GRATA News, December 2023

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GRATA News, December 2023

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GRATA International Russia is honoured in 17 nominations of the PRAVO-300 rating

According to the results of the annual legal rating Pravo-300 2023 GRATA International Russia confirmed its leadership in:

1) Federal rating 

2) Regional ranking

We thank our clients for their trust, and congratulate our colleagues from the bottom of our hearts!

The Pravo 300 rating is organised annually by the leading legal media portal in Russia – Rating’s  methodology is based on an assessment of the project experience of law firms, in-depth interviews with representatives of the legal market, on client feedback regarding the quality, level of service and the ratio of cost and quality of legal services.

Read more here.

Team promotion announcement in GRATA International Saint Petersburg

We are happy to announce the well-deserved promotion of Alena Ivanova to the esteemed position of Partner and Deputy Managing Partner within the Legal Service Department in GRATA International St.Petersburg.

Alena joined GRATA in 2018 and has consistently demonstrated professionalism and dedication to our Firm's values and objectives. Her expertise in tax legislation, corporate law, and bankruptcy, combined with her remarkable ability to foster client relationships, has made significant contributions to the success of numerous high-profile cases. These cases involved appeals against the outcomes of tax inspections and the undertaking of tax reviews for esteemed clients such as Dipole, Gazpromneft, Bitmain, Rossetti, and Matimex.

Throughout five years as a part of our Team, Alena has consistently showcased a profound understanding of corporate law and a wealth of practical experience. We firmly believe that her inclusion in the leadership team will prove to be a beneficial decision for the growth of our Firm.

Vladimir Komarov in the "lawyers-educators" list according to the rating of "Rossiyskaya Gazeta"

"Rossiyskaya Gazeta" publishes the results of the large-scale annual research "Rating of Lawyers and Their Companies". The collection of applications from lawyers and attorneys closed on 16 October 2023.

We congratulate Vladimir Komarov, Managing Partner of GRATA International St.Petersburg, who was nominated in Group 1 "Lawyers-Educators".

Read more at the link

🔽 Recent events

GRATA International won the nomination "Outstanding Commitment to the activities of the CCI FRANCE-KAZAKHSTAN» in Trophées des Entreprises 2023

GRATA International won the nomination "Outstanding Commitment to the activities of the CCI FRANCE-KAZAKHSTAN» in Trophées des Entreprises 2023.

The announcement took place during the annual Gala dinner "Art de Vivre. Fête des Lumières", held on December 8, 2023, where winners were revealed across three categories: "Outstanding Commitment to the Activities of the CCIFK", "The Best CCIFK Sponsorship", and "Best CSR Commitment».Our firm was recognized in the first nomination.

This nomination is awarded to a member of the Chamber who has demonstrated commitment to the development of the CCIFK's activities by actively engaging in discussions on current problems across various industries.

We express our sincere gratitude to the CCI France-Kazakhstan for this recognition and for our productive cooperation, and we wish further success and prosperity in the activities of the Chamber.

Partners of GRATA International in China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan participated in the 11th MINEX Eurasia

On 27 November 2023, the 11th MINEX Eurasia conference was hosted in London, which was dedicated to mining and investment in Central Asia, Caucasus & Mongolia.

The Conference was served as a stage for essential conversations regarding the role of the Eurasian mining industry in the supply of Critical Raw Materials and the Development of technological advances making mining less environmentally destructive.

Partners form GRATA International offices in China (Gulnur Nurkeyeva), Kazakhstan (Almat Daumov), Kyrgyzstan (Nurlan Kyshtobaev, Elvira Maratova) and Uzbekistan (Bakhodir Jabborov, Atabek Sharipov) participated in the Forum as delegates.

More over 30 industry experts, senior officials and companies took part and discussed the changes, challenges and opportunities in the mining industry in Central Asia, Mongolia, Ukraine and mining hotspots in the Caspian regions.

Shaimerden Chikanayev attended the 10th Anniversary UNCITRAL RCAP

Shaimerden Chikanayev attended the 10th Anniversary UNCITRAL RCAP – University of Macau Joint Conference 2023 in Macau, co-organized by UNCITRAL: Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific and the University of Macau, Faculty of Law.

Shaimerden made a presentation titled “Theoretical framework for international and regional unification of the public-private partnership legislation through model laws". 

Read presentation here.

For more information about the conference follow this link

Shaimerden Chikanayev currently on a study sabbatical until 2026, not an employee of GRATA International.

Partner of GRATA International Almaty office spoke at the International Forum “Kazakhstan-Produced Content 2.0”

On November 16, 2023, the first International Forum “Kazakhstan-Produced Content 2.0” was held with the participation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Alikhan Smailov in Astana.

The event was organized by the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Atameken” together with the Ministry of Industry and Construction of the Republic of Kazakhstan at the Expo Congress Center.

Almat Daumov, Partner of GRATA International Almaty office, representative of the Kazakhstan Chamber of Mines, moderated the 2nd session on topical industry issues of subsoil use.

The Forum was attended by more than 2,000 delegates representing the mining and metallurgical industry, state authorities, investors, international experts to discuss the development of the mining and metals industry, new approaches to increasing the share of local content in the mining and metallurgical complex, the best practices of international companies for the development of in-country value.

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