B a n k i n g   &   F i n a n c e  

GRATA International's Banking & Finance Group is a leading legal counsel in the area of capital markets, project finance and infrastructure projects development, and financial transactions in Central Asia and in Kazakhstan in particular.

GRATA's rapidly growing Banking & Finance Group currently comprises over 10 professional lawyers, almost all with second law degrees from the UK, USA, or other leading Western universities.

Our aim is to become a leading finance practice in the legal market of Central Asia. This means that GRATA's Banking & Finance Group aims to set the standard for legal support in capital markets, and in general for the finance sector, to monitor the needs of our clients online and to provide them with individualized legal solutions in order to help them carve out a leading market niche.

The ability to provide legal services at the best value and our understanding of the local cultures of Central Asia are some of our strengths.

We are proud that our clients, some of the largest local and international banks and companies from different industry sectors, have trusted GRATA’s knowledge and expertise for more than 20 years now.  Prominent international legal rankings, such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Asialaw profiles, regularly acknowledge GRATA’s Banking & Finance team as one of the leading practices in the region.

GRATA's Banking & Finance Department has established effective cooperation with financial regulators across Central Asia and the Caucasus and with local and international stock exchanges, investment banks, international law firms, and consultants. This allows us to provide our clients with best-in-class solutions for their needs.

Services:

  • Aircraft, Maritime and Railcar Finance & Leasing;
  • Bank and Corporate Lending;
  • Banking & Insurance Disputes;
  • Bond Offerings;
  • Derivatives;
  • Financial Services Regulation;
  • Foreign Direct Investments;
  • Mergers & Acquisitions;
  • Debt Restructuring & Insolvency;
  • Initial and Secondary Public Offerings;
  • Insurance;
  • Islamic Finance;
  • Payment Systems;
  • Project Finance & PPP;
  • Securitisation.
Industry Awards & Rankings
Belarus
Pravo 300, 2021, II group
Pravo 300, 2021, II group
Kazakhstan
Legal 500 EMEA 2021, Tier 2
Legal 500 EMEA 2021, Tier 2
Legal 500, Tier 2, 2020
Legal 500, Tier 2, 2020
Banking and finance team, headed by Shaimerden Chikanayev and Marina Kahiani, was praised for its expertise in advising development banks and international financial institutions on matters related to project finance and PPPs.
Legal 500, Tier 1, 2020
Legal 500, Tier 1, 2020
In energy and natural resources practice, GRATA confirmed its position as one of the most experienced teams in Kazakhstan's oil&gas and mining sectors.
Asialaw Profiles, 2020
Asialaw Profiles, 2020
GRATA International has been identified as one of the leading firms in Kazakhstan and was placed in the highest tiers - "outstanding" and "recommended"
China Business Law Journal Awards, Deal of the Year 2017, 2018
China Business Law Journal Awards, Deal of the Year 2017, 2018
2017 – Overseas deals CITIC Bank acquires Kazakhstan’s Altyn Bank 2018 – Belt and Road Zhanatas wind power station (100 MW) project in Kazakhstan
Legal 500, Tier 2, 2017-2019
Legal 500, Tier 2, 2017-2019
GRATA International's Banking and Finance team is particularly strong in project finance and PPP matters.
Kyrgyzstan
Pravo 300, 2021, I group
Pravo 300, 2021, I group
Russia
Leading Lawyer 2020
Leading Lawyer 2020
Vyacheslav Khorovskiy
Pravo 300, 2020, III group
Pravo 300, 2020, III group
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