Bolat is a Prtner at GRATA International, Head of the Corporate and Labour Law groups.

Headed the general corporate, M&A, anti-trust and employment practice of the firm (comprising a team of 6 lawyers); acted as a leading partner on numerous high-profile M&A transactions both on a seller’s and a buyer’s sides; represented a number of foreign investors in connection with creation of joint ventures with Kazakh partners (in particular, with state-owned companies); handled statutory anti-trust filings and investigations relating to cartel agreements; advised clients on a variety of Kazakh corporate and labor law issues; represented clients in employment litigation cases (especially, on unfair dismissal and discrimination claims)

Education:

  • 2016-2017 - Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, LL.M. (Master of Laws), Focus: Corporate Law and Governance.

  • 1999 - 2003 - Kazakh Humanitarian - Law University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Bachelor in law, Honours: State educational scholarship (50 scholarships awarded for law programs throughout the country), Diploma with honors (ranked among 10 best students in a class of 97).

Languages:

  • English

  • Kazakh

  • Russian

Bolat has extensive experience in the banking and finance sector, where he has advised on matters concerning debt capital markets, cross-border financing transactions, trade finance, syndicated loans and securities transactions. He has also significant experience in corporate secretary and compliance matters, Kazakh corporate law and M&A transactions.

Key projects, inter alia, include (continued on pp. 3 – 4):

  • Drafted transaction documentation and handled negotiations on the acquisition by International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) of 12% stake in CenterCredit Bank (Kazakhstan) and extension of a subordinated loan.

  • Acted for China Investment Corporation, a Chinese sovereign investment fund, in connection with the acquisition of GDRs, representing 11% stake in KazMunaiGas EP, a Kazakh oil and gas company listed at the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
  • Represented Punjab National Bank, the second largest state-owned bank, in connection with the acquisition of Dana Bank (Kazakhstan) from a group of private Kazakh investors.


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Bolat Miyatov Has Rejoined the Firm after Completing Studies at Harvard Law

GRATA is pleased to announce that Corporate Partner Bolat Miyatov is again a part of our team.

Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Korea on temporary employment of citizens

We draw your attention to the most important developments in Kazakh labour law in connection with the execution of an intra-governmental agreement between Kazakhstan and Korea on temporary employment of Kazakh nationals in the Republic of Korea and Korean nationals in the Republic of Kazakhstan in the framework of intra-corporate transfers.

Developments in the Kazakh corporate legislation

We draw your attention to the most important aspects in the Kazakh corporate legislation in connection with promulgation of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On amendments and modifications to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the issues of reducing permit documentation and simplifying licensing procedures".

Proposed amendments to the labour legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

We draw your attention to the important legal aspects in antimonopoly legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

GRATA Law Firm is recognized as a regional contributor to the World Bank Doing Business Report 2013

Doing Business 2013 is the 10th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.

Kazakh legal matters of joint venture incorporation

Below we will briefly describe usual legal provisions of the joint venture.

07-08 February 2014 in Almaty the 2013 reporting conference of the EURASIAN LAW FIRM «GRATA»

07-08 February 2014 in Almaty the 2013 reporting conference of the EURASIAN LAW FIRM «GRATA»

International Fraud & Asset Tracing - Kazakhstan

As the interest of foreign investors in resource-rich Kazakhstan is growing, a large number of Kazakhstani companies are being listed in the world’s largest fi nancial centres to raise capital.


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Partner, Head of Corporate Law Department

Almaty