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


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:

Kazakhstan,  Corporate & Finance, Band 3
Kazakhstan, Dispute Resolution, Band 1 

The following GRATA lawyers are recommended as key individuals:  

Rashid Gaissin, Eminent Partner (Corporate & Finance)
Shaimerden Chikanayev, Band 3 (Corporate & Finance)
Shakhurkh Usmanov, Band 2 (Dispute Resolution)

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

Team is known for a sizeable and highly visible local firm with over two decades' experience. Most highly regarded for its dispute resolution practice, while corporate and finance and tax are other areas of expertise. Large network of offices in the Central Asian region.

Client service: "Their responses were fast and they communicated in a professional manner. They made us feel comfortable as their clients."

Local knowledge: "They had a very good knowledge of the local legal system and business world."

Work highlights Assisted Sonera Holding with corporate matters arising from the Kazakhstani telecommunications company KCell's IPO.

Acted for ENKA Construction & Industry in various litigation proceedings before Kazakhstani state courts and arbitral institutions.

Notable practitioners  

Dispute resolution practice head Shakhrukh Usmanov is praised for his client-oriented approachHe has recently defended clients in cases within the oil and gas and education sectors, and also acted for ENKA Construction & Industry in various court and arbitration proceedings stemming from a real estate development dispute. A client comments: "He is knowledgeable of the particularities of the local legislation and is precise in identifying strategies."

Shaimerden Chikanayev is recognised for his capital markets expertise, and also handles corporate/M&A and banking and finance work. Recent highlights include assisting Sonera Holding with corporate matters arising from KCell's IPO.

Managing partner Rashid Gaissin is an M&A and banking and finance expert, who is "a great business developer and a trusted adviser for many clients." He co-led the firm's advice to Sonera Holding with regard to the IPO of telecommunications company KCell.

Significant clients Arab Bank, Caspian Capital Investment, Dow AgroSciences Export, Maersk Oil Kazakhstan, Samsung Engineering.


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

Uzbekistan, General Business Law, Band 3

The following GRATA Uzbekistan lawyers is recommended as key individuals:  

Yuldashev Nodir, Band 3

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

This team handles both transactional and contentious matters, with its advice on tax matters held in especially high regard. Major clients include Boeing, Sumitomo and Johnson & Johnson. Interviewees also highlight the firm’s flexible approach and its understanding of the particular demands of international clients. Nodir Yuldashev leads the firm's commercial law practice and stands out for his comprehensive knowledge of local legislation. He demonstrated his profound expertise on tax in his advice to Comverse on the taxation of non-residents in Uzbekistan, in the course of assisting the company with the structuring of its telecommunications equipment business. Clients appreciate that he is "capable of processing a large volume of information and producing a result within a short timeframe."

Shaimerden Chikanayev

Partner, Director of Banking & Finance Department

Shakhrukh Usmanov

Partner, Director of Industry and Trade Department