In November 2016 the 21st edition of Asialaw Profiles – the guide to the best domestic and regional law firms in the Asia-Pacific area, was published. We proudly announce that several members of our team were recognized as leaders in their practice areas in Kazakhstan, making GRATA International the top ranked firm in the country across a number of categories.
Shaimerden Chikanayev, Partner and Director of Baking and Finance department, was named a leading lawyer in Kazakhstan; his practice was labeled as “outstanding”, the highest mark in the ranking.
Bakhyt Tukulov, Partner and Director of the Dispute Resolution Department, is one of the leading lawyers for Dispute Resolution and Litigation in Kazakhstan. The department, headed by Mr. Tukulov, was added to the list of recommended Dispute Resolution and Litigation teams in Kazakhstan. Moreover, the Restructuring Insolvency practice, jointly head by Bakhyt Tukulov and Shaimerden Chikanayev, was ranked as one of the top Kazakhstani law firms in this field.
Yerzhan Yessimkhanov, Partner and Director of Construction and Infrastructure and Telecommunication and Transport departments, has confirmed his status as a leading lawyer in Construction& Real Estate in Kazakhstan for the third consecutive year. Another department which received recognition, headed by Mr. Yessimkhanov, was Telecommunication and Transport, making GRATA International the only law firm in Kazakhstan to receive the mark of "outstanding" in the IT, Telco & Media category.
Overall, GRATA International received high appraisals from Asialaw Profiles in the following areas:
· Banking & Finance
· Capital Markets
· Competition & Antitrust
· Construction & Real Estate
· Dispute Resolution & Litigation
· Energy & Natural Resources
· Financial Services Regulatory
· IT, Telco & Media
· Labour & Employment
· Projects & Infrastructure
· Restructuring & Insolvency
The 2017 Asialaw Profiles guide is the result of a survey of over 5,000 senior corporate executives, in-house counsel, and private practitioners. Based on extensive research with in-house counsel and private practice lawyers, the directory reveals the top ranking firms across 18 practice areas in 24 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific region from Australia to Vietnam.