London is a global financial centre. It is home to a number of international, financial institutions and businesses including some of the world’s leading law firms.
Considerable inward investment into Central and Eastern Europe, as well as the Russian Federation and other former states of the Soviet Union, is orchestrated from London. A corollary of this is that a number of leading companies in those regions not only raise finance from the financial institutions operating in London, but also look to obtain market quotations for their shares through IPOs and private placements on the London Stock Exchange including on the junior market, AIM.
London’s importance has been enhanced by the fact that English law is the legal system of preference for international transactions. Not only does this mean that international deals are structured and closed in the City but that the law firms based there are actively involved. Another consequence is that dispute resolution often occurs in the English courts or the LCIA which is based in London.
In recognition of the importance of London in the global economy, and particularly those markets in which GRATA International and its associates have their offices, GRATA International has from its inception ensured that it has representatives on the ground in London. This enables GRATA International to co-ordinate effectively the work which involves its offices and clients and the international players in London. It also enables Grata to stay abreast of developments in the international markets generally.
GRATA International representatives are always available for meetings and consultations in London itself and during London business hours.
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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.
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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.
On 5-7 September 2018, a IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum 2018 will be held in Almaty.
On 3-4 July 2018 an International PPP Summit 2018 will take place in London, UK.
On 31 January 2017, the Law Society is hosting a breakfast round table with experts from the region and experienced practitioners to discuss the current business climate, growing business areas, and new investment opportunities for law firms and their clients, in particular in relation to the AIFC.
6-8 September 2017 Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum was held (former CIS Local Counsel).
GRATA Law Firm and Global University Systems (GUS) signed a cooperation agreement.
On June 11, 2015, London in King & Wood Mallesons the Seminar-Presentation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) was held.
The Global Law Summit 2015 was held on February 23-25 in London.
According to a joint study conducted by KPMG and the Overseas Development Institute this year, Kazakhstan is the fifth best placed country in the world to take advantage of opportunities in a rapidly changing global economy.
Rashid Gaissin, Managing Partner at the Eurasian Law Firm, Grata, and Aliya Aralbayeva, director of GRATA’s representative office in the UK, shared their views on the forthcoming mining code.
On 20th of February GRATA’s Managing Partner Rashid Gaissin and Aliya Aralbayeva, counsel attended the Black Sea & Caspian 2014 Conference at the Royal Auto-mobile Club in London.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Address to the Nation and the Development Strategy of Kazakhstan till 2050 was presented yesterday in London.
GRATA Counsel Yerbolat Yerkebulanov made a presentation at the ITE Group Plc's Oil & Gas Business Breakfast Briefing that was held in the Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, Aberdeen, Scotland on 6 March 2014
On 16 October 2014 GRATA Law Form took part in the 18th session of the Kazakh-British Trade and Industry Council in London.
On 1 December 2014 the 3rd annual Eurasian mining conference was held in London ”Mining in Russia and Central Asia: Openings for smart Mining and Money”.
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