Arbitration as the Method of Settlement of Investment Disputes against the Kyrgyz Republic
AKIpress Analytics section, March 19, 2013

The Kyrgyz Republic has already participated in several arbitration proceedings. Therefore, it might be reasonable to analyze peculiarities of legal regulation of arbitration in the KR, the causes and consequences of arbitration disputes and make relevant conclusions…

What risks foreign investors should take into account while investing into the Kyrgyz mining sector,
The Times of Central Asia, March 1, 2012.

Overview of Anti-Corruption Laws in Kyrgyz Republic,
Comparative Summary of Anti-Corruption Laws in the CIS Economic Region, 2011,
The CIS Leading Council Network.

What a foreigner should know about tax regime in the Kyrgyz Republic?
The Times of Central Asia, publication expected.

Kyrgyzstan is not an offshore zone and does not provide tax exemptions, but the rates of many of them are not very high.

10. What is the termination process of subsoil use right?

The subsoil use right is terminated upon expiration of the license, unless the licensee files for extension or transformation of the license within the required period as well as in case of waiving of the mineral right by the subsoil users.

Also the subsoil use rights may be terminated by the decision of the Geology Agency in the following cases:

- pledge of the license for subsoil use and change of control without registration with the Geology Agency;
- more than 30 day late payment of a bonus and/or license fees and/or royalty;
- performance of activities without the engineering design approved by all necessary expert opinions;
- failure to eliminate the reasons for suspension of the mineral right within the period of time established by law.

Termination of the subsoil use right does not terminate the subsoil user’s obligation to perform reclamation of the land plot and disposal of the mining property, conservation and maintenance of the mining property securely, faultlessly and safely for the general public and environment until its transfer to the next subsoil user and transfer of geological information and primary documentation to the State Geological Information Fund.



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