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.

9. What are the mechanisms for the protection of subsoil user’s rights?

Under the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic: “On Investments in the Kyrgyz Republic investment dispute shall be settled in accordance with any applicable procedure previously agreed between the investor and the public authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic, which does not exclude the use of other remedies in accordance with the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic. In the absence of such agreement, an investment dispute between the public authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic and the investor shall be settled through consultations between the parties. If parties fail to reach a peaceful settlement of the dispute, any investment dispute shall be settled in the courts of the Kyrgyz Republic, unless in the case of disputes between foreign investors and state bodies of the parties requests that the dispute in accordance with one of the following procedures by contacting:
- The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and nationals of other States or of the rules governing the use of additional funds for the conduct of hearings by the Secretariat of the center; or
- Arbitration or a provisional international arbitration tribunal (commercial court) established in accordance with the arbitration rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law.

For initiating the arbitration, foreign companies may also enjoy the benefits granted by the bilateral treaties on mutual support, encouragement and protection of investment (capital expenditure) which have been executed by the Kyrgyz Republic with 27 countries. Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in the Kyrgyz Republic is possible on the ground of and in the manner provided in the UN Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of June 10, 1958, joined by the Kyrgyz Republic in 1995.



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