The 6th Annual Ak Ilbirs National Film Award ceremony took place at Manas cinema theater on April 14, 2017. The awarding ceremony took place after the demonstration of films shot in 2016 and nominated in 2017. The demonstration of nominated films was held at Chingiz Aitmatov Cinema House in late March. The jury included the members of the Union of Cinematographers of the Kyrgyz Republic. Based on the voting results, A Father's Will, a film directed by Bakyt Mukul and Dastan Zhapar Uulu, was announced as the best film of 2016. It previously won a number of prestigious foreign movie awards.
The Path to Mother, Kazakhstan, won Ak Ilbirs award in the category “The best film in Central Asia”.
The prize for an outstanding contribution to the National Cinematography was awarded to writer and Academician of the National Film Academy of Kyrgyzstan Mr. Mar Baydjiev.
The prize for an outstanding contribution to the World cinema was awarded to Film Director Hodjakuli Narliev.
The 6th Annual Ak Ilbirs National Film Award was established to recognize the best achievements in the cinema in the country and to stimulate the artistic growth of national cinema in all areas of filmmaking.
Kalikova & Associates is a partner of this award and for 5 years has been coordinating the work of the jury and carries out counting of votes to determine the winners.
On April 6, 2017, Bishkek was visited by an Austrian business delegation headed by Mr. Michael Angerer, Director of the Department of Foreign Trade with Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.
The main purpose of the visit was to expand and strengthen the trade and economic relations between our countries. The meeting was held with the participation of state and private companies in different sectors of the economy and was organized with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Magomed Saaduev, Partner at Kalikova & Associates, took part in the meeting with the business delegation.
The lawyer of Kalikova and Associates, Albina Rakhmidinova, took part in the international seminar "Public-private partnerships legislative developments in the CIS countries and beyond” held in Moscow on 24th of March 2017. The seminar was organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Within the framework of the event the participants reviewed the experience of PPPs in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia and Belarus given the latest legislative developments in the field of PPP. During the seminar key features of preparation and implementation of PPP projects, as well as CIS Model Law on PPPs and the commentary to it, were considered.
Albina Rakhmidinova made a presentation on a subject "PPP pilot projects in the Kyrgyz Republic and draft amendments to the PPP Law of the Kyrgyz Republic", and shared information on pilot PPP projects in the Kyrgyz Republic, K&A experience in these projects and forthcoming changes to be made to the PPP Law in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Kalikova & Associates retains its leading position in the Chambers Global 2017 rankings. This year, Kalikova & Associates has once again been named the top law firm in Kyrgyzstan, Band 1, General Business Law.
As noted by the directory, the clients of Kalikova & Associates admit that “working with this firm is a trouble-free exerciser” while its staff is “detail-oriented and responsive to all needs of the client” and “focused on finding solutions”.
Partner Alexander Ahn is admitted as a project finance specialist and given credit for his “responsive and comprehensive” approaches to finding solutions.
Partner Maksim Smirnov is admitted as a tax law expert and is given credit for advising corporate clients on tax structuring and controversial tax matters.
Managing Partner Ulan Tilenbaev is admitted as a "smart and competent lawyer" assisting overseas entities with various domestic law issues.
Company Founder Gulnara Kalikova is again admitted as a key figure in the legal market of Kyrgyzstan, "a strong lawyer and a strong leader” committed "to excellence".
As part of its initiative to support the development of the new generation of legal professionals Kalikova & Associates announces its annual scholarship program among students of law schools. The Firm offers scholarships of 10 000 soms to the 3 finalists of the program and an opportunity to undergo up to 3 months of internship at Kalikova & Associates.
More information about the program you may find by the following link
Kalikova & Associates is pleased to announce the release of the updated edition of its legal information guide: “Business in the Kyrgyz Republic: Legal Aspects” 2016.
The release has been prepared by the team of lawyers of Kalikova & Associates. We hope that the updated information will be useful for our clients and subscribers.
On January 14, 2017 Kalikova & Associates representatives, Magomed Saaduev, a partner, and Meerim Talantbek kyzy, a junior lawyer, gave a seminar for the staff of one of the microcredit companies within the framework of IFC Central Asia Corporate Governance Project. During the seminar a review of the best practice in corporate governance was presented, as well as challenges of Kyrgyz legislation in this sphere. The participants of the seminar were provided with handouts prepared by Kalikova & Associates lawyers – Employment Law Guide and a Guide to Board of Directors in joint-stock companies of the KR.
The seminar was held following the results of the corporate governance assessment in one of the Kyrgyz microcredit companies conducted together with IFC experts.
Kalikova & Associates has once again been named the top law firm in Kyrgyzstan by Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 , Band 1, General Business Law.
As noted by the directory, Kalikova & Associates “continues to maintain its position” and to be “chosen by international and domestic corporations and financial institutions”.The clients appraise Kalikova & Associates as a “working with this firm is a trouble-free exerciser”, and its staff as “detail-oriented and responsive to all needs of the client” and “focused on finding solutions”.
According to Chambers Asia Pacific 2017, Company Founder Gulnara Kalikova remains a key figure in the Kyrgyzstan’s legal market. The sources describe her as "a strong lawyer and a strong leader” committed "to excellence".
Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 points out Managing Partner Ulan Tilenbaev as a "smart and competent lawyer" assisting overseas entities with various domestic law issues.
Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 marks Partner Alexander Ahn for taking “responsive and comprehensive” approaches to finding solutions concerning local law issues related to inbound project financing.
Partner Maksim Smirnov is given credit as a tax professional advising corporate clients on tax structuring and controversial tax matters.
Following the amendments to the legislation on foreign migration relating to the registration of foreign nationals, please be kindly informed that on 19 December 2016 the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic adopted a Decree on approval of the list of countries, the citizens of which may stay in the Kyrgyz Republic without registration for a longer period of time. Pursuant to the Government Decree starting from 19 December 2016 nationals of 92 countries are exempt from registration for the period from 8 to 90 business days. Please see the list of countries and period during which citizens of these countries shall undergo registration with the authorized state body here.
This document is intended for K&A clients and partners
This document does not constitute legal advice
On December 11, 2016 the Kyrgyz Republic (the "KR") held a referendum (nationwide popular vote) concerning amendments to the Constitution of the KR of June 27, 2010 (the "Constitution"). According to data of the Central Election Committee of the KR, the referendum was attended by 1,200,438 voters, which accounts for 42.09% of all electors, 79.6% of which voted "FOR" the amendments to the Constitution.
The amendments to the Constitution will take effect 15 days after the date of official publication of the Law of the KR "On Amendments to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic", except for Articles 70, 72, 75, 81 and 87 of the Constitution, which will take effect on December 1, 2017. As of the date of this Information Letter, the Law of the KR "On Amendments to the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic" has not been published.
The Information Letter contains some of the amendments to the Constitution, which, in our view, may, to some extent, have an impact on business environment in the KR. There is a list of other amendments to the Constitution regarding the highest values, marriage, citizenship, powers of the Jogorku Kenesh, the President, formation and dismissal of parliamentary factions and other issues.
The Information Letter is available online in the link below.