On September 12, 2019 at the office of GRATA International Law Firm in Almaty and Nur-Sultan Legal Working Group meeting was held.
The Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan (‘Kazakhstan’) is considering the draft law on the introduction of amendments to the tax laws.
В рамках расширения спектра услуг и сети наших офисов мы рады сообщить о запуске услуги "Юридическое сопровождение по судебным спорам в странах СНГ и других странах ближнего зарубежья”.
Since 1991, Kazakhstan has had to rely on the deteriorating infrastructure it inherited from the Soviet Union. As a result, nearly every piece of public infrastructure (such as roads and hospitals) in Kazakhstan requires a different degree of upgrading or expansion.
On July 22, 2019 GRATA International at the UIB University in Almaty, held a seminar on intellectual law for press and media workers. The speaker was Timur Berekmoinov - Patent Attorney of the Republic of Kazakhstan (# 168), Senior Lawyer of the Department of Intellectual Property and Dauren Bayzhanov - Junior Lawyer of the Department of Intellectual Property of the Law Firm GRATA International.
We are pleased to share the great news that Yerzhan Yesimkhanov, Partner GRATA International, has become the first representative of Kazakhstan, who has crossed the English Channel.
Igor Lukin, Head of GRATA International Corporate Law Department, took part in the Round Table on Competition and Antimonopoly Regulation organized by the Eurasian Economic Commission and held on June 19 in Moscow.
July 1, 2019, an official reception was held at the St.Regis Astana Hotel on behalf of the Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Kazakhstan on the occasion of the celebration of Canada Day.
In this article we have tried to analyse the court practice in application of legislation in the realm of intellectual property, particularly in respect to trademarks, trade names and patents.
There is no doubt that Kazakhstan needs new economic drivers to facilitate the launch of innovative new businesses, to disrupt conventional industries and to transform intellectual capital into innovative start-ups.
Cyberattacks remain an increasing threat across all critical infrastructure sectors in Kazakhstan. Threat to the various industries has increased dramatically along with the sophistication of cyberattacks.
If an investor wishes to commence oil and gas activity (exploration/production) in the Republic of Kazakhstan (“RoK”), it shall obtain a relevant subsoil use right (“SUR”), which is formalized by execution of a relevant subsoil use contract (“SUC”).
June 14, 2019, GRATA International in Nur-Sultan held a seminar on customs control for the firm’s clients. The speaker was Kamila Urazalina, Senior Lawyer of the Tax and Customs Law Department of GRATA International Law Firm.
On June 7, 2019, GRATA International Law Firm held a seminar on "Some of the main practical points of dispute resolution" in Nur-Sultan. The speakers of the seminar were Bakhyt Tukulov, Director of the Dispute Resolution Department of GRATA International and Baldykova Akslu Ishangaleyevna, Advisor on Litigation Disputes of GRATA International branch office in Nur-Sultan.
On May 30 and 31, 2019 representatives of GRATA International firm Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner and Head of Banking and Finance Department, Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner, Director of the Department of Litigation, and also Zeynebike Madybayeva, Advisor of the Department of Litigation, participated in the Kazakhstan Forum on Resolution of Judicial disputes 2019.
On May 30, the annual Asialaw 2019 Regional Award was held at the Island Shangri-La Hotel in Hong Kong. In 2019, GRATA International was recognised as Kazakhstan Firm of the Year.
On the May 22, 2019, GRATA International, together with the CCIFK, held a meeting of the working group on legal issues in the cities of Almaty and Nur-Sultan for managers and employees of legal departments of companies - members of the TPPFK.
Representatives of GRATA International Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner and Head of Banking and Finance Department, Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Department, and Zeinebike Madybayeva, Counsel of Dispute Resolution Department, will participate in the Kazakhstan Forum on Resolution of Litigation.
On May 22, 2019, GRATA International held a seminar on customs control for the firm's clients. The speaker was Kamila Urazalina, Senior Associate of the Tax and Customs Law Department of GRATA International Law Firm.
Representatives of GRATA International took part in the Astana Economic Forum 2019.
Tlek Gusman, Senior partner, GRATA International, will take part in the Astana Economic Forum, which will be held on May 16-17, 2019.
Representatives of GRATA International law firm Aidar Sarymsakov, Dmitry Gladkov, Irina Obukhova, Atabek Sharipov, Nodir Yuldashev, and Bakhodir Jabborov will take part in the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum 2019.
On April 26, the branch office of GRATA International was registered on the territory of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) in accordance with common law and received a license No. АFSA-A-LA-2019-0010.
Three local level public–private-partnership (PPP) projects are on the brink of collapse due to the relevant local state body of the Mangistau region failing to meet its obligations under the PPP agreements and to
pay on time to the respective private partners for constructed and operating kindergartens. It was alleged that the money needed for these PPP projects did not appear on the books of the local government in time, even though the respective PPP agreements, evidently, were duly executed and registered.
In Mongolia the institution of mediation was established by adoption of the Law on Mediation in 2012. Pursuant to Law, mediation may be used in civil legal disputes, individual labor disputes and disputes arising from family relationships, and in some other disputes only if specified by law.
Let us introduce you this 'Doing Business in Mongolia' publication prepared by associate office of GRATA International law firm in Mongolia. The information in the brochure is based on theoretical and practical information available as of April 2019. The content of this brochure is intended for foreign businessmen and companies seeking to do business in Mongolia, incentives and support measures for investors.
Micro, small and medium-sized companies in Kazakhstan will benefit from a syndicated loan of up to US$ 50 million arranged by the EBRD for the country’s largest micro-finance organisation, KMF.
GRATA International is delighted to announce the opening of an integrated office in Minsk, Belarus - GRATA International BY.
April 19, 2019, in Nur-Sultan, Astana Legal Forum 2019 was held at the Park Inn by Radisson hotel. At the Forum, four representatives of GRATA International spoke as speakers:
China Global Investment Summit 2019 (China Global Investment Summit 2019) was held on April 18-19, 2019 in Shanghai, China. One of the speakers was Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner, Director of Banking & Finance Department, GRATA International.
Let us introduce you this 'Doing Business in Russia' publication prepared by GRATA International law firm in Moscow. The information in the brochure is based on theoretical and practical information available as of February 2019. The content of this brochure is intended for foreign businessmen and companies seeking to do business in Russia, incentives and support measures for investors.
In tandem with American law firm Kennedys, GRATA International Law Firm organised the seminar: "Aviation Insurance". The event that took place on April 11 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tashkent successfully addressed important and actual issues in the field of aviation and insurance. The speakers at the seminar are leading experts in the fields of aviation law and insurance.
On April 11-12, 2019, the 3rd International Practical Conference "Protection of Intellectual Property Rights" was held in St. Petersburg. Timur Berekmoinov, Senior Associate of Intellectual Property Department, as well as Aliya Zhumekenova, Counsel, represented GRATA International Law Firm at the Practical Conference.
Legal 500 has recently released its annual rankings of international law firms – Legal 500 EMEA 2019.
On April 9, 2019, “Aviation Insurance” Seminar was held at the InterContinental Hotel. The seminar was organized by GRATA International and Kennedys law firms.
Stepanov&Aksuk Law Office, GRATA International’s Associate office in Rostov-on-Don (Russia), reaches a new stage of development and becomes a fully Integrated office.
On April 5, 2019, "Doing Business in Uzbekistan" seminar was held at the office of GRATA International in Nur-Sultan city. The seminar covered such issues as organizing a presence in Uzbekistan, taxation, working with foreign investors and foreign labor, and explained the details of the licensing regime and the judicial system of Uzbekistan.
On April 3, Almat Daumov, Partner, Head of Mining Department, GRATA International, spoke at the Technical Session of MINEX Kazakhstan 2019 on the topic: “Structuring a mining company for effective sale to a strategic investor”.
On April 3, a meeting of the legal working group of France-Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce and Industry was held in the offices of GRATA International in Almaty and Nur-Sultan cities.
The capacity market was finally launched on the 1st January 2019 in Kazakhstan to encourage investment for the renovation of old, as well as construction of new, power infrastructure facilities.
Asialaw Profiles have recently revealed the finalists of the upcoming Asialaw Regional Awards 2019. GRATA International has been shortlisted in the category National firm of the year: Kazakhstan.
7 марта 2019 года стали известны результаты ведущего в мире рейтинга юридических компаний Chambers and Partners, куда вошли ассоциированные офисы GRATA International в Ростове-на-Дону и Самаре, Россия.
General understanding of the Arbitration: Civil court lawsuits and trials are the traditional method for resolving disputes.
On 11 April 2019 GRATA International will be joining Kennedys to hold a joint Aviation Insurance seminar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 9.30AM – 4PM.
On 26-28 February 2019, the 10th Anniversary EAEU and CIS Pharmaceutical Forum 2019 was held in Moscow, Russian Federation. The forum was supported by the Eurasian Economic Commission.
On 28 February 2019, the seminar on Public Private Partnership in Healthcare System was held in Astana, Kazakhstan. Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner, GRATA International spoke at the seminar with a presentation: "PPP in Healthcare System: Kazakh law perspective".
On the 1st January 2019, Kazakhstan promulgated certain changes in legislation that gave its central bank, the National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK), enhanced capacity and introduced risk based supervision of the financial sector.
On 26-28 February 2019, the 10th Anniversary EAEU and CIS Pharmaceutical Forum 2019 will be held in Moscow, Russian Federation. The forum is supported by the Eurasian Economic Commission.
26-28 февраля 2019 г. в г. Москва пройдет Фармацевтический форум стран ЕАЭС и СНГ. Форум проводится при официальной поддержке Евразийской Экономической Комиссии.
In 2019 Russia is ranked according to the World Bank 31st out of 190 economies in terms of ease of doing business in general, 32d for starting a business, 12th for registering property and 18th for enforcing contracts.
В 2019 году Россия занимает 31-е место среди 190 стран в рейтинге Всемирного Банка по условиям ведения бизнеса, 32-е место по процедурам, связанным с началом ведения предпринимательской деятельности, 12-е по процедуре регистрации права собственности и 18-е по приведению в исполнение контрактов.
For yet another consecutive year, GRATA International enters the leading legal rankings and continues to be among the most outstanding law firms in Central Asia and the Caspian region.
The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) approved on 29 January 2019 the Recommendations on the Guidelines for the Selection of Trade Names of Medicinal Products and the Guidelines for Manufacturing of Finished Dosage Forms of Medicinal Products in order to eliminate differences in the requirements for the manufacturing of finished dosage forms of medicines in Eurasian Member States Economic Union (EAEU).
Коллегия Евразийской экономической комиссии утвердила 29 января 2019 г. Рекомендации о Руководстве по выбору торговых наименований лекарственных препаратов и о Руководстве по производству готовых лекарственных форм лекарственных препаратов в целях устранения различий в требованиях, предъявляемых к процессам производства готовых лекарственных форм лекарственных препаратов в государствах - членах Евразийского экономического союза (ЕАЭС).
On 2 July 2018, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 166-VI "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Insurance and Insurance Activities, Securities Market" was adopted. Among other things, this legislative act has amended the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13 May 2003 No. 415-II "On Joint Stock Companies" (the "JSC Law").
We are glad to announce that one of GRATA International’s successful projects has been selected as of the winners of China Business Law Journal: Deals of the Year 2018.
Though Kazakhstan adopted relevant legislation for domestic (such as the governed Kazakh law) Islamic banking transactions more than seven years ago and has a Muslim population of over 11 million, Islamic finance is still in the early stages of its development and Islamic products are rarely used. According to the National Bank of Kazakhstan (NBK), as of 2018, the share of Islamic banking assets account for only 0.16% of total banking sector assets in Kazakhstan.
GRATA International is pleased to announce that on January 18-24, 2019, Mr. Andrew Gamble and Mr. Dimitri Papadopoulos visited Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The following is an outline of some of the major legal developments in Kazakhstan last year, and a selection of key changes that we anticipate for business, including Islamic finance, for this year.
Zulfiya Akchurina (representative of GRATA International in USA) and Mikhail Abdulov (lawyer) contributed to the report Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform.
We are glad to announce that GRATA International has been shortlisted for Law firm of the year: Russia, Ukraine and the CIS.
On the 29th November 2018, Almaty, the former capital and the largest city in Kazakhstan, received responses from nine international consortia, consisting of companies from Japan, France, Russia, Turkey, Spain, China and Kazakhstan, to participate in the first stage of the open tender of the Almaty Light Rail Transit (LRT) public-private partnership (PPP) project.
Постановлением Правительства Российской Федерации от 29 декабря 2018 г. № 1716-83 введен запрет на ввоз в Россию товаров, страной происхождения либо страной отправления которых является Украина или которые перемещаются через территорию Украины.
A ban on the import into Russia of certain commodities, the country of origin of which is Ukraine or which move through the territory of Ukraine was introduced by the Decision of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 29 December 2018 No. 1716-83.
Let us introduce you this 'Doing Business in Kazakhstan' publication prepared by GRATA International law firm. The information in the brochure is based on theoretical and practical information available as of June 2018. The content of this brochure is intended for foreign businessmen and companies seeking to do business in Kazakhstan.
26 ноября 2018 года управление Роскомнадзора по Центральному федеральному округу возбудило административное дело в отношении компании Google, LLC в связи с неисполнением компанией обязанности подключиться к федеральной государственной информационной системе, содержащей перечень информационных ресурсов, информационно-телекоммуникационных сетей, доступ к которым ограничен на территории России (ФГИС).
On 26 November 2018, the Office of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) in the Central Federal District initiated an administrative case against Google, LLC due to the company's failure to fulfill its obligations to connect to the federal state information system containing a list of information resources, information and telecommunication networks, access to which is restricted in Russia (FGIS ).
On 7 December 2018 Yerbolat Yerkebulanov, Partner of GRATA International law firm, gave guest lecture at Suleyman Demirel University in Almaty.
The EBRD supports the development and strengthening of local capital markets within the framework of the current reform program of Uzbekistan to ensure openness of the economy.
Требования Общего регламента по защите данных (General Data Protection Regulation) (далее - «Регламент» или «GDPR»), вступившего в силу с 25 мая 2018 г., применяются согласно его статье 3 (2) в том числе к контроллерам и операторам персональных данных, не учрежденным в ЕС, если они обрабатывают персональные данные субъектов персональных данных (физических лиц) находящихся в ЕС
We are proud to announce that Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, partner and head of GRATA International’s Real Estate, Construction & Insfrastructure, Telecommunications & Transport departments, has been named among the best real estate lawyers in the world and featured in WWL 2018: Real Estate for the second consecutive year.
