerbaijan, Baku with the aim of highlighting achievements, discussing plans, and reward most active companies. 

28.11.2017

Amcham November Luncheon

On November 16, 2017, American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham Azerbaijan) organized its monthly members’ luncheon.

28.11.2017

Amcham Legal & Compliance Working Group’s November Meeting

AmCham Legal and Compliance Working Group hosted its regular meeting on November 1, 2017.

28.11.2017

Railway “Baku-Tbilisi-Kars” was opened in Azerbaijan

The opening ceremony of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway (BTK) was held on October 30, 2017 in Baku.  

28.11.2017

Extension of PSA for Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli Oil Field

On October 31, 2017, MilliMajlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan ratified a new production sharing agreement. 

27.11.2017

PPP Law in Kazakhstan (unofficial English translation)

Since 1991, Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy and oil producer, has had to rely on the deteriorating infrastructure it inherited from the Soviet Union. As a result, nearly every piece of public infrastructure (e.g., roads, hospitals, power plants, kindergartens, sewerages) in Kazakhstan requires a different degree of upgrading or expansion. It is expected that proper PPPs and project finance deals will finally take off in Kazakhstan in the near future, firstly because proper legislation on PPPs has been put in place in 2015 and, secondly, after decades of neglect, the government of Kazakhstan has finally not only declared, but seems to confirm its readiness to improve the investment climate and to attract private investments through PPPs (including into the housing and utilities sector) and decided to invest at least part of the wealth from commodity exports in long-postponed infrastructure projects.

21.11.2017

Yana Dianova assisted the World Bank in preparation of the Doing Business 2018 annual report on Russian Federation

Yana Dianova, Director of the Corporate and Commercial Law Department of GRATA International (Moscow office), took part in the preparation of the Doing business 2018 annual report by the World Bank on the Russian Federation.

В Каспийском Университете прошли гостевые лекции с GRATA International

С 10 по 16 ноября 2017 года Каспийский Университет принял юристов GRATA International в качестве лекторов по актуальным темам.

15.11.2017

GRATA International has been recognised as an ‘outstanding’ law firm according to Asialaw Profiles 2018

We are proud announce that GRATA International has been ranked as an Outstanding Law Firm by Asia Law Profiles 2018

14.11.2017

GRATA International organised a Doing business in Kazakhstan seminar in Atyrau

On 13 November 2017, in celebration of 20 years of GRATA International in Atyrau, we organised a Doing business in Kazakhstan via a Joint Venture and Consortium seminar.

14.11.2017

GRATA International in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

As a further step in GRATA International’s strategy designed to provide a comprehensive coverage in the Eurasian region, we are pleased to announce the expansion of our Mongolian desk into a significant presence in Ulaanbaatar.  Absolute Advocates, a full-service law firm, has started operating as an associate firm of GRATA International with effect from November 10, 2017.

13.11.2017

Shaimerden Chikanayev Took Part in the Round Table ‘Strategy 2025’

On 7 November 2017, a round table ‘Strategy 2025’ was held in Almaty.

13.11.2017

GRATA International Took Part in the Kazakh Forum of Corporate Lawyers

On 2-3 November 2017, the XII Forum of Corporate Lawyers was held in Almaty. GRATA International took part in the Forum as speakers.

13.11.2017

Doing business in Kazakhstan seminar

On 13 November 2017, in celebration of 20 years of GRATA International in Atyrau we are organising a DOING BUSINESS IN KAZAKHSTAN VIA JOINT VENTURE AND CONSORTIUM seminar.

25.10.2017

Arzinger & Partners Associate office of GRATA International in Belarus “Climbed up” in the Rating IFLR 1000

And again October, and again the time of the rating IFLR1000.

In the company section of IFLR 1000 Financial & Corporate we have gone up and take a worthy place in Tier 2! Similarly, we are located in the section Project Development, which replaced Energy & Infrastructure.

25.10.2017

Associate office of GRATA International in Samara RBL became a partner of the large industrial park of the Samara region

Associate office of GRATA International in Samara RBL law office became a partner of the large industrial park of the Samara region

10.11.2017

Bakhyt Tukulov: "It's awesome to be a lawyer!"

On 10 November, Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner, Director of the Litigation Practice, will speak at the Caspian University.

24.10.2017

Tax Advising

Preparations are being made in Belarus for the introduction of a new institute in the consulting sphere - tax advising. Edict of the President adopted on September 19 serves this purpose by approving the Regulation on the activities of tax advisers in Belarus.

18.10.2017

GRATA International hosted a Termination of employment agreement seminar in Atyrau

On 13 October 2017, in Atyrau, at the Renaissance Hotel, GRATA International hosted a Termination of employment agreement seminar devoted to labour law regulation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

17.10.2017

Проверка российского контрагента перед сделкой

Статья управляющего партнера Ассоциированного офиса GRATA International в Новосибирске (Россия) USCONSALT Евгении Бондаренко о проверке российского контрагента перед сделкой.

17.10.2017

Как предъявить иск в суд к российской компании

Статья управляющего партнера Ассоциированного офиса GRATA International в Новосибирске (Россия) USCONSALT Евгении Бондаренко о соблюдении ряда обязательных требований при принятии процессуального обращения арбитражным судом Российской Федерации. 

17.10.2017

IFLR 1000 2018 recognised Shaimerden Chikanayev as a Highly regarded lawyer for Financial & Corporate law

GRATA International is delighted to confirm that Shaimerden Chikanayev has been endorsed as a Highly regarded lawyer for Financial & Corporate law following client and peer recommendations during IFLR1000's research process.

16.10.2017

GRATA International participated in the 19th German Economy Day in Kazakhstan

On 6 October 2017, the Union of German Economy in the Republic of Kazakhstan and Representative Office of the German Economy in Central Asia held the 19th Day of German Economy in Kazakhstan.

16.10.2017

GRATA International visited Almaty Invest - 2017

On 5 October 2017, the International Investment Forum - "Almaty Invest" - was held. The Forum platform annually incorporate about 500 high-ranking participants. 

13.10.2017

В Новосибирске прошла Межрегиональная практическая конференция для бизнеса «Государственно-частное партнерство. Просто о сложном»

11-12 октября 2017 года, ассоциированный офис GRATA International в Новосибирске ЮСКОНСАЛТ совместно с Правительством Новосибирской области и Ассоциации Юристов России организовали межрегиональную практическую конференцию для бизнеса «Государственно-частное партнерство. Просто о сложном».

19.10.2017

Construction of “Tashkent city”

For Uzbekistan 2017 was marked by numerous changes in the life of the country. The changes accelerated the development of business environment in the country, in particular in Tashkent city.

Строительство «Ташкент сити»

Одобрена концепция международного Делового Центра Ташкент Сити, который будет размещен на площади 80 Га в центре города Ташкент между проспектом А.Навои, ул. Олмазор, ул. Фурката и проспектом И.Каримова.

10.10.2017

Kazakhstan - Data Protection in the Financial Sector

Over the past 25 years Kazakhstan has developed its own financial sector, which is considered to be the most advanced in Central Asia. With the evolution of financial sector and the complexities of key players involved, the need for regulation of dealing with data arose.

13.10.2017

GRATA International hosts a Termination of employment agreement seminar in Atyrau

On 13 October 2017, GRATA International in Atyrau hosts a Termination of employment agreement seminar

05.10.2017

White-Collar Crime Practice

GRATA International is launching a new practice in Russia - White-Collar Crime. In keeping with GRATA International's practice of informing about important legal developments that might affect their business, we highlight the impact of criminal law on business in Russian Federation.

21.09.2017

Shaimerden Chikanayev and Bakhyt Tukulov will Speak at the Kazakhstan Legal Forum 2017

On 28 September 2017, the Kazakhstan Legal Forum 2017 will be held in Almaty at the Inter Continental Hotel. 

27.09.2017

The International Comparative Legal Guide series - Mining Law 2018: Kazakhstan

GRATA International Kazakhstan contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Mining Law 2018 with the chapter on Kazakhstan. 

Major Economic and Social Developments in Uzbekistan

Uzbek government intensifies restructuring of the state apparatus by adding modern-thinking specialists to the management, alongside with radical improvements in legislation, directed to full-scale liberalisation, increasing trade turnover and development of local industry, attracting foreign investors, full transfer to market economy and overcoming such obstacles as corruption, restrictions for payment on current international transactions, tariff and non-tariff barriers.

25.09.2017

Aidar Sarymsakov took part at the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum in London

6-8 September 2017 Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum was held (former CIS Local Counsel).

22.09.2017

GRATA International attended 4th annual Skolkovo Patent School

On 13-15 September 2017, “2017 Skolkovo Patent School” was held by the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Moscow.

22.09.2017

Yerbolat Yerkebulanov took part at the Mining and Metals Working Group Meeting in Almaty

On 19 September 2017 Mining and Metals Working Group Meeting was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

22.09.2017

Shaimerden Chikanayev was a speaker at the International Scientific Practical Conference

On 21-22 September 2017, an International Practical Conference was held at the Caspian University in Almaty.

21.09.2017

The International Comparative Legal Guide series - Franchise 2018: Kazakhstan

GRATA International Kazakhstan contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Franchise 2018 with the chapter on Kazakhstan. 

20.09.2017

Shaimerden Chikanayev to speak at International scientific conference about public-private partnership agreement in Kazakhstan

"Current problems of international financial and tax law" international scientific conference will be held on September 21-22 in Caspian University, Almaty.

20.09.2017

The International Comparative Legal Guide series - Franchise 2018: Russia

GRATA International Moscow office contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Franchise 2018 with the chapter on Russia. 

19.09.2017

Shaimerden Chikanayev Took Part at the Workshop Titled ‘Practical Aspects of PPP Projects’

On 15 September 2017, the workshop on ‘Practical Aspects of PPP Projects’ was held in The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Almaty.


25.08.2017

Bolat Miyatov Has Rejoined the Firm after Completing Studies at Harvard Law

GRATA is pleased to announce that Corporate Partner Bolat Miyatov is again a part of our team.

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

23.08.2017

GRATA International Attended the Finnish Energy Forum

On 15 August, Astana hosted the Finnish Energy Forum organised by Business Oulu, Planora, the Finnish Power Club, the Association of Finnish Energy Companies, and Astana Expo-2017

23.08.2017

GRATA International took part in the Kazakh-Turkish Business Forum

On 10 August, the Kazakh-Turkish business forum was held in Astana. 

Changes in the legislation on foreign investments in Russian companies of strategic importance

On July 30, 2017 the amendments to the Federal Laws "On Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation" and "On the Procedure for Making Foreign Investments in Companies of Strategic Importance for National Defense and State Security" came into force, in particular, clarifying the notion of a foreign investor and supplementing the list of activities of strategic importance for the national defense and state security, as well as establishing new consequences of non-compliance by foreign investors of the obligation to submit information to the competent authority on the acquisition of 5 percent and more of the shares (stakes) of the strategic company.

14.08.2017

Shaimerden Chikanayev will Take Part at the Workshop Titled ‘Practical Aspects of PPP Projects’

On 15 September 2017, the workshop on ‘Practical Aspects of PPP Projects’ will be held be held in The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Almaty.

14.08.2017

Bakhyt Tukulov and Zeinebike Madybayeva will Speak at the Workshop on: ‘Practical Issues of Dispute Resolution’

On 15 September 2017, the workshop on ‘Practical Issues of Dispute Resolution’ will be held be held in The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Almaty.

14.08.2017

GRATA International has been recognised as an ‘outstanding’ law firm according to Asialaw Profiles 2017

According to the results of the analysis, the Asialaw Profiles directory – one of the leading guide to the Asia Pacific region, has once again ranked GRATA International as an outstanding law firm in Kazakhstan.

08.08.2017

Some Upcoming Changes in IP Legislation

Kazakhstan's accession to the World Trade Organisation, membership in the Eurasian Economic Union requires the improvement of national legislation in the area of intellectual property, elimination of contradictions and gaps, both within the provisions of national legislation and between national law and provisions of international agreements, to which Kazakhstan is a party.

Общий регламент EC по защите данных и российские операторы персональных данных

Общий регламент по защите данных (General Data Protection Regulation), принятый Европейским парламентом 17 декабря 2015 г. (далее - «Регламент»), вступает в силу 25 мая 2018 г. и заменит  Директиву ЕС по защите данных 95/46/EC.

07.08.2017

Regulation in the telehealthcare sector in Russia

The Federal Law No. 242-FZ dated 29 July 2017 amended certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation on the use of information technologies in the area of health care providing, in particular, for features of medial aid using telehealthcare technologies, e-document flow in the medial aid provision and the establishment of the Unified State Information System in the healthcare sector.

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov and Shaimerden Chikanayev, commented for Mergermarket

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner, and Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner, commented for Mergermarket with regard to Kazakhstan M&A trends in 2017. Yerzhan Yessimkhanov commented on current trends in energy market, including potential sales and mergers among power generating companies. Shaimerden Chikanayev commented on key M&A trends on financial market. 

GRATA International Took Part in 'Transforming the Energy Ecosystem' Conference

Within the exhibition EXPO-2017, Astana hosted the conference titled 'Transforming the Energy Ecosystem' organised by General Electric Company, the world leader in industry and digital technologies.

