According to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the Permits and Notifications” No. 202-V dated 16 May 2014, licensing in the field of industrial activities is obligatory for:

  • operation of mining and chemical industries;
  • collection (preparation), storage, processing and marketing of ferrous and nonferrous metal scrap by legal entities;
  • purchase of electrical energy for energy supply.

 

  • obtaining a licence on behalf of a contracting company based in Kazakhstan for design of mining, petrochemical, oil and gas production enabling the company to further operate in the area of engineering, procurement and construction within the Caspian region;

  • obtaining a license on behalf of a contracting company based in Kazakhstan and engaged in comprehensive engineering, procurement and construction within the Caspian region for design, manufacture, installation, repair of chemical, drilling, oil-and-gas, exploration, mining, metallurgical, power equipment, flame proof electrical equipment, lifting equipment, as well as boilers with working pressures above 0.7kg/cm2 and coolant temperature above 115оС, and vessels and pipelines operating at pressures above 0.7kg/cm2;

  • Due Diligence for a large company on licenses and permits in the area of food industry;

  • advising of a foreign company on the safety requirements to machines and equipment specified by law;

  • advising of a foreign company on licenses and permits in the area of military equipment;

  • development of annual reporting and submission thereof to a licensor in the procedure specified by law;

  • advising on the issues of state control in the area of technical regulation;

  • re-registration of state license for repair of mine equipment due to the changes in legal address and production base of a large Finnish company;

  • drafting a legal opinion regarding state license on design of mining production, as well as submission of respective inquires to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

  • submission of an annual report to the Industry Committee of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the leading and oldest design institute, which is operating in the area of complex design of mining enterprises using open-cut and underground mining methods; 

  • submission of the 2010 annual report to the Atomic Energy Committee for subsidiary company of a large Tunisian company;

  • submission of an annual report to the Committee of State Investigation in Oil and Gas Sector of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as drafting an application for the renewal of addendum to a license due to the changes in legal address for branch office of a marine drilling contractor, which specialises in rendering services on well construction in the Caspian Sea.

Additionally:

  • assistance to a large international law firm in preparation of the structure of the law on the regulatory approval system;

  • advising the world's leading IT company on marking of computer equipment;

  • advising foreign companies on the registration of medical equipment in Kazakhstan;

  • drafting legal opinion for a foreign trade company on import of the company’s products to Kazakhstan, as well as the procedures and conditions for certification;

  • advising foreign companies on selection of persons entitled to receive permits to engage foreign labour;

  • advising a Kazakhstani company on licensing of wholesale and retail sale of alcoholic beverages;

  • legal support of a loan agreement between a Kazakhstani company and a large Chinese bank in terms of all permits required by the legislation of Kazakhstan for construction of a gas pipeline;

  • advising a foreign company on legal requirements to purchase and maintenance of track machines;

  • advising oil companies on obtaining a license for activities associated with precursors;

  • review of existing licenses, approvals and permits from public authorities in the area of communications, precursors, safety, sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population in order to identify the missing permits and assess the relevant risks.

Our lawyers have experience in providing consulting services related to the issue, execution and termination of licenses and other permits issued by public authorities.

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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.  


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