GRATA International has cemented its position as one of the leading firms in Central Asia and Caspian region, following the release of major international legal rating Chambers&Partners Asia-Pacific 2019. GRATA International has secured a ranking in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Общий регламент по защите данных (General Data Protection Regulation), принятый Европейским парламентом 17 декабря 2015 г. (далее - «Регламент» или «GDPR») вступил в силу с 25 мая 2018 г.
11 декабря 2018 г. пройдет Саммит Лидеров Рынка Инфраструктурных Проектов в г. Москва, Россия.
On 23 November 2018, Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner of the GRATA International law firm, spoke at the CLF 2018 Forum on Construction Regulation.
On 8-9 November 2018, the XIII Kazakhstan Forum of Corporate Lawyers was held in Almaty.
On November 9, the Parliament passed a package of changes introducing simplifications in tax and business law aimed for entrepreneurs.
On November 14, President Andrzej Duda endorsed an act introducing 9% rate of corporate income tax (CIT) for small businesses as well as certain changes regarding tax deductible costs in case of acquisition and exploitation of passenger cars by companies.
On November 25 the provisions will come into force that will allow businesses to continue operations despite the death of the enterprise’s owner.
8-9 ноября 2018 г. состоялся XIII Казахстанский форум корпоративных юристов в г. Алматы.
В очередной раз GRATA International получила высокую оценку от Asialaw profiles, одного из ведущих справочников по лучшим юридическим фирмам в Азиатско-Тихоокеанском регионе.
For another consecutive year GRATA International received high appraisals from Asialaw profiles, one of
the leading legal guides to top law firms and practitioners in Asia-Pacific.
The importance of the so-called natural monopolies in Kazakhstan can be seen in the fact that some of Kazakhstan’s largest and most powerful corporate empires, such as the KEGOC (national transmission grid operator) and KTZ (national railway company), are officially subject to natural monopoly regulation.
22 октября 2018 г. Президент Российской Федерации подписал Указ № 592 "О применении специальных экономических мер в связи с недружественными действиями Украины в отношении граждан и юридических лиц Российской Федерации", согласно которому федеральным органам государственной власти, органам государственной власти субъектов Российской Федерации, иным государственным органам, органам местного самоуправления, организациям и физическим лицам, находящимся под юрисдикцией России, необходимо в своей деятельности исходить из того, что со дня вступления данного Указа в отношении отдельных физических и юридических лиц, определенных Правительством РФ, применяются специальные экономические меры.
On 22 October 2018, the President of the Russian Federation signed Decree No. 592 "On the application of special economic measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of Ukraine in relation to citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation", according to which the federal government bodies, local authorities, organizations and individuals under the jurisdiction of Russia need in their activities to proceed from the fact that from the date of entry into force of this Decree special economic measures are applied in respect of certain individuals and entities identified by the Government of the Russian Federation.
IFLR1000 has released its 2019 rankings identifying leading firms and lawyers worldwide.
GRATA International has been ranked in 7 jurisdictions in Europe and Asia: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. IFLR1000 paid special attention to GRATA’s wide geographical coverage in Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
Dmitri Papadopoulos, Executive Director of GRATA International Association - a Swiss Verein, was on an official visit to Almaty on 5 November 2018.
We are happy to announce that we have now become GRATA International Association - a Swiss Verein registered in Switzerland.
After successfully passing the exam and obtaining an advocate license, Shaimerden Chikanayev joined the Almaty City Bar and received the status of an advocate, granting him the right to protect the interests of his clients now not only in civil but also in criminal and administrative matters.
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner of GRATA International, gave a presentation at the trading session organised by the Malaysian Embassy in Kazakhstan for Malaysian companies interested in entering the Kazakhstani market.
On 5 October 2018 Joint AmCham/BCC Career Fair was held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The exclusive rights of the trademark holder will be granted or entitled when the trademark is officially registered with the General authority of Intellectual property and trademark certificate is issued.
Agriculture is one of the most attractive sectors of Kazakhstan’s economy. Kazakhstan has approximately 24 million hectares of arable land and 188 million hectares of pasture.
On 11-14 October 2018 Elite Global Legal Alliance (EGLA) held its Fourteenth General Meeting & Investment and Financing Innovation Law & Commerce Forum.
On 28 September 2018 An Export Acceleration Mission for Oil, Gas and Energy in Almaty, Kazakhstan was held.
Ibragim Kouky, the Senior Associate at Contract and Real Estate Department participated in the joint FIDIC/ICC Conference (International Federation of Consulting Engineers and International Chamber of Commerce).
In 2017 the International Federation of Consulting Engineers has introduced major amendments to FIDIC 1999 Yellow, Red and Silver Books which have been in use in the construction industry for almost twenty years.
On 20 September 2018, CCI France-Kazakhstan (CCIFK) held a monthly meeting.
Amendments concern business operations relating to performance of works, rendering services and lease relations.
While rendering services, which results the customer can use during the term of the agreement, the date of completing this business operation shall be:
last calendar day of each month of provision of services and the last day of provision of services – if the term of the agreement exceeds one month;
last calendar day of the month, when provision of services is started, and (or) the day of completing of provision of services – if the term of the agreement does not exceed one month.
This Law determines legal conditions of concession, types of state support of concessionaire and regulates social relations arising during conclusion, execution and termination of concession agreements.
This Law determines legal conditions of public-private partnership, ways of its implementation, and regulates social relations arising during preparation and implementation of public-private partnership projects, execution, performance and termination of public-private partnership agreements.
With the approval of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People’s Republic of China, the 10th China Overseas Investment Fair (COIFAIR) was held at the China National Convention Center, PRC on 15-16 September 2018.
On 12 September 2018 Duane Morris & Selvam law venture held Ambassador Series dedicated to Kazakhstan event in Singapore.
As football developes and becomes more popular in Kazakhstan, the legal relationships and arrangements of the parties involved increasingly require compliance with legal formalities. A professional club, sportsman, coach and federations are guided by regulations approved by the international sports organisations and/or concluded contracts.
Although the Kazakhstan securities market is the most developed in Central Asia, its development has been slow compared to the country’s banking sector.
On 5-7 September 2018, a IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum 2018 was held in Almaty.
Despite the fact that Mongolian legislation provides for a wide range of legal forms of commercial entities (limited liability company or LLC, joint-stock company or JSC and joint venture), in practice, private businessmen and foreign investors mostly prefer LLC or JSC. Representative office of foreign legal entities is also common
Land relations can be a crucial issue for foreign investors considering whether or not to start a business in a particular country. Let us provide you with a summary of land legislation of Belarus and the opportunities it offers for business.
Dmitry Samigullin spoke on Business setup in Russia in Zurich.
On 29 August 2018, the Administration of Almaty (Almaty Mayor’s Office) has officially announced the public tender for participation in PPP project for development of design specification, construction, commissioning, financing, operation and technical maintenance of Almaty Light-Rail Transportation System (the “Project”).
The Law on Amendments Intended to Improve Business Conditions (the “Business Improvement Law”) came into effect on 12 March 2017, except certain provisions.
The purpose of the Business Improvement Law is to further improve the investment climate in line with the general policy of the country to support local entrepreneurs and foreign investors.
Federal Law No. 291-FZ dated 3 August 2018 (Law No. 291-FZ) provides for the establishment and operation of special administrative districts in the territories of the Russian Island (Primorsky Krai) and Oktyabrsky Island (Kaliningrad Region) to form an investment-attractive environment for Russian and foreign investors.
On 5-7 September 2018, a IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum 2018 will be held in Almaty.
Renewable energy development has recently become hot topic in Kazakhstan that is actively being discussed among market existing and potential participants, relevant state bodies including the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the “MoE”), international development institutions and other stakeholders.
In early July this year we witnessed the opening of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC). We have seen a large number of reports in the media on the Court and Arbitration at the AIFC, but little has been said specifically on what exactly they can offer to Kazakhstani businesses.
Kazakhstan has high ambitions in China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI) as it is geographically an ideal junction between China and the west.
During the Month of July 2018 GRATA International (Russian Federation) generated the most usage from Mondaq users for the category of commercial law.
В июле 2018 года наибольшее количество обращений пользователей Mondaq по вопросам коммерческого права получила GRATA International (Россия).
С 01 июля 2018 г. вступили в силу изменения в 214-ФЗ (Федеральный закон «Об участии в долевом строительстве многоквартирных домов и иных объектов недвижимости» от 30 декабря 2004 года), которые значительно усилили требования к Застройщикам.
The competition law regulates matters related to the creation of conditions for fair competition in the market for business entities, identification and implementation of legal and organisational grounds for prohibition, restriction and prevention of any activities impeding competition.
On 17 July 2018, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEС) adopted the following acts aimed at regulation of the general market of medicines in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU):
Federal Law No. 234-FZ of July 29, 2013 amended the Tax Code of the Russian Federation providing for the cancellation of the state duties for state registration of:
Rules relating to statute of limitation contained in the Civil Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the “Civil Code”) may seem relatively straightforward. However, in our practice we frequently encounter situations where rules relating to the calculation of the statute of limitation are erroneously applied or where their applications to relevant facts create disputes. In this article, the author has attempted to provide a practical perspective on some of the most frequently encountered questions relating to the statute of limitation under Kazakh law and express views on the interpretation of certain rules.
Yesterday, 26 July 2018, GRATA International and the CCIFK held a breakfast meeting with the Chamber members.
On 3-4 July 2018, an International PPP Finance Summit 2018 took place in London, UK.
By the end of June of this year Kazakhstan signed the Multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting (MLI).
Modeled on the Dubai International Financial Centre, the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) was officially launched on the 5th July this year, established with the aim of bridging the gap between the world’s major fi nancial centers and a regional gateway for capital and investments.
On June 20, 2018, GRATA International Law Firm signed a memorandum on cooperation in the area of education with IQanat Public Education Fund.
3 июля 2018 года, в отеле Ritz Carlton Astana под председательством Премьер-министра Республики Казахстан Бакытжана Сагинтаева прошел круглый стол по глобальным инвестициям.
On 29 June 2018 Yerbolat Yerkebulanov, Partner of GRATA International (subsoil use practice (Almaty)) was a speaker at the Astana Legal Forum 2018.
Yerbolat Yerkebulanov, Partner, Head of Subsoil Use department (Almaty) of GRATA International was a speaker at the 25th World Mining Congress (WMC).
On 19-20 July 2018 a seminar on "Practical aspects of the application of public-private partnership mechanisms for infrastructure development" will be held in Astana.
Since 1991, Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy and oil producer, has had to rely on the deteriorating infrastructure it inherited from the Soviet Union.
On 19-22 June 2018 the 25th World Mining Congress (WMC) will be held in Astana.
In Civil Law and Common Law System, the fundamental of the compensation are separated from each other. In Civil Law System, the punishment of person or persons who cause harm and the prevention of similar behaviour are the adopted remark in determining the compensation of competition law. Meanwhile in Common Law, the logic of compensation for damage, adopted comment in the determination of compensation.
Yerbolat Yerkebulanov translated the New Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use for mining companies into English..
On 8 June 2018 a Renewable Energy Summit was held in Astana.
On 3-4 July 2018 an International PPP Summit 2018 will take place in London, UK.
On 8 June 2018, Gulnur Nurkeyeva, Head of GRATA International's China Desk, took part at the 5th meeting of the Kazakhstan China Business Council in Beijing.
Recognition and enforcement, which is one of the legal terms, is regulated in International Private and Civil Procedure Law. The point of this regulation is how the decision given by the Foreign Court will be valid in the Turkish Courts.
Ancillary restraint is frequently one of competition restricting agreements in case of accepted as illegal it can damage market. Because mergers and acquisitions sometimes lose its importance without ancillary restraints.
The event was held by the Embassy of Azerbaijan to China to mark the National Independence Day.
The event brought together Azerbaijanis living in China, representatives of various state organisations and companies from Azerbaijan and foreign states.
The well-known and free-accessed ICLG (International Comparative Legal Guide) series provides current and practical comparative legal information on a range of practice areas, including Mining Law.
The Mining Law 2018 – Kazakhstan with 43 specific issues addressed by GRATA International in view of the then-acting subsoil use legislation was initially published on September 2017.
As the mining legal environment will substantially change after the new Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use dated 27 December 2017 comes into force on 29 June 2018, GRATA has updated the Kazakhstan chapter accordingly.
The 5th Caspian Energy Forum Tbilisi-2018 (www.caspianenergyforum.com) has been held on May 8th, 2018.
During an IV meeting of the German-Uzbek Business Council which was held in Tashkent, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov invited the largest German companies to open their business in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The authorities of Uzbekistan are planning to create three small tourist zones in the Surkhandarya region. Relying to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Basnoi, Sariasiy and Sherabad zones will be established for the development of tourism in the region.
In Uzbekistan, it was adopted Presidential Decree, "On measures to further stimulate the development and growth of export potential of leather and footwear and fur industries”.
SkyPower Global (Cayman Islands) will invest US$1.3 billion in a project to build photovoltaic solar energy facilities.
On May 4, 2018, it was signed the Presidential Decree, "On measures to radically increase the role of civil society institutions in the process of democratic renewal of the country", which will amend current regulating system of NGOs, specifically:
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim met with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to discuss Uzbekistan’s social and economic transformation and to reaffirm the World Bank Group’s support for reforms to accelerate economic growth and boost shared prosperity, the World Bank reported.
The companies of Uzbekistan and the US signed a number of agreements in the oil and gas sector and energy within the framework of the visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Washington.
Uzbekistan and leading US companies signed agreements worth about US$5 billion.
The Central Bank of Uzbekistan posted the draft Precious Metals and Precious Stones Bill for public consultation. The bill provides for that gold bullions may be used (purchased) by individuals and legal entities, including non-residents of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as investments.
Uzbekistan and Turkey signed an agreement on the protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families.
Azerbaijan International Agriculture Exhibition (Caspian-Agro 2018) / 24th Azerbaijan International Food Industry Exhibition (WorldFood Azerbaijan 2018) was held on 16-18 May 2018 and was attended by Mr. Emil Bashirov the Lawyer, GRATA Azerbaijan.
AmCham Members May Luncheon was held on 3 May 2018 and was attended by Mr. Emil Bashirov the Lawyer, GRATA Azerbaijan.
GRATA International became a sponsor of the SOCAR III International Caspian and Central Asia Downstream. The event was held on 23-26 April 2018 and was attended by Mr. Emil Bashirov the Lawyer, GRATA International Azerbaijan.
"Doing Business in Azerbaijan” Presentation (Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication) was held on 26th April 2018 and was attended by Mr. Emil Bashirov the Lawyer, GRATA International Law Firm (Office in the Republic of Azerbaijan).
