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GRATA International's Finance & Securities 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.

Rapidly growing, GRATA International's Finance & Securities Group currently comprises over 10 local lawyers, almost all with second law degrees from the UK, USA or other western leading universities, the majority being based in Almaty (Kazakhstan) and others based in our Baku (Azerbaijan), Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), Moscow (Russia),  Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) offices.

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

The ability to provide legal services which offer value for money and our understanding of the local cultures of Central Asia are some of our strengths.

We are proud that our clients, the largest local and international banks and companies from different industry sectors, have trusted GRATA International’s knowledge and expertise for more than 20 years now.

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

Our 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.
  • Project Finance & PPP.
  • Securitisation.


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Chambers & Partners, Band 2, 2020
Chambers & Partners, Band 2, 2020
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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."
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".
IFLR 1000, Tier 3, 2019
IFLR 1000, Tier 3, 2019
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