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GRATA International in Kazan
GRATA International is glad to announce that Gain & Partners Law Firm ( has become an associate office in Kazan. Since its foundation in 2010, Gain & Partners have been regarded as strong players in the region, whose lawyers have been recognised as highly qualified professionals in their field. Read more:
The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review 2017: Kazakhstan

GRATA International Kazakhstan contributed to The Law Review legal guide series - The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan. Read more: 
Islamic finance in Kazakhstan

In this article, Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner and Head of Banking and Finance at GRATA International, tries to give an overview of the current legislative and regulatory framework for Islamic finance in Kazakhstan  Read more:
Aviation Law 2017: Kazakhstan

GRATA International contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide series - Aviation Law 2017 with the chapter on Kazakhstan. The publication that provides analysis of legal aspects of aviation law in a useful comparative Q&A format. Read more:
World Bank: Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) Procurement 2017

Mr Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner and Ms Lola Abdukhalykova, Associate, contributed the newly released report of the World Bank titled Benchmarking Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) Procurement 2017 attached for your reference.

Benchmarking PPP Procurement 2017
PPP in Kazakhstan
Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union

As of today, the Treaty on the Customs Code of the Eurasian Economic Union is in process of signing. It is expected that the document will come into force not earlier than 29 December 2017. Read more:
Deduction of losses of foreign branch of a Kazakh company

The State Revenue Committee of Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan clarified that a Kazakh company is obliged to declare income and expenses of its foreign branch in the declaration on corporate income tax. Read more:
Electronic invoice signing in Kazakhstan

The State Revenue Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan clarified that an electronic invoice (EI) may be signed by one of the participants of EI information system. Read more:
Application on import of goods and payment of indirect taxes in Kazakhstan

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan clarified that a Kazakh exporter must submit the application to tax authorities submitted along with a VAT declaration and received from the importer in case of export of goods to the members of the Eurasian Economic Union. Read more:
Doing Business in Russia

An updated version of "Doing business in Russia" brochure prepared by the experts of GRATA International Moscow office contains an overview of key legal aspects of engaging in business activities in Russia as well as answers to most frequently asked questions. Read more:
Apple's subsidiary was recognized guilty of violation of antimonopoly law in Russia

On 14 March 2017, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia) recognized Apple Rus LLC, guilty of coordinating the economic activities of the Apple iPhone resellers, which led to the establishment and maintenance of prices for these devices. Read more:
The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review 2017: Uzbekistan

GRATA International Uzbekistan contributed to The Law Review legal guide series - The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review 2017 with the chapter on Uzbekistan. Read more:
Basic Guidelines for Registering a Trademark in Uzbekistan

Distinctive and unique designations in the form of word or combinations of figurative and verbal elements in any colours must be registered with the Agency for Intellectual Property of Uzbekistan to be recognised as trademarks and granted protection under Uzbek law. Read more:
GRATA International is the official legal services company of EXPO-2017

Following the bid for procurement of business services for the Universal Exposition EXPO 2017, GRATA International was selected as the official legal services company of EXPO Astana 2017. Kazakhstan is the first country in the former Soviet Union to have the honour of hosting the EXPO on its territory. 
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GRATA International at Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017

Bakhodir Jabborov, Managing Partner and Director of Office in Uzbekistan, and Atabek Sharipov, Partner and Head of Turkmenistan practice, have attended the event in the company of leading lawyers from most prominent law firms in Asia-Pacific and celebrated the winners of the Awards, marking another memorable milestone in the development of legal market in this strategic region. Read more:
Meeting on Regional Energy Cooperation in Asia (RECA) in Hong Kong

The event brought together experts from academia, government representatives, energy business executives and partners from leading international law firms to exchange views and showcase expertise on the policy objectives of the “Belt and Road” initiative and its implications across Eurasia. Among the speakers at the event was Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner at GRATA International, who talked about the regulation of FDI and energy security in Kazakhstan.  Read more:
Development Bank of Kazakhstan accredited GRATA International

On January 31, 2017 GRATA International received accreditation from Development Bank of Kazakhstan (DBK) for conducting legal due diligence of investment projects. Read more:

Samat Daumov took part at the workshop 'Complex Problem Solving in the Law Firm Management' as a couch

Within the close cooperation with KAZGYUU University, Managing Partner of GRATA International - Samat Daumov, acted as a coach at the workshop 'Complex Problem Solving in the Law Firm Management'. The event was held as a part of an additional certification program by KAZGUU Graduate School for undergraduates and MBA students. Read more:
GSW Legal provided legal advice to iPOS S.A

GSW Legal, associate office of GRATA International in Poland — advised iPOS on the deal, a loan provision from Capital Partners Investment Fund. Proceeds from the loan are to be converted into the company’s share capital through the investor’s exercise of rights under subscription warrants. Read more:
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