This article is to discuss legal issues that may arise under Polish civil law in connection with the conclusion of a preliminary sale agreement and payment by the purchaser prior to execution of the final sale agreement of the amount which may be classified, depending on the parties’ decision, either as an earnest money (in Polish: zadatek) or as an advance amount (in Polish: zaliczka).
As of 30 April 2018, a package of five legal acts adopted on 6 March 2018 aimed at facilitating business activity entered into force in Poland.
Under the Polish law, a foreign entrepreneur may, based on the reciprocity principle, set up its branch in the Republic of Poland. The scope of the branch's activity may include only the activity that is performed by the entrepreneur in the country of its incorporation.
In generally, the relationship between a landlord and a tenant is governed by a contract. That contract is referred to as the lease. A lease is an agreement between the landlord and the tenant in which the landlord agrees to allow the tenant to occupy a building or a piece of property owned by the landlord generally in return for the payment of periodic rent. Any issues relating to landlord/tenant law must initially be looked at in terms of what the lease calls for as to the respective rights and obligations of two parties.
New Law on National Payment System, dated 31 May 2017, shall become effective from 1 January 2018. The importance of the new law is an integrated payment system launch between the Central Bank, commercial banks, legal entities, other financial institutions and individual customers. As result of the law enactment, the Central Bank will be able to control all payment transactions of all participants of Mongolia financial market.
As the Central Asia’s largest and richest country, Kazakhstan has a lot of natural advantages for the development of renewables, including 3,000 hours of solar radiation a year and the average annual wind speed of nine meters per second in some parts of the country.
GRATA International has been recognised for its Deal of the Year 2017 by China Business Law Journal.
The insurance market in Kazakhstan is mainly regulated by two legal acts, namely, the Civil Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 27 December 1994 (the “Civil Code”)and the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Insurance Activity” No.126-II dated 18 December 2000 (the “Insurance Law”).
Gulnur Nurkeyeva gave a speech on "The Second Global Law Firm Cooperation Forum and Lawyers' Private Advisory Board Conference" in Beijing on May 9, 2018 hostet by Beijing DHH Law firm.
On 23-25 April, the English Law Summit was held in Astana and Almaty, where GRATA International Law Firm took an active part.
The President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed, on 28 December 2017, the Law No. 128-VI on Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Issues of Information and Communication (‘the Law’). Marina Kahiani and Lola Abdukhalykova, Partner and Associate at GRATA International, provide an analysis of the obligations under the Law, including user identification, data retention and data localisation provisions, applicable for telecommunications operators and website operators.
Kyrgyz law identifies insurance activity as an activity of organisations that have a license to provide services to individuals and legal entities for premium services, the subject of which are contractual specific obligations of the insurer in the event of an unknown event, with the distribution of risk among a large number of persons exposed to such a risk, calculated on the basis of the principle calculation of large numbers.
The Law on Advertising (2002) and Law on Medicines and Medical Devices (2010) are main laws to regulate advertising of medicines in Mongolia.
GRATA International law firm was appointed as a Member of the AIFC Court (the "Court") Users' Commitee and the International Arbitration Center (the "IAC") Users' Committee.
The rapid development of the energy sector in the Republic of Kazakhstan forced the state to actively focus on creating conditions for the use of renewable energy sources. EXPO-2017 have become an additional incentive for the development of renewable energy projects. However, the renewable energy sector is, relatively young in Kazakhstan and there are a number of issues that need to be discussed. Some of them we would like to discuss below.
As it is known, Kazakhstan adopted a new Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use dated 27 December 2017 (“Code"), which comes into force on 30 June 2018.
On 19 April 2018, Yerbolat Yerkebulanov, partner of GRATA International (Subsoil Use Dept.) spoke on “Novelties in the Subsoil Code for Petroleum Subsoil Users”.”
GRATA International secured its position in Legal 500 EMEA 2018 rankings across 8 countries – Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan is becoming more open to investment and foreign investors. Only in the last month, two more free economic zones were created.
In Uzbekistan, starting from June 1, 2018, licenses will be issued for an unlimited period, except for those related to drug trafficking, psychotropic substances and precursors, as well as cellular communication, radio and television broadcasting. This is stipulated by the decree of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev from 11.04.2018 No. PD- 5409, on the reduction and simplification of licensing and permitting procedures.
National Project Management Agency under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan prepared a draft concept on radical reform of the tax system. The document envisages reducing the tax burden, the VAT rate, unification and cancellation of a number of taxes and mandatory payments, as well as measures to improve tax administration.
Insurance functions as a tool to optimize financing process of recovery of the resources lost as a result of random events and by this insurance considerably decreases financial load to the budget of the state. Insurance aids to avoid also such serious macroeconomic problems as the growth of the public expenditures and the budget deficit which is an inflationary factor. The subject of the current state and development of the insurance market in Uzbekistan remains relevant today.
In Russia, on the participant of legal relations is entrusted serious risks associated with the manifestation of due diligence and prudence, which are often a condition for the subsequent protection of rights before state bodies and courts, including in disputing transactions.
This is related to the Decree No. 7 as well. The Government has recently shortened the list of construction activities subject to “attestation” (it is like certification, but different from the previous news item). A lot of “simple” construction works were eliminated from the list, like design works, doors and windows installation etc. So a lot of small construction companies that perform just internal works will be able to perform their activities without the special certificate. This is mostly interesting for the companies whose special certificate is going to expire soon. You do not need to prolongate it.
Long can we talk about the innovations of the Decree No. 7. In this month we would like to describe the simplified certification procedure for works and goods, as the new documents in this sphere were adopted in March. They are not fundamental, however, they make the procedure easier, more comfortable for the applicant.
Kaisar Yegizbayev is a lawyer at the Tax law department of GRATA International. He gave a guest lecture to Caspian University students on the 'BEPS. OECD actions against aggressive tax planning'.
On 27 December 2017, Kazakhstan adopted a new Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use for mining companies (the “Code”) to come into force six months after its official publication. The Code will replace the current Law on Subsoil and Subsoil Use dated 24 June 2010 save for a limited number of provisions applicable to those subsoil users that will keep their subsoil use contracts without transitioning to relevant subsoil use licences.
From 23-25 April 2018 the English Law summit, organised by the Law Society (UK) in partnership with the Bar Council (UK), the UK Ministry of Justice and the British Embassy in Astana will take place in Astana and Almaty.
At the Pharmaceutical Forum of the EAEU and CIS countries held in Moscow in late February 2018, the Director of the Department of Technical Regulation and Accreditation of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEС) said that the full-scale work on registration of medicines using the unified information system of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will start upon its launch scheduled on the first half of 2018. Currently, the integration segment of this system is ready, and the work to prepare national segments in each state of the EAEU is underway. Representatives of the regulatory authority of Kazakhstan reported that the first applications for registration of medicines under the unified EAEU rules had already been submitted, and representatives of the Belarus regulator confirmed their readiness to accept such applications.
On March 1, 2018, changes in The License Conditions for the Implementation of Economic Activities for the Production of Drugs, Wholesale and Retail Trade of Drugs, and the Import of Drugs (other than Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) in the part provided for in the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 929 dated November 30, 2016, will come into force.
The List of Drugs Prohibited for Advertising, Which Are Released Without a Prescription with amendments added in accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine № 1408 (dated February 14, 2017) comes into force on February 16, 2018.
On January 18, 2018, The Law of Ukraine "On feed safety and hygiene" No. 2264-VIII dated December 21, 2017, was signed by the President of Ukraine, and returned to the Parliament of Ukraine. The Law will come into force in stages until fully in 2020.
The Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On Amendments to Decrees of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 725 dated August 25, 2010, and No. 1107 dated October 26, 2011" came into force on February 8, 2018.
On February 7, 2018, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted a decision "On Approving the Procedure for Using Funds Provided in the State Budget to Implement Measures to Ensure Domestic Production of Coal Products and Further Reforming the Public Sector of the Coal Industry."
On February 7, 2018, the Decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine came into force.
The Decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from December 27, 2017 No. 1064 was amended in:
On February 6, 2018, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On Limited Liability Companies" (project No. 4666 dated May 13, 2016), which changes the procedure for registration and management of these types of companies.
On February 15, 2018, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Corporate Agreements" (Project No. 4470 of April 19, 2016), which introduces in the domestic legislation provisions on the conclusion of corporate contracts - agreements on the exercise of the rights of participants (founders) of a limited liability company and agreements between shareholders.
The event that was held on February 27th, in Moscow (Russia) attracted 456 senior level decision makers, who came together to discuss the opportunities in the Russian & CIS capital markets industry.
During the Month of February 2018 GRATA International (Russian Federation) generated the most usage from Mondaq users for the category of commercial law.
On 16 March 2018, a seminar on the Application of international forms of FIDIC construction contracts was held by Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner and Director of Transport, Telecommunication, Construction and Infrastructure practice of GRATA International.
In this article, SHAIMERDEN CHIKANAYEV outlines some of the key legal developments and challenges faced by the Islamic finance market in Kazakhstan in 2017 and provides an overview of some of the major factors that will shape the Islamic finance industry's growth and trends in Kazakhstan in 2018.
On 20-21 of March 2018, in Zhuhai, China the China Enterprises Going Global Risk Conference will be held for Chinese transnational companies, organised by the China Industrial Overseas Development Association.
Uzbek government continues its strive to transform country's legislation and make Uzbekistan more open to foreign investment and international trade. With the addition modern-thinking specialists to the management in the state authorities, alongside with radical legislative improvements in legislation, directed to full-scale liberalisation, increasing trade turnover and development of local industry, attracting foreign investors, full transfer to market economy and overcoming such obstacles as corruption, restrictions for payment on current international transactions, tariff and non-tariff barriers, the prospects of Uzbekistan are becoming increasingly more attractive for global businesses.
During the Month of January 2018 GRATA International (Russian Federation) generated the most usage from Mondaq users for the category of commercial law.
Yana Dianova, Director of the Corporate and Commercial Law Department (GRATA International, Moscow) and Timur Berekmoinov, a patent attorney (GRATA International, Almaty) took part in the international conference 'Intellectual Property in the New Technological Order'.
In keeping with GRATA’s practice of informing clients of important legal developments that might influence their business, we would like to draw your attention to some important upcoming legislative developments regarding the foreign exchange regulation and foreign exchange control.
Samat Daumov, Managing Partner, GRATA International, shares the firm’s experience in building a regional network of a consulting firm or the largest network of lawyers and litigation attorneys in Kazakhstan.
We are glad to announce that Aidar Sarymsakov and Akhmetzhan Abdullayev, Senior Partners, Saule Akhmetova and Almat Daumov, Partners have been identified as key legal experts in Mining field among 11 legal experts in Kazakhstan in Who's Who Legal: Mining 2018 issue.
On 31 January 2017, the Law Society is hosting a breakfast round table with experts from the region and experienced practitioners to discuss the current business climate, growing business areas, and new investment opportunities for law firms and their clients, in particular in relation to the AIFC.
On 29 November 2017 the deputies of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan approved in the first reading draft law "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan Regarding Regulation of Land Relations" (hereinafter referred to as the "Draft Law"), developed following the work of the Commission on Land Reform.
On 1 January 2018 new Tax Code came into force in Kazakhstan. This Tax Code is set to stimulate growth of small and medium-sized businesses and strengthen Kazakhstan’s financial sector. The principle of good faith was also introduced: all the ambiguities and inaccuracies of the Tax Code are interpreted in favour of entrepreneurs.
It has shown a particular interest in the Law of 28 December 2017 No. 128-VI on Introducing Amendments and Additions to some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Information and Communication ('the Law'), which, among other amendments, requires website operators to collect identification data of website users who post comments on such websites.
GRATA International commented on the following questions:
1- What is the background to the Law, and the Kazakh government's reason for introducing it?
2- Which types of companies will be affected by the provisions with regard to i) identifying website users ii) retaining user data? How is this likely to affect the operation of websites, and their users?
On 29 December 2017 the Republic of Kazakhstan has ratified the Convention on avoidance of double taxation with Ireland and the Protocol thereto (hereinafter – the ‘Convention’).
Команда юристов GRATA International в России подготовила обзор наиболее важных изменений в законодательстве Российской Федерации, вступающих в силу в 2018 году.
Belarus adopted the revolutionary legal framework for IT companies and blockchain enthusiasts. The President’s Decree on Digital Economy comes into force on March 28, 2018.
On December 23, 2017 Managing Partner of GRATA International’s Uzbekistan office Bakhodir Jabborov made a presentation at the Shanghai Bar Association
GRATA International contributed to LexisNexis Mergers & Acquisitions Law Guide 2018. Special Focus - One Belt One Road China Investment.
On November 23 the President of the Republic of Belarus has signed Decree No. 7 “On the Development of Entrepreneurship”. The document significantly simplifies business activities in Belarus. Below you can find main innovations for business introduced by the document.
On 15 December 2017, AmCham HR Committee's December Meeting took place in the office of Nobel Oil in Baku.
On 15 December 2017, the Caspian European Club and Caspian Energy Georgia with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Georgia held the Azerbaijani-Georgian business forum and the third CEO of Lunch Tbilisi.
On 5 December 2017, the 23rd Azerbaijan International Telecommunications and Information Technologies Exhibition and Conference took Place in Baku Expo Centre. The exhibition marked the beginning of High Technologies Week. The organiser of the exhibition was the Caspian Event Organisers.
On 7-9 December 2017, Bolormaa Volodya, Partner, and Altanzaya Gunsen, Taxation Counsel of Absolute Advocates LLP, GRATA International's associate office in Mongolia, have attended International Taxation Conference 2017 in Mumbai, India.
GRATA International performed exceptionally well in this year’s rankings as its Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan offices were ranked by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018, confirming GRATA International's dominant position in Central Asia.
During the Month of November 2017 GRATA International (Russian Federation) generated the most usage from Mondaq users for the category of commercial law.
On 30 November 2017 in Bishkek GRATA International organised a practical seminar: Roadmap to Profitable Small Hydro Power Plant Development, together with international engineering firm ILF Consulting Engineers.
On 28 November 2017 in Almaty GRATA International organised a practical seminar: Roadmap to Profitable Small Hydro Power Plant Development, together with international engineering firm ILF Consulting Engineers.
On 7 December 2017, the results of the national law firms rating – ‘Право.ru-300’ were announced.
On 6 December 2017 the drinks reception was held in Astana, Kazakhstan.
On 5 December 2017 the International Conference "PPP Projects in International Context" was held in Frankfurt-on-Main, Germany.