GRATA International Participated in 'Malaysia - Kazakhstan' Business Forum

On 12 July 2017, 'Malaysia-Kazakhstan' Business Forum was held at Ritz-Carlton Astana Hotel. 

GRATA International Attended the Business Forum 'Energy of Business - Energy of Development'

On 25 July 2017, the Business Forum 'Energy of Business - Energy of Development' was held. 

GRATA International Took Part in B2B meetings at the Opening of the Heilongjiang Province Week

On 12 July 2017 in Astana, the Foreign Trade Chamber of Kazakhstan in cooperation with the Heilongjiang Provincial Trade Promotion Committee (PRC) opened the week of Heilongjiang Province

GRATA International Visited CRE Central Asia 2017 - Central Asian Real Estate Forum

On 4 July 2017, an open meeting of the organisers of CRE Central Asia 2017 - the Central Asian Forum on Real Estate and representatives of development companies was held in Akimat of Yesil district of Astana. 

31.07.2017

GRATA International took part in Air Astana Cocktail reception at EXPO-2017

Air Astana organised a cocktail reception with food and drinks at the exhibition at 6 PM on Wednesday 5 July.

GRATA Law Firm Took Part in the Kazakh-China Agrarian and Investment Forum

On 11 July 2017, the Minister of Agriculture of the PRC visited Astana at the invitation of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan.

31.07.2017

GRATA International Held a Free Tax Law Workshop

On 21 July 2017, GRATA International represented by Aliya Sholimova and Kanat Adilbekov in conjunction with the State Revenues Department in Astana, Chamber of Entrepreneurs in Astana, and Central House of Accountants LLP held a free workshop on: 'Changes in the Tax Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan As Effective From 1 July 2017'.

21.07.2017

GRATA International took part in CAREC 2017 Energy Investment Forum

CAREC 2017 Energy Investment Forum (EIF) was held on 18-19 July 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

05.07.2017

Kazakhstan Supports Renewable Energy for Economic Diversification

Kazakhstan's 2020 Strategic Development Plan states that the use of renewable resources and energy sources is an effective method to diversity the country's economy. Kazakhstan is therefore creating incentives to develop wind power, solar and geothermal energy, and to introduce new technologies that will effectively use the country's water resources to provide the population with drinking water.

30.06.2017

Appeal commission considering appeals on results of tax and customs audits as well as notifications on elimination of violations

Please be advised that on 27 June 2017 the regulation on the Appeal commission of the Ministry of finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan[1], which will be operating from 1 July 2017, was officially published.

29.06.2017

GRATA International Took Part in the BPCA Seminar for the EU and Kazakhstani Business Community and Businessmen

On 29 June 2017, Almaty hosted a seminar for business circles and businessmen of the EU and Kazakhstan on the BPCA, results of a preliminary analysis of the implementation of certain chapters and the provisions of Section III 'Trade and Business', and the opportunities open for business, as well as the key issues, which are on the way to effective performance of the broader partnership and cooperation agreement (BPCA) between the Republic of Kazakhstan, European Union and the EU member states.

28.06.2017

GRATA International and EXPO-2017

On 10 June 2017, the International Specialised Exhibition 'Astana EXPO-2017' was launched.

28.06.2017

GRATA Law Firm took part in the Kazakh-Austrian Economic Forum

On 14 June 2017, the Kazakh-Austrian Economic Forum and the Vth meeting of the Kazakh-Austrian Business Council was held in Astana as a part of the national day of Austria at EXPO Astana 2017.

23.06.2017

Register of entrepreneurs

Register of entrepreneurs (hereinafter – the ‘Register’) is a main electronic data source on all types of entrepreneurs. The procedures of maintenance and use of the Register are regulated by the respective rules.The Register is formed by the Ministry of national economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 

20.06.2017

The Anniversary Economic Forum was held in Astana

The 10th Astana Economic Forum was held in the Palace of Independence, Astana on 15-16 June 2017. 

15.06.2017

Client note: Pricing mechanism for construction projects

In 2015, a new pricing mechanism for construction projects was approved in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Keeping GRATA’s practice of informing clients on important legal developments that might influence their business, we would like to draw your attention to some important legal changes regarding implementation of construction projects.

13.06.2017

Tax and customs benefits for EXPO-2017 participants

The Agreement on benefits and exemptions for official participants connected with performance of the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana[1], the Rules on performance of tax obligations by persons entitled to benefits and exemptions in accordance with the Agreement[2], effective 17 June 2017, as well as the Rules on application of special customs procedure[3] provide for separate tax and customs regimes for EXPO-2017 participants.

08.06.2017

GRATA International participated in seminars on FIDIC Contracts

Darya Ryapissova and Ibragim Kouky, lawyers at GRATA International, participated in seminars on FIDIC Contracts (International Federation of Consulting Engineers).

01.06.2017

Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Support for Use of Renewable Energy Sources

In Strategic Development Plan of the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2020, it is noted that one of the directions for successful diversification of the economy is the introduction of modern technologies based on renewable resources and energy sources.

Clarification of the State revenue committee on refund procedure of excess value added tax within the framework of risk management system

Please be informed that the State revenue committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the ‘Committee’) provided a clarification in its Letter[1] on refund procedure of excess value added tax (hereinafter – ‘VAT’) within the framework of risk management system (hereinafter – ‘RMS’).

Client note: Main changes in the customs law of Kazakhstan

The Decision No. 46 dated 11 May 2017 of the College of the Eurasian economic union introduced changes to the ‘Procedure of introduction of amendments and (or) additions to the declaration on goods’. 

30.05.2017

Lawyers in Support of the Energy of Future!

On 10 June 2017, EXPO exhibition opens doors to its visitors.

This International Specialised Exhibition (EXPO-2017) to be held in Astana is one of the key national projects of Kazakhstan. 

The 8-th International Mining Congress 'Astana Mining & Metallurgy' was held in Astana

On 25-26 May 2017, the International "Astana Mining & Metallurgy" Congress & Expo took place, which is held for the eighth time. 

Bakhyt Tukulov Spoke at the Legal Forum for Dispute Settlement

On 19 May 2017, the Legal Forum for Dispute Settlement was held in Astana hotel 'Kazzhol'.  The event was arranged at the initiative of 'Atameken' National Chamber of Businessmen and Lincoln Brown law firm.

GRATA International Held a Workshop titled: 'Corporate Law and Corporate Governance in Joint Stock Companies'

On 19 May 2017, GRATA International arrange a workshop for KazMunaiGas titled: 'Corporate Law and Corporate Governance in Joint Stock Companies'.

GRATA International took part in the English Law Day Forum in Almaty

On 24 May 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan English Law Day Forum was held.

GRATA International: 25 years expanding horizons and supporting your success!

The firm celebrates its 25th anniversary. 

On 18-19 May, GRATA International took part in seminar on Investment Climate in Kazakhstan. The seminar was organized by International Business Association One Belt, One Road in Shenzhen, China

During the seminar, Assem Tnalina, Senior Lawyer of GRATA International, commented on investment and business opportunities in Kazakhstan, including corporate and tax regulations and work permits.

18.05.2017

GRATA International in Saint Petersburg

Continuing rapid development in Russia, GRATA International is glad to announce the launch of a new associate office in Saint Petersburg

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2017 - Kazakhstan

GRATA International Kazakhstan office experts became the contributors of the 2017 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London

17.05.2017

GRATA International provided legal support in acquisition of Foodpanda online service by Chocofamily internet-holding

For the past three years, Foodpanda.kz was a key competitor to Chocofood.kz. The consolidation of these two companies will enable Chocofood.kz to take a leading position in Kazakhstan's market for online food delivery services with a market share of 80%. 

Marina Kahiani and Jakub Svoboda spoke at the Round Table organised in the Czech Republic as a part of the Agriculture Day

On 4 and 5 May 2017, in the Czech Republic the Agriculture Day was held. The Agriculture Day was attended by representatives of major non-governmental agro-food organisations of the Czech Republic.

12.05.2017

Kazakhstan and the Belt and Road

Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner of GRATA International with a review of Kazakhstan prospects within China's "One Belt - One Road" initiative

GRATA International organised a seminar on Infrastructure Disputes

On 12 May 2017 in Astana GRATA International organised a practical seminar:  Dispute Resolution In Infrastructure Projects together with German engineering firm  ILF Consulting Engineers. 

GRATA International took part in the Kazakh-Korean Business Forum

In the course of development of Kazakh-Korean relations, on 25 April 2017, the Kazakh-Korean Business Forum was held at Rixos Hotel, Almaty.

Shaimerden Chikanayev, a Partner at GRATA International Law Firm, took part in the meeting workshop titled 'Implementation of PPP projects in Almaty'.

Shaimerden Chikanayev, a Partner at GRATA International Law Firm, took part in the meeting workshop titled 'Implementation of PPP projects in Almaty'. The workshop was also attended by Akim of Almaty city, deputies of Akim of Almaty city, officers and heads of Akimat departments, NC SEC 'Almaty' JSC, Almaty City Development Centre JSC, and Kazakhstan PPP Centre JSC.

26.04.2017

GRATA International starts working with EXPO-2017 companies as a legal service company

Less than two months are left before EXPO-2017. The exhibition will incorporate 100 countries and over 10 international organisations.  The event is suppose to push Kazakhstan to a new level. 

24.04.2017

Business meetings with GRATA International law firm partners from 12 countries

On 12th and 13th of May 2017 in Rixos Hotel in Almaty (Kazakhstan), GRATA International law firm will host its 25th Anniversary International Conference which will bring together partners of law offices from 12 countries

Marina Kahiani and Jakub Svoboda will speak at the Round Table organised in the Czech Republic as a part of the Agriculture Day

On 4 and 5 May 2017, an important event will take place in the Czech Republic: The Agriculture Day that would be attended by large representatives of non-governmental agro-food organisations of the Czech Republic.

GRATA International took part in the 8th Mining Forum - MINEX Central Asia 2017

On 18-20 April, the 8th Mining Forum - MINEX Central Asia 2017 was held in Astana.

GRATA International participated in the Intellectual Property Protection workshop in Almaty

On 21 April 2017, the Ritz-Carlton Almaty Hotel hosted a workshop titled 'Actual Issues of the Intellectual Property Protection'. Leading experts and specialists of Bolotov & Partners in the area of intellectual property protection in Kazakhstan spoke at the event. 

25th anniversary of GRATA International

Dear Friends!

Today we celebrate a special day - our 25th anniversary!


GRATA International became the general sponsor for the annual Olympiad for the Theory and History of the State and Law and Constitutional Law

On 12 April 2017, GRATA International became the general sponsor for the annual Olympiad for the Theory and History of the State and Law and Constitutional Law held by the Department of State and Legal Disciplines and the English Language Department of KAZGUU University JSC. 

12.04.2017

GRATA International in Legal 500 EMEA 2017

GRATA International entered the ranks of best law firms across 5 countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

GRATA International Atyrau held a Workshop together with AmCham Kazakhstan

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of GRATA International's office in Atyrau, AmCham Kazakhstan and GRATA International co-organised a workshop ahead of the upcoming 16th North Caspian Regional Exhibition, Global Oil and Gas Atyrau.

10.04.2017

Dispute Resolution in Infrastructure Projects - Practical Seminar

12 May, 2017

04.04.2017

Chinese FDIs under the One Belt One Road Initiative: Kazakh law aspects and perspectives

Kazakhstan has high ambitions in OBOR as it is geographically an ideal junction between China and the West and its interest in OBOR is indisputable – with Kazakh government already being involved in Nurly Zhol (Path of Light), a $9 billion domestic economic stimulus plan to develop and modernize roads, railways, etc.

Clarification of the State revenue committee on issue of electronic invoices prior to the respective law enactment

Please be informed that the State revenue committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the ‘Committee’) provided a clarification in its letter dated 29 March 2017 No. КГД-08-2-17021-КГД-7951 regarding issue of electronic invoices prior to enactment of the respective law (hereinafter – the ‘Law’).[1]

30.03.2017

Shaimerden Chikanayev on development of the PPP projects market in Kazakhstan

Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner of GRATA International law firm made comments to the national newspaper "Kazpravda" on the development of the PPP projects market in Kazakhstan.


Key Potential Changes in Oil and Gas Regulation

The Republic of Kazakhstan (“RoK”) wishes to change its subsoil use legislation and replace the current Law on Subsoil and Subsoil Use dated 24 June 2010 (the “Law”) by a new Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use (the “Code”).

GRATA International Atyrau will be holding Workshop together with AmCham Kazakhstan

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of GRATA International's office in Atyrau, AmCham Kazakhstan and GRATA International are co-organising a workshop ahead of the upcoming 16th North Caspian Regional Exhibition, Global Oil and Gas Atyrau.

The Franchise Law Review: Kazakhstan

GRATA International contributed to the Law Business Research Guide series - Franchise 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan. 

30.03.2017

GRATA International is the official legal services company of EXPO-2017

Following the bid for procurement of business services for the Universal Exposition EXPO 2017, GRATA International was selected as the official legal services company of EXPO Astana 2017.

Development Bank of Kazakhstan approved GRATA International’s application for accreditation

On January 31, 2017 GRATA International received accreditation from Development Bank of Kazakhstan (DBK) for conducting legal due diligence of investment projects.  

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.

