GRATA International

Energy & Natural Resources Department

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What the team is known for Prominent regional firm regularly providing local law support to international clients active in the oil and gas and mining industries. Construction projects, M&A mandates and regulatory support are all areas of experience, with subsoil licensing issues an area of particular focus of late. Frequently acts as local counsel to East Asian energy corporates as well as acting as co-counsel alongside international law firms without a presence in Kazakhstan.

Strengths Sources are quick to highlight the firm's supportive approach. One explains: "They are very attentive to clients' needs. They provide precise advice and are also attuned to the commercial aspects of transactions."

"The level of service is outstanding and exceptional," appreciates another interviewee.

Work highlights Assisted Sinopec Engineering with an EPC contract for the modernisation of the Atyrau Refinery.

Notable practitioners

Almat Daumov is the key client contact.