Yerzhan spoke on key questions of PPP projects implementation in Kazakhstan, particular issues of national legislation, basis PPP models in Kazakhstan, issues relating to regulation of PPP projects and key trends of development of PPP in the near future.
On November 28th, 2017 Nurlan Kyshtobaev, partner of GRATA International Bishkek office conducted a guest lecture on “concession agreements” and “how law firms operate”. The lecture was read to the students of International Business Law department of the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) within the course “Investment Law and Sustainable Development”. Earlier this year, GRATA International in Bishkek signed a MoU with AUCA on cooperation.
4th Downstream Caspian & Central Asia conference was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on November 28.
On 22 November 2017 Dubai Chamber Annual Networking Reception took place in Azerbaijan, Baku with the aim of highlighting achievements, discussing plans, and reward most active companies.
On November 16, 2017, American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham Azerbaijan) organized its monthly members’ luncheon.
AmCham Legal and Compliance Working Group hosted its regular meeting on November 1, 2017.
The opening ceremony of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway (BTK) was held on October 30, 2017 in Baku.
On October 31, 2017, MilliMajlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan ratified a new production sharing agreement.
Since 1991, Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy and oil producer, has had to rely on the deteriorating infrastructure it inherited from the Soviet Union. As a result, nearly every piece of public infrastructure (e.g., roads, hospitals, power plants, kindergartens, sewerages) in Kazakhstan requires a different degree of upgrading or expansion. It is expected that proper PPPs and project finance deals will finally take off in Kazakhstan in the near future, firstly because proper legislation on PPPs has been put in place in 2015 and, secondly, after decades of neglect, the government of Kazakhstan has finally not only declared, but seems to confirm its readiness to improve the investment climate and to attract private investments through PPPs (including into the housing and utilities sector) and decided to invest at least part of the wealth from commodity exports in long-postponed infrastructure projects.
Yana Dianova, Director of the Corporate and Commercial Law Department of GRATA International (Moscow office), took part in the preparation of the Doing business 2018 annual report by the World Bank on the Russian Federation.
С 10 по 16 ноября 2017 года Каспийский Университет принял юристов GRATA International в качестве лекторов по актуальным темам.
We are proud announce that GRATA International has been ranked as an Outstanding Law Firm by Asia Law Profiles 2018
On 13 November 2017, in celebration of 20 years of GRATA International in Atyrau, we organised a Doing business in Kazakhstan via a Joint Venture and Consortium seminar.
As a further step in GRATA International’s strategy designed to provide a comprehensive coverage in the Eurasian region, we are pleased to announce the expansion of our Mongolian desk into a significant presence in Ulaanbaatar. Absolute Advocates, a full-service law firm, has started operating as an associate firm of GRATA International with effect from November 10, 2017.
On 7 November 2017, a round table ‘Strategy 2025’ was held in Almaty.
On 2-3 November 2017, the XII Forum of Corporate Lawyers was held in Almaty. GRATA International took part in the Forum as speakers.
On 13 November 2017, in celebration of 20 years of GRATA International in Atyrau we are organising a DOING BUSINESS IN KAZAKHSTAN VIA JOINT VENTURE AND CONSORTIUM seminar.
And again October, and again the time of the rating IFLR1000.
In the company section of IFLR 1000 Financial & Corporate we have gone up and take a worthy place in Tier 2! Similarly, we are located in the section Project Development, which replaced Energy & Infrastructure.
Associate office of GRATA International in Samara RBL law office became a partner of the large industrial park of the Samara region
On 10 November, Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner, Director of the Litigation Practice, will speak at the Caspian University.
Preparations are being made in Belarus for the introduction of a new institute in the consulting sphere - tax advising. Edict of the President adopted on September 19 serves this purpose by approving the Regulation on the activities of tax advisers in Belarus.
On 13 October 2017, in Atyrau, at the Renaissance Hotel, GRATA International hosted a Termination of employment agreement seminar devoted to labour law regulation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Статья управляющего партнера Ассоциированного офиса GRATA International в Новосибирске (Россия) USCONSALT Евгении Бондаренко о проверке российского контрагента перед сделкой.
Статья управляющего партнера Ассоциированного офиса GRATA International в Новосибирске (Россия) USCONSALT Евгении Бондаренко о соблюдении ряда обязательных требований при принятии процессуального обращения арбитражным судом Российской Федерации.
GRATA International is delighted to confirm that Shaimerden Chikanayev has been endorsed as a Highly regarded lawyer for Financial & Corporate law following client and peer recommendations during IFLR1000's research process.
On 6 October 2017, the Union of German Economy in the Republic of Kazakhstan and Representative Office of the German Economy in Central Asia held the 19th Day of German Economy in Kazakhstan.
On 5 October 2017, the International Investment Forum - "Almaty Invest" - was held. The Forum platform annually incorporate about 500 high-ranking participants.
11-12 октября 2017 года, ассоциированный офис GRATA International в Новосибирске ЮСКОНСАЛТ совместно с Правительством Новосибирской области и Ассоциации Юристов России организовали межрегиональную практическую конференцию для бизнеса «Государственно-частное партнерство. Просто о сложном».
For Uzbekistan 2017 was marked by numerous changes in the life of the country. The changes accelerated the development of business environment in the country, in particular in Tashkent city.
Одобрена концепция международного Делового Центра Ташкент Сити, который будет размещен на площади 80 Га в центре города Ташкент между проспектом А.Навои, ул. Олмазор, ул. Фурката и проспектом И.Каримова.
Over the past 25 years Kazakhstan has developed its own financial sector, which is considered to be the most advanced in Central Asia. With the evolution of financial sector and the complexities of key players involved, the need for regulation of dealing with data arose.
On 13 October 2017, GRATA International in Atyrau hosts a Termination of employment agreement seminar
GRATA International is launching a new practice in Russia - White-Collar Crime. In keeping with GRATA International's practice of informing about important legal developments that might affect their business, we highlight the impact of criminal law on business in Russian Federation.
On 28 September 2017, the Kazakhstan Legal Forum 2017 will be held in Almaty at the Inter Continental Hotel.
GRATA International Kazakhstan contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Mining Law 2018 with the chapter on Kazakhstan.
Uzbek government intensifies restructuring of the state apparatus by adding modern-thinking specialists to the management, alongside with radical improvements in legislation, directed to full-scale liberalisation, increasing trade turnover and development of local industry, attracting foreign investors, full transfer to market economy and overcoming such obstacles as corruption, restrictions for payment on current international transactions, tariff and non-tariff barriers.
6-8 September 2017 Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum was held (former CIS Local Counsel).
On 13-15 September 2017, “2017 Skolkovo Patent School” was held by the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Moscow.
On 19 September 2017 Mining and Metals Working Group Meeting was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
On 21-22 September 2017, an International Practical Conference was held at the Caspian University in Almaty.
GRATA International Kazakhstan contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Franchise 2018 with the chapter on Kazakhstan.
"Current problems of international financial and tax law" international scientific conference will be held on September 21-22 in Caspian University, Almaty.
GRATA International Moscow office contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Franchise 2018 with the chapter on Russia.
On 15 September 2017, the workshop on ‘Practical Aspects of PPP Projects’ was held in The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Almaty.
GRATA is pleased to announce that Corporate Partner Bolat Miyatov is again a part of our team.
GRATA International Kazakhstan office experts became the contributors of the 2017 edition of The Law Reviews Guide to The Intellectual Property and Antitrust Review 2017 Kazakhstan
On 15 August, Astana hosted the Finnish Energy Forum organised by Business Oulu, Planora, the Finnish Power Club, the Association of Finnish Energy Companies, and Astana Expo-2017
On 10 August, the Kazakh-Turkish business forum was held in Astana.
On July 30, 2017 the amendments to the Federal Laws "On Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation" and "On the Procedure for Making Foreign Investments in Companies of Strategic Importance for National Defense and State Security" came into force, in particular, clarifying the notion of a foreign investor and supplementing the list of activities of strategic importance for the national defense and state security, as well as establishing new consequences of non-compliance by foreign investors of the obligation to submit information to the competent authority on the acquisition of 5 percent and more of the shares (stakes) of the strategic company.
On 15 September 2017, the workshop on ‘Practical Aspects of PPP Projects’ will be held be held in The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Almaty.
On 15 September 2017, the workshop on ‘Practical Issues of Dispute Resolution’ will be held be held in The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Almaty.
According to the results of the analysis, the Asialaw Profiles directory – one of the leading guide to the Asia Pacific region, has once again ranked GRATA International as an outstanding law firm in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan's accession to the World Trade Organisation, membership in the Eurasian Economic Union requires the improvement of national legislation in the area of intellectual property, elimination of contradictions and gaps, both within the provisions of national legislation and between national law and provisions of international agreements, to which Kazakhstan is a party.
Общий регламент по защите данных (General Data Protection Regulation), принятый Европейским парламентом 17 декабря 2015 г. (далее - «Регламент»), вступает в силу 25 мая 2018 г. и заменит Директиву ЕС по защите данных 95/46/EC.
The Federal Law No. 242-FZ dated 29 July 2017 amended certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation on the use of information technologies in the area of health care providing, in particular, for features of medial aid using telehealthcare technologies, e-document flow in the medial aid provision and the establishment of the Unified State Information System in the healthcare sector.
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner, and Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner, commented for Mergermarket with regard to Kazakhstan M&A trends in 2017. Yerzhan Yessimkhanov commented on current trends in energy market, including potential sales and mergers among power generating companies. Shaimerden Chikanayev commented on key M&A trends on financial market.
Within the exhibition EXPO-2017, Astana hosted the conference titled 'Transforming the Energy Ecosystem' organised by General Electric Company, the world leader in industry and digital technologies.
On 12 July 2017, 'Malaysia-Kazakhstan' Business Forum was held at Ritz-Carlton Astana Hotel.
On 25 July 2017, the Business Forum 'Energy of Business - Energy of Development' was held.
On 12 July 2017 in Astana, the Foreign Trade Chamber of Kazakhstan in cooperation with the Heilongjiang Provincial Trade Promotion Committee (PRC) opened the week of Heilongjiang Province
On 4 July 2017, an open meeting of the organisers of CRE Central Asia 2017 - the Central Asian Forum on Real Estate and representatives of development companies was held in Akimat of Yesil district of Astana.
Air Astana organised a cocktail reception with food and drinks at the exhibition at 6 PM on Wednesday 5 July.
On 11 July 2017, the Minister of Agriculture of the PRC visited Astana at the invitation of the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan.
On 21 July 2017, GRATA International represented by Aliya Sholimova and Kanat Adilbekov in conjunction with the State Revenues Department in Astana, Chamber of Entrepreneurs in Astana, and Central House of Accountants LLP held a free workshop on: 'Changes in the Tax Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan As Effective From 1 July 2017'.
CAREC 2017 Energy Investment Forum (EIF) was held on 18-19 July 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan's 2020 Strategic Development Plan states that the use of renewable resources and energy sources is an effective method to diversity the country's economy. Kazakhstan is therefore creating incentives to develop wind power, solar and geothermal energy, and to introduce new technologies that will effectively use the country's water resources to provide the population with drinking water.
Please be advised that on 27 June 2017 the regulation on the Appeal commission of the Ministry of finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which will be operating from 1 July 2017, was officially published.
On 29 June 2017, Almaty hosted a seminar for business circles and businessmen of the EU and Kazakhstan on the BPCA, results of a preliminary analysis of the implementation of certain chapters and the provisions of Section III 'Trade and Business', and the opportunities open for business, as well as the key issues, which are on the way to effective performance of the broader partnership and cooperation agreement (BPCA) between the Republic of Kazakhstan, European Union and the EU member states.
On 10 June 2017, the International Specialised Exhibition 'Astana EXPO-2017' was launched.
On 14 June 2017, the Kazakh-Austrian Economic Forum and the Vth meeting of the Kazakh-Austrian Business Council was held in Astana as a part of the national day of Austria at EXPO Astana 2017.
Register of entrepreneurs (hereinafter – the ‘Register’) is a main electronic data source on all types of entrepreneurs. The procedures of maintenance and use of the Register are regulated by the respective rules.The Register is formed by the Ministry of national economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The 10th Astana Economic Forum was held in the Palace of Independence, Astana on 15-16 June 2017.
In 2015, a new pricing mechanism for construction projects was approved in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Keeping GRATA’s practice of informing clients on important legal developments that might influence their business, we would like to draw your attention to some important legal changes regarding implementation of construction projects.
The Agreement on benefits and exemptions for official participants connected with performance of the International specialized exhibition EXPO-2017 in Astana, the Rules on performance of tax obligations by persons entitled to benefits and exemptions in accordance with the Agreement, effective 17 June 2017, as well as the Rules on application of special customs procedure provide for separate tax and customs regimes for EXPO-2017 participants.
Darya Ryapissova and Ibragim Kouky, lawyers at GRATA International, participated in seminars on FIDIC Contracts (International Federation of Consulting Engineers).
In Strategic Development Plan of the Republic of Kazakhstan until 2020, it is noted that one of the directions for successful diversification of the economy is the introduction of modern technologies based on renewable resources and energy sources.
Please be informed that the State revenue committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the ‘Committee’) provided a clarification in its Letter
on refund procedure of excess value added tax (hereinafter – ‘VAT’) within the framework of risk management system (hereinafter – ‘RMS’).
The Decision No. 46 dated 11 May 2017 of the College of the Eurasian economic union introduced changes to the ‘Procedure of introduction of amendments and (or) additions to the declaration on goods’.
On 10 June 2017, EXPO exhibition opens doors to its visitors.
This International Specialised Exhibition (EXPO-2017) to be held in Astana is one of the key national projects of Kazakhstan.
On 25-26 May 2017, the International "Astana Mining & Metallurgy" Congress & Expo took place, which is held for the eighth time.
On 19 May 2017, the Legal Forum for Dispute Settlement was held in Astana hotel 'Kazzhol'. The event was arranged at the initiative of 'Atameken' National Chamber of Businessmen and Lincoln Brown law firm.
On 19 May 2017, GRATA International arrange a workshop for KazMunaiGas titled: 'Corporate Law and Corporate Governance in Joint Stock Companies'.
On 24 May 2017 in Almaty, Kazakhstan English Law Day Forum was held.
The firm celebrates its 25th anniversary.
During the seminar, Assem Tnalina, Senior Lawyer of GRATA International, commented on investment and business opportunities in Kazakhstan, including corporate and tax regulations and work permits.
Continuing rapid development in Russia, GRATA
International is glad to announce the launch of a new associate office in Saint
GRATA International Kazakhstan office experts became the contributors of the 2017 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London
For the past three years, Foodpanda.kz was a key competitor to Chocofood.kz. The consolidation of these two companies will enable Chocofood.kz to take a leading position in Kazakhstan's market for online food delivery services with a market share of 80%.
