On 21 September 2022, Yerbolat Yerkebulanov (partner, head of Subsoil Use (Almaty)) lectured on FDI attraction issues at the “Promoting regional economic connectivity” online seminar, organized by the OSCE Center in Ashgabat.
In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures to further stimulate geological exploration and improve the procedure for taxing subsoil users” No.УП-6319 dated October 6, 2021 from January 1, 2022
In the rankings, released by Chambers & Partners, GRATA International has confirmed its standing as one of the leading firms in Central Asia and Caspian region. Teams in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan received ratings across major practice areas.
The Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On measures for further stimulation of geological exploration works and improvement of the procedure of taxation of subsoil users” No.УП-6319 dated October 6, 2021 (the – “Decree No.УП-6319”) provides for a special tender procedure for the right to use the subsoil for geological exploration or mining in previously explored areas with commercial potential.
According to the Resolution of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan “On additional measures to actively attract investment in the field of geology, transformation of industry enterprises and expanding the mineral resource base of the republic”
On January 8, 2021, the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan adopted a Resolution “On measures of further improving the procedure for issuing permits for the use of underground waters”.
In the recently released Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 Guide, GRATA International was as one of the leading firms in the region with ranked offices in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
On December 2, 2020 the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan has approved the Law “On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Uzbekistan in connection with the adoption of measures to mitigate the negative impact on economic sectors of the coronavirus pandemic and global crisis phenomena”.
In September 2020 GRATA International in Kazakhstan became the most read contributor among other authors.
On 4 June 2020, the Ordinance of the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission was published on the Approval of the Rules on Licensing and Notification of Energy Activities was published on the website of Legislative Herald of Georgia.
The firm rises in the rankings released by Legal 500 and takes positions in eight jurisdictions – Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
This rule provides for stricter liability measures