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GRATA International

Corporate & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 2KazakhstanAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Impressive regional practice providing local law, regulatory and due diligence support to international financial institutions involved in high-value inbound project financing. Particularly active in the natural resources and banking sectors. Recent experience has additionally focused on PPP and large-scale concession and infrastructure projects, where the firm advises both international lenders and state bodies. Also remains a popular choice for international law firms without representation in Kazakhstan.

Strengths

One client reports: "I would highlight that they are efficient and provide a range of options that fit your needs best, considering the requisites we give them and our business interests. They are also quite flexible and good at delivering within given timeframes."

Another interviewee adds: "GRATA were the best, competent, very efficient and responsive. They explained everything very clearly and succinctly."

Work highlights

Advised Chimec SpA on its acquisition of a minority stake in a local company.

Notable practitioners

Marina Kahiani enters the rankings as a result of positive feedback and involvement on the firm's key mandates. She regularly handles capital markets, financing and transactional matters. Sources are quick to highlight her dedication and client-oriented approach. "I thought her recommendations were extremely clear, sensible and justifiable," says an impressed client.

Shaimerden Chikanayev focuses on PPP and project finance mandates and he regularly advises both domestic and multinational lenders. Commentators describe him as "very client-oriented."

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Kazakhstan

Corporate & Finance


Marina Kahiani
Up and Coming
Shaimerden Chikanayev
Band 3