24.03.2017

Clarification of the State revenue committee on application on import of goods and payment of indirect taxes

Please be informed that the State revenue committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the ‘SRC’) clarified in its letter dated 13 March 2017 No. КГД-08-3-13036-КГД-6468 that the Kazakh exporter is obliged to provide the tax authorities with an application on import of goods and payment of indirect taxes submitted along with VAT declaration and received from the importer in case of export of goods to the member-states of the Eurasian economic union (the EAEU).

23.03.2017

Islamic finance in Kazakhstan

The question whether or not Islamic finance will have a future in Kazakhstan is not an easy one to answer. There is definitely strong support from the government of Kazakhstan for Islamic finance as an alternative source of funding for infrastructure, SMEs and such. Nevertheless, so far the pace of expansion of Islamic finance in Kazakhstan does not meet the high expectations of its promoters. In this article, SHAIMERDEN CHIKANAYEV tries to give an overview of the current legislative and regulatory framework for Islamic finance in Kazakhstan.

Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union

As of today, the Treaty on the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (hereinafter – the ‘EAEU Customs Code’) is in process of signing. It is expected that the document will come into force not earlier than 29 December 2017.

Samat Daumov took part at the workshop 'Complex Problem Solving in the Law Firm Management' as a couch

Within the close cooperation with KAZGYUU University, Managing Partner of GRATA International - Samat Daumov, acted as a couch at the workshop 'Complex Problem Solving in the Law Firm Management'. 

16.03.2017

GRATA International in Kazan

GRATA International is glad to announce that Gain & Partners Law Firm has become an associate office in Kazan. 

The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review 2017: Kazakhstan

GRATA International Kazakhstan contributed to the The Law Review series - The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan. 

Clarification of the State revenue committee on electronic invoice signing

Please be informed that the State revenue committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the ‘SRC’) clarified in its letter dated 7 March 2017 No. КГД-06-3-11411-КГД-5981 that an electronic invoice (hereinafter – ‘EI’) may be signed by one of the participants of EI information system (hereinafter – ‘EIIS’): either by (i) a head of the company or by (ii) an authorized person on the basis of an electronic power of attorney (hereinafter – ‘PoA) issued by the company and signed with its electronic signature. I.e., it is not required to sign the same EI by both the head and the chief accountant of the company. 

03.03.2017

Clarification of the State revenue committee on deduction of losses of foreign branch of a Kazakh company

State revenue committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the ‘SRC’) clarified...

27.02.2017

GRATA International wins 2016 China Business Law Awards

For another consecutive year, GRATA receives award "Energy&Natural Resources" category

GRATA International participates in business events in Azerbaijan

Lawyers of GRATA International attended several business events in February

27.02.2017

Meeting on Regional Energy Cooperation in Asia (RECA) in Hong Kong

Among the speakers was Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner of GRATA International,  who talked about the regulation of FDI and energy security in Kazakhstan. 

23.02.2017

Recent changes in the customs legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan adopted a ruling dated 13 February 2017 No. 56 ‘On introduction of changes to the ruling of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21 January 2011 No.24 ‘On approval of rates of customs fees levied by the customs authorities’ establishing the rates of customs fees in Kazakhstan Tenge.

GRATA International has visited the Eurasian Antitrust Forum

On 16 – 17 February 2017, Almaty has hosted the Annual Eurasian Antitrust Forum.

Aviation Law 2017: Kazakhstan

GRATA International contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Aviation Law 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan. 


13.02.2017

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov commented to Vlast on legal aspects of the 'second wave' of privatisation in Kazakhstan.

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov - Partner, GRATA International, commented to Vlast on legal aspects of the 'second wave' of privatisation in Kazakhstan.


Tax alert on main changes and amendments to the tax code effective 2017

GRATA International law firm provides you with a brief tax alert on main changes and amendments to the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan on taxes and other obligatory payments to the budget (the Tax Code) effective 2017.

16.01.2017

Pro Bono: GRATA International acted as legal adviser to the Republican Physics and Mathematics School NJSC

GRATA International Law Firm has advised the Republican Physics and Mathematics School (RPMS) on state procurement and legal aspects of construction of a new school building.

13.01.2017

GRATA International in Chambers&Partners Asia-Pacific 2017

GRATA International was placed among the best law firms in Asia-Pacific, making appearance in rankings across 4 jurisdictions – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov commented for Asia Business Law Journal

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, partner and head of Construction & Infrastructure practice at GRATA International, commented for Asia Business Law Journal on implementation of infrastructure projects in Kazakhstan within the frameworks of "One Belt, One Road" initiative. 

The International Comparative Legal Guide series - Franchise 2017: Kazakhstan

GRATA International contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Franchise 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan. 

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:


Shaimerden Chikanayev took part in Almaty Invest 2016 as a moderator of the PPP session

Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner at GRATA International law firm was the moderator of the Public Private Partnership section of Almaty Invest Forum 2016: “Investing in Almaty - Global Perspectives”.

Gulnur Nurkeyeva spoke at the training for investors on 'One Belt One Road' initiative

On 8 December 2016, the 15th Anniversary of China's Accession to the WTO was held in Changsha City, Hunan province, PRC.

08.12.2016

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov took part in annual FIDIC International Contract Users' Conference

On 6-7 December 2016 in London (UK) annual FIDIC International Contract Users' Conference was held. 

GRATA International represented by Gulnur Nurkeyeva will participate in the training for investors on 'One Belt One Road' initiative

On 8 December 2016, the 15th Anniversary of China's Accession to the WTO will be held in Changsha City, Hunan province, PRC.

Shaimerden Chikanayev spoke at the Healthcare Reform WG Meeting with the topic “Legal Aspects of PPP in Kazakhstan”.

On November 25, in the AmCham Boardroom, Rixos Hotel Business Center, 8th Floor, the Healthcare Reform WG Meeting was held. 

28.11.2016

Shaimerden Chikanayev gave a presentation at the hearings on PPP-implemenation results in the Republic of Kazakhstan

 On the 28th of November 2016 at The National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic Kazakhstan "Atameken" public hearings were held 

GRATA International took part in the event - Kazakhstan: new investment opportunities

Investment climate of Kazakhstan: Government and Investors Dialogue” Conference took place in Astana on November 30, 2016.

30.11.2016

Seminar: "Arbitration in Stockholm related to Kazakhstan"

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

Public Procurement 2017: Kazakhstan

Public Procurement covers common issues in public procurement laws and regulations – including application of the law to entities and contracts, award procedures, exclusions and exemptions, remedies and changes during a procedure and after a procedure. 

Data Protection 2016: Kazakhstan

Data Protection covers common issues in data protection laws and issues – including rights, registration formalities, cookies, international data transfer, etc.

Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC): Harmful Tax Competition Measures. The Practitioners Guide

This article is published using “Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) – The Practitioners Handbook on International Tax” documented by Ambassador SM Soni on 25th May 2016, “The constitutional law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Astana International Financial Centre” and “Explanatory Note to the issue on the Strategy for the development of the Astana International Financial Centre”.

Shaimerden Chikanayev will speak at the Healthcare Reform WG Meeting with the topic “Legal Aspects of PPP in Kazakhstan”.

On November 25, in the AmCham Boardroom, Rixos Hotel Business Center, 8th Floor, the Healthcare Reform WG Meeting will be held. 

Shaimerden Chikanayev will participate as moderator in the Almaty Invest Forum: “Investing in Almaty - Global Perspectives”

IV International Investment Forum Almaty Invest 2016 will be held on December 8-9, 2016 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The event is organized by Almaty City Administration and will focus on investment opportunities in Almaty. 

Cancellation of apostilization requirement between Russia and Kazakhstan in respect of tax residence certificates

Please be informed that Kazakhstan and Russia agreed on cancellation of apostilization requirement in respect of documents confirming tax residence.

11.11.2016

Nurbol Kissembayev took part in Aktau AmCham Sundowner

On November 10, 2016 in Aktau AmCham Sundowner was held

GRATA International took part in the Annual Forum of Corporate Lawyers

On 3-4 November 2016, the XI Kazakh Forum of Corporate Lawyers was held in Almaty.

09.11.2016

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

New address of GRATA International office in Aktau

Office 314, Building 79, Microdistrict 12, Aktau, 130000, Republic of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan has ratified the Convention on avoidance of double taxation with Saudi Arabia

On 18 May 2016 the Republic of Kazakhstan has ratified the Convention on avoidance of double taxation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Protocol thereto which are in effect since 1 September 2016. Please note that the Convention is applied to income which will be paid starting from 1 January 2017.



Kazakhstan has ratified the Convention on avoidance of double taxation with Serbia

On 14 October 2016 the Republic of Kazakhstan has ratified the Convention on avoidance of double taxation with Serbia[1] and the Protocol thereto.


27.10.2016

GRATA International lawyers ranked in IFLR1000

The annual IFLR1000 rankings of leading lawyers was published this month

27.10.2016

Kazakhstan is placed 35th in Doing Business 2017 rankings by World Bank and International Finance Corporation

In comparison to last year`s rankings, Kazakhstan has improved its position by climbing 16 positions, from 51st to 35th. 

On 19 October 2016, an extraordinary conference 'Kazakhstan Union of Lawyers' was held

On 19 October 2016, an extraordinary conference of the Kyzylorda regional branch of the Republican Public Association 'Kazakhstan Union of Lawyers' was held in the Cultural Centre after A. Tokmagambetov.

On 17 October, the Kazakh-Hungarian Business Forum was held in Astana

On 17 October, the Kazakh-Hungarian Business Forum was held in Astana with the participation of officials and business circles of those countries.

The event was organised by the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, National Agency for Export and Investments 'KAZNEX INVEST' JSC.

The ASEAN Cultural Festival was held in Nazarbayev University

On 14 October 2016, the diplomatic missions of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) represented by countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam organised a joint cultural festival at Nazarbayev University in honour of the 49th anniversary of the Association formation. 

On 11 October 2016, Nazarbayev University hosted the first panel session of the top managers of large oil-and-gas corporations

On 11 October 2016, Nazarbayev University hosted the first panel session of the top managers of large oil-and-gas corporations titled: 'International Oil-and-Gas Market: The Good, the Bad, the Severe!' 

20.10.2016

Several Practical Aspects of Use of FIDIC Contract Forms in Kazakhstan

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, partner at GRATA International, commented for UK Construction Law Journal on several practical aspects of use of FIDIC contract forms in Kazakhstan. 

14.10.2016

Isikal law office and GRATA International are increasing cooperation

The representatives Isikal Law Office, associated office of GRATA International in Turkey,  Alper Isikal and Caner Durgut, have arrived Kazakhstan and visited the Almaty office of GRATA International. 

Shaimerden Chikanayev took part in the meeting of EAEC Expert Group on PPP

On 6 October 2016, the 4th meeting of the expert group on the development of PPP mechanisms within the Eurasian Economic Union was held in Bishkek. The event was attended by Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner, GRATA International Law Firm.

GRATA International took part in KIOGE

On 5-6 October 2016, the 24th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Conference was held in Almaty.

Protection of Trademark Rights in Kazakhstan: Important Issues for Business

Protection of trademarks becomes important with the growth of business and increase in competition at any market of goods and services. Manufacturers of goods (providers of services) sell their goods (services) under a particular “brand” or mark, so that consumers can distinguish a particular product among many other similar goods (services).

Public-private partnership in Kazakhstan: regulatory framework and practice

This presentation was part of the seminar 'Legal and Practical Aspects of Public-Private Partnership (PPP): reviewing CIS project experience for Kazakhstan. '

Shaimerden Chikanayev will participate in Banking Lawyers Forum

The Banking Lawyers Forum will be held on 21st of October, 2016 in Ritz-Carlton hotel in Almaty. At the forum, Partner of GRATA International law firm, Shaimerden Chikanayev will be delivering a presentation on "New bankruptcy legislation in practice".

27.10.2016

‘One Belt One Road’ Russia & Central Asia - opportunities & threats in the modern Silk Road event will be held

27 October 2016 Hongkong Corporate Council Association will hold the event, hosted by Berwin Leighton Paisner: One Belt One Road' Russia & Central Asia - opportunities & threats in the modern Silk Road. 

"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 organised PPP seminars

On 20 and 22 September 2016, Public-Private Partnership seminars were organised by GRATA International in Astana and Almaty in cooperation with the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer law firm.

GRATA International at K16 – Kazakhstan Growth Forum

On 21 September 2016, the 6th Annual Forum - K16 was held in Almaty (Kazakhstan); the main topic of the event is 'Kazakhstani Management Model'. 

GRATA International participated in KLF 2016 and Lawyer’s Night events

On 16 September 2016, Ritz-Carlton Almaty (Kazakhstan) hosted events for lawyers such as KLF (Kazakhstan Legal Forum) and Lawyer's Night (informal party).

GRATA International visited the IV Forum of Kazakhstani Machine Builders

On 16 September 2016, Astana (Kazakhstan) hosted the IV Forum of Kazakhstani Machine Builders 'Developed Machine Building - Competitive Kazakhstan'.


GRATA International took part at the event held on the occasion of the visit of Hong Kong business delegation to Astana

On 14 September 2016, the Hong Kong business delegation led by the Hong Kong Financial Secretary - John Tsang arrived Astana (Kazakhstan) with an official visit.

