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.

IBA ECA Forum 2018

IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia Forum

One of the most important events for the Central Asian professional legal community will take place in Almaty, 5-7 September 2018.

The 13th annual IBA ECA Forum (previously the CIS Local Counsel Forum) comes to Kazakhstan again. The Forum will discuss many new topics and issues while keeping the values, spirit, and atmosphere inherent to this popular event. The Forum attendees are primarily managing partners, heads of practices, in-house lawyers, and other leading experts practicing or interested in the ECA region. The Forum will discuss cutting-edge issues of the legal market and profession, emerging trends, and new challenges faced by regional legal professionals and societies.

Remaining consistent with tradition, the Forum will also offer a wonderful program of cultural and social events, providing you many opportunities for mingling and making new friends and business contacts.

Topics include:

  • Cross-border projects in the ECA region: avoiding mismatches
  • What standards of professional regulation investors/clients expect from their lawyers in the emerging markets: a gap between expectations and reality
  • Astana International Financial Center: new opportunities for investors in the ECA region
  • Mineral resource development: trends across the region
  • Data privacy regulations: local vs exterritorial laws – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the art of risk-management
  • How to become an arbitrator
  • Key pitfalls of Public-private partnership (PPP) projects in the emerging markets: why do you need a strong legal team
  • Procurement of legal services: quality, loyalty and conflict of interests

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!

Conference Co-Chairs

Jörg Menzer Noerr, Bucharest; Council Member, IBA Section on Public and Professional Interest
Maria Ostashenko ALRUD, Moscow
Lana Sinichkina Arzinger, Kiev; ECA Liaison Officer, IBA European Regional Forum
Valikhan Shaikenov AEQUITAS, Almaty




Please save the date on your calendar andconfirm your attendance by registering for this year’s Forum.

Register before 20 July 2018 to receive early registration discounts.


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