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.
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.
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."