Advised one of international investment banks on concession and PPP legislation of Azerbaijan;
Advised a major European bank on the specifics of financing projects in state enterprises in the Republic of Azerbaijan;
Provided local expert in Transaction advisory segment of pilot PPP project in Azerbaijan (by Asian Development Bank), recommendations on changes to the secondary legislation in order to improve legislation to make PPP projects in Azerbaijan attractive and comfortable for foreign and local investors, and together with the team of experts conducting Capacity Building seminars for the government agencies (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, SMEDA).
Advising an American multinational conglomerate corporation and respective government bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan on reforming the tariff policy and legislative and regulatory framework for renewable energy power plants in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Advised EuroChem, Russia’s largest mineral fertilizer producer on the construction of Chemical Producing Plant in South Kazakhstan (USD 2 bn. total value infrastructure project) where GRATA, among other things, advised on possible legal structures of implementation of the project and state guarantees, as well as drafted and negotiated with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan unprecedented host government agreement between the Republic of Kazakhstan and a foreign investor.
Advised Samsung C&T and KEPCO on the Balkhash Power Plant project (debut USD 4 bn. Independent Power Producer (IPP) project in the Republic of Kazakhstan), where GRATA, among other things, advised on possible legal structures of implementation of the project, tariff issues and state guarantees, as well as drafted and negotiated with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan an unprecedented international treaty between the Republic of Kazakhstan and South Korea that created specific legal framework for the project.
Advising China Development Bank (CDB) and Bank of China (Hong Kong) on a USD 2.5 billion syndicated secured loan facility to Beineu – Shymkent Gas Pipeline LLP (controlled 50-50 by KazTransGas and CNPC) to finance a gas pipeline project in the Republic of Kazakhstan, where GRATA, among other issues, worked on applicable for natural monopolies tariff regulation of transportation of gas issues that affect bankability of the project.
Advising CDB and Bank of China (Hong Kong) on a USD 7.5 billion syndicated secured loan facility to Asia Gas Pipeline LLP to finance a gas pipeline project in the Republic of Kazakhstan, where GRATA, among other issues, worked on applicable for natural monopolies tariff regulation of transportation of gas issues that affect bankability of the project.
Advising CDB and Bank of China (Hong Kong) on a USD 4.7 billion syndicated secured loan facility to Asia Gas Pipeline LLP to finance a gas pipeline project in the Republic of Kazakhstan where GRATA, among other issues, worked on applicable for natural monopolies tariff regulation of transportation of gas issues that affect bankability of the project.
Advised as Kazakh local counsel KEXIM, K-SURE and other ECAs on the multi-billion dollar project financing of the IPCI2 petrochemicals plant in Atyrau, Kazakhstan, where GRATA, among other things, advised on possible legal structures of implementation of the project and potential state guarantees.
Advised JSC Sberbank of Russia on financing of the expansion of Northern Terminal of Aktau International Sea Port, including advice on relevant natural monopoly issues and tariff regulation.
Advised Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Ministry of National Economy on the project of Support to Drafting a Law On Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan related to Transition to Green Economy including analysis of current legal framework on transition to “green” economy in such sectors like water/wastewater, solid waste management, urban transport, district heating and cooling to determine legal impediments and issues. participation in the working groups and meetings with representatives of state authorities and authorised organisations which activities is associated with transition to “green” economy in such sectors like water/wastewater, solid waste management, urban transport, district heating and cooling. drafting relevant legislative amendments.
Advised the World Bank and the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the development of PPPs in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Advised European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the secured financing of a water supply and waste water services company in the City of Shymkent.
Advised Asian Development Bank and relevant government bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan on reforming the tariff policy and legislative and regulatory framework for natural monopolies in water, district heating and waste disposal sectors, to attract private investments, including by way of PPPs.
Advised the EBRD and Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the initial stage of the Phase 1 of the reforming the tariff policy and legislative and regulatory framework for natural monopolies in various sectors of economy of Kazakhstan, including heating, airport services operation of water and sewage systems.
Advised the EBRD on Kyzylorda CNG Bus Project, including advice on structuring, review of the public service contract as a PPP agreement with local municipality and relevant tender documentation.
Advised Global Green Growth Institute (South Korea) on improvement of legal framework for infrastructure projects based on PPP basis in water sector, where GRATA, among other things, participated in working groups with and respective government agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan and worked on applicable regulation of tariffs that affect bankability of the project in water sector.
