GRATA International is happy to welcome back our colleague Aliya Aralbayeva. Aliya has been with us from 2006 until 2015 starting as a lawyer and moving her way up to becoming a partner. Aliya has been GRATA International leading practitioner in our London hub and first point of contact for our European clients.
It gives me great pleasure to open the meeting of the General Assembly of GRATA International and make my report on activities over the past year. Though we had a virtual meeting last year, we have not had an in person gathering since 2019. As we all know, this was due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which disrupted all our lives.
Chairman of the Global Board and Executive Director of GRATA International Association visited Kazakhstan
GRATA International is pleased to announce that on January 18-24, 2019, Mr. Andrew Gamble and Mr. Dimitri Papadopoulos visited Almaty, Kazakhstan.
We are glad to announce that GRATA International has been shortlisted for Law firm of the year: Russia, Ukraine and the CIS.
Shaimerden Chikanayev was a speaker at the International PPP Finance Summit in London
On 3-4 July 2018, an International PPP Finance Summit 2018 took place in London, UK. Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner, Head of Banking and Finance department, was a keynote speaker among the representatives of EBRD, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, KPMG, S&P Global, etc. Shaimerden's presentation was about Public-Private Partnerships in Kazakhstan.
On 23-25 April, the English Law Summit was held in Astana and Almaty, where GRATA International Law Firm took an active part.
6-8 September 2017 Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum was held (former CIS Local Counsel). This event takes place for the twelfth time. The forum was organised by International Bar Association.