On 4 and 5 May 2017, in the Czech Republic the Agriculture Day was held. The Agriculture Day was attended by representatives of major non-governmental agro-food organisations of the Czech Republic.
Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner of GRATA International with a review of Kazakhstan prospects within China's "One Belt - One Road" initiative
On 12 May 2017 in Astana GRATA International organised a practical seminar: Dispute Resolution In Infrastructure Projects together with German engineering firm ILF Consulting Engineers.
In the course of development of Kazakh-Korean relations, on 25 April 2017, the Kazakh-Korean Business Forum was held at Rixos Hotel, Almaty.
Shaimerden Chikanayev, a Partner at GRATA International Law Firm, took part in the meeting workshop titled 'Implementation of PPP projects in Almaty'. The workshop was also attended by Akim of Almaty city, deputies of Akim of Almaty city, officers and heads of Akimat departments, NC SEC 'Almaty' JSC, Almaty City Development Centre JSC, and Kazakhstan PPP Centre JSC.
Less than two months are left before EXPO-2017. The exhibition will incorporate 100 countries and over 10 international organisations. The event is suppose to push Kazakhstan to a new level.
and 13th of May 2017 in Rixos Hotel in Almaty (Kazakhstan), GRATA International law firm will host its 25th Anniversary International
Conference which will bring together partners of law offices from 12 countries
On 4 and 5 May 2017, an important event will take place in the Czech Republic: The Agriculture Day that would be attended by large representatives of non-governmental agro-food organisations of the Czech Republic.
On 18-20 April, the 8th Mining Forum - MINEX Central Asia 2017 was held in Astana.
On 21 April 2017, the Ritz-Carlton Almaty Hotel hosted a workshop titled 'Actual Issues of the Intellectual Property Protection'. Leading experts and specialists of Bolotov & Partners in the area of intellectual property protection in Kazakhstan spoke at the event.
Today we celebrate a special day - our 25th anniversary!
On 12 April 2017, GRATA International became the general sponsor for the annual Olympiad for the Theory and History of the State and Law and Constitutional Law held by the Department of State and Legal Disciplines and the English Language Department of KAZGUU University JSC.
GRATA International entered the ranks of best law firms across 5 countries: Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of GRATA International's office in Atyrau, AmCham Kazakhstan and GRATA International co-organised a workshop ahead of the upcoming 16th North Caspian Regional Exhibition, Global Oil and Gas Atyrau.
12 May, 2017
Kazakhstan has high ambitions in OBOR as it is geographically an ideal junction between China and the West and its interest in OBOR is indisputable – with Kazakh government already being involved in Nurly Zhol (Path of Light), a $9 billion domestic economic stimulus plan to develop and modernize roads, railways, etc.
Please be informed that the State revenue committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the ‘Committee’) provided a clarification in its letter dated 29 March 2017 No. КГД-08-2-17021-КГД-7951 regarding issue of electronic invoices prior to enactment of the respective law (hereinafter – the ‘Law’).
Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner of GRATA International law firm made comments to the national newspaper "Kazpravda" on the development of the PPP projects market in Kazakhstan.
The Republic of Kazakhstan (“RoK”) wishes to change its subsoil use legislation and replace the current Law on Subsoil and Subsoil Use dated 24 June 2010 (the “Law”) by a new Code on Subsoil and Subsoil Use (the “Code”).
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of GRATA International's office in Atyrau, AmCham Kazakhstan and GRATA International are co-organising a workshop ahead of the upcoming 16th North Caspian Regional Exhibition, Global Oil and Gas Atyrau.
GRATA International contributed to the Law Business Research Guide series - Franchise 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan.
Following the bid for procurement of business services for the Universal Exposition EXPO 2017, GRATA International was selected as the official legal services company of EXPO Astana 2017.
On January 31, 2017 GRATA International received accreditation from Development Bank of Kazakhstan (DBK) for conducting legal due diligence of investment projects.
This year, the Chambers&Partners held their Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017 ceremony on Friday, 24th March 2017 at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore.
Please be informed that the State revenue committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the ‘SRC’) clarified in its letter dated 13 March 2017 No. КГД-08-3-13036-КГД-6468 that the Kazakh exporter is obliged to provide the tax authorities with an application on import of goods and payment of indirect taxes submitted along with VAT declaration and received from the importer in case of export of goods to the member-states of the Eurasian economic union (the EAEU).
The question whether or not Islamic finance will have a future in Kazakhstan is not an easy one to answer. There is definitely strong support from the government of Kazakhstan for Islamic finance as an alternative source of funding for infrastructure, SMEs and such. Nevertheless, so far the pace of expansion of Islamic finance in Kazakhstan does not meet the high expectations of its promoters. In this article, SHAIMERDEN CHIKANAYEV tries to give an overview of the current legislative and regulatory framework for Islamic finance in Kazakhstan.
As of today, the Treaty on the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union (hereinafter – the ‘EAEU Customs Code’) is in process of signing. It is expected that the document will come into force not earlier than 29 December 2017.
Within the close cooperation with KAZGYUU University, Managing Partner of GRATA International - Samat Daumov, acted as a couch at the workshop 'Complex Problem Solving in the Law Firm Management'.
GRATA International is glad to announce that Gain & Partners Law Firm has become an associate office in Kazan.
GRATA International Kazakhstan contributed to the The Law Review series - The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan.
Please be informed that the State revenue committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the ‘SRC’) clarified in its letter dated 7 March 2017 No. КГД-06-3-11411-КГД-5981 that an electronic invoice (hereinafter – ‘EI’) may be signed by one of the participants of EI information system (hereinafter – ‘EIIS’): either by (i) a head of the company or by (ii) an authorized person on the basis of an electronic power of attorney (hereinafter – ‘PoA) issued by the company and signed with its electronic signature. I.e., it is not required to sign the same EI by both the head and the chief accountant of the company.
revenue committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan
(hereinafter – the ‘SRC’) clarified...
For another consecutive year, GRATA receives award "Energy&Natural Resources" category
Lawyers of GRATA International attended several business events in February
Among the speakers was Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner of GRATA International, who talked about the regulation of FDI and energy security in Kazakhstan.
Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan adopted a ruling dated 13 February 2017 No. 56 ‘On introduction of changes to the ruling of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21 January 2011 No.24 ‘On approval of rates of customs fees levied by the customs authorities’ establishing the rates of customs fees in Kazakhstan Tenge.
On 16 – 17 February 2017, Almaty has hosted the Annual Eurasian Antitrust Forum.
GRATA International contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Aviation Law 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan.
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov - Partner, GRATA International, commented to Vlast on legal aspects of the 'second wave' of privatisation in Kazakhstan.
GRATA International law firm provides you with a brief tax alert on main changes and amendments to the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan on taxes and other obligatory payments to the budget (the Tax Code) effective 2017.
GRATA International Law Firm has advised the Republican Physics and Mathematics School (RPMS) on state procurement and legal aspects of construction of a new school building.
GRATA International was placed among the best law firms in Asia-Pacific,
making appearance in rankings across 4 jurisdictions – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, partner and head of Construction & Infrastructure practice at GRATA International, commented for Asia Business Law Journal on implementation of infrastructure projects in Kazakhstan within the frameworks of "One Belt, One Road" initiative.
GRATA International contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Franchise 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan.
Среди прочих нормативных актов, направленных на реализацию Соглашения о единых принципах и правилах обращения лекарственных средств в рамках Евразийского экономического союза от 23 декабря 2014 г., 3 ноября 2016 г. Совет Евразийской экономической комиссии принял:
Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner at GRATA International law firm was the moderator of the Public Private Partnership section of Almaty Invest Forum 2016: “Investing in Almaty - Global Perspectives”.
On 8 December 2016, the 15th Anniversary of China's Accession to the WTO was held in Changsha City, Hunan province, PRC.
On 6-7 December 2016 in London (UK) annual FIDIC International Contract Users' Conference was held.
On 8 December 2016, the 15th Anniversary of China's Accession to the WTO will be held in Changsha City, Hunan province, PRC.
On November 25, in the AmCham Boardroom, Rixos Hotel Business Center, 8th Floor, the Healthcare Reform WG Meeting was held.
On the 28th of November 2016 at The National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic Kazakhstan "Atameken" public hearings were held
Investment climate of Kazakhstan: Government and Investors Dialogue” Conference took place in Astana on November 30, 2016.
GRATA International co-organised seminars with Mannheimer Swartling and Abritration Institute of SCC
Public Procurement covers common issues in public procurement laws and regulations – including application of the law to entities and contracts, award procedures, exclusions and exemptions, remedies and changes during a procedure and after a procedure.
Data Protection covers common issues in data protection laws and issues – including rights, registration formalities, cookies, international data transfer, etc.
This article is published using “Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) – The Practitioners Handbook on International Tax” documented by Ambassador SM Soni on 25th May 2016, “The constitutional law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Astana International Financial Centre” and “Explanatory Note to the issue on the Strategy for the development of the Astana International Financial Centre”.
On November 25, in the AmCham Boardroom, Rixos Hotel Business Center, 8th Floor, the Healthcare Reform WG Meeting will be held.
IV International Investment Forum Almaty Invest 2016 will be held on December 8-9, 2016 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The event is organized by Almaty City Administration and will focus on investment opportunities in Almaty.
Please be informed that Kazakhstan and Russia agreed on cancellation of apostilization requirement in respect of documents confirming tax residence.
On November 10, 2016 in Aktau AmCham Sundowner was held
On 3-4 November 2016, the XI Kazakh Forum of Corporate Lawyers was held in Almaty.
Asialaw Profiles – the guide to Asia-Pacific’s leading
lawyers and law firms has identified key legal practitioners in Kazakhstan
Office 314, Building 79, Microdistrict 12, Aktau, 130000, Republic of Kazakhstan
On 18 May 2016 the Republic of Kazakhstan has ratified the Convention on avoidance of double taxation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Protocol thereto which are in effect since 1 September 2016. Please note that the Convention is applied to income which will be paid starting from 1 January 2017.
On 14 October 2016 the Republic of Kazakhstan has ratified the Convention on avoidance of double taxation with Serbia and the Protocol thereto.
annual IFLR1000 rankings of leading lawyers was published this month
In comparison to last year`s rankings, Kazakhstan has improved its position by climbing 16 positions, from 51st to 35th.
On 19 October 2016, an extraordinary conference of the Kyzylorda regional branch of the Republican Public Association 'Kazakhstan Union of Lawyers' was held in the Cultural Centre after A. Tokmagambetov.
On 17 October, the Kazakh-Hungarian Business Forum was held in Astana with the participation of officials and business circles of those countries.
The event was organised by the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, National Agency for Export and Investments 'KAZNEX INVEST' JSC.
On 14 October 2016, the diplomatic missions of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) represented by countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam organised a joint cultural festival at Nazarbayev University in honour of the 49th anniversary of the Association formation.
On 11 October 2016, Nazarbayev University hosted the first panel session of the top managers of large oil-and-gas corporations titled: 'International Oil-and-Gas Market: The Good, the Bad, the Severe!'
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, partner at GRATA International, commented for UK Construction Law Journal on several practical aspects of use of FIDIC contract forms in Kazakhstan.
The representatives Isikal Law Office, associated office of GRATA International in Turkey, Alper Isikal and Caner Durgut, have arrived Kazakhstan and visited the Almaty office of GRATA International.
On 6 October 2016, the 4th meeting of the expert group on the development of PPP mechanisms within the Eurasian Economic Union was held in Bishkek. The event was attended by Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner, GRATA International Law Firm.
On 5-6 October 2016, the 24th Kazakhstan International Oil and Gas Conference was held in Almaty.
Protection of trademarks becomes important with the growth of business and increase in competition at any market of goods and services. Manufacturers of goods (providers of services) sell their goods (services) under a particular “brand” or mark, so that consumers can distinguish a particular product among many other similar goods (services).
This presentation was part of the seminar 'Legal and Practical Aspects of Public-Private Partnership (PPP): reviewing CIS project experience for Kazakhstan. '
The Banking Lawyers Forum will be held on 21st of October, 2016 in Ritz-Carlton hotel in Almaty. At the forum, Partner of GRATA International law firm, Shaimerden Chikanayev will be delivering a presentation on "New bankruptcy legislation in practice".
27 October 2016 Hongkong Corporate Council Association will hold the event, hosted by Berwin Leighton Paisner: One Belt One Road' Russia & Central Asia - opportunities & threats in the modern Silk Road.
27 октября 2016 года Гонконгская Ассоциация Корпоративных Юристов проведет мероприятие, организуемое компанией "Berwin Leighton Paisner", под названием: "Один пояс - один путь" Россия - Центральная Азия - возможности и угрозы современного Шелкового пути.
On 20 and 22 September 2016, Public-Private Partnership seminars were organised by GRATA International in Astana and Almaty in cooperation with the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer law firm.
On 21 September 2016, the 6th Annual Forum - K16 was held in Almaty (Kazakhstan); the main topic of the event is 'Kazakhstani Management Model'.
On 16 September 2016, Ritz-Carlton Almaty (Kazakhstan) hosted events for lawyers such as KLF (Kazakhstan Legal Forum) and Lawyer's Night (informal party).
On 16 September 2016, Astana (Kazakhstan) hosted the IV Forum of Kazakhstani Machine Builders 'Developed Machine Building - Competitive Kazakhstan'.
On 14 September 2016, the Hong Kong business delegation led by the Hong Kong Financial Secretary - John Tsang arrived Astana (Kazakhstan) with an official visit.
On 8 September 2016, Uralsk (Kazakhstan) hosted the III International Investment Forum 'WESTKAZINVEST - 2016' with the participation of Igor Steksov - Deputy Akim of the West Kazakhstan Region, Kanysh Tuleushin - Chairman of the Board of 'Damu' Entrepreneurship Development Fund, Ulf Wokurka - Head of the RepOffice of Deutsche Bank in Kazakhstan, Borisbiy Zhangurazov - Chairman of the Board of KAZNEX INVEST JSC.
A practical cross-border insight into mining law
Homes away from home: Chinese real estate investment overseas
We are honored to announce that GRATA International expands its European operations with a new associated office in Poland (Warsaw) by cooperation with GSW Legal (Grabarek, Szalc and Partners) which combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients achieve their business goals in Poland.
On 26 August 2016, GRATA International team took part in a working experience exchange meeting of the National Business Council of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
26 августа 2016 года делегация Юридической фирмы GRATA International приняла участие в рабочем заседании по обмену опытом Национальной части Делового Совета Шанхайской Организации Сотрудничества.
