GRATA opened its Bishkek office in 2004. For almost a decade, GRATA has been at the front line of financial, corporate and commercial developments in Kyrgyzstan, advising global and local companies on high profile transactions of significant complexity.

GRATA has extensive locally-based experience through its Kyrgyz and international lawyers. Our team combines cross-border transactional capability with in-depth knowledge of Kyrgyz law and understanding of the legal issues arising in the emerging market of Kyrgyzstan.

The firm’s Bishkek office led by Kanat Seidaliev serves our clients across a full range of legal areas. 

The Bishkek office works closely with GRATA’s teams in Central Asian and Caspian countries, as well as with representatives in the United Kingdom, United States, and Russia to provide our clients with truly international reach and expertise.

GRATA is a member of the International Business Council (IBC) and Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and other public associations promoting foreign investments in Kyrgyzstan. Our lawyers are members of Kyrgyz Bar Association, and many of them have received recognition from third-party sources. Researchers in the most recent Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA publications noted their experience in the areas of banking and finance, corporate and M&A, and natural resources.

Office 2, 33/1, Razzakova Street, Bishkek, 720040, Kyrgyzstan

+996 (312) 31-40-50

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Since its establishment in April 1992, GRATA has gained experience in the following areas of practice:

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Our team has extensive industry expertise in such sectors as:


GRATA lawyers have been recognised by international experts including The Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Who’s Who legal, Asialaw Profiles.

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Kanat Seidaliev Partner, Office Director Inquire
Nurlan Kyshtobaev Partner, Head of Banking & Finance Practice in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan offices Inquire
Elvira Maratova Counsel, GRATA Kyrgyzstan Inquire
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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.

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

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”.

27.10.2016

GRATA International lawyers ranked in IFLR1000

The annual IFLR1000 rankings of leading lawyers was published this month

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.

01.06.2016

Partner of Grata International was elected as an independent member of the Board of Directors of Centerra Gold Inc.

Partner of Grata International Nurlan Kyshtobaev was elected on 17 May 2016 by the shareholders of the company as an independent member of the company’s Board of Directors.

29.03.2016

Financing Renewable Energy Projects in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan 2016

Applicable Legal Framework for Kyrgyzstan

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

12.02.2016

GRATA International in Kyrgyzstan participated in presentation of IFC survey on Islamic banking

On February 8, 2016 Mr. Nurlan Kyshtobaev, Partner of GRATA International, participated in presentation of IFC survey on Islamic banking: "Islamic Banking: Opportunities in the segment of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the Kyrgyz Republic."

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.

21.08.2015

GRATA Semiannual Reporting Conference

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

15.07.2015

Kyrgyz Republic adopted the Law "On Amendments to the Law on the state regulation on foreign trade activity"

In 6th May 2015 the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic adopted the Law "On Amendments to the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic on the state regulation on foreign trade activity" dated from 10 June 2015 № 128.

29.05.2015

Elvira Maratova attended Kyrgyz-German Business Forum

On May, 20, 2015 Kyrgyz-German Business Forum: "Day of the German Economy in Kyrgyzstan was held.

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.

24.12.2013

Counsel of «GRATA» Law Firm Nurlan Kyshtobaev made ​​a presentation at the Kyrgyz- Turkish business forum in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

On December 5, 2013 in Bishkek a business forum was held involving Kyrgyz and Turkish businessmen and companies operating in the field of textiles and light industry.

21.10.2014

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

Content: Azerbaijan Kazakhstan Russian Federation Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan

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»

02.06.2014

May 15 GRATA's specialists participated in the Bishkek International Financial Forum (BIFF 2014).

May 15, Kanat Seidaliev (Partner) and Nurlan Kyshtobaev (Counsel) participated in the Bishkek International Financial Forum (BIFF 2014).

02.06.2014

On May 16th Nurlan Kyshtobaev, Counsel at GRATA Law Firm participated in a meeting organized by the Kyrgyzstan Union of Banks as part of "The Day of Russian Agricultural Machinery and Equipment 2014"

On May 16th, as part of the business mission "The Day of Russian Agricultural Machinery and Equipment 2014" Nurlan Kyshtobaev (Counsel) participated in a meeting organized by the Kyrgyzstan Union of Banks.


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