GRATA International took part at WESTKAZINVEST – 2016

On 8 September 2016, Uralsk (Kazakhstan) hosted the III International Investment Forum 'WESTKAZINVEST - 2016' with the participation of Igor Steksov - Deputy Akim of the West Kazakhstan Region, Kanysh Tuleushin - Chairman of the Board of 'Damu' Entrepreneurship Development Fund, Ulf Wokurka - Head of the RepOffice of Deutsche Bank in Kazakhstan, Borisbiy Zhangurazov - Chairman of the Board of KAZNEX INVEST JSC. 

ICLG: Mining Law 2017 Kazakhstan

A practical cross-border insight into mining law

05.09.2016

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, partner at GRATA International, commented for China Business Law Journal on legal aspects of Chinese real estate investments in Kazakhstan.

Homes away from home: Chinese real estate investment overseas

GRATA International launches an associated office in Poland

We are honored to announce that GRATA International expands its European operations with a new associated office in Poland (Warsaw) by cooperation with GSW Legal (Grabarek, Szalc and Partners) which combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients achieve their business goals in Poland. 

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.

GRATA International and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are organising a seminar on PPP

GRATA International in cooperation with international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP invites you for a free seminar on "Legal and practical aspects of public private partnerships (PPP): reviewing CIS project experience for Kazakhstan". 


Zaira Kaysar, a Partner/Head of Atyrau and Aktobe offices, becomes a new Regional Development Director

Директором по развитию региональных офисов назначили Заиру Кайсар, Партнер/Директор филиала г. Атырау и г. Актобе, GRATA International. 

Polish–Kazakh Economic Forum was held in Warsaw

On August 23, 2016 Polish-Kazakh Economic Forum in Warsaw was launched during a two-day visit to Poland by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. 

Greek Trade mission to Kazakhstan will be held in Astana on September 26-27, 2016

On the occasion of the meeting of the Greece-Kazakhstan Joint Interministerial Committee, a business mission will take place, under Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas, to Astana on 26 and 27 September 2016, in the sectors of agrifood products, energy, construction, pharmaceutical and parapharmaceutical products, cosmetics, personal hygiene products and tourism.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Kazakhstan 2016

Kazakhstan gained its independence in 1991 from the USSR. Kazakhstan’s judicial system is young, relatively underfi nanced, and thus not suffi ciently strong or independent. The system is in transition from a Soviet-style and judge-dominated, inquisition-type civil process to a more liberal, competitive judicial process. Corruption, although not common, is said to take place.

18.08.2016

Financing Renewable Energy Projects in Kazakhstan 2016

Key Legal Challenges

Corporate Tax: Kazakhstan 2016

In our view, corporate tax practice in Kazakhstan has not significantly changed in the last year. Tax lawyers were mostly involved in disputes regarding the appeal of additionally accrued taxes on the basis of audit results and less involved in tax consultancy and structuring.

11.08.2016

Licensing of construction activities in Kazakhstan

This Article is intended to bring attention of construction companies considering entering the construction market in Kazakhstan to general provisions of Kazakh law regulating licensing of construction and design activities.

The Day of Free Consultations was held in Atyrau

In support of small and medium-sized business, GRATA International Law Firm International and GRATA Accounting in cooperation with Atyrau National Chamber of Commerce organised The Day of Free Consultations.

GRATA International representatives were included to the arbitrators list of the Arbitration Center of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of RK 'Atameken'

On July 21, 2016 in Almaty (Kazakhstan) Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Department, GRATA International and Zeinebike Madybayeva, Counsel of GRATA International were included to arbitrators list of the Arbitration Center of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'Atameken'.

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:

Meeting with the Commissioner for Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan

On July 19, 2016 the meeting with Bolat Palymetov, the Commissioner for Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan, took place in Atyrau.



Visit of Polish delegation to Astana

GRATA International was among the participants represented by Liya Akzhanova, Counsel in Astana. The significance of the visit of Polish delegation to Astana was underpinned by the upcoming visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Poland in August 2016. 

The Day of Free Consultations

In support of small and medium-sized business, GRATA International Law Firm International and GRATA Accounting in cooperation with Atyrau National Chamber of Commerce are glad to announce The Day of Free Consultations.

Legal and practical aspects of public private partnerships (PPP): reviewing CIS project experience for Kazakhstan

GRATA International in cooperation with international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP intend to provide seminar on "Legal and practical aspects of public private partnerships (PPP): reviewing CIS project experience for Kazakhstan" on 6 September 2016 in Astana and on 7 September 2016 in Almaty.




Corporate Recovery & Insolvency 2016: Kazakhstan

The International Comparative Legal Guide : Corporate Recovery & Insolvency 2016, 10th edition. A practical cross-border insight into corporate recovery and insolvency work.

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.

Corporate governance 2016: Kazakhstan

Under Kazakh law, all legal entities fall into two categories, depending on whether or not the acquisition of profit is the main purpose of their activity: commercial organisations; and noncommercial (non-profit) organisations. 

14.06.2016

GRATA International advised Uber in connection with launch of their business in Kazakhstan

On 10 June 2016, there was the presentation of Uber service in Astana (Kazakhstan). The services of one of the most popular on-line services in the world, a company valued over than 62.5 bln US dollars and having covered over 70 countries for the recent 7 years is now available in Kazakhstan. 

30.05.2016

On 27 May 2016 in Almaty «English Law Day Forum» was held

On 27 May 2016 The Law Society of England and Wales, the Kazakhstan Bar Association, and the British Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan held a one-day forum «English Law Day Forum in Almaty».

30.05.2016

Astana Economic Forum was held in Astana on 25-26 May 2016

On 25-26 May, Astana hosted an annual event in the area of economic and political life of the region - Astana Economic Forum.

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-

25.05.2016

April 27-28, 2016, in Astana, Kazakhstan passed the 5 major annual exhibitions

5 major annual technical exhibitions were conducted on April 27-28, 2016, in Astana.

25.05.2016

Kazakh-Spanish Business Forum was conducted on April 25, 2016 in Astana.

Kazakh-Spanish Business Forum was conducted on April 25, 2016 in Astana.

25.05.2016

7th mining forum MINEX Central Asia took place on April 19-21 in Astana

7th mining forum MINEX Central Asia, organized in relation to "Prospects and potential of the mining sector in an effective economic development», took place on April 19-21 in Astana.

25.05.2016

Evening Reception of the British Ambassador to host British mining companies, visiting Astana

Reception to host British mining companies, visiting Astana was held by the British Ambassador, Dr. Caroline Brown, at her residence on April 19, 2016.

19.05.2016

Review of main changes in the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan related to the accession to the World Trade Organization

We would like to draw your attention to some important changes in the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding the country's accession to the World Trade Organization.

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".

16.05.2016

Trade Marks 2016: Kazakhstan

This article appeared in the 2016 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.” (please hyperlink www.iclg.co.uk )

22.04.2016

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.

19.04.2016

GRATA International in Legal 500 EMEA rankings 2016

This month Legal 500 released its annual law firms rankings Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2016.

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.

13.04.2016

PPP in Kazakhstan

Since 1991, Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy and oil producer, has had to rely on the deteriorating infrastructure it inherited from the Soviet Union. As a result, nearly every piece of public infrastructure (e.g., roads, hospitals, power plants, kindergartens, sewerages) in Kazakhstan requires a different degree of upgrading or expansion.

07.04.2016

GRATA International held internal conference: “Regional development – from idea to its realization!”

2-3 April 2016 GRATA International held annual its conference. Among the participants were directors and representatives of all GRATA International offices in Kazakhstan.

31.03.2016

GRATA International: Regional Growth - from idea to its realization!

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

25.03.2016

Financing Agribusiness in Kazakhstan 2016

Key Legal Challenges

01.03.2016

Major Kazakhstan legislation changes for 2015

Kazakhstan in 2015 at a glance

25.02.2016

GRATA International received China Business Law Awards 2015

China Business Law Journal released winners of “China Business Law Awards 2015” in its second issue for 2016

25.02.2016

Kanat Seidaliev, Partner of GRATA International, participated in the Central Asia Investment Forum

organized by the Financial Times and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Nurkhanov

17.02.2016

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.

02.02.2016

Aigul Turetayeva- GRATA International’s new Partner

Aigul Turetayeva joined GRATA International as a Partner

02.02.2016

Activity of Chinese companies in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Azerbaijan and Eastern Europe

We note that the views expressed below are preliminary and may require further research and analysis. We also note that below information shall not be considered as a legal advice, and is provided as a general overview of business activity from the standpoint of legal consultant.

01.02.2016

GRATA international’s Finance & Securities Group legal alert

We draw your attention to the following recent changes in Kazakhstani legislation that occurred during the period of January – December 2015.

28.01.2016

ICLG to: Oil & Gas Regulation - Kazakhstan 2014

The International Comparative legal guide to: Oil&Gas, Kazakhstan Chapter 2014

27.01.2016

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.

28.12.2015

Commercial code review

On 29 October 2015, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Commercial Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the 'Code'), which comes into force from 1 January 2016 (except for certain provisions being effective from 6 February 2016, 1 March 2016, 1 January 2017, at the date of other laws enactment) and entails a range of significant changes in the common legal framework of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – 'Kazakhstan').

28.12.2015

Kazakhstan has adopted a new Law ‘On Public-Private Partnership’

In the Address, dated 29 January 2010, ‘New Decade - New Economic Growth - New Opportunities for Kazakhstan’, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – N.A. Nazarbayev, said, in particular: “A huge potential to attract private investments belongs to the public-private partnership mechanism.

23.12.2015

The new Labour Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Recent Developments to the Legislation on Work Permits for Foreign Employees

We draw your attention to the important legal aspects of the latest amendments in the labour legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

22.12.2015

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

21.12.2015

Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Informatization Issues

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

14.12.2015

Interview of Yerbolat Yerkebulanov in the newspaper “Drilling Solutions”

Interview of Yerbolat Yerkebulanov in the newspaper “Drilling Solutions” No. 3 (October 2015)

09.12.2015

Franchise 2016: Kazakhstan

The legislation of Kazakhstan uses the term ‘franchising’ (or ‘complex business licence’), which has the following meaning: an entrepreneurial activity, where the franchisor provides a set of exclusive rights to another person for use on a reimbursable basis.

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"

03.12.2015

Legal framework of securities market (including IPO and Eurobonds) in the Republic of Kazakhstan

The securities market is primarily regulated by the provisions of the Kazakh Civil Code, the Securities Law, regulations of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NBK) and internal rules of the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE).

02.12.2015

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.

02.12.2015

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".

02.12.2015

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov commented to China Business Law Journal (November 2015)

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner, Head of Telecommunications and Transport, Construction and Infrastructure (TTCI) department of GRATA International Almaty (Kazakhstan), commented to China Business Law Journal (November 2015)

30.11.2015

Legal Alert On Recent Changes in Legislation of Kazakhstan

We draw your attention to the following recent changes in Kazakhstan legislation that occurred during the period of January - December 2015.

23.11.2015

Yerbolat Yerkebulanov gave a lecture to KIMEP students on the topic: ‘How Legal DD of Subsoil User is Made’.

On the 19th of November 2015 Yerbolat Yerkebulanov, Counsel, Head of Subsoil Use Department (Almaty), GRATA International gave a lecture on the topic: ‘How Legal DD of Subsoil User is Made’ in KIMEP Law School.

23.11.2015

IMARC International Conference and Exhibition held in Australia from 9 till 13 November 2015

Samat Daumov - Partner, Managing Director of the Astana office of GRATA International, and Maxim Burak - Counsel, Head of Subsiol Use Department in Astana, participated in the conference and exhibition

20.11.2015

Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review 2015 for Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Lawyers of GRATA International, including Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner (Kazakhstan), Assel Kalmagambetova, Senior Lawyer (Kazakhstan) and Nodir Yuldashev, Partner (Uzbekistan) contributed for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review 2015.

20.11.2015

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.

13.11.2015

Kazakhstan launches privatization of 60 largest state-owned companies

In September 2015 Kazakhstani Government announced that in furtherance to large-scale privatization program being realized in Kazakhstan over the last couple of years, 60 major state-owned companies will become private before 1 January 2018

10.11.2015

Corporate Tax 2016: Kazakhstan

ICLG (International Comparative Legal Guide) to: Corporate Tax 2016, 12 edition Author: Assel Ilyassova

09.11.2015

GRATA International took part in bilateral talks with Czech companies in Astana

The Kazakhstani-Czech business forum was held on the 5th of November in Astana

09.11.2015

GRATA International took part in bilateral talks with Czech companies in Almaty

The Kazakhstani-Czech business forum was held in Almaty on the 4th of November 2015

03.11.2015

Copyright 2016: Kazakhstan

Copyright shall extend to scientific, literary and artistic works that are the outcome of creative efforts regardless of their purpose, content, merit or manner or form of expression.

30.10.2015

Bankruptcy or Restructuring? The Dilemma of a Creditor and a Debtor in Kazakhstan

Presentation of Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner of GRATA International: 'Bankruptcy or Restructuring? The Dilemma of a Creditor and a Debtor in Kazakhstan'.