GRATA International in cooperation with international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP invites you for a free seminar on "Legal and practical aspects of public private partnerships (PPP): reviewing CIS project experience for Kazakhstan".
Директором по развитию
региональных офисов назначили Заиру Кайсар, Партнер/Директор филиала г. Атырау
и г. Актобе, GRATA International.
On August 23, 2016 Polish-Kazakh Economic Forum in Warsaw was launched during a two-day visit to Poland by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.
On the occasion of the meeting of the Greece-Kazakhstan Joint Interministerial Committee, a business mission will take place, under Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Mardas, to Astana on 26 and 27 September 2016, in the sectors of agrifood products, energy, construction, pharmaceutical and parapharmaceutical products, cosmetics, personal hygiene products and tourism.
Kazakhstan gained its independence in 1991 from the USSR. Kazakhstan’s judicial system is young, relatively underfi nanced, and thus not suffi ciently strong or independent. The system is in transition from a Soviet-style and judge-dominated, inquisition-type civil process to a more liberal, competitive judicial process. Corruption, although not common, is said to take place.
Key Legal Challenges
In our view, corporate tax practice in Kazakhstan has not significantly changed in the last
year. Tax lawyers were mostly involved in disputes regarding the appeal of additionally
accrued taxes on the basis of audit results and less involved in tax consultancy and
This Article is intended to bring attention of construction companies considering entering the construction market in Kazakhstan to general provisions of Kazakh law regulating licensing of construction and design activities.
In support of small and medium-sized business, GRATA International Law Firm International and GRATA Accounting in cooperation with Atyrau National Chamber of Commerce organised The Day of Free Consultations.
On July 21, 2016 in Almaty (Kazakhstan) Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution Department, GRATA International and Zeinebike Madybayeva, Counsel of GRATA International were included to arbitrators list of the Arbitration Center of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'Atameken'.
29 июля 2016 г. вступили в силу Приказы Министерства промышленности и торговли Российской Федерации (Минпромторг России) от 31 декабря 2015 г., утвердившие:
On July 19, 2016 the meeting with Bolat Palymetov, the Commissioner for Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan, took place in Atyrau.
GRATA International was among the participants represented by Liya Akzhanova, Counsel in Astana. The significance of the visit of Polish delegation to Astana was underpinned by the upcoming visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Poland in August 2016.
In support of small and medium-sized business, GRATA International Law Firm International and GRATA Accounting in cooperation with Atyrau National Chamber of Commerce are glad to announce The Day of Free Consultations.
GRATA International in cooperation with international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP intend to provide seminar on "Legal and practical aspects of public private partnerships (PPP): reviewing CIS project experience for Kazakhstan" on 6 September 2016 in Astana and on 7 September 2016 in Almaty.
The International Comparative Legal Guide : Corporate Recovery & Insolvency 2016, 10th edition. A practical cross-border insight into corporate recovery and insolvency work.
Secondary liability of a director under the 2014 Republic of Kazakhstan Law “On Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy” refers to a situation where a director would be required personally to reimburse for the difference between the value of the company’s assets and the amount of creditors’ claims.
Under Kazakh law, all legal entities fall into two categories,
depending on whether or not the acquisition of profit is the main
purpose of their activity: commercial organisations; and noncommercial
On 10 June 2016, there was the presentation of Uber service in Astana (Kazakhstan). The services of one of the most popular on-line services in the world, a company valued over than 62.5 bln US dollars and having covered over 70 countries for the recent 7 years is now available in Kazakhstan.
On 27 May 2016 The Law Society of England and Wales, the Kazakhstan Bar Association, and the British Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan held a one-day forum «English Law Day Forum in Almaty».
On 25-26 May, Astana hosted an annual event in the area of economic and political life of the region - Astana Economic Forum.
25 мая 2016 года в Казахском национальном университете искусств "Шабыт" г. Астана по случаю официального открытия Торгово-Промышленной Палаты Франция-
5 major annual technical exhibitions were conducted on April 27-28, 2016, in Astana.
Kazakh-Spanish Business Forum was conducted on April 25, 2016 in Astana.
7th mining forum MINEX Central Asia, organized in relation to "Prospects and potential of the mining sector in an effective economic development», took place on April 19-21 in Astana.
Reception to host British mining companies, visiting Astana was held by the British Ambassador, Dr. Caroline Brown, at her residence on April 19, 2016.
We would like to draw your attention to some important changes in the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding the country's accession to the World Trade Organization.
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.
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".
This article appeared in the 2016 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Trade Marks published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.” (please hyperlink www.iclg.co.uk )
On 3 June 2016, the seminar titled ‘Modern Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy Practice’ will be held in Almaty (Kazakhstan) at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. GRATA International will be represented in the vent by the speakers - Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner, Head of Banking and Finance Department, and Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner, Head of Litigation Department.
This month Legal 500 released its annual law firms rankings Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2016.
This year, the Chambers&Partners held their Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2016 ceremony in Singapore on Friday, April 8th 2016.
Since 1991, Kazakhstan, Central Asia’s largest economy and oil producer, has had to rely on the deteriorating infrastructure it inherited from the Soviet Union. As a result, nearly every piece of public infrastructure (e.g., roads, hospitals, power plants, kindergartens, sewerages) in Kazakhstan requires a different degree of upgrading or expansion.
2-3 April 2016 GRATA International held annual its conference. Among the participants were directors and representatives of all GRATA International offices in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan in 2015 at a glance
China Business Law Journal released winners of “China Business Law Awards 2015” in its second issue for 2016
organized by the Financial Times and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
A new edition of the most authoritative international rating - Chambers&Partners Asia-Pacific Guide 2016 has been published this month.
Aigul Turetayeva joined GRATA International as a Partner
We note that the views expressed below are preliminary and may require further research and analysis. We also note that below information shall not be considered as a legal advice, and is provided as a general overview of business activity from the standpoint of legal consultant.
We draw your attention to the following recent changes in Kazakhstani legislation that occurred during the period of January – December 2015.
The International Comparative legal guide to: Oil&Gas, Kazakhstan Chapter 2014
Traditionally, Kazakh law has been very conservative in terms of enforcement of foreign judgments. According to general rule contained in the Code of Civil Procedure, which remained effective until 31 December 2015, Kazakh courts would recognize and enforce foreign court judgments only if there was an international treaty with relevant state on the mutual legal assistance. The number of such mutual legal assistance treaties has been very small (13+). None of the treaties were signed with western jurisdictions. As such, enforcement of judgments of English courts, for example, was not possible.
On 29 October 2015, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Commercial Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – the 'Code'), which comes into force from 1 January 2016 (except for certain provisions being effective from 6 February 2016, 1 March 2016, 1 January 2017, at the date of other laws enactment) and entails a range of significant changes in the common legal framework of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter – 'Kazakhstan').
In the Address, dated 29 January 2010, ‘New Decade - New Economic Growth - New Opportunities for Kazakhstan’, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – N.A. Nazarbayev, said, in particular: “A huge potential to attract private investments belongs to the public-private partnership mechanism.
We draw your attention to the important legal aspects of the latest amendments in the labour legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
We draw your attention to the important legal aspects in legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Interview of Yerbolat Yerkebulanov in the newspaper “Drilling Solutions” No. 3 (October 2015)
The legislation of Kazakhstan uses the term ‘franchising’ (or ‘complex business licence’), which has the following meaning: an entrepreneurial activity, where the franchisor provides a set of exclusive rights to another person for use on a reimbursable basis.
25 декабря 2015 года в г.Алматы состоится бесплатный семинар для клиентов GRATA International на тему: "Изменения в налоговом законодательстве РК - 2016"
The securities market is primarily regulated by the provisions of the Kazakh Civil Code, the Securities Law, regulations of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan (NBK) and internal rules of the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE).
Dispute resolution department of GRATA International due to the recent economic developments in Kazakhstan, plans to hold a seminar on 9 December 2015: "The New Civil Procedure Code" in Atyrau.
Dispute resolution department of GRATA International due to the recent economic developments in Kazakhstan, plans to hold a seminar on 21 December 2015, topic:"The New Civil Procedure Code".
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner, Head of Telecommunications and Transport, Construction and Infrastructure (TTCI) department of GRATA International Almaty (Kazakhstan), commented to China Business Law Journal (November 2015)
We draw your attention to the following recent changes in Kazakhstan legislation that occurred during the period of January - December 2015.
On the 19th of November 2015 Yerbolat Yerkebulanov, Counsel, Head of Subsoil Use Department (Almaty), GRATA International gave a lecture on the topic: ‘How Legal DD of Subsoil User is Made’ in KIMEP Law School.
Samat Daumov - Partner, Managing Director of the Astana office of GRATA International, and Maxim Burak - Counsel, Head of Subsiol Use Department in Astana, participated in the conference and exhibition
Lawyers of GRATA International, including Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner (Kazakhstan), Assel Kalmagambetova, Senior Lawyer (Kazakhstan) and Nodir Yuldashev, Partner (Uzbekistan) contributed for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review 2015.
GRATA International was reviewed by Asialaw profiles 2016 as one of the leading experts and a premier law firm in Kazakhstan.
In September 2015 Kazakhstani Government announced that in furtherance to large-scale privatization program being realized in Kazakhstan over the last couple of years, 60 major state-owned companies will become private before 1 January 2018
ICLG (International Comparative Legal Guide) to: Corporate Tax 2016, 12 edition
Author: Assel Ilyassova
The Kazakhstani-Czech business forum was held on the 5th of November in Astana
The Kazakhstani-Czech business forum was held in Almaty on the 4th of November 2015
Copyright shall extend to scientific, literary and artistic works that are the outcome of creative efforts regardless of their purpose, content, merit or manner or form of expression.
Presentation of Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner of GRATA International: 'Bankruptcy or Restructuring? The Dilemma of a Creditor and a Debtor in Kazakhstan'.
Luiza Dyussengaliyeva, Senior Lawyer of Grata International, took part in the Kazakhstan – Japan business forum
There are currently eight large power plants of national importance in Kazakhstan: four thermal power plants and four hydropower plants.
Presentation of GRATA International Partner, Shaimerden Chikanayev
This article examines recently adopted and proposed regulatory and legislative changes related to the development of local equity and debt capital markets in Kazakhstan and makes recommendations for future reforms.
On 15 and 16 October 2015, the Training Centre of GRATA International organised training seminars
On 12 October 2015, a free seminar on ‘Tax Audits and Procedure for Challenging its Results’ organized by GRATA International was held in Pavlodar
We draw your attention to the important legal aspects in antimonopoly legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Liya Akzhanova and Luiza Dyussengaliyeva, GRATA International representatives, took part in the Kazakh-Ukrainian Business Forum
GRATA International representatives - Liya Akzhanova and Luiza Dyussengaliyeva, took part in the Kazakh-Finnish Business Forum
The 23th Kazakhstani International Oil and Gas Exhibition, KIOGE 2015 was held in Almaty from 6 till 9 October 2015
On 7 October 2015, the International Investment Forum - ERTYS INVEST 2015 was held in Pavlodar
On 1 October 2015, Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner of GRATA International gave a lecture to students of the Graduate School of Business at Nazarbayev University
The 70th Session of the UN General Assembly is being held at UN Headquarters in New York from September 15 to October 2, 2015
On 28 September 2015, a meeting of the Kazakhstan-China Business Council (KCBC) was held in Astana
‘A great potential of raising private investment belongs to the public private partnership..'
New associated office of GRATA International in the Czech Republic
On 18 September 2015, the Kazakhstani Legal Forum has been organized in Almaty
To create a favourable investment climate a visa-free regime has been installed for 19 priority countries
GRATA International is announcing about new associated office in Switzerland, Zurich
GRATA International is pleased to announce a new offices in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kokshetau, Kyzylorda, Petropavlovsk
On 28 April 2015 GRATA International in pursuit of its expansion strategy to become a global law fi rm signed Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation with Arzinger & Рartners, one of the leading law fi rms in Belarus.
On 18 May 2015 the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On the Introduction of Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Issues of Natural Monopolies and Regulated Markets' dated 5 May 2015 No. 312–V entered into force.
The principal legislative act governing mining activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan (“RoK”) is the RoK Law on Subsoil and Subsoil Use dated 24 June 2010 No. 291-IV (the “Subsoil Law”).
On 14 August 2015, GRATA Semiannual Reporting Conference was held in Almaty.
GRATA International is glad to announce about new associated office in Turkey. On 4 August 2015 GRATA International signed Memorandum of Understanding and Co-operation with one of the dynamic firms in Istanbul, Isikal Law Office. With help of this new office GRATA International will be able to provide its customers with comprehensive and timely legal support in Turkey. Also, Turkish companies will be able to receive legal services from team of professionals in all countries where GRATA International is present.
Litigation in Kazakstan
Agathis Capital recommends GRATA Law firm as a trustworthy partner for the due diligence an M&A structuring projects.
The new Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan concerning Natural Monopolies and Regulated Market dated 5 May 2015
Arctic Group International LLP recommends GRATA Law firm LLP as a reliable and responsible legal advisor
JTI Kazakhstan LLP recommends GRATA Law firm as a tax adviser
Arzinger's Newsletter for June 2015
On 19 June 2015, there was the Republican Forum 'On Training of Legal Specialists in the Republic of Kazakhstan' held in the Kazakh Humanitarian and Law University.
GRATA Law Firm and Global University Systems (GUS) signed a cooperation agreement.
The replacement of the value added tax with the sales charges can cause new problems for Kazakhstani businessmen, mainly for small business entities.
On 8 June 2015, in Almaty there was a business meeting of representatives of Malaysian and Kazakhstani oil-and-gas companies.
On June 11, 2015, London in King & Wood Mallesons the Seminar-Presentation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) was held.
The roundtable "On de-criminalization of tax violations based on the practice of the tax jurisdictions of OECD member-states" was held on June 5, 2015.
On 26-27 May 2015, the International Exhibition of Mining, Metallurgy and Coal - 'MinTech'
On 21 - 22 May, Astana Economic Forum was held in Astana. The main topic of the forum was 'Infrastructure: The Driver for Stable Economic Growth'.
Labour relationships in Kazakhstan are governed not only by the provisions of the Labour Code of Kazakhstan, but also by special legislative acts (on civil service, on internal affairs authorities, etc.).
The Law 'On the Introduction of Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Improvement of Civil Procedural Law'
As many other countries the Republic of Kazakhstan takes relevant measures to protect interests of national suppliers of goods, works and services
Dispute Resolution system in Kazakhstan
The issue of 'parallel import' were not put by the exclusive right holder into civil circulation in this country.
