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.

03 April 2020

Under the emergency conditions, the commandant of the city of Bishkek adopted a number of orders regulating the activities of the commandant’s office and aimed at maintenance of public order and preventing the spread of coronavirus infection. The text of the commandant’s orders below:

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Disclaimer: The translation of the Commandant’s orders from Russian into English is unofficial and provided for reference only, therefore K&A and its lawyers cannot be held responsible for any erroneous translations and content of the orders.

31 March 2020

Due to the spread of COVID-19 in the Kyrgyz Republic and around the world, K&A lawyers have prepared a list of normative legal acts, which have been adopted in the country due to the pandemic. The acts are aimed to regulate the interaction between government authorities, local self-government bodies, legal entities and natural persons in the time of the state of emergency as well as they are aimed to virus spread control and mitigation of its consequences.  In addition to that, we have prepared a list of legislative changes introduced in the Kyrgyz Republic in response to the COVID-19 pandemic sorted by industries and in chronological order.

13 December 2019

K&A practice in the field of labor relations includes not only advising clients on the issues of labor law, but also active participation in the development of effective solutions to improve the regulatory framework. On December 11, 2019, K&A partner Magomed Saaduev has taken part in a panel discussion of the IBC Human Resources Committee and presented on the issue of introducing additions to the Labor Code of the Kyrgyz Republic regarding the regulation of distance labor relations. Global trends in the labor market, as well as the experience of neighboring countries, indicate the growing importance of the issue of regulating the labor relations of employees working remotely, i.e. outside the employer's office. The introduction of these amendments to the Labor Code will facilitate the involvement of persons with disabilities, retired persons, women with many children, etc. in the economy. As a result of the discussion, the committee members supported the proposals and agreed on further steps.

10 September 2019

Dear colleagues,
We are pleased to invite you to participate at the international IBA Europe - Caucasus - Asia Forum (IBA ECA Forum), which will be held from October 31 to November 2, 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Managing partners, leaders of practice, legal advisers and other senior-level professionals representing the ECA region or interested in it will take part in the IBA ECA Forum. In addition to discussing current issues in the legal services market and legal practice, an excellent cultural program will be offered as part of the IBA ECA Forum.
Key topics of the Forum:
    • Legal issues in investing in the countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia
    • A “journey” on investment risks in times of uncertainty in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
    • Services for international clients: what does it mean to work with clients operating all over the world?
    • The environment of the legal profession: “non-recruitment” of employees, agreements establishing the level of salaries, as agreed by employers at the same industry level, exchange of confidential information, and other practices of unfair competition in the field of human resources management
    • How can we promote equality, diversity and inclusiveness in legal profession?
    • “Burnout” of lawyers: an inevitable phenomenon?
    • M&A deals in the ECA region
    • Taxation in the countries of the region: CIS and other countries
    • Settlement of disputes in the region.

(!) Register before September 20, 2019 to receive a discount on early registration:

You can obtain more detailed information about the program and conditions for participation in the IBA ECA Forum at the following email addresses: or
IBA ECA Forum is the largest regional forum and the place where we meet our colleagues, share knowledge and experience.
K&A team

29 March 2019

As part of its initiative to support the development of the new generation of legal professionals K&A announces its annual scholarship program among students of law schools.
A winner of K&A Scholarship will receive a one-time monetary stipend and an opportunity to undergo a one-month internship at Kalikova & Associates, with a possibility of extension up to 2 months.
More information about the program you may find by the following link.

11 March 2019

K&A, as a legal advisor to the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic, was involved in the preparation of the country’s first public-private partnership (PPP) project for the organization of hemodialysis services in Bishkek, Osh and Jalal-Abad. K&A, along with international consultants, prepared feasibility study, tender documentation, PPP agreement and provided legal support in the matters relating to tender and conclusion of the PPP agreement with the winning bidder. Our PPP practice group continues to advise the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic on the matters relating to the implementation of the PPP agreement. Apart from working on specific PPP projects, our PPP team is involved in legal reforms aimed at ensuring further improvement of legal regulation of PPPs in the Kyrgyz Republic.

