GRATA International

Dispute Resolution Department

Kazakhstan
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What the team is known for

Strong regional firm with expertise in contractual, regulatory and debt recovery disputes. Liability and damages disputes as well as domestic enforcement proceedings are areas of further experience. Experienced acting for international and domestic construction companies as well as players in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Remains a popular choice for international law firms requiring domestic representation or Kazakh law advice in international arbitrations.

Strengths

Sources recognise the experience of the team as a key strength. One explains: "They are able to predict the next steps of the process and how the litigation procedures will play out, and can plan accordingly."

The firm's business-minded approach is another strength. One source reports: "They have the right balance between Kazakh law knowledge and practical insights."

Notable practitioners

Practice head Bakhyt Tukulov advances through the rankings this year. Clients are quick to highlight his comprehensive support in contentious matters. One says: "His advice was very useful and he's been very good at protecting us as much as possible." Another adds: "He understands what we need commercially as well as legally."