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 telecommunications related activities and services in the Kyrgyz Republic are subject to licensing requirements?

Under Kyrgyz law a series of activities related to telecommunications services are subject to licensing, including:

- mobile communication services (i.e. GSM, CDMA, 3G(UMTS/WCDMA) etc.);
- wireline (fixed-line) communication services (i.e. local and long-distance, including international);
- telematic services (i.e. telephoto, call center, message processing, EMS, conference calls, information services, voice dialing);
- wireline and wireless data transmission (i.e. SMS, WAP, GPRS, EDGE, VoIP, VPN, EV-DO, EV-DV, HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi and WiMax);
- design, production, construction, installation of telecommunication
- devices, networks, lines, structures, systems.

While each activity related to telecommunications is generally licensed separately, a single license for several activities may be issued when it is technically feasible.

The license is issued based on the licensing agreement executed between the SACKR which serves to validate the license and forms an integral part of it. If the licensing agreement becomes invalid, so does the license.



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