Advised consortium of Korean investors (GS and STX) on development, financing, construction, exploitation and support of 100 - 150 MW gas power plant in South Kazakhstan, including negotiation and working on host-government agreement with local mayor of region.
Advised local investor on development, financing, construction, exploitation and support of a coal power plant in the North Kazakhstan, including negotiation and working on host-government agreement with local mayor of region.
Advised the EBRD on a KZT 1.236 billion senior loan to Aktau TVS&V, a water and district heating company in the City of Aktau, the Republic of Kazakhstan, supported by the local mayor (Akimat) of Western Kazakhstan. The objective of the project was to enable the relevant local authorities to increase the efficiency of water operations in the region, so as to equip the city with the municipal infrastructure. As a part of the assignment, GRATA was involved in negotiations with the local mayor (Akimat) of the project support agreement as the PPP agreement.
Advised a concessioner of the Aktau International Airport on tariff regulation and natural monopolies issues under the executed concession agreement.
Advised local mayor (Akmiat) and PPP center of Karaganda city on the initial stage of the potential concession project (kindergartens), including review of the tender documentation and draft concession agreement.
Advising Fresenius C Deutschland GmbH on first PPP project in the Kyrgyz Republic “Organization and provision of haemodialysis services in Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad” (Public partner – Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic). Assisting the client on realization of the PPP project, construction of four clinics and provision of haemodialysis services in the Kyrgyz Republic, including, but not limited: all questions related to realization of the project, labor, customs, licensing, healthcare regulation (ongoing, PPP Agreement was signed on 15 August 2017).
Advising International Finance Corporation in financing the installation and operation of an electronic road tolling system in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Advising Bishkek City Development Agency on all legal matters related to carrying out a feasibility study for modernisation of the parking system in Bishkek through PPP.
Advising a leading Moldovan Construction company in connection with a PPP project with Leova Municipality and The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), regarded as one of the most complex integrated greenfield projects developed in Moldova to date. Project valued at EUR 3.5 million.
Assisting international consortium from Germany retained by the Ministry of Health for 25 years in a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Project to provide dialysis services in Moldova, including provision of legal assistance throughout the entire bid process and performing the Project Finance Documentation for the SPV and Sponsors. The total investment exceeded EUR 15 million.
Advising International Finance Corporation (the financing party) and the Government of Uzbekistan (the implementing party) to structure and implement the first Uzbek PPP project related to constructing four medical diagnostic centres in four regions of Uzbekistan. In the course of this work GRATA has held several presentations among various Uzbek ministries with description of international PPP practice, has assisted in holding an international conference for interested investors (bidders) on the PPP project and Uzbek investment climate. GRATA has also drafted the PPP agreement and drafted Governmental decisions on implementing the PPP project in Uzbekistan.
Advising the UNDP (financing party), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan and Tashkent region municipality (the implementing parties) on structuring several PPP projects related to processing solid waste. GRATA has held a series of seminars and trainings on the nature of PPP projects and possibility of their implementation in Uzbekistan. Grata has also been responsible for preparation of tender documents for each PPP project, including drafting the PPP agreement and decisions of the Government of Uzbekistan and the governor of Tashkent region.
Participation at Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry working group on drafting the Law on Public Procurement. Draft law has been used as the basis for the current Law on Public Procurement which has been put into force in April 2018.
Participation at a Government working group under the Uzbekistan State Committee for Investments on drafting the Law on Public-Private Partnerships. Participation at the international conference for discussion of this draft Law and submission of proposals to amend draft law and proposals to refuse from using framework and general Laws without any detailed and specific regulations.
Acting for a World’s leading engineering company on establishment of the Joint Engineering Center in Uzbekistan, drafting and negotiating Joint Venture Agreement with Uzbekistan project institutes in petroleum and heavy industries, negotiating and drafting the Investment Agreement with Uzbekistan Government to receive individual tax and customs incentives.
Carrying out full scale legal due diligence of a major Surgil Gas Chemicals Plant for the consortium of Korean banks with the view of upcoming project finance transaction.
Advising on general matters of Uzbek law, conducting due diligence check and analysis with respect to target companies, assisting with finance and security structure under the first direct private sector Islamic lending in Uzbekistan with ICD.
Carrying out full scale legal due diligence in connection with US$3.5 billion syndicated secured loan transaction under the Central Asian Gas Pipeline project in Uzbekistan (the "Best Project Finance Deal of the Year" by the ALB Law Awards 2009).
Advising on Uzbek law security matters in a major US$4.0bn oil and gas project finance transaction aiming to support upstream and downstream capacity under Surgil Gas Chemicals Project.