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.

2. What is a mining license and are there different types?

The license is the most common basis to use subsoil and a document confirming the right to use subsoil issued by the Geology Agency.

The legislation provides for the following types of licenses depending on the type of work: 1) for geological prospecting activities up to 5 years with the possibility of further extension according to the technical project; 2) for geological exploration activities up to 10 years with the possibility of further extension according to the technical project; 3) for deposit development activities up to 20 years with the possibility of further extension until depletion of mineral reserves; 4) for objects not related to geological mineral exploration and deposit development issued for the term defined in the technical project with the possibility of further extension for the term defined in the adjusted technical project. Depending on the significance of the deposit/licensed area the license can be obtained on the basis of a competitive bidding, auction or direct negotiations.

 

 

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