Kanat is the head of the Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan offices and based in the Bishkek office. He advises financial institutions and corporations on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and international project finance deals. He also advises foreign companies on investments across banking, natural resources, telecom and industrial sectors, both in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Kanat has particular expertise in the industrial and telecommunication sectors.

Education:

  • Kanat graduated from the Institute of Foreign Languages and Kyrgyz State National University, Law Faculty, in 2001. 
  • Kanat is a post-graduate student of Civil Law Department of the Academy of Science of the Kyrgyz Republic.

 

Professional Experience:Kanat Seidaliev started his legal career in 2000 working for S&J Ltd, in the Legal Department. Prior to joining GRATA, Kanat worked as a senior lawyer and head of the legal department with Reemtsma OJS (Imperial Tobacco Group, GB) where he obtained extensive experience on general corporate and commercial law issues. 

Kanat joined GRATA in 2006 and regularly provides legal advice on a wide range of Kyrgyz and Tajik law issues.

Experience:

  • Advising the China Development Bank on the construction and operation of a power station in Tajikistan

  • Advising Eximbank Hungary with regard to the legal framework of banking in Tajikistan 

  • Advising Johnson & Johnson on client protection and advertising regulation in Kyrgyzstan 

  • Advising the Islamic Development Bank on a finance project involving an Ijrah facility provided to two large Tajik banks

  • Advising the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on a loan instrument issued for a Tajik subsidiary of a Swiss agro-industrial corporation

  • Advising ZTE Corporation on the acquisition of a large Tajik mobile operator

  • Advising Deutsche Bank AG on the loan facility provided to a leading Kyrgyz non-banking credit company

  • Advising a US-based investment fund on a loan instrument issued to a leading Kyrgyz microfinance company

  • Advising the largest Russian bank on issues regarding the franchising of its business in Kyrgyzstan through the acquisition of a Kyrgyz bank

  • Advising the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on a loan facility issued for its Kyrgyz subsidiary bank.  
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Kanat Seidaliev, Partner of GRATA International, participated in the Central Asia Investment Forum

organized by the Financial Times and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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.

May 15 GRATA's specialists participated in the Bishkek International Financial Forum (BIFF 2014).

May 15, Kanat Seidaliev (Partner) and Nurlan Kyshtobaev (Counsel) participated in the Bishkek International Financial Forum (BIFF 2014).


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Partner, Office Director

Bishkek, Dushanbe