GRATA International strengthens its presence on Russia's legal services market.
Tatarstan is one of the most advanced and innovative regions of the Russian Federation. Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, is one of the largest industrial, financial and investment centres in Russia. The economy of the city is mainly focused on engineering, chemical and petrochemical industries, light and food industries.
Thanks to the active cooperation and diversified background of our lawyers within the global network, the representatives of GRATA International in Kazan can assist in solving complex tasks, offering solid experience and providing quality support, ensuring that clients receive long-term results and competitive advantage.
Being the largest among CIS countries with immense opportunities for business, according to annual World Bank reports, Russia has made the most progress among the biggest emerging economies in implementing policies to improve its investment climate in recent years.
The uniform customs territory in the framework of the Customs Union as well close cultural links between Kazakhstan and Russia and their common historic heritage are the main drivers for strong economic cooperation between the two countries and permanent growth for trade turnover and mutual investments.
Having been on cutting edge of the developments ever since its establishment and constantly striving to extend the scope of its services available to clients, in 2013 GRATA opened its office in Moscow.
Extensive, internationally recognized expertise in providing legal support to investors in connection with cross-border M&A and financial transactions, capital markets projects and project finance in the Central Asia region and the ability to handle the most complex multi-jurisdictional assignments in cost-efficient manner while delivering high-quality results are the key strengths that we are fully implementing in Russia.
Following the firm’s development strategy, GRATA International moves onto exploring new horizons. We gladly announce that a dynamic law firm – "RBL" joined our network in January 2017.
RBL law office is a leading law firm on the legal market of Samara, Russia.
Samara region – is one of the major economic and industrial hubs of Russia, attracting a large amount of investment. The local authorities are determined to make the area attractive for investment, by improving taxation and business climate, upgrading infrastructure and ensuring financial and political stability.
Setting a new benchmark for legal services in Russia, GRATA International in Samara is determined to provide our clients with high-standard quality legal counsel in this region.
Dmitry Samigullin, Managing Partner, RBL Law Office:
"I have always believed that the future of the legal service business is in business combination. Our law firm holds key positions in Samara Region; GRATA International holds key positions in the CIS. At one point, it became clear that we needed to join together to enhance our competitive edge in order to consolidate our leadership and keep up with the times. Therefore, we accepted GRATA’s proposal for combination and cooperation under a common brand, GRATAInternational"
"The legal market is changing very rapidly. The future belongs to professional services networks that can offer clients a really wide variety of services determined not just by content and quality but also by location. GRATA International at the forefront of this trend. And I am proud of the fact, that we have joined our efforts with a team of successful, progressive and dynamically evolving professionals of the RBL (Russian Business Lawyers). I strongly believe our firms will achieve much greater success together. Our clients will be main beneficiaries of this"
Founded over 20 years ago, today "Stepanov&Aksuk" is one of the largest and trusted law offices of the South of Russia. The quality of firm’s services has been repeatedly confirmed by the international, Russian and regional ratings of leading publications, such as «Chambers Europe», «The Legal 500», «PRAVO.RU», «Expert-Yug».
In 2017, Law firm "Stepanov&Aksuk" became an associate office of GRATA International in Rostov-on-don, and in 2019 received the status of an integrated office.
We specialise in providing legal support to Russian and foreign companies in the South of Russia, as well as representing the interests of Russian companies abroad. “Stepanov&Aksuk” is focused on providing high-quality services in the following industries and practices:
Banking and Finance.
Technology, Media and Telecommunications.
Industry and Trade.
Construction and Infrastructure.
Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare.
Today Stepanov&Aksuk unites a team of 18 professionals, including fluent speakers of English.
Among the clients of the firm are large grain market operators, metal traders, Russian and international shipping companies and ship-owners, agricultural producers and machinery importers, Russian and foreign construction companies.