30.10.2015

GRATA International took part in the Kazakhstan – Japan business forum

Luiza Dyussengaliyeva, Senior Lawyer of Grata International, took part in the Kazakhstan – Japan business forum

02.04.2014

Investing in Kazakhstan's power industry

There are currently eight large power plants of national importance in Kazakhstan: four thermal power plants and four hydropower plants.

27.02.2009

Contracting for Debt Restructuring: Main Issues and Solutions

Presentation of GRATA International Partner, Shaimerden Chikanayev

27.10.2012

Article on Kazakhstan capital market developments

This article examines recently adopted and proposed regulatory and legislative changes related to the development of local equity and debt capital markets in Kazakhstan and makes recommendations for future reforms.

26.10.2015

GRATA International Training Centre Held Training Seminars

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

22.10.2015

A free seminar on ‘Tax Audits and Procedure for Challenging its Results’ was held in Pavlodar on 12 October 2015

On 12 October 2015, a free seminar on ‘Tax Audits and Procedure for Challenging its Results’ organized by GRATA International was held in Pavlodar

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

19.10.2015

GRATA International representatives, took part in the Kazakh-Ukrainian Business Forum

Liya Akzhanova and Luiza Dyussengaliyeva, GRATA International representatives, took part in the Kazakh-Ukrainian Business Forum

19.10.2015

GRATA International representatives took part in the Kazakh-Finnish Business Forum

GRATA International representatives - Liya Akzhanova and Luiza Dyussengaliyeva, took part in the Kazakh-Finnish Business Forum

19.10.2015

GRATA International took part in KIOGE

The 23th Kazakhstani International Oil and Gas Exhibition, KIOGE 2015 was held in Almaty from 6 till 9 October 2015

19.10.2015

Gulim Ratayeva, the representative of GRATA International in Pavlodar, took part in the International Investment Forum - ERTYS INVEST 2015

On 7 October 2015, the International Investment Forum - ERTYS INVEST 2015 was held in Pavlodar

05.10.2015

Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner of GRATA International gave a lecture to students of the Graduate School of Business at Nazarbayev University

On 1 October 2015, Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner of GRATA International gave a lecture to students of the Graduate School of Business at Nazarbayev University

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

30.09.2015

Kazakhstan-China Business Council (KCBC) met in Astana on 28 September 2015

On 28 September 2015, a meeting of the Kazakhstan-China Business Council (KCBC) was held in Astana

28.09.2015

Public Private Partnership Contract as a New Civil Law Institution in the Republic of Kazakhstan

‘A great potential of raising private investment belongs to the public private partnership..'

28.09.2015

GRATA International in the Czech Republic

New associated office of GRATA International in the Czech Republic

23.09.2015

Experts of GRATA International took part in the Kazakhstani Legal Forum 2015

On 18 September 2015, the Kazakhstani Legal Forum has been organized in Almaty

21.09.2015

Kazakhstan has Installed a Visa-Free Regime for 19 Countries

To create a favourable investment climate a visa-free regime has been installed for 19 priority countries

21.09.2015

GRATA International in Switzerland

GRATA International is announcing about new associated office in Switzerland, Zurich

16.09.2015

GRATA International in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kokshetau, Kyzylorda, Petropavlovsk

GRATA International is pleased to announce a new offices in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kokshetau, Kyzylorda, Petropavlovsk

16.07.2015

GRATA International in Belarus: Cooperation with Arzinger & Рartners

On 28 April 2015 GRATA International in pursuit of its expansion strategy to become a global law fi rm signed Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Arzinger & Рartners, one of the leading law fi rms in Belarus.

16.09.2015

GRATA International in Latvia

GRATA International is announcing about new associated office in Latvia.

28.08.2015

Review of recent developments to the legislation on natural monopolies and regulated markets in Kazakhstan

On 18 May 2015 the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On the Introduction of Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Issues of Natural Monopolies and Regulated Markets' dated 5 May 2015 No. 312–V entered into force.

25.08.2015

Mining Law Kazakhstan 2016

The principal legislative act governing mining activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan (“RoK”) is the RoK Law on Subsoil and Subsoil Use dated 24 June 2010 No. 291-IV (the “Subsoil Law”).

21.08.2015

GRATA Semiannual Reporting Conference

On 14 August 2015, GRATA Semiannual Reporting Conference was held in Almaty.

13.08.2015

GRATA International in Turkey

GRATA International is glad to announce about new associated office in Turkey. On 4 August 2015 GRATA International signed Memorandum of Understanding and Co-operation with one of the dynamic firms in Istanbul, Isikal Law Office. With help of this new office GRATA International will be able to provide its customers with comprehensive and timely legal support in Turkey. Also, Turkish companies will be able to receive legal services from team of professionals in all countries where GRATA International is present.

27.07.2015

Dispute Resolution 2015 - Kazakhstan

Litigation in Kazakstan

16.07.2015

Agathis Capital recommends GRATA

Agathis Capital recommends GRATA Law firm as a trustworthy partner for the due diligence an M&A structuring projects.

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

30.06.2015

JTI recommends GRATA

JTI Kazakhstan LLP recommends GRATA Law firm as a tax adviser

30.06.2015

Arzinger's Newsletter

Arzinger's Newsletter for June 2015

24.06.2015

GRATA Representatives Participated in the Republican Forum

On 19 June 2015, there was the Republican Forum 'On Training of Legal Specialists in the Republic of Kazakhstan' held in the Kazakh Humanitarian and Law University.

24.06.2015

GRATA Law Firm signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GUS

GRATA Law Firm and Global University Systems (GUS) signed a cooperation agreement.

16.06.2015

Sales Tax May Cause a Backlash among Businessmen

The replacement of the value added tax with the sales charges can cause new problems for Kazakhstani businessmen, mainly for small business entities.

16.06.2015

GRATA Representatives took part in the Business Meeting of Malaysian and Kazakhstani Petroleum Companies

On 8 June 2015, in Almaty there was a business meeting of representatives of Malaysian and Kazakhstani oil-and-gas companies.

15.06.2015

GRATA Representatives Took Part in the Seminar-Presentation of the EEU

On June 11, 2015, London in King & Wood Mallesons the Seminar-Presentation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) was held.

11.06.2015

Representatives of grata law firm took part in the roundtable “On de-criminalization of tax violations”

The roundtable "On de-criminalization of tax violations based on the practice of the tax jurisdictions of OECD member-states" was held on June 5, 2015.

05.06.2015

Gulim Ratayeva attended the International Mining Exhibition

On 26-27 May 2015, the International Exhibition of Mining, Metallurgy and Coal - 'MinTech'

27.05.2015

GRATA law firm took part in the Astana Economic Forum

On 21 - 22 May, Astana Economic Forum was held in Astana. The main topic of the forum was 'Infrastructure: The Driver for Stable Economic Growth'.

25.03.2015

Employment and Labour Law: Kazakhstan

Labour relationships in Kazakhstan are governed not only by the provisions of the Labour Code of Kazakhstan, but also by special legislative acts (on civil service, on internal affairs authorities, etc.).

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.

29.04.2015

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'

29.04.2015

Kazakhstan: Procurement and National Suppliers

As many other countries the Republic of Kazakhstan takes relevant measures to protect interests of national suppliers of goods, works and services

29.04.2015

Litigation: Kazakhstan

Dispute Resolution system in Kazakhstan

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.

17.04.2015

GRATA Representatives Gave a Report at OILTECH Atyrau 2015

On 14-15 April, in Atyrau there was the 9th Atyrau Regional Oil Technological Conference - OILTECH Atyrau 2015.

14.04.2015

GRATA Law Firm Sponsored a Dinner ahead of the OILTECH Atyrau Conference

On 13 April, in Atyrau there was a dinner (sundowner) ahead of the 9th Atyrau Regional Oil Technological Conference - OILTECH Atyrau.

17.04.2015

GRATA Representatives Held a Workshop within OILTECH Atyrau 2015

On 14-15 April, in Atyrau there was the 9th Atyrau Regional Oil Technological Conference - OILTECH Atyrau 2015.

20.04.2015

Representatives of GRATA Law firm took part in the 2nd South Caspian Region Petroleum & Energy 2015 Summit

The 2nd South Caspian Region Petroleum & Energy 2015 Summit was held on April 14-16 in Vienna

16.04.2015

GRATA Law firm is recommended as one of the leading law firms by The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2015

Grata Law Firm is ‘held in high regard’ by foreign clients and international law firms, and its large, full-service team.

09.04.2015

Project Finance 2015: Kazakhstan

Project finance in the strict sense of the term (i.e. where the financing structure is based on the performance of the project itself) has not yet been developed or tested so far in Kazakhstan.

30.03.2015

GRATA Law Firm representative took part in Minex Central Asia 2015

The 6th “MINEX Central Asia 2015” Mining and Exploration Forum was held in Astana (Republic of Kazakhstan) from 17 to 19 March 2015.

27.03.2015

Review of Legal Developments to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘On Subsoil and Subsoil Use’ Made on 29 December 2014

The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 271-V 'On the Introduction of Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Subsoil Use Issues' was signed on 29 December 2014

26.03.2015

GRATA Law Firm representatives took part in China-Russia Oil & Gas Forum which was held on 25-26 March 2015 in Beijing

China-Russia Oil & Gas Forum gathered to discuss implementation of infrastructure projects and investment opportunities in the area of production and transportation of oil and gas in Russia, China and Central Asia.

19.03.2015

Amendments to the common regulations to the Madrid system for the international registration of marks

GRATA Law Firm draws your attention to the amendments made to the Madrid System for International Registration of marks

12.10.2012

Changes to the legislation on greenhouse gas emissions

In line with GRATA Law Firm’s practice of keeping clients informed of important legal developments that might influence their business

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 International Law firm. Newsletters are publishing every month.

02.04.2015

Информационные Бюллетени Юридической фирмы GRATA International

Данный информационный бюллетень предназначен для освещения определенных изменений в законодательстве и важных новостей, а также информация о предстоящих событиях Юридической фирмы «GRATA International». Информационные бюллетени выпускается ежемесячно.

09.02.2013

International specialized exhibition expo-2017

National Plan on Organization and Holding International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017 has been adopted in Kazakhstan. In line with GRATA Law Firm’s practice of keeping clients informed of important legal developments that might influence their business, we would like to draw your attention to the recent changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with preparation for International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017.

03.03.2015

An overview on the changes in regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding protection of intellectual property rights

26.02.2015

GRATA Representatives of Almaty, Baku, London offices took part in the Global Law Summit

The Global Law Summit 2015 was held on February 23-25 in London.

26.02.2015

Managing Partner of GRATA Law firm Rashid Gaissin took part in the events under the visit of Prime-minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov

Major events were arranged on February 22-24, 2015 under the visit of Prime-minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov to the United Kingdom.

25.02.2015

Amendments to the tax code as effective since 1 January 2015

In 2014, 17 laws were adopted to amend the Code of Kazakhstan 'On Taxes and Other Obligatory Payments to the Budget' (Tax Code). Most of the amendments become effective from 1 January 2015. GRATA Law Firm hereby provides for the brief review of main amendments. For your convenience, amendments introduced to the Tax Code are given in a special table. We value your time and hope that the information provided will be useful for you.

25.02.2015

GRATA Law Firm representative took part in III International Legal IP Forum which was held on 13-14 February 2015 at the University under the name of O.E.Kutafin in Moscow city.

The Forum was organized by the Intellectual Rights Department and the Civil Law Department of the University with the support of the Court for Intellectual Rights and ICC Russia.

24.02.2015

Liability for tax violations under a new Code of Kazakhstan 'On Administrative Violations' and Criminal Code of Kazakhstan

A new Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On Administrative Violations', dated 5 July 2014 and a new Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, dated 3 July 2014 entered into force on 1 January 2015.

17.02.2015

Natural monopolies regulation in Kazakhstan

Importance of so-called natural monopolies in Kazakhstan can be seen in the fact that some of Kazakhstan's largest and most powerful corporate empires, are officially subject to natural monopoly regulation

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.

13.02.2015

Taking security in Kazakhstan

Kazakh law provides for several methods of securing obligation.

11.01.2010

"Legal Developments in the Caspian Region". Interview with Arlan Yerzhanov, Representative of GRATA Law Firm in the United States, for Caspian Business Journal (Part I)

Before the winter holidays, I sat down with Arlan Yerzhanov, a Partner and the Representative in the United States for GRATA Law Firm.

15.02.2010

Kazakh Law Amendments related to local content

On the 29th December, 2009, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan № 223-IV “On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan concerning the Kazakhstan content” (the “Law”) was adopted.

24.02.2010

"February Legal Developments in the Caspian Region". Interview with Arlan Yerzhanov, Representative of GRATA Law Firm in the United States, for Caspian Business Journal (Part II)

In December, I sat down with Arlan Yerzhanov, a Partner and the Representative in the United States for GRATA Law Firm.

10.03.2010

Review of the draft law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Subsurface and subsurface use”

The draft law (further the “Draft law”) combines the norms of the Law “On Subsoil and Subsoil use” of RK dated January 27, 1996 (further the “Law on Subsoil”) and the Law of the RK “On Oil” dated June 28, 1995

03.05.2010

Necessary State Licencing required from Enterprises in the Industrial Sphere of Activity

The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan (RoK) as with any other country that cares about its welfare provides various ways of protection, safety and development of its resources.

