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.

Key appointments at Kalikova & Associates

Partner Aicholpon Jorupbekova has been promoted to Managing Partner of Kalikova & Associates law firm.

Aicholpon joined the firm in 2005 and as  partner led the firm’s Minerals & Metals and Oil & Gas practices. Aicholpon is a graduate of the American University of Central Asia and Washington College of Law and has more than 15 years’ experience advising clients on foreign investments, mining, M&A and operational issues representing them before state authorities, mining regulators and JV partners in the Kyrgyz Republic.

"I am honored to take over the management of Kalikova & Associates and will continue focusing on providing high quality and comprehensive advice to our clients guided by our firm’s values of professionalism and result-oriented approach. I am fortunate to lead a unique team of talented lawyers with strength and expertise in various disciplines and strong commitment to put the client’s interest first. It is a challenge for me but I see it as a great opportunity to take the firm to the next level. I am grateful to my colleagues for their trust and support”, Aicholpon commented on her appointment.  

Ulan Tilenbaev stepped down after 8 successful years in the role and returned to full time legal practice. “I wish Aicholpon success in her new role. She is an outstanding lawyer, and I am confident that she will provide excellent leadership to our law firm. Over the years, we have been involved in the largest and most innovative projects, the firm has maintained its leading position by continuously being ranked as a top tier law firm. We have a solid platform for further growth and success ", said Ulan.

Gulnara Kalikova, founding partner of Kalikova & Associates, decided to take up a new role as strategic counsel and to devote her considerable experience to developing the firm's PPP practice.

Kalikova & Associates is now the largest and one of the leading full service law firms in the Kyrgyz Republic. According to Chambers and Legal 500 international rating editions: Kalikova & Associates maintains its position as a popular choice for international and domestic companies and financial institutions. Clients refer to Kalikova & Associates’ team as “reliable, great team players”, “knowledgeable about local and international market practices”, and “ready and willing to go the extra mile”.



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