GRATA International has an impressive regional practice providing local law, regulatory and due diligence support to international financial institutions involved in high-value inbound project financing in Kazakhstan. The law firm is particularly active in the natural resources and banking sectors and has experience in advising international clients regarding M&A deals. GRATA International also remains a popular choice for private equity companies. The team represents clients such as Mastercard and AFK Sistema.
"Their advice is always on time and is accurate."
"The firm was responsive, provided detailed analysis in English, and was helpful in providing risk-based advice while clarifying which aspects were clear or less clear under the relevant laws and regulations."
GRATA advised Altair Resources on the USD106 million acquisition of a gold mining business in Kazakhstan.
Shaimerden Chikanayev is a partner in Almaty. He is known for his work on asset acquisition and project finance matters and is regularly seen advising both domestic and multinational lenders.
"Shaimerden is responsive, a great communicator, and provides on-point advice."
"He is well known in the market, providing good expertise for his clients."
Marina Kahiani is a partner in Almaty who often advises on transactional matters, including financing as well as licensing acquisition for regulatory activities. "Marina is a great asset to the firm. She is highly professional in all respects.""She possesses high-level knowledge of legal matters in the finance field and knows how to apply this in practice."