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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GRATA International supported AUCA Law Division students, who represented Kyrgyzstan at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in April 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On June 24th, 2017 Aidar Oruzbaev, Lawyer of GRATA International (Kyrgyzstan/Tajikistan) participated in the launch ceremony of Legal Environment Report of the Belt and Road countries and in the seminar of legal service cooperation under the Belt and Road that took place in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
GRATA International entered the ranks of best law firms across 5 countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
GRATA International was placed among the best law firms in Asia-Pacific, making appearance in rankings across 4 jurisdictions – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
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”.
The annual IFLR1000 rankings of leading lawyers was published this month
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.
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.
Applicable Legal Framework for Kyrgyzstan
organized by the Financial Times and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
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."
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