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

 

KYRGYZSTAN

  • Advising European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on financing of Centerra Gold Inc. and carrying out a due diligence of Kumtor Gold Company and Kumtor Operating Company;
  • Advising Guizhou Geological and Mineral Resources Development Company Limited on full legal due diligence of a group of Kyrgyz mining companies owned by an Australian listed company;
  • Advising Export-Import Bank of China during a potential financing deal related to greenfield construction of a cement factory in Kyrgyzstan;
  • Advising Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum International Exploration and Engineering Co., Ltd. on acquisition of a Kyrgyz state-owned oil and gas company;
  • Advising China Development Bank on secured financing of a major local gold mining company with Chinese shareholding with a view to build and operate a gold refining factory;
  • Carrying an extensive research for Sinosure on refinery industry legal environment in Kyrgyzstan; and
  • Advising Central Asia Energy Co., Ltd. on acquisition of an oil refinery factory in Kyrgyzstan.


TAJIKISTAN

  • Advising China Development Bank on a debt financing of a state-owned bank in Tajikistan;
  • Advising TeliaSonera on acquisition of a major local telecom operator in Tajikistan;
  • Carrying out a research for Eximbank Hungary on banking regulations of Tajikistan;
  • Advising European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on lease of premises for its country office in Tajikistan;
  • Advising PROPARCO on certain banking law matters in Tajikistan;
  • Carrying out a research for Bloomberg on banking regulations in Tajikistan;
  • Advising AITFC on warehouse receipt regulations in Tajikistan; and
  • Advising a Chinese investor on its possible investment to the largest silver deposit in Tajikistan in a team with International Finance Corporation.

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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