02.06.2010

Aspects of taxation in opening business in Kazakhstan

In this article, we will review the main concepts of taxation relating to the types of legal entities in Kazakhstan.

19.07.2010

Registration of Companies in Kazakhstan: Professional Eye

All legal entities created in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan regardless of the purpose of creation, type and nature of their activities and participants structure shall be subject to state registration.

12.08.2010

Legal Aspects of Aircraft Leasing in Kazakhstan

Airlines and other aircraft operators lease aircrafts to operate aircrafts without the financial burden of buying them as well as to provide a temporary increase in capacity.

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.

17.09.2010

Review of Judicial Practice on Environmental Disputes Involving Subsoil Users

In Kazakhstani practice, environmental disputes arise quite often and their number is steadily increasing.

17.09.2010

Environmental Inspections: Practical Recommendations for Subsoil Users on Supporting and Appealing Environmental Inspections

Every subsoil use company is subject to regular environmental inspections, in the course of which the state inspectors often breach the letter of the law on their implementation.

17.09.2010

Environmental Due Diligence as an Instrument Minimising the Risks Imposed by Environmental Inspections

Today it is very hard to imagine the acquisition of a participatory interest in a subsoil use company without carrying out a due diligence, which includes an environmental due diligence.

17.09.2010

Difficulties in Applying the Tax Legislation Provisions When Calculating a Commercial Discovery Bonus

In a society where the ownership of the subsoil belongs to the State, the latter must play at least a dual role.

17.09.2010

Practical Recommendations for VAT Refunds

It can be said that the VAT refund procedure is complicated and time-consuming as it requires numerous documents to be confirmed and involves a tax audit of the taxpayer and its suppliers.

17.09.2010

Tax Audits: Practical Considerations on Support and Appeals Against the Tax Audits of Subsoil Users

The performance of operations under subsoil use contracts is currently strictly supervised by the State, in particular the issues concerning the completeness and timeliness of the performance by mining companies of their tax obligations.

17.09.2010

The EPT Calculation Problems

One of the brightest examples of tax policy changes relating to Kazakhstan subsoil users is a situation with the excess profit tax (EPT) calculation.

20.09.2010

Regulatory Legal Acts Developed in Performance of the New Law of the RK on Transfer Pricing

The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘On Transfer Pricing’ (hereinafter – the ‘Law’) contains references to the regulatory legal acts

20.09.2010

Comments on the Amendments to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Transfer Pricing”

Hereby we would like to provide brief comments to amendments to the Law ‘On Transfer Pricing’, as well as the description of difficulties that may be faced in the course of applying the amendments.

10.02.2010

Calculation Method for Transfer Pricing in Kazakhstan

This method has been based on available methodological base for the control of transfer pricing and is designed to calculate and minimise the risks associated with transfer pricing.

20.09.2010

Relevance of the Tax Inspections on Transfer Pricing

The Kazakhstan Tax authorities inspect the matters of transfer pricing.

29.09.2010

Issues on the unilateral termination of subsoil use contracts

Disputes in relation to the unilateral termination of subsoil use contracts (the ‘Contract’) form a substantial part of the litigated cases on the rights stipulated by the legislation on subsoil.

29.09.2010

Kazakhstan content issues in state - subsoil user relationships

Local content issues have always had and will always have a special importance for investors as well as for the state.

29.09.2010

The changes in the investment climate due to the adoption of the new law on subsoil and subsoil use

On 24 June 2010, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed a new Law ‘On Subsoil and Subsoil Use’ No. 291-IV

29.09.2010

Issues concerning the acquisition of a right to land plots required for subsoil use operations

There is no way to conduct an exploration and/or production of minerals without using the land located above the contracted territory.

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.

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.

02.02.2011

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.

11.02.2011

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.

11.02.2011

The Main Form of Doing Business in Kazakhstan

Ubdated on January, 2013

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

25.05.2011

Environmental inspections: practical recommendations for subsoil users on supporting and appealing environmental inspections (as amended by the Law of the RoK ‘On state control and supervision in the Republic of Kazakhstan’ dated 06 January 2011)

Every subsoil use company is subject to regular environmental inspections, in the course of which the state inspectors often breach the letter of the law on their implementation.

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

07.06.2011

Flaring, Disposition and Processing of Associated Gas in the Course of Oil Operations: Legal Provisions

Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On Subsoil and Subsoil Use': a head for the processing of associated and natural gas

09.06.2011

Kazakhstan Introduces Legislation on Climate Change

We would like to draw your attention to prospective changes in Kazakh legislation Relating to Environmental Issues.

09.06.2011

Kazakhstan has adopted a new Law 'On State Property'

We would like to draw your attention to the recent changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with the adoption of the new Law 'On State Property'.

09.06.2011

Procedure for the Preparation, Agreeing, Approval and Implementation of Construction Projects for Facilities that Use Renewable Energy Sources in Kazakhstan

Preparation and implementation of construction projects for renewable power facilitiesin Kazakhstan is a time-taking process.

29.06.2011

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.

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.

27.07.2011

Developments in Financial Legislation in Kazakhstan

Two main laws have been developed (one of which has already come into effect, while the other is yet to be passed).

10.08.2011

Termination of contract by a subsoil user

In practice, though rather seldom, there are such cases when due to certain reasons a contractor (subsoil user) decides to terminate the subsoil use contract.

31.08.2011

What are Renewable Energy Sources?

Renewable energy sources are environmentally friendly.

14.09.2011

The Use of Renewable Energy Sources in Kazakhstan. Basic State Support Mechanisms.

Energy sector of Kazakhstan is currently operating under difficult conditions when there is a gradual depletion of conventional energy sources

20.09.2011

Kazakhstani content in Procurement of Subsoil Users

During the recent one and a half year we could view a sharp increase in the interest of subsoil users and their contractors to the issues of Kazakhstani content in the procurement of goods, works and services.

18.07.2011

Determination of terms in M&A transactions

What does Mergers and Acquisitions Mean

05.08.2011

Due diligence in M&A Transactions

The 'Due Diligence' in English means ensuring the due good faith.

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).

25.12.2013

С наступающим Новым 2014 годом от Управляющего Партнера Рашида Гайсина!

С НАСТУПАЮЩИМ НОВЫМ 2014 ГОДОМ ОТ УПРАВЛЯЮЩЕГО ПАРТНЕРА РАШИДА ГАЙСИНА!

25.12.2013

Поздравляем Вас с Новым Годом 2014 годом и Рождеством!

ПОЗДРАВЛЯЕМ ВАС С НОВЫМ ГОДОМ 2014 ГОДОМ И РОЖДЕСТВОМ!

05.01.2012

Article by Rashid Gaissin, Managing Partner, GRATA Law Firm, at The Lawyer

Interview

23.01.2012

New Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Gas Supply and Gas"

This information was prepared as a general guidance only, and should not be used as a specialized legal conclusion.

12.03.2012

Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System: Changes in the List of Activities That are Subject to Licensing

In Kazakhstan the Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System became effective from 30 January 2012.

12.03.2012

Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System: Changes in the Procedure of Licenses Issue

In Kazakhstan the Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System became effective from 30 January 2012.

15.03.2012

Kazakhstan: New Local Content Approach

Kazakhstan ranks second only to Russia among the countries of the CIS in its quantity of mineral production.

15.03.2012

Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System: Changes in the Environmental Code

The Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System became effective from 30 January 2012.

16.03.2012

Qualification Requirements Specified to Certain Types (Sub-Divisions) of Licensed Activity in the Sphere of Architecture, Town-Planning and Construction: Changes Connected with the Establishment of Categories of Licensees

We would like to draw your attention to the passed changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with introduction of the new Qualification Requirements.

16.03.2012

Regulations on Attestation of Experts Carrying Out Expert Works and Engineering Services in the Sphere of Architecture, Town-Planning and Construction: Qualification Requirements and Procedure of Attestation

We would like to draw your attention to the changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with introduction into effect of the new Regulations.

16.03.2012

Since March 11, 2012 the “Regulations and Terms for Issuing Permits to Expatriate Employees for the Provision of Employment and to Employers for the Employment of Foreign Nationals” have come into effect in the Republic of Kazakhstan. In keeping with GR

The Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System became effective from 30 January 2012.

09.04.2012

Kazakhstan Legal Alert: Recent changes in Kazakhstani financial legislation (January - March 2012)

This Legal Alert is provided for your convenience and does not constitute legal advice. It is prepared for the general information of our clients and other interested persons.

11.04.2012

Kazakhstan is Due to Adopt a New Law "On the Main Pipeline"

We would like to draw your attention to recent changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with the adoption of the new draft law entitled "On the Main Pipeline".

04.06.2012

Alterations and Amendments in the Legislation of Kazakhstan on Intellectual Property

GRATA Law Firm presents you an overview of the Law of the RK № 537-IV "On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on issues of intellectual property" on January 12, 2012.

01.07.2012

The Representation in Court

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

09.07.2012

Recent Changes in Kazakh Civil Procedural Legislation that are Effective from July 1, 2012

We draw your attention to the following recent changes in Kazakh civil procedural legislation that are effective from July 1, 2012.

06.09.2012

There have been few amendments in the permit system and the laws of licensing

In line with GRATA Law Firm’s practice of keeping clients informed of important legal developments, we would like to draw your attention to the review of the Law mentioned above.

11.10.2012

Kazakhstan is becoming a bright spot in the global market for legal services, comments by Rashid Gaissin, Managing Partner, and Aliya Aralbayeva, Counsel of GRATA Law Firm to The Lawyer Magazine (extract)

According to a joint study conducted by KPMG and the Overseas Development Institute this year, Kazakhstan is the fifth best placed country in the world to take advantage of opportunities in a rapidly changing global economy.

25.10.2012

"Latest legal developments in the financial regulation of Kazakhstan". Article by Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner, GRATA Law Firm, and Marina Kahiani, Senior Lawyer, GRATA Law Firm, at IFLR1000 Guide

This article provides a general overview of the Law on Minimisation of Risks (the 'Law') that came into effect on February 1 2012 (apart from certain provisions). The main purpose of the Law is to separate Kazakh banks from expressly or impliedly affiliated structures. In addition the Law has introduced further improvements of IPO regulation and legislation relating to securities.

01.11.2012

Laws Governing International Commercial Arbitration in Kazakhstan and Associated Risks

The main statute governing international arbitration in the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter "RoK") was introduced in 2004.

02.11.2012

Law "On Gas and Gas Supply". The State strengthens its positions

On 9 January 2012, the President of Kazakhstan signed the Law "On Gas and Gas Supply".

05.11.2012

Key Features of the Engagement of Foreign Labour in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, like many other countries, has an established permit procedure for employing foreign workers. In this case, obtaining a permit for engagement of foreign workers is the responsibility of an employer.

05.12.2012

A Brief Overview of Litigation Risks Which May Arise in the Course of Doing Business in Kazakhstan and the Ways to Mitigate Them

Our experience with foreign investors doing business in Kazakhstan demonstrates that foreign businesses operating in Kazakhstan may face a variety legal challenges and risks.

05.02.2013

GRATA Law Firm’s Report about Tax and Corporate Matters in Kazakhstan was published on INTAX INFO website

INTAX INFO is a free and easily navigable information resource dedicated to international taxation, corporate structuring, estate planning, inheritance and immigration.

08.02.2013

Problems with Obtaining Refunds from the Budget of Excess VAT Accumulated During Mineral Exploration

Lately, obtaining a refund of value added tax (VAT) incurred in connection with the export of goods[1] has been a pressing issue.

08.02.2013

Review of the Amendments made to the Tax Code and Administrative Code in 2013

On 26 December 2012 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Taxation.

07.03.2013

Project Finance and PPP in Kazakhstan

The article is prepared by Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner of GRATA Law Firm, for The European Lawyer Reference Series: Project Finance Jurisdictional Comparisons, 2012.

11.03.2013

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.

13.03.2013

Kazakh legal matters of joint venture incorporation

Below we will briefly describe usual legal provisions of the joint venture.

01.04.2013

Amendments to the Legislation of RK on registration of legal entities, branches and representative offices

On January 2013, the Law No. 60-V ZRK 'On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Issues of State Registration of Legal Entities and Record Registration of Branches and Representative Offices' was adopted.

02.04.2013

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.

02.04.2013

On Amendments to the Competition Law

On March 6th of the current year the new law 'On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Competition' (hereinafter – the 'Amendments') has been adopted. The Amendments have become effective earlier this week on March 26th 2013.

12.04.2013

Review of the Regulatory Resolution of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On the Judicial Practice of Application of the Tax Law'

On 27 February 2013 the Supreme Court introduced the Regulatory Resolution 'On the Judicial Practice of Application of the Tax Law' (hereinafter - the 'Resolution').

24.04.2013

Use of EPC Contracts in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Crisis phenomena in economy increasingly bring forward the matter of more detailed elaboration of potential risks associated with construction contracts applied in Kazakhstan.

14.06.2013

Changes in the Licensing System of the Republic of Kazakhstan

At the end of December 2012 the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan approved several legal acts in the sphere of licensing.

09.07.2013

The priority right of the state

As is known, contracts for subsoil use have a special status.This is because they concern the natural resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan and thus the country's vital interests

10.07.2013

Additional work under a construction contract: practical advice on how to avoid disputes

Situations where a contractor performs additional work under a construction contract occur often in practice.

