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.

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+996 312 31 4050

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

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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 Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan offices Inquire
Elvira Maratova Counsel, GRATA Kyrgyzstan Inquire
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13.12.2018

Nurlan Kyshtobaev conducted a guest lecture to students of the American University of Central Asia

On 11 December 2018, Nurlan Kyshtobaev, partner of Bishkek office of GRATA International (Kyrgyzstan) conducted a guest lecture to students of the International Business Law Department of the American University of Central Asia. He spoke about investment and concession agreements and shared his expertise in the area. 

05.12.2018

Chambers&Partners Asia-Pacific 2019 released

GRATA International has cemented its position as one of the leading firms in Central Asia and Caspian region, following the release of major international legal rating Chambers&Partners Asia-Pacific 2019. GRATA International has secured a ranking in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

GRATA International ranked across several jurisdictions in ILFR1000 2019

IFLR1000 has released its 2019 rankings identifying leading firms and lawyers worldwide.

GRATA International has been ranked in 7 jurisdictions in Europe and Asia: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. IFLR1000 paid special attention to GRATA’s wide geographical coverage in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.

26.10.2018

How to register a business in Astana International Financial Centre

The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) was launched on the 5 July 2018. It is a financial hub located in Astana, Kazakhstan. The aims of AIFC are to attract investment and bring in clients from Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

24.09.2018

Introduction of 2nd 2017 Edition of FIDIC Forms of Contracts

In 2017 the International Federation of Consulting Engineers has introduced major amendments to FIDIC 1999 Yellow, Red and Silver Books which have been in use in the construction industry for almost twenty years.

05.09.2018

Shaimerden Chikanayev will be a panellist at the IBA ECA Forum 2018

On 5-7 September 2018, a IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum 2018 will be held in Almaty.

31.07.2018

Common market of medicines in the Eurasian Economic Union: clinical trials

On 17 July 2018, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEС) adopted the following acts aimed at regulation of the general market of medicines in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU):

27.06.2018

GRATA International supported AUCA Law Division students

GRATA International supported AUCA Law Division students, who represented Kyrgyzstan at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in April 2018.

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.

18.01.2018

Medicine and Pharmaceutical

From 15 February the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On the use of medical devices” dated 2 August 2017 No.166 shall take its effect. This law regulates issues on use, safety of production, manufacture, storage, sale, disposal of medical devices. 

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.

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.

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. 

31.08.2017

GRATA International acted as legal consultant to the private partner in the landmark first-of-its kind PPP project in the Kyrgyz Republic

This project is realized with the help of IFC and supported by several development organizations, such as KfW, which is acting on behalf of the German Development Ministry and the governments of Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. 



03.08.2017

Regulation on Unified State Register of Claims on Movable Property is adopted in Kyrgyzstan

A new Instruction on the procedure for registering the right of claim for the performance of obligations (under the contract) in respect of movable property is adopted.


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Bishkek, Dushanbe

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