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.

Partner - Alexander Ahn

Alexander Ahn

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 marks Alexander Ahn for taking “responsive and comprehensive” approaches to finding solutions concerning local law issues related to inbound project financing.


Kyrgyz, Russian, English

Alexander Ahn is a Partner and Head of Banking, Microfinance & Insurance Practice Group of the firm. Alexander has rich experience in advising foreign and local clients on various legal issues in the banking & microfinance area, pertaining to corporate issues, loans and security perfection, capital increase and Internet banking, to name a few. He acts as a team leader of projects on outsourcing services legal services to various banks operating in the Kyrgyz Republic.


-advised a major Kyrgyz bank in connection with its corporate loans, financial leasing facilities, Internet-banking, safe box deposit services, corporate management, capital increase, software development and other topics;
-advised a Dutch company, one of the largest financiers of the microfinance sector worldwide, with respect to its loans to the Kyrgyz Republic's leading micro-credit companies and local banks;
-advised a European international financial institution in connection with equity investment, capital increase and further sale of shares in a Kyrgyz bank;
-advised a Kyrgyz-Korean company, building one of the largest housing complexes in the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic and its creditor, on issues related to sales of apartments.


Recognized as a top practitioner in banking and finance law according to the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2016.

Professional Background

Kalikova & Associates Law Firm (since 2008);
Lawyer, USAID/Chemonics Int. Inc. Land Reform and Land Market Development Project (2006-2008);
Legal Counsel/Litigator, Legal Assistance to Rural Citizens Public Association (LARC) (2002-2006);
Specialist, World Bank/Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic Legal Informatization Project (2001-2002);
Lawyer, Human Rights and Democracy Public Fund, Osh (2001).


Land Management Program, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (2004-2005);
Diploma in Law with Honors, Osh State University (1999).

Speeches and Presentations, Publications

Alexander acts as a supervisor of thesis papers of graduate students of American University of Central Asia and participates in trainings on banking and finance issues for local and international businesses.
"Borrowing from Kyrgyz banks: 10 Frequently Asked Questions”, The Times of Central Asia, Retail Banking Section, May 10, 2012 in co-authorship with Albina Rakhmidinova;
“Land Right Limitations”, Land Law Bulletin, Issue 2, 2006.



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