26.07.2013

Amendments to the Law on licensing activities in the field of architecture, urban planning and construction

Kazakhstani Law on licensing activities in the field of architecture, urban planning and construction has been changed.

27.08.2013

Subsoil Users’ Procurement Rules dated 14 February 2013: Analysis of Key Changes (Note as of 27.09.013)

In May 2013, two Decrees of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Nos. 133 and 134 (the “RoK GD”) dated 14 February 2013 were published in official national newspapers

09.09.2013

Financing under a pledge of rolling stock

In Kazakhstan, funding secured by rolling stock is gaining popularity. Moreover, rail cars are provided by some companies as security for bonds issued by them.

09.09.2013

Financing by Pledges of Grain

The introduction of grain receipts and the creation of such a system is, objectively speaking, of fundamental importance to the grain market of Kazakhstan, in view of both public and commercial interests.

10.09.2013

New PPP Law in Kazakhstan

The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 4 July 2013 No. 131-V ЗРК 'On introducing amendments to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan in relation to introduction of new forms of Public Private Partnership and extension of spheres of its application'.

26.11.2013

Reissuing of the License and/or Applications for License in the Republic of Kazakhstan

This information was prepared as a general guidance only, and should not be used as a specialized legal conclusion.

26.12.2013

Getting the Deal Through. Investment Treaty Arbitration 2014

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

08.10.2013

On Both Sides of the Caspian Sea', a comparative analysis of the investment law in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan exclusively for PETROLEUM Analytical journal

The experts of GRATA Law Firm exclusively for PETROLEUM conducted a comparative analysis of the investment law in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

24.12.2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Managing Partner Rashid Gaissin!

Dear All, GRATA team wishes you Happy New Year and Marry Christmas! We wish you success in making 2014 the very prosperous year, and we are all looking forward to a great New Year holiday. We extend our very best wishes for Merry Christmas!

24.12.2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wishing you a Joyful Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace and Happiness!

06.12.2013

GRATA Representatives took part in a Cocktail Party for the Economic Mission of the European Union “Greater Region”

The Cocktail Party was arranged in Almaty by the Belgian Embassy on the 22nd of November as part of the Economic Mission of the European Union ‘Greater Region'.

06.12.2013

GRATA Partners took part in the IBA International Law Firm Management Conference in Moscow

On 29 November 2013 the IBA International Conference on Law Firm Management was held in Moscow.

26.02.2014

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.

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"

28.02.2014

Possible Consequences of the Adoption of the Draft Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Permits and Notifications” For Doing Business in Kazakhstan

In keeping with GRATA’s practice of informing clients regarding important legal developments that might influence their business, we draw your attention to the following potential changes in the Kazakhstani permit system during the period of December2013 - February 2014.

11.03.2014

Attracting private investment to develop Kazakhstan's infrastructure: a lawyer's perspective

It is striking that the small population of Kazakhstan, while living on rich deposits of oil, gas, coal, grain and other resources, still drives on rough roads, drinks water from rusty pipes, and receives electricity from dilapidated electrical networks built decades ago.

27.03.2014

Overview of certain changes to Russian legislation in march 2014

The Federal Law dated 12 March 2014 № 35-FZ introduces amendments to the provisions of the Parts 1, 2 and 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian and other regulatory acts of the Russian Federation regarding the rights to results of intellectual activity and means of individualization.

24.04.2014

Preparing a package of documents for participation in trading quotas for greenhouse gas emissions

According to the National Quota Allocation Plan for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 2013, a number of large companies are included in the list of operators, which obtained a quota for greenhouse gas emissions for 2013.

21.10.2014

Review of certain legal amendments made in September 2014 industry and trade sector

Content: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Russian Federation Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan

22.10.2014

On 29th September 2014 was issued the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Amendments to the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan"

On 29th September 2014 was issued the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Amendments to the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan " On the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan"

13.01.2014

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?

26.02.2014

Risks in Trading Quotas for the Emission of Greenhouse Gases

On March 26, 2009 the Republic of Kazakhstan ratified the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“Protocol")

04.05.2014

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.

11.05.2014

GRATA’s specialists gave their comments on the draft mining code for the Mining Journal.

Rashid Gaissin, Managing Partner at the Eurasian Law Firm, Grata, and Aliya Aralbayeva, director of GRATA’s representative office in the UK, shared their views on the forthcoming mining code.

24.06.2014

Kazakhstan: New Investment Climate

During the 27th session of the Foreign Investors’ Council held on 12 June 2014, the President of Kazakhstan Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev announced the establishment of a unilateral visa-free regime for citizens of 10 countries.

25.06.2014

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.

31.07.2014

Brief summary of the major novelties of the draft PPP law in Kazakhstan

A draft Law of Kazakhstan ‘On Public-Private Partnership’ has been prepared as per initiative of the Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan.

19.08.2014

Oil and Gas Regulation 2014

A brief outline of Kazakhstan’s natural gas sector.

03.10.2014

The International Comparative legal guide to: Mining Law 2015

There are also numerous Decrees of the RoK Government which regulate specific issues in subsoil use.

27.01.2015

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).

27.01.2015

Subsoil users and NIOKR (Research & Development)

In the beginning of 2012, the Subsoil Law[1] (the "Law") was amended[2] with the provisions of subsoil users’ obligation to finance annually scientific research, scientific technical and development works (“NIOKR[3]”).

04.08.2014

Kazakhstan - Law & Practice

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

17.10.2014

Legal Alert On Kazakhstan Banks M&A

Under Kazakhstan law, generally, both resident and non-resident legal entities may own shares in a Kazakhstan bank.

05.11.2014

Some Taxation Issues in the Oil and Gas Industry

The Republic of Kazakhstan possesses significant reserves of oil and gas, which means the oil and gas industry holds the leading position in the structure of the national economy. Therefore the tax system in this sector needs to provide stability, transparency and progressivity,, take into account the general global situation and encourage investment.

11.11.2014

Special report: Kazakhstan – a safe haven in the CIS

Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting

19.11.2014

List of Priority Activities for the Implementation of Investment Projects

Further to the Article ‘Kazakhstan: New Investment Climate’, please find below the List of Priority Activities Defined for the Implementation of Priority Investment Projects approved by the Resolution of the Government dated 30 October 2014 No. 1154.

27.11.2014

On 21 November 2014 the law “on the permits and notifications” cаme into legal force

16 May 2014 President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law “On the Permits and Notifications”.

20.01.2015

The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review in Kazakhstan

Development in the ICT sector is one of the top priorities of the Kazakh government.

07.02.2014

Review of the Developments in the Tax Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan: International Taxation

Kazakhstan ratified the Double Taxation Treaties signed with the United Arab Emirates and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

10.02.2014

Atyrau Health, Safety, and Environment Roundtable with GRATA Law Firm

On February 3rd, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan held a Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Roundtable in the offices of Fluor Kazakhstan, in Atyrau.

11.02.2014

07-08 February 2014 in Almaty the 2013 reporting conference of the EURASIAN LAW FIRM «GRATA»

07-08 February 2014 in Almaty the 2013 reporting conference of the EURASIAN LAW FIRM «GRATA»

31.01.2014

GRATA's Environmental Law Department has won the court proceedings for the benefit of a subsoil user

In January 2014, the Environmental Law Department has won the court proceedings for the benefit of a subsoil user. The first-instance court has denied the environmental authority to recover environmental damages caused by dust emissions.

05.02.2014

New Opportunities for UK Business in Kazakhstan

16.01.2014

GRATA's Intellectual Property Team successfully protected the rights of a leading global manufacturer of insulation materials

In late 2013, lawyers from GRATA's Intellectual Property Team successfully protected the rights of a leading global manufacturer of insulation materials.

30.01.2014

Overview Of Certain Important Changes To Russian Laws Effective As Of January 2014

The Federal Law dated 05.04.2013 No. 44-FZ "On Contractual System in the Domain of Purchases of Goods, Works and Services for State and Municipal Needs" (hereinafter – the "Law No. 44-FZ") the most of the provisions of which entered into force on 1 January 2014 replaces the Federal Law dated 21.07.2005 No.94-FZ "On Placement of Orders for Procurement of Goods, Works and Services for State and Municipal Needs" (hereinafter – the "Law No. 94-FZ"). Law No. 44-FZ regulates the relations in connection with purchases of goods, works and services for state and municipal needs (hereinafter – the "state procurement") from the stage of their planning through the evaluation of their efficiency.

12.01.2015

Legal framework of investing in power industry of Kazakhstan

The article is aimed to summarise the laws of Kazakhstan in view of the potential local and foreign investor

23.12.2014

Model Contract for the Implementation of Investment Project that Involves Investing and Providing Investment Preferences

Please see below the text of the Model Contract for the Implementation of Investment Projects, approved by the Resolution of the Government dated 30 October 2014 No. 1154 in English and Russian.

09.06.2014

On 23rd May 2014, a regional conference arranged by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan was held in Almaty

GRATA Law Firm was represented at the event by Andrey Reshetnikov - Junior Lawyer

23.06.2014

On 19 June, in Turkey Embassy in Astana the regular meeting of Astana Foreign Investment Working Group was held

An event was organised by the American Chambers of Commerce in Kazakhstan (AmCham). The meeting was attended by representatives of large foreign investors, international companies and diplomatic missions of foreign countries accredited in Kazakhstan.

26.06.2014

Liya Akzhanova was appointed as the attorney of Austrian Embassy in Kazakhstan.

On 20 June, the official appointment of GRATA Senior Lawyer - Liya Akzhanova, as Attorney of the Austrian Embassy in Kazakhstan was signed.

03.07.2014

On 27 and 28 June there was the XIII Russian-Kazakhstan Exhibition 'Europe-Asia Cooperation without Borders.' held in Orenburg.

The exhibition was organised by: Government of the Orenburg Region, Akimat of the Aktobe region, Orenburg Administration, Chamber of Commerce of the Orenburg region, Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers of the Aktobe region, exhibition operator UralExpo LLC.

30.06.2014

On 11-13 June 2014, the Fifth Anniversary Annual International Industrial Exhibition - Expo-Russia Kazakhstan 2014 was held in Almaty

GRATA Law Firm was represented at the event by: Tlek Baigabulov – Senior Partner, Akhmetzhan Abdullayev – Senior Partner, Almat Daumov – Partner, Shakhrukh Usmanov – Partner, Aizhan Mukhammad – Counsel, Bolat Assylkhanov – Senior Lawyer and Assem Tnalina – Lawyer.

30.06.2014

On 13 June 2014, the First Anti-Monopoly Forum was held in Astana.

The Kazakhstan Bar Association RPO together with “Centre for Development of Competition Policy and Protection” JSC and “Promotion of Competition in the CIS countries” NPO, organised the Forum 'The Anti-Monopoly Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Common Economic Area'.

30.06.2014

The Mission of Sarawak (Malaysia) for Wood Sales was held on 9-15th June in Astana and Almaty.

On 10 June there was a seminar on wood sales and investments arranged in Almaty. On 13 June, in Astana, the Business Forum, as part of the Mission. The Damu Fund acted as a partner in for the organization of the seminar.

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.

20.05.2014

16 May 2014 President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law “On the Permits and Notifications”

16 May 2014 President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law “On the Permits and Notifications” (hereinafter – the Law). The Law will regulate all issues concerning licensing, permission as well as submitting notifications to state authorities and other bodies for conducting certain type of activity.

21.05.2014

A meeting on visa issues was held in Atyrau on 19th May 2014

The meeting covered two main general themes: 'Proposed Changes to the Visa Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan' and 'Practical Aspects of Application of Visa Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan'

03.04.2014

Astana , March 31, the first meeting of the ANK Working Group on the improvement of subsoil user taxation.

On March 31 the first meeting of the Working Group on the Improvement of Subsoil-User Taxation was held at the House of Ministries in Astana. The meeting was organized by the Taxpayers Association of Kazakhstan (APK ).

04.04.2014

On March 27 in Almaty the Singapore Business Forum took place

The event was organized by the Almaty Chamber of Commerce and Industry jointly with the Arman Holding on behalf of the Singapore Business Federation.

04.04.2014

From March 31 to April 2, 2014 in Astana (Kazakhstan) the 5th Mining Forum Minex Central Asia 2014 took place.

The Forum brought together more than 500 leaders and experts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Mongolia, Georgia, Armenia, Canada, Australia, the U.S., Switzerland, Finland, the UK, China and UAE.

10.04.2014

On April 4th, 2014 in Pavlodar the seminar on "Legal Aspects of Tax Audits and Appealing against Results. International Taxation" tookplace.

The seminar explored the various issues in depth and focused on problems that customers often encounter in practice.

10.04.2014

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.

10.04.2014

On April 2nd, 2014 In Atyrau the international business forum «ATYRAU INVEST - 2014" took place, under the auspices of the Akimat of the Atyrau region.

The forum was attended by leaders of the business communities of the western region and representatives of international and local businesses.

21.04.2014

17-18 April, Almaty, the Eurasian Business Forum took place.

The Eurasian Business Forum acts as a dialogue with the international community, demonstrating the openness of the country for business, innovation and commitment to a "green" economy.

