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GRATA International

Corporate & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 2KazakhstanAsia-Pacific 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

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 PPP and large-scale concession and infrastructure projects, advising both international lenders and state bodies. GRATA International also remains a popular choice for international law firms without representation in Kazakhstan. The team represents clients such as Rönesans Holding and ENKA İnşaat ve Sanayi.

Strengths

One interviewee reports: "GRATA is very responsive. They are always there when we want to discuss issues and are very constructive."

A source also praises GRATA International's "integrated" approach and "practical and pragmatic solutions."

Work highlights

GRATA International advised MicroVest Capital Management on the sale of its stake in a microfinance organisation in Kazakhstan.

Notable practitioners

Marina Kahiani is a partner in Almaty who often advises on transactional matters, including financing and capital markets. A source praises her "personable and approachable" style, as well as her "expertise in the field."

Shaimerden Chikanayev is a partner in Almaty. He is known for his work on PPP and project finance matters and is regularly seen advising both domestic and multinational lenders.

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Kazakhstan

Corporate & Finance


Marina Kahiani
Band 4
Shaimerden Chikanayev
Band 3