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.
33/1 Razzakova Str., Office 2, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 720040
+996 312 31 4050
Since its establishment in April 1992, GRATA has gained experience in the following areas of practice:
Our practices areas:
- Finance & Securities
- Corporate & Labour Law
- Subsoil Use
- Real estate
- Tax Law & Customs Law
- Environmental Law
- Intellectual property (IP)
- Licences & Permits
- Dispute Resolution
- Contract Law & Procurements
Our team has extensive industry expertise in such sectors as:
- Natural Resources
- Industry & Trade
- Banking & Finance
- Telecommunication & Transport
- Construction & Infrastructure
GRATA lawyers have been recognised by international experts including The Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Who’s Who legal, Asialaw Profiles.
|Kanat Seidaliev||Partner, Office Director||Bishkek
|Nurlan Kyshtobaev||Partner, Head of Banking & Finance Practice in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan offices||Dushanbe
|Elvira Maratova||Counsel, GRATA Kyrgyzstan||Bishkek
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A new bank rate has been established by the Resolution of Management of the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic dated February 25, 2019 which is 4,50 % per annum.
(Resolution of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic No. 18 dated 28 January 2019). New fees for state registration (re-registration) and liquidation of legal entities and their branches (representative offices) have been established.
President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov signed the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On amendments to the Air Code of the Kyrgyz Republic” adopted by the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on December 6, 2018.
President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov signed the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic “On ratification of the Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union and its member states, on the one hand, and with China, on the other hand, signed on May 17, 2018 in Astana”.
Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic is developing a draft law, which plans to introduce a mechanism for appealing to an arbitration court in disputes between an entrepreneur and a controlling state body.
From March 1, 2019 to January 1, 2020, the pilot project on state registration of legal entities in electronic form is being implemented in the territory of Bishkek and Chui region.
In Kyrgyzstan, the procedure for obtaining a document to confirm the tax status (residence) of the Kyrgyz Republic has been simplified.
The President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, declared 2019 as the Year of Regional Development and Digitalization of the Country by Decree No. 1 dated January 11, 2019.
For yet another consecutive year, GRATA International enters the leading legal rankings and continues to be among the most outstanding law firms in Central Asia and the Caspian region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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