Maxim Burak

Maxim Burak
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Maxim Burak

Partner, Head of Subsoil Use Department (Astana)

Astana, Kazakhstan


Oil & Gas

  • Advising a major Kazakh construction company regarding the use of funding in the construction of real estate properties within the framework of the international exhibition EXPO-2017;
  • Advising a group of major petrochemical companies with participation of both Kazakhstani and international state and private companies, in connection with construction of a petrochemical plant in Western Kazakhstan, including drafting EPC contracts;
  • Advising one of the major national companies in connection with the acquisition of several immovable property objects intended to prevent damage from oil spills;
  • Advising a big Russian production company in connection with the acquisition of warehouses in Kazakhstan;
  • Advising Kazakhstani logistic company with respect to attracting financing from institutional investors;
  • Providing legal services on subsoil use issues to one of the largest mining holdings in Eurasia in connection with its restructuring;
  • Providing detailed advice and legal opinions on transfer of subsoil use rights;
  • Providing detailed advice on local content issues, including applicability of amendments in local content legislation;
  • Consultations in relation to issues of internal safety training and studies;
  • Defending interests of a big production company in employment case in the Supreme Court;
  • Providing consultations with regard to order of internal company investigation in the view of employment law;
  • Maintaining the process of introducing amendments to 6 subsoil use contracts. Negotiations with the competent authorities;
  • Obtaining approval for transactions with shares in subsoil users and subsoil use right;
  • Representation of big mining companies’ interests in the governmental bodies;
  • Work with the authorized body in the sphere of geology in order to get reports on return of contract territory approved;
  • Providing legal consultations to governmental bodies with regard to draft amendments to legislation;
  • Providing detailed advice on decrease of local content obligations under subsoil use contracts.
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Legal 500 EMEA, Leading Individual (Kazakhstan), 2022

Kazakhstan: Leading Individuals - Maxim Burak, Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Assel Illyasova

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Legal 500 EMEA 2021, Next generation partner

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Legal 500, Next generation lawyer, 2020

Maxim Burak, who heads subsoil practice in GRATA's Astana office, was named as one of the Next Generation Partners for his expertise in subsoil use and corporate transactions.


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


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Information regarding the Submission of an Application for the acquisition of Cypriot Citizenship by Naturalization

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Legal Alert: Regulation of Public-Private Partnership

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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