Atabek is leading GRATA’s banking and project finance practice in Uzbekistan. He focuses on cross-border and secured transactions. He has valid experience of structuring multi-jurisdictional financial transactions, negotiating major terms of foreign law governed financing agreements with the government and local parties, drafting and negotiating domestic law governed project documents for lenders and international investors.

Atabek joined Grata in 2005. He acts for a broad range of financial institutions and foreign investors including development banks, private companies and major financial institutions, private banks and trading firms. He advises on all aspects of Uzbek corporate and foreign exchange laws, cross border financing including secured transactions. Atabek had been involved in multibillion regional project finance deals including under China – Central Asia Gas Pipeline Project for which GRATA was awarded the Best Project Finance Deal of the Year by the ALB Law Awards 2009. Atabek has been consistently praised for his performance in Chambers and Partners 2010 and 2011 editions.

Practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance.
  • Islamic Finance.
  • Aircraft Finance.
  • Corporate.
  • M&A.
  • Intellectual Property.


  • 2001 (Hons) – National University of Uzbekistan.
  • 1995 (Hons) – Institute of Oriental Studies, Tashkent.
  • 1992 – Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages.


  • English.
  • Russian.
  • Uzbek.
  • Portuguese.
  • Chinese.
Individual awards/rankings
Legal 500, Recommended lawyer. 2020
Legal 500, Recommended lawyer. 2020
Nodir Yuldashev and Atabek Sharipov were highly recommended for their projects in telecoms, construction, banking and finance.
Chambers Global 2020, Individual
Chambers Global 2020, Individual
"He helps us identify issues and delivers solutions".
Chambers & Partners, Individual, 2020
Chambers & Partners, Individual, 2020
The best lawyer.
Chambers & Partners, Ranked lawyer, Band 3, 2019
Chambers & Partners, Ranked lawyer, Band 3, 2019
Atabek Sharipov "is prompt and effective, and focuses on the search for the most effective legal solutions in terms of customer interests".
Partner, Head of Banking & Finance Practice in Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan