Almat Daumov

Almat Daumov
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Almat Daumov

Partner, Representative of GRATA International Moscow

Almaty, Kazakhstan


Oil & Gas


  • Advising Korean National Oil Corporation on exit from Zhambyl project in the Caspian Sea ($250 million investments exploration project): his responsibilities included supervising work on structuring a sale of a 27% stake in Kazakhstan's offshore Zhambyl oil block, drafting and negotiating with KazMunaiGas (Kazakhstan national oil and gas company) SPA and assignment agreement;
  • Advising (as Kazakh local counsel) KazakhGold Group Limited in a reverse takeover of Polyus Gold valued at approximately $10 billion;
  • Advising (as Kazakh local counsel) Polyus Gold International on its $9 billion premium listing on the London Stock Exchange;
  • Advising (as Kazakh local counsel) Polyus Gold International in the sale of $375 million of shares (including debt assignment) in Kazakhaltyn and Norox Mining (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan);
  • Representing Polyus Gold International on the investment dispute with Kazakh partners;
  • Advising (as Kazakh local counsel) Nord Gold, an international low-cost gold producer, a unit of Russian steelmaker Severstal, on the $1 billion IPO on the London Stock Exchange;
  • Advising (as Kazakh local counsel) Nord Gold in respect of the US Notes Offering for $500 million at the Irish Stock Exchange;
  • Advising Cammex (Kazakh large gold producer) on its $200 million sale to Verniy Capital and Kazzinc;
  • Advising NCOC (operator of Kashagan, the world's largest oil discovery of the last 40 years) on corporate and regulatory matters, state inspections, environmental disputes;
  • Representing Baker Hughes in its tax, customs and commercial disputes in Kazakhstan;
  • Representing Enka (Turkish construction conglomerate) in a complex $45 million dispute with a customer arising out of several EPC contracts;
  • Representing Sinopec Engineering in tax and customs disputes;
  • Advising Enka on corporate, commercial and other legal matters related to its investments in Kazakhstan;
  • Advising Korean National Oil Corporation in its M&A transactions in Kazakhstan;
  • Advising MOL Group on subsoil use matters;
  • Representing Maersk Oil Kazakhstan in tax disputes;
  • Representing Karazhanbasmunai (Kazakhstan large subsoil user) in a complex $100 million tax dispute (99% of tax charges have been cancelled).
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Asialaw Profiles 2021, Notable Practitioner


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GRATA International in the rating "Leaders of the Russian Legal Services Market 2024" by Kommersant зublishing house

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The GRATA International case is recognized among the outstanding cases of 2023 that changed the legal landscape

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Partner GRATA International has been elected to the Executive Team of EUROBAK Tax Committee


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GRATA International Legal Series (GILS): Employment Law

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Legal Alert: Shareholders' Meeting Regulation Under The Company Law of Mongolia

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Moldova Implements Key Legislative Changes Affecting Parents' Work and Private Life


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GRATA International together with BEPS Academy will held a webinar on "Permanent Establishment - Practice and Risks"

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GRATA International will hold a joint webinar with Konsu

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Partner and Head of Natural Resources Department at GRATA International will moderate a plenary session of the MINEX Kazakhstan 2024