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, attorney and head of Corporate & Capital Markets Law, Hydroenergy law and Public-Private Partnership practice groups. Magomed has over 15 years of experience advising foreign and local companies on a wide range of issues, including corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, electricity, preparation and implementation of public-private partnership projects, environmental protection, legal representation, etc. Being a legal expert and practitioner in the field of infrastructure projects, Magomed also takes an active part in lawmaking activities aimed at improving the current legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic and eliminating contradictions and gaps identified in practice. In particular, Magomed participated as an expert in the preparation of various regulatory legal acts in various fields, many of which were successfully adopted. Magomed participated in the drafting of the new Law "On public-private partnership in the Kyrgyz Republic", was the initiator and developer of amendments to the Civil Code of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Law "On Economic Partnerships and Companies" relating to the regulation of the formation and activities of the Board of Directors in limited liability companies , acted as an expert of the working group on improving legislation in the field of antimonopoly regulation, public procurement, renewable energy, etc.


- participated in the development of a feasibility study, development of tender documents, including a PPP agreement, and a tender for the selection of a private partner for the first PPP project on the organization of hemodialysis services in the cities of Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad; - PPP Medical Laboratories and PPP Dialysis Centres; - PPP CT scanners in healthcare organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic; - participated in the preparation of a preliminary feasibility study on structuring potential PPP projects in the health sector; - Bishkek Street Lighting Project; - repeatedly participated in due diligence of companies and assets in the Kyrgyz Republic with expertise in corporate matters, rights to immovable and movable property, obligations, existing and potential litigation, the validity of licenses and permits, and other matters; - advised a major gold mining company on compliance with environmental legislation in the implementation of an industrial project in the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as on business restructuring; - advised one of the largest Russian energy companies on the construction and operation of large hydropower plants in the Kyrgyz Republic; - conducted legal expertise of the local company in connection with the potential construction of a plant for the production of ferroalloys in Kyrgyzstan, including issues of corporate governance, land rights, licenses, intellectual property rights, etc.; - advised a major Kyrgyz company in the retail industry on structuring business, resolving land conflicts and building relationships with counterparties; - advised and represented in the courts of the Kyrgyz Republic the interests of one of the leading companies in the sphere of hotel business in a dispute with the tax authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic; - participated as a local expert in the project of a major international financial organization to assess judicial decisions and the judicial system of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Professional Background

Kalikova & Associates Law Firm (since 2009); Lawyer, SK Development (2006-2009); Head of Legal Department, ProjectStroyService LLC (2005-2006); Lecturer 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

A Member of the Bar association of the Kyrgyz Republic; A licensee to practice law in courts of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Speeches and Presentations, Publications

Energy Investment Risk Assessment Report 2018, chapter on Kyrgyzstan // publication of the Energy Charter Secretariat;
Global PPP Guide 2016, chapter on Kyrgyzstan// 2016-2017;
A Guide to Board of directors in Joint-Stock companies of the Kyrgyz Republic// 2015;
Challenges of Hydropower Development in Kyrgyzstan //,,,, Bishkek, 2012;
Nationalization as a Legal Institute and Political Tool in Kyrgyzstan //Russia-Eurasia Executive Guide,, Bishkek, 2011; 
The Most Optimal Legal Structure for Doing Business in Kyrgyzstan //The Times of Central Asia, Bishkek, 2011;
Global Renewable Energy Guide, chapter on Kyrgyzstan, 2010-2018;
Kyrgyzstan’s Electric Power Sector: Investment Potential //Project Finance Digital Guide,, 2010.



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