24.04.2014

World Bank annual Doing Business Survey 2015 "Dealing with Construction Permits in Kazakhstan" and "Registering Property in Kazakhstan"

GRATA Law Firm, represented by Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner, Kuben Abzhanov, Senior Lawyer, Saida Kapishova, Lawyer, and Darya Ryapissova, Junior Lawyer, participated in completion of the World Bank annual Doing Business Survey 2015 "Dealing with Construction Permits in Kazakhstan" and "Registering Property in Kazakhstan".

11.05.2014

On the 30th April in Baku, GRATA specialists attended the launch of the British Azerbaijani Law Association.

On the 30th April in Baku, Rashid Gaissin, Managing Partner of GRATA Law Firm and Samir Hadjiyev, Counsel, attended the launch of the British Azerbaijani Law Association.

17.01.2014

Luiza Dyussengaliyeva participated in the AmCham Astana Tax Working Group Meeting

Astana Tax Working Group of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan (AmCham) held its meeting on February 17, 2014.

21.02.2014

Luiza Dyussengaliyeva presented “Doing Business in Kazakhstan, Legal issues” at the Round Table organized by the British Embassy Astana on February 19, 2014

British Embassy in Astana held a UK Trade & Investment Round Table on “Diversification of Kazakh Economy” on February 19, 2014

27.03.2014

Zhanara Iskhakova , partner at GRATA Law Firm, made a presentation at a Round Table on Sustainable Development, organized by the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association "CERBA"

Zhanara Iskhakova , partner at GRATA Law Firm, made a presentation at a Round Table on Sustainable Development, organized by the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association "CERBA", within the GLOBE Business Summit 2014

05.06.2014

05.06.2014PRESS RELEASEOn 3rd of June 2014, the event “Days of the Saratov Region” was held in Astana, Kazakhstan

The purpose of the event was to expand business relations and create favourable conditions for further investment between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

09.06.2014

On 21-23 May 2014, the Astana Economic Forum VII was held in Astana

The main event organiser was the Eurasian Economic Researchers Club.

11.12.2014

International Fraud & Asset Tracing - Kazakhstan

As the interest of foreign investors in resource-rich Kazakhstan is growing, a large number of Kazakhstani companies are being listed in the world’s largest fi nancial centres to raise capital.

29.04.2014

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

01.04.2014

Almaty, March 28, GRATA gave a seminar on EPC contracts in Kazakhstan

On March 28 , in Almaty, Yerzhan Essimkhanov , Partner at "GRATA Law Firm ", held a seminar on " EPC Contracts in the Republic of Kazakhstan "

01.04.2014

On 18 March, ITIC convened a meeting of the Caspian Minerals Tax Committee (CMTC) in Astana, organized jointly with Ernst & Young KZ.

The event was attended by officials from the Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, including Deputy Chairman Argyn Kipchakov, Head of Large Taxpayers Department Daniyar Zhanalinov and Head of VAT Administration Department Nurlan Rakhimgaliev, as well as senior experts of several TC departments.

17.07.2014

On 27 June 2014, the AmCham Economic Policy Forum was held in the Radisson Astana Hotel

The Forum featured speeches by the Minister for Environment and Water Resources of Kazakhstan, Mr Kapparov and the US Ambassador in Kazakhstan - Mr Ordway.

17.07.2014

On 25-26 June 2014, the First Central Asia Gas Forum was held in Almaty

GRATA Law Firm was represented at the event by Luisa Dyussengaliyeva - Senior Lawyer (Astana).

16.10.2014

On 7-9 october, Minex forum Russia 2014 was held in the Radisson Hotel, Moscow

The MINEX Forum is one of the largest, most informative and representative industry events in Russia, covering topical issues of exploration, mining and processing of solid minerals in Russia.

27.10.2014

A Representative of GRATA took part in the 2nd Almaty International Investment Forum

On 17th October 2014, the 2nd Almaty International Investment Forum was held in Almaty.

27.10.2014

A GRATA Representative Took Part in a Subsoil Use Conference

On 15h October 2014, there was a research and practical conference devoted to the development of the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On Subsoil and Subsoil Use' (Key Issues and Principal Innovations) held in Astana.

05.11.2014

GRATA Law Firm is recommended as one of the Leading law firms by Asialaw Profiles

Asialaw Profiles is a comprehensive guide to the leading domestic and regional law firms in the Asia-Pacific region.

18.11.2014

On 13 November, a seminar titled 'Eurasian Integration and Doing Business in the Region' was held at the Ireland Embassy in Russia (Moscow)

The event was organised by the Ireland Embassy in the Russian Federation and GRATA Law Firm.

25.11.2014

GRATA Representative Took Part in the Forum on Support to Small and Medium Businesses

On 21 November 2014, the Forum on Support to Small and Medium Businesses was held in Almaty.

25.11.2014

GRATA Representatives Attended the Round-Table Titled 'Optional Application of the E-Billing Information System'

On 21 November 2014, a new committee was presented in Almaty - State Revenue Committee under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The event was supported with the representation of the structure and functions of the Committee as well as the range of services to be provided thereby.

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.

19.09.2014

GRATA Representative took part in annual international conference, InvestPro-Kazakhstan-2014

The international conference, InvestPro-Kazakhstan-2014, was held in Almaty and was attended by Rashid Gaissin - Managing Partner.

16.09.2014

On the 3rd and 4th September last week, GRATA Law Firm co-organised and participated in the “Great Law,Great Business “Conference in Astana and Almaty

The conferences, co-organised with the British Embassy in Astana, the Law Society of England and Wale and the British Kazakh Law Association, featured debates which addressed two legal themes of great contemporary importance.

16.09.2014

GRATA Representative Took Part in the 4th Kazakhstani Islamic Finance Conference

On the 3rd-4th September, the 4th Kazakhstani Islamic Finance Conference was held in Almaty. The conference was attended by the GRATA's Managing Partner - Rashid Gaissin.

22.08.2014

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner at GRATA Law Firm, took part in the meeting with business community in Ukraine, organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova in Kiev

Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner at GRATA Law Firm, took part in the meeting with business community in Ukraine, organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova in Kiev on 14 August 2014.

29.04.2013

Тлек Байгабулов, Старший Партнер Юридической фирмы «GRATA», дал интервью для программы «Диалоги» на телеканале «24.kz»

26.04.2013

С Международным днем интеллектуальной собственности!

25.04.2013

Юридическая фирма «GRATA» рекомендована международным справочником IFLR1000 2013

22.04.2013

Юридической фирме «GRATA» исполнился 21 год

10.04.2012

Iv ежегодный форум недропользователей казахстана перенесен на осень 2012 года

Юридическая фирма "GRATA" информирует Вас о переносе даты проведения IV Ежегодного форума недропользователей Казахстана на тему "Кризис: уроки прошлого, выводы на будущее" на осень 2012 года.

06.04.2012

5 апреля 2012 года центр обучения gss провел семинар на тему: "реализация закона "о газе и газоснабжении (от 9 января 2012 г.)"

В семинаре приняли участие слушатели крупных газовых компаний, а также компаний-недропользователей. Семинар прослушали такие специалисты, как советники, менеджеры по закупкам, директора департаментов правового сопровождения, старшие юристы.

05.04.2012

Обзор нормативных правовых актов Республики Казахстан за период с 01.03.2012 – 30.03.2012

Данная информация составлена исключительно на основе официальных публикаций Республики Казахстан Данная информация составлена исключительно как общее руководство и не может быть использована как специализированное правовое заключение

15.03.2013

Круглый стол на тему: «Многостороннее сотрудничество Казахстан - Испания»

27.02.2013

Байжан Бекжанов назначен Партнером Юридической фирмы GRATA

25.02.2013

21-22 февраля 2013 года в г. Алматы прошла Отчетная конференция Юридической фирмы "GRATA" за 2012 год

19.03.2012

13 марта 2012 года представители юридической фирмы "GRATA" приняли участие в семинаре, посвященном борьбе со взяточничеством и мерам предотвращения коррупции, организованном посольством великобритании

С темой "Правовое регулирование борьбы с коррупцией в Казахстане и меры предотвращения коррупции" на семинаре выступили Алия Аралбаева, Директор Представительства Юридической фирмы "GRATA" в Лондоне, и Асель Мухамбекова, Директор департамента "Корпоративное право" Юридической фирмы "GRATA".

07.03.2012

С международным женским днем 8 марта!

Милые дамы,

01.03.2012

20 марта 2012 года центр обучения gss проводит семинар на тему: "трансфертное ценообразование в 2012 году. проблемы применения на практике"

Уважаемые дамы и господа! Центр обучения GSS приглашает Вас и Ваших сотрудников принять участие в семинаре "Трансфертное ценообразование в 2012 году. Проблемы применения на практике", который состоится 20 марта 2012 года.

20.10.2014

Представители Юридической фирмы GRATA посетили Казахстанскую Международную выставку «Нефть и Газ» - KIOGE

С 30 сентября по 3 октября 2014 была проведена 22-я всемирно известная нефтяная выставка KIOGE (Нефть и Газ).

22.10.2014

Представитель Юридической фирмы GRATA принял участие во II Алматинском Международном Инвестиционном Форуме

17 октября 2014 года в г. Алматы состоялся II Алматинский Международный Инвестиционный Форум.

27.10.2014

Представитель Юридической фирмы GRATA принял участие в конференции по недропользованию

15 октября 2014 г. в Астане состоялась научно-практическая конференция на тему "Разработка Кодекса РК "О недрах и недропользовании": ключевые аспекты и основные новеллы".

27.10.2014

Представитель Юридической фирмы GRATA принял участие в Канадско-Казахстанской Бизнес Конференции

29 сентября в г. Алматы состоялась Бизнес конференция, в рамках которой прошла встреча с двадцатью Канадскими компаниями.

04.11.2014

15 октября 2014 г. в отеле "Astana Marriott" прошла научно-практическая конференция на тему "Разработка Кодекса Республики Казахстан "О недрах и недропользовании": ключевые аспекты и основные новеллы"

Организаторами мероприятия выступили Национальная Палата предпринимателей РК и «Казахстанская ассоциация организаций нефтегазового и энергетического комплекса «KAZENERGY».

24.10.2014

"GRATA" - это моя жизнь", интервью Айдара Сарымсакова, Старшего Партнера Юридической фирмы "GRATA"

Это был март 1993 года. Мы с моим товарищем, Ахметжаном Абдуллаевым, ныне Старшим партнером Юридической фирмы GRATA, были тогда студентами Казахского Государственного Национального Университета. И один из наших замечательных преподавателей по гражданскому праву, Юрий Григорьевич Басин, предложил нам обратиться к бывшему выпускнику нашего факультета, Словяк Николаю, который совместно с Байгабуловым Тлеком открыл юридическую фирму и набирал молодых юристов.

24.10.2014

07-08 Февраля 2014 Года в г. Алматы Состоялась Отчетная Конференция Евразийской Юридической Фирмы «GRATA» за 2013 год

07-08 февраля 2014 года в гостинице Holiday Inn состоялась ежегодная годовая конференция Юридической фирмы «GRATA».

24.10.2014

С 15 по 19 июня 2014 г. в Москве состоялся 21-й Всемирный Нефтяной Конгресс (WPC)

WPC -важнейшее событие в нефтегазовой индустрии, проводимое Постоянным Советом Мирового Нефтяного Конгресса (WPC). Раз в три года тысячи специалистов со всего мира собираются на этом форуме, чтобы познакомиться с самыми современными технологиями нефтегазодобычи и методами управления этим бизнесом.

12.03.2014

В Казахстане рассматривают совершенствование системы заработной платы

В Комитете по социально-культурному развитию и науке рассмотрен проект Закона Республики Казахстан «О ратификации Конвенции о создании процедуры установления минимальной заработной платы (Конвенция 26)», сообщает BNews.kz со ссылкой на пресс-службу Сената Парламента РК.

05.12.2013

GRATA Law Firm has acted as a legal adviser for the project of reorganization of system of special economic zones in Kazakhstan

GRATA Law Firm as a member of group of consultants has acted as a legal adviser for the project of reorganization of system of special economic zones (SEZ) in Kazakhstan

30.04.2013

Kazakhstan adopted the new Rules on Entitlement of Airline Companies to Performance of Regular Internal Commercial Air Transportations

On 25 February 2013 Kazakhstan adopted the new Rules on Entitlement of Airline Companies to Performance of Regular Internal Commercial Air Transportations (the 'Rules').

07.02.2013

Partners of GRATA Law Firm contributed to the Globe Law and Business Catalogue 2013

GRATA Partners Mr. Yerzhan Yessimkhanov (Kazakhstan) and Mr. Samir Hadjiyev (Azerbaijan) have contributed to the recently issued Globe Law and Business Catalogue 2013.

11.01.2013

Cancellation of Moratorium on Tenders for Granting Subsoil Use Right

The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has ordered to cancel the current moratorium on new tenders for granting subsoil use right.

13.09.2011

Kazakhstan has adopted a new Law on Special Economic Zones

We would like to draw your attention to the recent changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with the adoption of the new Law on Special Economic Zones.

02.06.2011

Interview by Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Subsoil Use Department Director, GRATA Law Firm, for "OilGasLaw of Kazakhstan" magazine

Interview - III Annual Forum of Kazakhstani Subsoil Users

01.06.2011

Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Use of Renewable Energy Sources

We would like to draw your attention to the recently enacted Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On Supporting the Use of Renewable Energy Sources'


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