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 Associate - Ermek Mamaev

Ermek Mamaev
Senior Associate

Kyrgyz, Russian, English

Ermek Mamaev is a senior lawyer at Kalikova & Associates and a member of Mining & Exploration, Oil & Gas Practice Groups. Ermek has extensive experience in the areas of exploration and development of natural resources, contract law, licensing, labor and migration regulation. Ermek contributed to the drafting of the medium- and long-term mineral development strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic by making recommendations to the Kyrgyz Government for improving mining law.


- advised mining companies on subsoil licensing issues, including legal due diligence of validity of licenses;
- advised and represented a gold mining company in Kyrgyz courts on mining issues of the largest gold deposit in the Kyrgyz Republic;
- continuously counseled local and foreign companies and well-known international non-commercial organizations operating in the Kyrgyz Republic on labor and migration issues;
- advised a major international tobacco company on tobacco regulation issues in the Kyrgyz Republic;
- advised the right holders regarding inclusion of trademarks in the Customs Register of Intellectual Property of the Kyrgyz Republic;
- filled in an extensive legal questionnaire for a global nutrition, weigh management and skin-care company in connection with potential activities of its local distribution network in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Professional Background

Kalikova & Associates (since 2012);
The Legal Clinic at AUCA (2010 - 2011);
Assistant of Visa Support Coordinator of AUCA (2009-2010);


American University of Central Asia (2012). Degree of Bachelor of Arts in International and Business Law;
LL.M. in Sustainable International Development, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA, USA (2019);

Speeches and Presentations, Publications

Arbitration case review: Petrobart limited vs Kyrgyz Republic, co-authored with Nurbek Sabirov, Kurmanjan Dastanbek kyzy (in Russian), Bishkek, April 2016.
Chapter on international criminal responsibility, Contemporary International Law Materials and Cases, Bishkek, 2012.



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