Since 2008, GRATA’s Dushanbe office has served domestic and international companies and financial institutions on complex cross-border finance, merger and acquisition, and infrastructure projects in Tajikistan.

Our Dushanbe office combines an in-depth understanding of local legal and business issues with the firm’s international experience. Our team advises on major deals and projects, and facilitates economic initiatives of global investors interested in doing business in the emerging Tajik market.

The Dushanbe office is in close collaboration with GRATA’s lawyers in Central Asian and Caspian jurisdictions. Our client desks in London, New York, and Moscow provide informative support to meet growing demand for investing in Tajikistan.

GRATA is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tajikistan. Our Tajik-qualified lawyers are associates of the Dushanbe Bar.

The Tajikistan practice is headed by Kanat Seidaliev, who assists our clients across a full range of legal areas.

Below is a selection of our most recent experience (2011-2012)

Banking and Finance

  • Advising the China Development Bank on a loan instrument to a state owned bank

  • Advising Eximbank Hungary on the regulatory framework in the banking sector of Tajikistan 

  • Advising the EBRD on a lease of premises for its Dushanbe regional office

  • Advising Bloomberg on banking regulation in Tajikistan

  • Advising the Islamic Development Bank in course of Islamic loan transaction with a local state savings bank

  • Advising ITFC on warehouse regulations in Tajikistan

Telecommunication and Transport

  • Advising ZTE Corporation on an M&A transaction in Tajikistan

  • Advising Apple on the tax implications of introducing new products into the Tajik market

  • Advising Vimpelcom on the restructuring of international roaming arrangements, regulation in telecommunications and data protection, and tax regulations

  • Advising DBSchenker on the acquisition of a large regional logistics operator

  • Advising a Danish aviation company on an aircraft mortgage in Tajikistan

Infrastructure and Construction

  • Advising a Chinese power company on issues regarding the construction and operation of a power station in Tajikistan

  • Advising a Chinese company regarding a potential investment lead by the International Finance Corporation in a large silver deposit

  • Advising a Chinese cement company on the establishment of a cement plant in Tajikistan

Natural Resources

  • Advising the China Development Bank on mining regulations in Tajikistan

  • Advising a Chinese mining company on mining investment agreement with the Tajikistan Government

  • Advising an Australian company on mining regulation in Tajikistan

  • Advising a Chinese gold mining company on silver deposit regulation in Tajikistan


24a Ayni Str., Business Center, Office 301, 3rd floor, Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan, 734012

+992 44 620 4163; +992 93 555 8450

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The Tajikistan practice assists our clients across a full range of legal areas, including:

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.

Name Position Contacts
Kanat Seidaliev Partner, Office Director Inquire
Nurlan Kyshtobaev Partner, Head of Banking & Finance Practice in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan offices Inquire
Kamoliddin Mukhamedov Counsel Inquire
Elvira Maratova Counsel, GRATA Kyrgyzstan Inquire
Bahodur Nurov Lawyer Inquire

Key contacts

Kanat Seidaliev

Partner, Office Director

Bishkek, Dushanbe

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