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 October 2014

Kalikova & Associates lawyer Jyldyz Tagaeva participated in the two-day national conference on “Building cooperation and reducing conflicts between stakeholders in the mining industry” held on October 2-3, 2014 in Issyk-Kul. The conference was organized by the State Agency of Geology and Mineral Resources in partnership with the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA) with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The goal of the conference was to develop ideas to prevent conflicts and strengthen cooperation among public authorities, mining companies and local communities. During the conference participants discussed issues in connection with the use of mineral resources and adopted a resolution with recommendations for public authorities, mining companies and local self-government bodies.

23 September 2014

Kalikova & Associates participates in the development and support of the "Regulatory legal acts on mining sector" section of the website. This section contains all applicable regulatory and legal acts in the mining sector and draft laws and regulations that are on the public discussion.

21 September 2014

Kalikova & Associates partners Maksim Smirnov and Alexander Ahn participated in the international legal forum, Sochi Legal, held on September 20 and 21, 2014 in Sochi. The forum was hosted by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Law Firm and Advocates Bureau Yug.
The event brought together over 200 delegates from 26 countries including corporate lawyers and top managers of major Russian and international companies. The programme included interactive discussions over corporate and criminal law issues, arbitration cases, taxation, as well as Western sanctions against Russia and trade and investment cooperation with Asian countries. At session on “Common Economic Area: Legal Nuances for Business”, Kalikova & Associates partners gave a presentation on forthcoming Kyrgyzstan’s joining the Customs Union and Common economic area, as well as on investment climate in the Kyrgyz Republic.

19 September 2014

On September 17, 2014, Kalikova and Associates hosted a seminar on legal aspects of management of a sole telecoms operator. The seminar was organized for directors of private TV and radio companies at the proposal of Internews Network. The sole telecoms operator was established in accordance with the Digital Broadcasting Switchover Programme approved by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic in 2011. The operator is named Digital Technologies LLC and embraces 22 private TV and radio companies.

At the seminar, the following issues were covered: corporate governance based on a balance of interests, various legal aspects and implementation practices that need to be taken into account while developing founding documents, as well as relationships, rights and authorities of stakeholders, etc. Also, policies for attracting investment in the sole telecoms operator were discussed.

09 September 2014

On 9 September 2014 STRIK Attorneys at Law and Tax Advisors, the Netherlands jointly with Kalikova and Associates organized a workshop on International solutions for Kyrgyzstan. Tax and legal structuring for your business.

The workshop covered issues related to choice of optimal structure of a company in terms of taxation, tools for protection and confidentiality of the companies' assets in Netherlands, export of goods from Kyrgyzstan to the EU countries. Participants of the workshop learned current taxation regimes, forms of legal entity's incorporation in Netherlands and benefits for registration of a company in Netherlands.

The workshop was designed for managers, professionals of economic departments, financial and tax consultants and accountants.

03 September 2014

Ulan Tilenbaev, Managing Partner and Ruslan Sulaimanov, lawyer, took part at Great Law, Great Business conference held on September 3, 2014 in Almaty. The conference was organized with support from the British Embassy in Astana, the Law Society of England and Wales and the British-Kazakh Law Association.
The conference focused on corporate governance issues and covered the issues relating to sanctions imposed by the European Union, the USA and the Russian Federation, and their influence on businesses of companies operating in CIS countries.

28 August 2014

On August 28, 2014, Kalikova & Associates lawyers Albina Rakhmidinova and Azima Bokoshova took part in the seminar on The practical steps toward the use of the PPP arrangements in the Kyrgyz Republic, organized by the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic with the support from the Asian Development Bank.
The main purpose of the seminar was to inform and raise awareness about the PPP arrangements and practices among government and local self-governance bodies. The issues covered in the seminar also included the PPP legal and institutional frameworks, the Project Development Support Facility tools for financing feasibility study and transactional services under the PPP projects, and the international PPP experience.
The seminar served as a forum on the PPP issues for key stakeholders comprising public authorities, businesses, and international organizations.

06 August 2014

Kalikova & Associates team congratulates its colleague Ruslan Sulaimanov with passing of the selection procedure and enrollment in summer school of the Hague Academy of International Law in the course of private international law.
We believe that such experience will increase professional skills and further academic development!

30 June 2014

Gulnara Kalikova, Senior Partner, and Jyldyz Tagaeva, lawyer, took part in the 9th CIS Local Counsel Forum held on June 27 – 29, 2014 with the support of the Vienna Host Committee (Dorda Brugger Jordis; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Graf & Pitkowitz; Lansky, Ganzger + partner) and RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group. The Forum serves as a main platform for wide-scale gathering of business lawyers and takes place every year in different cities. Over the years, the Forum has evolved into an informal network of managing and senior partners of leading law firms from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan, and partners of international law firms from around the world.

At the Forum, Gulnara Kalikova shared the legislative news, told about Kyrgyzstan’s investment climate and legal market.

19 June 2014

We extend out heartiest congratulations to Murat Madykov and Meerim Kachkynbaeva on the occasion of earning their LL.M degrees from Harvard and Columbia Universities. Congratulations, dear colleagues!



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