Labour relations are an integral and constant part of any company's business and impose a number of obligations on employers that should not be performed just formally. Our experience shows that the lack of attention to compliance with the requirements of the Labor Code often leads to violations, the consequences of which can be difficult or impossible to remedy. In addition to this, they can be extremely costly and damaging for a company such as in the case of litigation with employees or claims from governmental authorities and potential sanctions.

We are of the opinion that most such disputes and conflicts can be avoided if a company seeks qualified legal assistance at the right time. At the early stage of a conflict or dispute with a governmental authority or an employee, a professional lawyer can promptly devise effective ways to resolve it. To this end, our Corporate Law Department has been operating successfully within the GRATA structure for a long time. One of the focuses of the Department is labour law.

Our services in the domain of corporate law include:

  • Advising on choice of a legal form for doing business
  • Providing for establishment of legal entities (i.e., joint ventures), reorganization and liquidation thereof
  • Providing for opening of branches and representative offices
  • Legal due diligence in the framework of sale and purchase of companies’ shares and assets and investment projects
  • Comprehensive legal support of M&A transactions, including transaction structuring, development of sale and purchase and shareholders’ agreements and other transaction documents and obtaining the preliminary consent of the antitrust authority
  • Working out charters and internal regulatory documents of legal entities
Azerbaijan
IFLR1000, Tier 3, 2017-2019
IFLR1000, Tier 3, 2017-2019
"They were really terrific, adding value and understanding the issues we needed. They were a delight to work with".
Belarus
Chambers & Partners, Band 3, 2019
Chambers & Partners, Band 3, 2019
Ranked Lawyer - Dmitry Viltovsky. His practice spans corporate and M&A transactions, and he is also active assisting international clients with issues related to market entry. Market sources describe him as a "very open and communicative person".
Georgia
Legal 500, Tier 3, 2019
Legal 500, Tier 3, 2019
'Always a pleasure to work with these professionals'. 'Deep knowledge of the peculiarities of corporate and commercial law'. 'Highly knowledgeable'.
Kazakhstan
Legal 500, Tier 2, 2019
Legal 500, Tier 2, 2019
GRATA International advises on large-scale M&A transactions and has a strong record in the Oil and Gas sector. As a recent example, the team assisted Total with its acquisition of Maersk Oil.
Chambers & Partners, Band 2, 2017-2019
Chambers & Partners, Band 2, 2017-2019
"The firm has an intimate understanding of the local environment and issues that arise. They regularly act for international clients and are well versed in undertaking cross-border transactions."
IFLR1000, Tier 3, 2017-2019
IFLR1000, Tier 3, 2017-2019
"They were really terrific, adding value and understanding the issues we needed. They were a delight to work with".
Mongolia
IFLR 1000, Tier 3, 2019
IFLR 1000, Tier 3, 2019
Poland
Legal 500, Tier 5, 2019
Legal 500, Tier 5, 2019
'Deep knowledge' in corporate issues affecting new technology companies.
IFLR1000, Tier 3, 2017-2019
IFLR1000, Tier 3, 2017-2019
"They were really terrific, adding value and understanding the issues we needed. They were a delight to work with".
Ukraine
IFLR1000
IFLR1000
Uzbekistan
IFLR 1000, Tier 1, 2017-2019
IFLR 1000, Tier 1, 2017-2019
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