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 - Magomed Saaduev

Magomed Saaduev is a Partner and Head of Corporate Issues & Capital Market Practice Group of the firm. Magomed has significant experience advising and representing clients on corporate, real estate & construction, recreation, electricity, and environmental law issues. As a civil and antitrust law expert, has contributed to the efforts toward legislative changes.


- more than once conducted legal due diligence on Kyrgyz companies and assets involving the analysis of corporate performance, rights and interests in movable and immovable property, commitments, pending or potential litigation, validity of licenses and permits and other issues of operation of companies in the Kyrgyz Republic;
- advised a major Kyrgyz retail trade company on business structuring, represented it before courts in connection with land disputes;
- consulted one of the biggest Russian energy companies on the legal issues in construction and operation of hydro power plants in the Kyrgyz Republic;
- advised and represented one of the leading international hotel corporation in connection with the tax dispute;
- advised a major gold mining company on environmental law issues in connection with its activities in the Kyrgyz Republic and restructuring;
- provided local expertise on judicial decisions and court system of the Kyrgyz Republic to a major international financial organization.

Professional Background

Kalikova & Associates Law Firm (since 2009);
Lawyer, SK Development (2006-2009);
Head of Legal Department, ProjectStroyService LLC (2005-2006);
Instructor of Civil Law and Procedure, Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University (2004-2005);
Lawyer, Confidence Law Agency LLC (2003-2005).


Diploma of Higher Education with Distinction, Specialist in Jurisprudence, Law Faculty, Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University (2004).

Professional Activities and Affiliations

Member of the Union of Advocates of the Kyrgyz Republic; Licensed to practice in all courts of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Speeches and Presentations, Publications

Global PPP Guide 2016, chapter on Kyrgyzstan/ 2016;
Global Renewable Energy Guide, chapter on Kyrgyzstan/ Ankara, 2010-2016;
Global Renewable Energy Guide, chapter on Kyrgyzstan/ Ankara, 2010-2013;
Challenges of Hydropower Development in Kyrgyzstan/,,,, Bishkek, 2012;
Nationalization as a Legal Institute and Political Tool in Kyrgyzstan /Russia-Eurasia Executive Guide, Bishkek, 2011, co-authored with Pamira Sainazarova;
The Most Optimal Legal Structure for Doing Business in Kyrgyzstan /The Times of Central Asia, Bishkek, 2011; Kyrgyzstan’s Electric Power Sector: Investment Potential /Project Finance Digital Guide,, 2010.



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