16.02.2015

GRATA Law firm is recommended as one of the leading law firms by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015

Chambers Asia Pacific has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession across the globe since 1990. The guide carry out thousand of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputation and expertise of business lawyers across Asia, i.e. those who perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients – such as technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/ astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by clients.

GRATA Law Firm is recommended as one of the leading law firms in the following practice area:

Corporate & Finance – Kazakhstan (Band 3) 

Dispute Resolution – Kazakhstan (Band 3)

The following GRATA lawyers are recommended as key individuals:  

Rashid Gaissin, Eminent Partner (Corporate & Finance)
Shaimerden Chikanayev, Band 4 (Corporate & Finance)
Shakhurkh Usmanov, Band 3 (Dispute Resolution)

According to Chambers Asia Pacific, GRATA Law Firm (Kazakhstan):

Corporate & Finance - Kazakhstan

What the team is known for Advises a variety of clients, including multiple financial institutions, on a broad range of matters, including M&A transactions, bond offerings and project finance. Additional expertise in aircraft, maritime and railcar finance and leasing.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
"All of the lawyers I work with are responsive and conscientious. They have always been available when required, even at short notice, and have produced good-quality work."

"The team is very international, diligent and has great English-language skills."

Notable practitioners  

Managing partner Rashid Gaissin continues to be a prominent figure in the market. He has extensive experience in the fields of banking and finance and general corporate law, and recently acted as co-lead counsel to J.P. Morgan Securities and VTB Capital in connection with kaspi bank's USD200 million Eurobond issuance.

Shaimerden Chikanayev leads the firm's banking and finance practice. He has recently been involved in significant aviation finance and leasing transactions.

Dispute Resolution - Kazakhstan

What the team is known for Advises a broad clientele on litigation and arbitration, including a number of international construction companies, industrial goods suppliers and banking clients. Sources highlight its activity in environmental, antitrust and contractual disputes, as well as its experience in counselling clients with regard to licensing and permitting issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"GRATA is a really dynamic local law firm. They have a determined, can-do attitude to things."

"They're very active and energetic, and they have good lawyers."

Notable practitioners  

Shakhrukh Usmanov earns the trust of his clients, who value the "range of legal support" he is able to offer. His primary focus of late has been debt recovery litigation and arbitration.

 

GRATA Uzbekistan is recommended by Chambers Asia 2014 as a leading firm in the following practice area:

General Business Law – Uzbekistan (Band 2)

The following GRATA Uzbekistan lawyers are recommended as key individuals:  

Nodir Yuldashev, Band 2

Bakhodir Jabborov, Band 3

According to Chambers Asia Pacific, GRATA Law Firm (Uzbekistan):

This regional firm is well known for advising clients on project finance, infrastructure and corporate matters. The team has considerable experience in construction and natural resources, and counts Rio Tinto and Gazprom among its key clients. It advised Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group on establishing an excavator manufacturing plant and other investments valued at more than USD100 million. The team also represented Islamic Development Bank in a USD170 million Islamic financing for the acquisition of two Boeing 767-300ER. Sources say the lawyers here are “very helpful and efficient,” with “excellent client-handling skills.” One client enthused: “They are very proactive in commercial negotiations, bringing local knowledge and presenting it in an easily accessible way.”

Nodir Yuldashev leads the telecommunications, transport, construction and infrastructure practice, and is well regarded for his skills and experience in handling a wide range of matters. Clients appreciate his diligence and responsiveness. 

Office director Bakhodir Jabborov is highlighted for his skill in corporate and commercial transactions, as well as environmental law. Clients point out that they are "impressed with his communication skills - he has done a good job of keeping us informed."

 

Shaimerden Chikanayev

Partner, Director of Banking & Finance Department

Bakhodir Jabborov

Managing Partner

Shakhrukh Usmanov

Partner, Director of Industry and Trade Department

Nodir Yuldashev

Partner, Construction, Telecommunications, Transport, Tax and Litigation