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GRATA International's M&A and Corporate Law practice is one of the largest in the CIS. We have received awards from leading international rankings such as Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Our lawyers have extensive experience in advising on topical and problematic issues of corporate legislation in the countries where GRATA International is present. The firm's portfolio includes over a hundred successful mergers and acquisitions, including landmark cross-border deals. Our M&A support includes a full range of services, from due diligence to registration of rights to acquired shares / shares and assets. We would especially like to note the strongest expertise of GRATA International on obtaining regulatory approvals required for M&A transactions.

Another key specialization of our lawyers is the creation of joint ventures with foreign participation: in this area we represent the interests of the largest corporations in the world.

Our experience in the field of corporate governance deserves special attention. For example, Igor Lukin, head of corporate practice at the Almaty office of GRATA International, was part of the team of official consultants for the EBRD Project on the Study and Reform of Corporate Governance in Kazakhstan and the International Finance Corporation Program for Improving Corporate Governance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Our services in the domain of corporate law include:

  • Advising on Corporate and M&A;
  • Structuring and support of M&A; preparing the share transfer agreements;
  • Obtaining regulatory approvals in M&A;
  • Creating joint ventures; preparing shareholders’ agreements;
  • Legal due diligence; background checks;
  • Corporate dispute resolution;
  • Incorporation of companies, branches and representative offices;
  • Reorganization, transformation, and liquidation of companies branches and representative offices;
  • Changing CEOs, charter capital increase/decrease, registered address change, and other corporate procedures;
  • Preparing constituent Documents, regulations, rules, and other internal documents;
  • Advising on corporate governance; corporate secretary service;
  • Obtaining business identification numbers, individual identification numbers;
  • Opening bank accounts, obtaining digital signature.

References

Azerbaijan
Legal 500, Tier 3, 2020
Legal 500, Tier 3, 2020
Placed in Tier 3 for its expertise in legal matters related to corporate law
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 1, 2020
Legal 500, Tier 1, 2020
The researchers gave special attention to the team's expertise in handling M&A projects for major international banks, investment firms and oil&gas corporations.
Chambers & Partners, Band 2, 2020
Chambers & Partners, Band 2, 2020
"They'll give us workable advice that we can take to negotiations". "Responsive and very thorough".
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."
Kyrgyzstan
Chambers & Partners, Band 2, 2020
Chambers & Partners, Band 2, 2020
"They'll give us workable advice that we can take to negotiations". "Responsive and very thorough".
Mongolia
IFLR 1000, Tier 3, 2019
IFLR 1000, Tier 3, 2019
Russia
Legal 500, Tier 3, 2020
Legal 500, Tier 3, 2020
GRATA's St. Petersburg corporate practice, headed by Vladimir Komarov and Oleg Shevtsiv achieved recognition for its experience in general corporate matters, corporate structures, business strategies and investment issues.
Legal 500, Tier 3, 2019
Legal 500, Tier 3, 2019
'Provide excellent support and know the commercial market very well'.
Uzbekistan
IFLR 1000, Tier 1, 2017-2019
IFLR 1000, Tier 1, 2017-2019
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