We are extremely proud of our PPP Team for contributing to the successful launching of the socially important project which provide benefits for patients needing hemodialysis services in the Kyrgyz Republic by increasing the number and quality of hemodialysis services in the Kyrgyz Republic!

13 December 2018

K&A hosted client seminar on December 5, 2018 under the theme ‘Termination of Employment by Employer. Employment Litigation Practice’ organized by K&A Senior Lawyers, Albina Rakhmidinova and Jyldyz Tagaeva.

Madina Akramovna Davletbaeva, the retired judge, lawyer and permanent instructor at the High School of Justice under the Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic, was invited to speak on the employment litigation practice and employers’ liability for labor law violations, and to share her experience in labor dispute resolution.

The discussion focused on dismissal of employees in the event of:

(1)     Liquidation of an organization;
(2)     Reduction in force or job elimination;
(3)     Employee’s unsuitability for her/his work or position.

Albina Rakhmidinova and Jyldyz Tagaeva spoke on legal requirements and procedures for dismissal of employees, potential risks and common dismissal mistakes made by employers.

We appreciate the active participation and input of all attendees!

14 November 2018

On October 8, 2018, the law firm “K & A Legal” and partner of the company, head of the “Electric Power Industry” practice, Magomed Saaduev, were awarded a special certificate of the Energy Charter Secretariat as a sign of gratitude in preparing a study on the Kyrgyz Republic in the field of assessing investment risks in the energy sector. The study was included in the global report of the International Energy Charter, covering dozens of different jurisdictions around the world, including Kyrgyz Republic. The report was published on October 3, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

03 October 2018

The International Energy Charter announces the launch of the 2018 Energy Investment Risk Assessment publication (EIRA 2018), issued on an annual basis. The presentation, timed to the release of the EIRA 2018 publication, will take place today, October 3, in Brussels.


The primary objective of the EIRA publication is to assist governments to improve investment conditions for foreign investors in the energy sector.


The section on Kyrgyzstan was prepared by Kalikova & Associates partner and Head of Hydroenergy practice group, Magomed Saaduev, who has over 15 years of practical experience advising clients on the legal regulation of the electricity market and on the construction of energy facilities.

12 September 2018

The 13th International legal forum Europe-Caucasus-Asia (Forum ECA), the successor of the famous CIS Local Counsel Forum took place on September 5-7, 2018 in Almaty.

Having a long lasting history, the Forum ECA is the only conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) covering the post-Soviet countries.

Kalikova & Associates acted as a member of the organizing committee this year and was represented at the forum by managing partner Aicholpon Jorupbekova, who delivered a welcoming speech at the opening ceremony, and Albina Rakhmidinova, senior lawyer and member of Kalikova & Associates PPP practice group.

Acting as an expert in the panel discussion on PPP issues in emerging markets and answering the question - why a strong legal team is needed? - Albina shared with delegates practical experience, highlighted the problems faced by public and private partners in practice, and outlined the measures that should be taken to successfully implement the PPP policy in this area.

As part of the panel discussion, the issues were considered, as well as the opinion of respected experts in this field was also received, on the following key points:

    - Regulatory, institutional or legal framework: what comes first in development of successful PPP policy?
    - National, regional or municipal level: where to start in setting-up solid projects pipeline?
    - ECA regional trendsetters in P3’s: the secret of success
    - Pitfalls, delays and defaults: what goes wrong at initial stage?
    - Rational balance in public and private interests: how to build a sustainable partnership
    - Corporate, contractual or institutional – what partnership stands for P3’s?

The Forum ECA for a long period has attracted the attention of representatives of international and local law firms, lawyers' associations of different countries, as well as representatives of state structures known in the legal community and became an excellent platform for large-scale meetings of lawyers specializing in business support.



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