On 24 April 2015, in Almaty there has been a workshop titled: 'Kazakhstan - Russia: legal aspects of doing business' held by GRATA Law Firm.
On 14-15 April, in Atyrau there was the 9th Atyrau Regional Oil Technological Conference - OILTECH Atyrau 2015.
On 13 April, in Atyrau there was a dinner (sundowner) ahead of the 9th Atyrau Regional Oil Technological Conference - OILTECH Atyrau.
The 2nd South Caspian Region Petroleum & Energy 2015 Summit was held on April 14-16 in Vienna
Grata Law Firm is ‘held in high regard’ by foreign clients and international law firms, and its large, full-service team.
Project finance in the strict sense of the term (i.e. where the financing structure is based on the performance of the project itself) has not yet been developed or tested so far in Kazakhstan.
The 6th “MINEX Central Asia 2015” Mining and Exploration Forum was held in Astana (Republic of Kazakhstan) from 17 to 19 March 2015.
The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 271-V 'On the Introduction of Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Subsoil Use Issues' was signed on 29 December 2014
China-Russia Oil & Gas Forum gathered to discuss implementation of infrastructure projects and investment opportunities in the area of production and transportation of oil and gas in Russia, China and Central Asia.
GRATA Law Firm draws your attention to the amendments made to the Madrid System for International Registration of marks
In line with GRATA Law Firm’s practice of keeping clients informed of important legal developments that might influence their business
Doing Business 2013 is the 10th in a series of annual reports investigating the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it.
On 4-5 October 2012, the 20th Anniversary Kazakhstani International Oil and Gas Conference KIOGE 2012 is held in Almaty. InterContinental Hotel.
Our newsletter is designed to highlight certain legal developments, to inform about important news, and also upcoming events of GRATA International Law firm.
Newsletters are publishing every month.
Данный информационный бюллетень предназначен для освещения определенных изменений в законодательстве и важных новостей, а также информация о предстоящих событиях Юридической фирмы «GRATA International». Информационные бюллетени выпускается ежемесячно.
National Plan on Organization and Holding International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017 has been adopted in Kazakhstan.
In line with GRATA Law Firm’s practice of keeping clients informed of important legal developments that might influence their business, we would like to draw your attention to the recent changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with preparation for International Specialized Exhibition EXPO-2017.
The Global Law Summit 2015 was held on February 23-25 in London.
Major events were arranged on February 22-24, 2015 under the visit of Prime-minister of Kazakhstan Karim Massimov to the United Kingdom.
In 2014, 17 laws were adopted to amend the Code of Kazakhstan 'On Taxes and Other Obligatory Payments to the Budget' (Tax Code). Most of the amendments become effective from 1 January 2015.
GRATA Law Firm hereby provides for the brief review of main amendments. For your convenience, amendments introduced to the Tax Code are given in a special table. We value your time and hope that the information provided will be useful for you.
The Forum was organized by the Intellectual Rights Department and the Civil Law Department of the University with the support of the Court for Intellectual Rights and ICC Russia.
A new Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On Administrative Violations', dated 5 July 2014 and a new Criminal Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan, dated 3 July 2014 entered into force on 1 January 2015.
Importance of so-called natural monopolies in Kazakhstan can be seen in the fact that some of Kazakhstan's largest and most powerful corporate empires, are officially subject to natural monopoly regulation
Chambers Asia Pacific has published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession across the globe since 1990.
Kazakh law provides for several methods of securing obligation.
Before the winter holidays, I sat down with Arlan Yerzhanov, a Partner and the Representative in the United States for GRATA Law Firm.
On the 29th December, 2009, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan № 223-IV “On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan concerning the Kazakhstan content” (the “Law”) was adopted.
In December, I sat down with Arlan Yerzhanov, a Partner and the Representative in the United States for GRATA Law Firm.
The draft law (further the “Draft law”) combines the norms of the Law “On Subsoil and Subsoil use” of RK dated January 27, 1996 (further the “Law on Subsoil”) and the Law of the RK “On Oil” dated June 28, 1995
The legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan (RoK) as with any other country that cares about its welfare provides various ways of protection, safety and development of its resources.
In this article, we will review the main concepts of taxation relating to the types of legal entities in Kazakhstan.
All legal entities created in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan regardless of the purpose of creation, type and nature of their activities and participants structure shall be subject to state registration.
Airlines and other aircraft operators lease aircrafts to operate aircrafts without the financial burden of buying them as well as to provide a temporary increase in capacity.
On 25 December 2008, the Kazakhstani President signed the Law on Competition, which superceded two other laws, the Law on Unfair Competition 1998 and the Law on Competition and Restriction of Monopolistic Activities 2006.
Current Kazakhstani practice shows that “acquisitions” are the most popular type of “mergers and acquisitions” transactions when the target company continues to exist and the deal only results in a change to its shareholding structure.
In Kazakhstani practice, environmental disputes arise quite often and their number is steadily increasing.
Every subsoil use company is subject to regular environmental inspections, in the course of which the state inspectors often breach the letter of the law on their implementation.
Today it is very hard to imagine the acquisition of a participatory interest in a subsoil use company without carrying out a due diligence, which includes an environmental due diligence.
In a society where the ownership of the subsoil belongs to the State, the latter must play at least a dual role.
It can be said that the VAT refund procedure is complicated and time-consuming as it requires numerous documents to be confirmed and involves a tax audit of the taxpayer and its suppliers.
The performance of operations under subsoil use contracts is currently strictly supervised by the State, in particular the issues concerning the completeness and timeliness of the performance by mining companies of their tax obligations.
One of the brightest examples of tax policy changes relating to Kazakhstan subsoil users is a situation with the excess profit tax (EPT) calculation.
The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘On Transfer Pricing’ (hereinafter – the ‘Law’) contains references to the regulatory legal acts
Hereby we would like to provide brief comments to amendments to the Law ‘On Transfer Pricing’, as well as the description of difficulties that may be faced in the course of applying the amendments.
This method has been based on available methodological base for the control of transfer pricing and is designed to calculate and minimise the risks associated with transfer pricing.
The Kazakhstan Tax authorities inspect the matters of transfer pricing.
Disputes in relation to the unilateral termination of subsoil use contracts (the ‘Contract’) form a substantial part of the litigated cases on the rights stipulated by the legislation on subsoil.
Local content issues have always had and will always have a special importance for investors as well as for the state.
On 24 June 2010, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed a new Law ‘On Subsoil and Subsoil Use’ No. 291-IV
There is no way to conduct an exploration and/or production of minerals without using the land located above the contracted territory.
They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When it comes to interviews, this could not be truer.
The Kazakh M&A market as an entire relevant market in the world showed a significant slowdown in 2009.
Why do companies go to arbitration courts? – They hope for objective, impartial and confidential dispute resolution.
In assistance to your business GRATA Law Firm is pleased to provide the following information, which may be useful for you and your company.
Ubdated on January, 2013
Confidentiality is one of the main advantages of arbitration recognized in Kazakhstan and other jurisdictions.
This information was prepared on the basis of official publications of the Republic of Kazakhstan
On 1 March 2011, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan has signed a new Law ‘On State Property’ No. 413-IV
Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On Subsoil and Subsoil Use': a head for the processing of associated and natural gas
We would like to draw your attention to prospective changes in Kazakh legislation Relating to Environmental Issues.
We would like to draw your attention to the recent changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with the adoption of the new Law 'On State Property'.
Preparation and implementation of construction projects for renewable power facilitiesin Kazakhstan is a time-taking process.
In practice, it has long been the opinion that in order to win a case in the court this is usually decided on the basis of tossing a coin.
Both contractual and tortious claims made against a company do not affect company members when a limitation is placed on their liability for the debts of their company.
Two main laws have been developed (one of which has already come into effect, while the other is yet to be passed).
In practice, though rather seldom, there are such cases when due to certain reasons a contractor (subsoil user) decides to terminate the subsoil use contract.
Renewable energy sources are environmentally friendly.
Energy sector of Kazakhstan is currently operating under difficult conditions when there is a gradual depletion of conventional energy sources
During the recent one and a half year we could view a sharp increase in the interest of subsoil users and their contractors to the issues of Kazakhstani content in the procurement of goods, works and services.
What does Mergers and Acquisitions Mean
The 'Due Diligence' in English means ensuring the due good faith.
С ДНЕМ НЕЗАВИСИМОСТИ РЕСПУБЛИКИ КАЗАХСТАН!
Юридическая фирма «GRATA» от всей души поздравляет Вас с Днем Независимости!
КАМОЛИДДИН МУХАМЕДОВ НАЗНАЧЕН СТАРШИМ ЮРИСТОМ ЮРИДИЧЕСКОЙ ФИРМЫ «GRATA»
Юридическая фирма «GRATA» рада объявить о назначении Камолиддина Мухамедова в качестве Старшего Юриста в офисе фирмы в городе Душанбе (Таджикистан).
С НАСТУПАЮЩИМ НОВЫМ 2014 ГОДОМ ОТ УПРАВЛЯЮЩЕГО ПАРТНЕРА РАШИДА ГАЙСИНА!
ПОЗДРАВЛЯЕМ ВАС С НОВЫМ ГОДОМ 2014 ГОДОМ И РОЖДЕСТВОМ!
This information was prepared as a general guidance only, and should not be used as a specialized legal conclusion.
In Kazakhstan the Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System became effective from 30 January 2012.
Kazakhstan ranks second only to Russia among the countries of the CIS in its quantity of mineral production.
The Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts Regarding the Improvement of the Regulatory Approval System became effective from 30 January 2012.
We would like to draw your attention to the passed changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with introduction of the new Qualification Requirements.
We would like to draw your attention to the changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with introduction into effect of the new Regulations.
This Legal Alert is provided for your convenience and does not constitute legal advice. It is prepared for the general information of our clients and other interested persons.
We would like to draw your attention to recent changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with the adoption of the new draft law entitled "On the Main Pipeline".
GRATA Law Firm presents you an overview of the Law of the RK № 537-IV "On amendments and additions to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on issues of intellectual property" on January 12, 2012.
Court Representation is a procedural activity performed on behalf of and for persons involved in a legal case.
We draw your attention to the following recent changes in Kazakh civil procedural legislation that are effective from July 1, 2012.
In line with GRATA Law Firm’s practice of keeping clients informed of important legal developments, we would like to draw your attention to the review of the Law mentioned above.
According to a joint study conducted by KPMG and the Overseas Development Institute this year, Kazakhstan is the fifth best placed country in the world to take advantage of opportunities in a rapidly changing global economy.
This article provides a general overview of the Law on Minimisation of Risks (the 'Law') that came into effect on February 1 2012 (apart from certain provisions). The main purpose of the Law is to separate Kazakh banks from expressly or impliedly affiliated structures. In addition the Law has introduced further improvements of IPO regulation and legislation relating to securities.
The main statute governing international arbitration in the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter "RoK") was introduced in 2004.
On 9 January 2012, the President of Kazakhstan signed the Law "On Gas and Gas Supply".
Kazakhstan, like many other countries, has an established permit procedure for employing foreign workers. In this case, obtaining a permit for engagement of foreign workers is the responsibility of an employer.
Our experience with foreign investors doing business in Kazakhstan demonstrates that foreign businesses operating in Kazakhstan may face a variety legal challenges and risks.
INTAX INFO is a free and easily navigable information resource dedicated to international taxation, corporate structuring, estate planning, inheritance and immigration.
Lately, obtaining a refund of value added tax (VAT) incurred in connection with the export of goods has been a pressing issue.
On 26 December 2012 the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Taxation.
The article is prepared by Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner of GRATA Law Firm, for The European Lawyer Reference Series: Project Finance Jurisdictional Comparisons, 2012.
Established in 1997, the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) is an LCIA sponsored association for practitioners, students and younger members of the arbitration community.
Below we will briefly describe usual legal provisions of the joint venture.
On January 2013, the Law No. 60-V ZRK 'On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Issues of State Registration of Legal Entities and Record Registration of Branches and Representative Offices' was adopted.
In this article, the author aims to briefly analyze the main strategies available for mitigating some of the legal risks mentioned above in the hope that readers will find them helpful.
On March 6th of the current year the new law 'On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Competition' (hereinafter – the 'Amendments') has been adopted. The Amendments have become effective earlier this week on March 26th 2013.
On 27 February 2013 the Supreme Court introduced the Regulatory Resolution 'On the Judicial Practice of Application of the Tax Law' (hereinafter - the 'Resolution').
Crisis phenomena in economy increasingly bring forward the matter of more detailed elaboration of potential risks associated with construction contracts applied in Kazakhstan.
At the end of December 2012 the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan approved several legal acts in the sphere of licensing.
As is known, contracts for subsoil use have a special status.This is because they concern the natural resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan and thus the country's vital interests
Situations where a contractor performs additional work under a construction contract occur often in practice.
Kazakhstani Law on licensing activities in the field of architecture, urban planning and construction has been changed.
In May 2013, two Decrees of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Nos. 133 and 134 (the “RoK GD”) dated 14 February 2013 were published in official national newspapers
In Kazakhstan, funding secured by rolling stock is gaining popularity. Moreover, rail cars are provided by some companies as security for bonds issued by them.
The introduction of grain receipts and the creation of such a system is, objectively speaking, of fundamental importance to the grain market of Kazakhstan, in view of both public and commercial interests.
The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 4 July 2013 No. 131-V ЗРК 'On introducing amendments to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan in relation to introduction of new forms of Public Private Partnership and extension of spheres of its application'.
The prevailing attitude of private businesses and local citizens towards foreign investment in Kazakhstan is positive.
The experts of GRATA Law Firm exclusively for PETROLEUM conducted a comparative analysis of the investment law in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
GRATA team wishes you Happy New Year and Marry Christmas!
We wish you success in making 2014 the very prosperous year, and we are all looking forward to a great New Year holiday. We extend our very best wishes for Merry Christmas!
Wishing you a Joyful Holiday Season
and a New Year filled with Peace and Happiness!
The Cocktail Party was arranged in Almaty by the Belgian Embassy on the 22nd of November as part of the Economic Mission of the European Union ‘Greater Region'.
On 29 November 2013 the IBA International Conference on Law Firm Management was held in Moscow.
A guarantee, as a means of securing the performance of a commercial obligation, is widely applied among businesses operating within the territory of Kazakhstan and abroad.
"On Amending Article 22 of the Federal Law On Banks and Banking Activity and Article 1 of the Federal Law on Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation"
In keeping with GRATA’s practice of informing clients regarding important legal developments that might influence their business, we draw your attention to the following potential changes in the Kazakhstani permit system during the period of December2013 - February 2014.
