Grata Law Firm LLP

Contact (Managing Partners):

Tlek Baigabulov

Akhmetzhan Abdullayev

Aidar Sarymsakov

Address: 157, Shevchenko Str., Almaty, 480008, Republic of Kazakhstan

Phone: +7 327 250 11 77, 77 88 30 Fax: +7 327 277 96 25

E-mail: info@gratanet.com marketing@gratanet.com

Web: www.gratanet.com

Company profile

GRATA is recognised as the largest independent law firm with a leading position in the oil & gas, mining, foreign investments sectors, as well as in litigation. Our practice is focused on Kazakhstan, the Central Asian Republics and the Caspian Countries.

Since its establishment in 1992, GRATA has provided clients with the highest quality legal products and efficient business solutions, due to our prime values of professionalism, objectivity, honesty, responsibility, confidentiality and close co-operation with clients.

More than ten years of successful experience in practising law, a thorough knowledge of the local business environment, and a clear understanding of clients' needs, help us to add real value at all stages of a client's project from initiation to execution.

Our reputation as the most reliable advisor in the region has obliged us to improve our professionalism and excellence in an atmosphere of teamwork, flexibility, creativity and responsiveness.

We can be contacted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and therefore employ the latest communications technologies.

Services:

We have long been known for our unique experience in the following areas of practice:

telecommunications, transport

oil & gas

mining

construction, infrastructure

banking & finance

industry & trade

corporate law

tax & customs consultancy

commerce

dispute resolution and mediation

business & investment consultancy

Recent work in the telecommunications area:

Legal expert examination of an investment application on introduction of GSM standard satellite communication (KaR-Tel);

Legal service of sales network of mobile phones of GSM standard "KVK Kazakstan";

Permanent legal service of "Shahar" television and radio broadcasting company;

Permanent legal service of "Channel 31" television and radio broadcasting company;

Permanent legal service of "Vesnet" JV;

Permanent legal service of "Almatytelecom" city telephone station.

Our team

We realise that our success depends on our team. Therefore, we recruit the most talented and responsible lawyers. We have established a true partnership with team spirit, creativity and youthful energy that form a unique “GRATA style" of working.

Constant self-improvement, exchange of knowledge between lawyers of different specialisations, training programmes and secondments to leading international law firms form our team development strategy. Thus, our advice is always up-to-date and presents the collective experience of all our lawyers.

Today GRATA comprises more than fifty highly professional specialists who are qualified to find the best solution for your business.

Our clients

Our client is the absolute centre of everything we do. Full satisfaction of the client’s needs determines the way that we develop and the range of services provided.

GRATA understands that clients demand lawyers who can see beyond just the letter of the law. So we supply them with lawyers who are commercially aware and have specific knowledge of industry.

Among our permanent clients are leading international and Kazakh companies, and finance organisations operating in the region:

Agip, Agip KCO, Alstom, Air Kazakhstan, Bank Centercredit, Baker Huges, BATEMAN, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Halliburton, Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, Karazhanbasmunai, Karakudukmunai, Lufthansa, Maersk Oil, MAMMOET, Oman Oil, Partex, Parker Drilling, Petro-Canada, Petrom (Romanian National Oil Company), PetroKazakhstan, Procter&Gamble, Saipem, SAP, Schlumberger, Shell, Sumitomo, Tengizchevroil, TPIC, Unilever, Weatherford.

Our presence

Following our idea of providing clients with the best services wherever they are, we opened offices in the major industrial and financial centres of Kazakhstan: Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Aktau, Aksai, Aktobe, as well as in Baku (Azerbaijan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and London (United Kingdom).

If a transaction requires multi-jurisdiction co-ordination anywhere in the world, we can manage the deal through our well-established relationships with leading international law firms or the best domestic law companies.

Languages

Russian, Kazakh, English, Italian, Turkish, Azeri, Kyrgyz

Our affiliates

In order to render combined services to our clients we have created GRATA Petroleum Consultants, GRATA-AUDIT and GRATA-INFO. These companies allow clients to get full access to additional technical, accounting, auditing and software services.

The Business & Investment Consultancy Group within the structure of GRATA offers information and marketing services, searches for and identifies potential partners or investment projects, and can raise finance and assist with investment control. The services are provided together with the Netherlands company Larive International B.V. in the Consortium of GRATA-LARIVE.