GRATA Law Firm

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Natural resources

GRATA is the leading independent legal consultant in the mining and natural resources sector in Central Asia. 

We provide legal services for clients throughout Kazakhstan as well as in the Caspian region and Central Asia generally (including Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan). Our client base comprises mining and industrial companies, financial institutions and service providers. Our lawyers offer a full range of consultancy services including the development of solid mineral deposits (gold, copper, iron, uranium, nickel, asbestos, etc), the generation and distribution of power and the processing of products and other operations.

We are able to provide legal services at all stages of a project, starting from the exploration and development of minerals continuing right up to their transportation and sale.

Our legal services include:

  • Advising a large Korean mining corporation in its acquisition of several Kazakhstani mining companies including conducting due diligence, drafting documentation, preparing legal memos and formal legal opinions
  • Advising a large Russian mining company on its acquisition of a Kazakh coal producing company (ongoing)
  • Providing legal consultation for more than 10 years for a major international oil company under two production sharing agreements (PSAs) (ongoing)
  • Advising a major Australian uranium mining company on the acquisition of a leading Kazakh nuclear company (ongoing)
  • Advising a large Indian subsoil use company on the proposed acquisition of a major Kazakhstani oil company including conducting due diligence, drafting documentation, writing legal memos and formal legal opinion
  • Advising a large US oil company on its proposed acquisition of a Kazakh oil production firm
  • Advising the joint global co-ordinators of an initial public offering (IPO) of the Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation for $2.6bn (£1.6bn) in London and Kazakhstan, namely Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, ABN AMRO Rothschild and Credit Suisse
  • Conducting negotiations with the government of Kazakhstan on the conclusion of the mineral resources exploration and production contract with the Cameco subsidiary in Kazakhstan and providing ongoing legal support since 2005
  • Representation of the interests of Kazakhstan’s largest gold producer in selecting potential investors, raising investment capital and establishing a joint venture
  • Advising a UK mining company on the acquisition of a gold deposit in Kazakhstan including performing due diligence and drafting the SPA
  • Consultation and provision of legal services to Asia Pacific Precious Metal Hong Kong Company in relation to the purchase of a gold-mining company in Kazakhstan and $10m investment
  • Advising a local oil company on its acquisition by a Canadian international oil company including performing due diligence and drafting the SPA
  • Advising a large international oil company on the proposed sale of its oil assets in Kazakhstan
  • Advising a large international oil company on its proposed acquisition of an oil company with substantial assets in Kazakhstan and the preparation of due diligence
  • Obtaining approval from the Kazakhstan anti-trust authorities for various acquisitions
  • Advising a large US oil company on its proposed acquisition of a Kazakh oil production firm
  • Advising a Kazakhstan oil company on its proposed acquisition by the Korean National Oil Corporation
  • Advising an international oil company on the proposed acquisition of a large Kazakhstan oil field

This information was originally sourced from the GRATA Law Firm website.

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104, M. Ospanov Str
Almaty 050020
Republic of Kazakhstan
http://www.gratanet.com/en/