It is striking that the small population of Kazakhstan, while living on rich deposits of oil, gas, coal, grain and other resources, still drives on rough roads, drinks water from rusty pipes, and receives electricity from dilapidated electrical networks built decades ago.
The Federal Law dated 12 March 2014 № 35-FZ introduces amendments to the provisions of the Parts 1, 2 and 4 of the Civil Code of the Russian and other regulatory acts of the Russian Federation regarding the rights to results of intellectual activity and means of individualization.
According to the National Quota Allocation Plan for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 2013, a number of large companies are included in the list of operators, which obtained a quota for greenhouse gas emissions for 2013.
On 29th September 2014 was issued the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Amendments to the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan " On the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan"
Why do so many wealthy businessmen strive to have their disputes resolved by the English courts?
On March 26, 2009 the Republic of Kazakhstan ratified the Kyoto Protocol of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“Protocol")
Kazakhstan laws which govern enforcement of judicial acts were considerably amended in January of this year.
Rashid Gaissin, Managing Partner at the Eurasian Law Firm, Grata, and Aliya Aralbayeva, director of GRATA’s representative office in the UK, shared their views on the forthcoming mining code.
During the 27th session of the Foreign Investors’ Council held on 12 June 2014, the President of Kazakhstan Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev announced the establishment of a unilateral visa-free regime for citizens of 10 countries.
Kazakhstan’s court system is comprised of four tiers of courts: (i) Special District Courts and General District Courts; (ii) Appellate Courts; (iii) Cassation Courts; and (iv) the Supreme Court.
A draft Law of Kazakhstan ‘On Public-Private Partnership’ has been prepared as per initiative of the Ministry of Economy and Budget Planning of Kazakhstan.
A brief outline of Kazakhstan’s natural gas sector.
There are also numerous Decrees of the RoK Government which regulate specific issues in subsoil use.
On 17 November 2014 significant modifications were introduced into the Republic of Kazakhstan Code of Civil Procedure (CPC).
In the beginning of 2012, the Subsoil Law (the "Law") was amended with the provisions of subsoil users’ obligation to finance annually scientific research, scientific technical and development works (“NIOKR”).
The dispute resolution practice at GRATA is headquartered in Kazakhstan, with eight fee earners and three members of support staff.
Under Kazakhstan law, generally, both resident and non-resident legal entities may own shares in a Kazakhstan bank.
The Republic of Kazakhstan possesses significant reserves of oil and gas, which means the oil and gas industry holds the leading position in the structure of the national economy. Therefore the tax system in this sector needs to provide stability, transparency and progressivity,, take into account the general global situation and encourage investment.
Far from being hindered by the sanctions on Russia, Kazakhstan is benefiting
Further to the Article ‘Kazakhstan: New Investment Climate’, please find below the List of Priority Activities Defined for the Implementation of Priority Investment Projects approved by the Resolution of the Government dated 30 October 2014 No. 1154.
16 May 2014 President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law “On the Permits and Notifications”.
Development in the ICT sector is one of the top priorities of the Kazakh government.
Kazakhstan ratified the Double Taxation Treaties signed with the United Arab Emirates and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
On February 3rd, the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan held a Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Roundtable in the offices of Fluor Kazakhstan, in Atyrau.
07-08 February 2014 in Almaty the 2013 reporting conference of the EURASIAN LAW FIRM «GRATA»
In January 2014, the Environmental Law Department has won the court proceedings for the benefit of a subsoil user. The first-instance court has denied the environmental authority to recover environmental damages caused by dust emissions.
In late 2013, lawyers from GRATA's Intellectual Property Team successfully protected the rights of a leading global manufacturer of insulation materials.
The Federal Law dated 05.04.2013 No. 44-FZ "On Contractual System in the Domain of Purchases of Goods, Works and Services for State and Municipal Needs" (hereinafter – the "Law No. 44-FZ") the most of the provisions of which entered into force on 1 January 2014 replaces the Federal Law dated 21.07.2005 No.94-FZ "On Placement of Orders for Procurement of Goods, Works and Services for State and Municipal Needs" (hereinafter – the "Law No. 94-FZ"). Law No. 44-FZ regulates the relations in connection with purchases of goods, works and services for state and municipal needs (hereinafter – the "state procurement") from the stage of their planning through the evaluation of their efficiency.
The article is aimed to summarise the laws of Kazakhstan in view of the potential local and foreign investor
Please see below the text of the Model Contract for the Implementation of Investment Projects, approved by the Resolution of the Government dated 30 October 2014 No. 1154 in English and Russian.
GRATA Law Firm was represented at the event by Andrey Reshetnikov - Junior Lawyer
An event was organised by the American Chambers of Commerce in Kazakhstan (AmCham). The meeting was attended by representatives of large foreign investors, international companies and diplomatic missions of foreign countries accredited in Kazakhstan.
On 20 June, the official appointment of GRATA Senior Lawyer - Liya Akzhanova, as Attorney of the Austrian Embassy in Kazakhstan was signed.
The exhibition was organised by: Government of the Orenburg Region, Akimat of the Aktobe region, Orenburg Administration, Chamber of Commerce of the Orenburg region, Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers of the Aktobe region, exhibition operator UralExpo LLC.
GRATA Law Firm was represented at the event by: Tlek Baigabulov – Senior Partner, Akhmetzhan Abdullayev – Senior Partner, Almat Daumov – Partner, Shakhrukh Usmanov – Partner, Aizhan Mukhammad – Counsel, Bolat Assylkhanov – Senior Lawyer and Assem Tnalina – Lawyer.
The Kazakhstan Bar Association RPO together with “Centre for Development of Competition Policy and Protection” JSC and “Promotion of Competition in the CIS countries” NPO, organised the Forum 'The Anti-Monopoly Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Common Economic Area'.
On 10 June there was a seminar on wood sales and investments arranged in Almaty. On 13 June, in Astana, the Business Forum, as part of the Mission. The Damu Fund acted as a partner in for the organization of the seminar.
16 May 2014 President of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed the Law “On the Permits and Notifications” (hereinafter – the Law). The Law will regulate all issues concerning licensing, permission as well as submitting notifications to state authorities and other bodies for conducting certain type of activity.
The meeting covered two main general themes: 'Proposed Changes to the Visa Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan' and 'Practical Aspects of Application of Visa Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan'
On March 31 the first meeting of the Working Group on the Improvement of Subsoil-User Taxation was held at the House of Ministries in Astana. The meeting was organized by the Taxpayers Association of Kazakhstan (APK ).
The event was organized by the Almaty Chamber of Commerce and Industry jointly with the Arman Holding on behalf of the Singapore Business Federation.
The Forum brought together more than 500 leaders and experts from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Mongolia, Georgia, Armenia, Canada, Australia, the U.S., Switzerland, Finland, the UK, China and UAE.
The seminar explored the various issues in depth and focused on problems that customers often encounter in practice.
The roundtable was organized by theInternational Tax and Investment Center (ITIC) and the Supreme Court of Astana.
The forum was attended by leaders of the business communities of the western region and representatives of international and local businesses.
The Eurasian Business Forum acts as a dialogue with the international community, demonstrating the openness of the country for business, innovation and commitment to a "green" economy.
GRATA Law Firm, represented by Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner, Kuben Abzhanov, Senior Lawyer, Saida Kapishova, Lawyer, and Darya Ryapissova, Junior Lawyer, participated in completion of the World Bank annual Doing Business Survey 2015 "Dealing with Construction Permits in Kazakhstan" and "Registering Property in Kazakhstan".
On the 30th April in Baku, Rashid Gaissin, Managing Partner of GRATA Law Firm and Samir Hadjiyev, Counsel, attended the launch of the British Azerbaijani Law Association.
Astana Tax Working Group of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan (AmCham) held its meeting on February 17, 2014.
British Embassy in Astana held a UK Trade & Investment Round Table on “Diversification of Kazakh Economy” on February 19, 2014
Zhanara Iskhakova , partner at GRATA Law Firm, made a presentation at a Round Table on Sustainable Development, organized by the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association "CERBA", within the GLOBE Business Summit 2014
The purpose of the event was to expand business relations and create favourable conditions for further investment between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The main event organiser was the Eurasian Economic Researchers Club.
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.
Thespeakers were Bakhyt Tukulov, Counsel at GRATA Law Firm and Fredrik Ringquist, Senior Assosiate at Mannheimmer&Swartling
On March 28 , in Almaty, Yerzhan Essimkhanov , Partner at "GRATA Law Firm ", held a seminar on " EPC Contracts in the Republic of Kazakhstan "
The event was attended by officials from the Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan, including Deputy Chairman Argyn Kipchakov, Head of Large Taxpayers Department Daniyar Zhanalinov and Head of VAT Administration Department Nurlan Rakhimgaliev, as well as senior experts of several TC departments.
The Forum featured speeches by the Minister for Environment and Water Resources of Kazakhstan, Mr Kapparov and the US Ambassador in Kazakhstan - Mr Ordway.
GRATA Law Firm was represented at the event by Luisa Dyussengaliyeva - Senior Lawyer (Astana).
The MINEX Forum is one of the largest, most informative and representative industry events in Russia, covering topical issues of exploration, mining and processing of solid minerals in Russia.
On 17th October 2014, the 2nd Almaty International Investment Forum was held in Almaty.
On 15h October 2014, there was a research and practical conference devoted to the development of the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On Subsoil and Subsoil Use' (Key Issues and Principal Innovations) held in Astana.
Asialaw Profiles is a comprehensive guide to the leading domestic and regional law firms in the Asia-Pacific region.
The event was organised by the Ireland Embassy in the Russian Federation and GRATA Law Firm.
On 21 November 2014, the Forum on Support to Small and Medium Businesses was held in Almaty.
On 21 November 2014, a new committee was presented in Almaty - State Revenue Committee under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The event was supported with the representation of the structure and functions of the Committee as well as the range of services to be provided thereby.
On 6-7 November 2014 the IX Kazakh Forum of Corporate Lawyers was held in Almaty.
The international conference, InvestPro-Kazakhstan-2014, was held in Almaty and was attended by Rashid Gaissin - Managing Partner.
The conferences, co-organised with the British Embassy in Astana, the Law Society of England and Wale and the British Kazakh Law Association, featured debates which addressed two legal themes of great contemporary importance.
On the 3rd-4th September, the 4th Kazakhstani Islamic Finance Conference was held in Almaty. The conference was attended by the GRATA's Managing Partner - Rashid Gaissin.
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner at GRATA Law Firm, took part in the meeting with business community in Ukraine, organized by the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova in Kiev on 14 August 2014.
Юридическая фирма "GRATA" информирует Вас о переносе даты проведения IV Ежегодного форума недропользователей Казахстана на тему "Кризис: уроки прошлого, выводы на будущее" на осень 2012 года.
В семинаре приняли участие слушатели крупных газовых компаний, а также компаний-недропользователей. Семинар прослушали такие специалисты, как советники, менеджеры по закупкам, директора департаментов правового сопровождения, старшие юристы.
Данная информация составлена исключительно на основе официальных публикаций Республики Казахстан
Данная информация составлена исключительно как общее руководство и не может быть использована как специализированное правовое заключение
С темой "Правовое регулирование борьбы с коррупцией в Казахстане и меры предотвращения коррупции" на семинаре выступили Алия Аралбаева, Директор Представительства Юридической фирмы "GRATA" в Лондоне, и Асель Мухамбекова, Директор департамента "Корпоративное право" Юридической фирмы "GRATA".
Уважаемые дамы и господа!
Центр обучения GSS приглашает Вас и Ваших сотрудников принять участие в семинаре "Трансфертное ценообразование в 2012 году. Проблемы применения на практике", который состоится 20 марта 2012 года.
С 30 сентября по 3 октября 2014 была проведена 22-я всемирно известная нефтяная выставка KIOGE (Нефть и Газ).
17 октября 2014 года в г. Алматы состоялся II Алматинский Международный Инвестиционный Форум.
15 октября 2014 г. в Астане состоялась научно-практическая конференция на тему "Разработка Кодекса РК "О недрах и недропользовании": ключевые аспекты и основные новеллы".
29 сентября в г. Алматы состоялась Бизнес конференция, в рамках которой прошла встреча с двадцатью Канадскими компаниями.
Организаторами мероприятия выступили Национальная Палата предпринимателей РК и «Казахстанская ассоциация организаций нефтегазового и энергетического комплекса «KAZENERGY».
Это был март 1993 года. Мы с моим товарищем, Ахметжаном Абдуллаевым, ныне Старшим партнером Юридической фирмы GRATA, были тогда студентами Казахского Государственного Национального Университета. И один из наших замечательных преподавателей по гражданскому праву, Юрий Григорьевич Басин, предложил нам обратиться к бывшему выпускнику нашего факультета, Словяк Николаю, который совместно с Байгабуловым Тлеком открыл юридическую фирму и набирал молодых юристов.
07-08 февраля 2014 года в гостинице Holiday Inn состоялась ежегодная годовая конференция Юридической фирмы «GRATA».
WPC -важнейшее событие в нефтегазовой индустрии, проводимое Постоянным Советом Мирового Нефтяного Конгресса (WPC). Раз в три года тысячи специалистов со всего мира собираются на этом форуме, чтобы познакомиться с самыми современными технологиями нефтегазодобычи и методами управления этим бизнесом.
В Комитете по социально-культурному развитию и науке рассмотрен проект Закона Республики Казахстан «О ратификации Конвенции о создании процедуры установления минимальной заработной платы (Конвенция 26)», сообщает BNews.kz со ссылкой на пресс-службу Сената Парламента РК.
GRATA Law Firm as a member of group of consultants has acted as a legal adviser for the project of reorganization of system of special economic zones (SEZ) in Kazakhstan
On 25 February 2013 Kazakhstan adopted the new Rules on Entitlement of Airline Companies to Performance of Regular Internal Commercial Air Transportations (the 'Rules').
GRATA Partners Mr. Yerzhan Yessimkhanov (Kazakhstan) and Mr. Samir Hadjiyev (Azerbaijan) have contributed to the recently issued Globe Law and Business Catalogue 2013.
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, has ordered to cancel the current moratorium on new tenders for granting subsoil use right.
We would like to draw your attention to the recent changes in Kazakh legislation in connection with the adoption of the new Law on Special Economic Zones.
Interview - III Annual Forum of Kazakhstani Subsoil Users
We would like to draw your attention to the recently enacted Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan 'On Supporting the Use of Renewable Energy Sources'
104, M. Ospanov Street, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, 050020
+7(727)2445 777; +7(701)7501 177
Follow us on social media
Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news
© 1992-2019 GRATA International. All rights reserved