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.

Senior Lawyer - Aleksei Vandaev

Aleksei Vandaev is a Senior Lawyer and Head of the IP law practice group of the firm. Has significant experience representing food, alcohol, pharmaceutical, mining and IT companies.

Aleksei Vandaev is a certified Trademark and Patent Attorney.

- represented the interests of an international company engaged in Internet commerce to prevent the illegal use of its domain name in "kg" zone; - advised the right holders regarding inclusion of trademarks in the Customs Register of Intellectual Property of the Kyrgyz Republic; - advised a top pharmaceutical manufacturer in the Kyrgyz Republic on licensing, taxation, labor and other issues; - represented IT companies in software copyright disputes and tax disputes about incorrect assessment and payment of taxes; - advised a Kyrgyz representative office of one of the biggest IT companies in the CIS market on contractual and corporate issues; - advised production companies operating in the Kyrgyz Republic on labor issues.

Professional Background

Kalikova & Associates Law Firm (since 2012); Director, Pravum Patent Law Company (2011-2012); Head of Legal Department, KSO Xinguang (2010-2012); Legal Counsel, Chatkal-17 LLC (2010-2012); Legal Counsel, S&TAKG (2009-2012); Legal Counsel, Pharmaco group CJSC (2007-2009); Head of Legal Department, Alfa Sheersfield Audit LLC (2005-2007).


Faculty of Economy, Asset manager, Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University (2008);
Faculty of Law, Specialist in Jurisprudence, Kyrgyz State Law Academy (2004).

Professional Activities and Affiliations

Association of Patent Attorneys of Kyrgyzstan; Society for the Promotion of Social and Technological Progress.



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