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.

01 October 2010

It has become a tradition for Kalikova & Associates Law Firm to carry out its annual Scholarship Program which is aimed at providing support for new generation of talented lawyers. 3 finalists will receive a money reward of 10,000 soms each and an opportunity to undergo up to 3 months of internship at Kalikova & Associates.

 

Eligibility requirements: Full-time 3-5th year students enrolled in law department of universities of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Application documents: Curriculum Vitae; Copy of the transcript (most recent); and Legal article.

In the article, applicants shall identify one or more problematic issues (legislative gaps, loopholes etc.), provide a clear explanation of the problem, its consequences in practice and propose specific solutions. The article shall be written either in English or Russian, which shall not exceed 8 pages (Times New Roman, 12, single space). Besides, the article shall be original and earlier unpublished. Articles in English will be given a preference.

Applicants are free to write on any topic within business law. Below is a list of proposed topics:
- Mineral resources rights in the Kyrgyz Republic;
- Regulation of electricity tariffs in the Kyrgyz Republic;
- Protection of intellectual property rights in the Kyrgyz Republic;
- Taxation in the Kyrgyz Republic;
- Secured transactions in the Kyrgyz Republic;
- Issues of Corporate Governance in the Kyrgyz Republic;
- Capital (Securities) Market of the Kyrgyz Republic;
- Introduction of mandatory insurances in the Kyrgyz Republic;
- Other topics.

Successful applicants shall be able to demonstrate:
- Academic excellence;
- Desire to pursue legal career;
- Strong theoretical knowledge, writing and analytical skills;
- Knowledge of legislation applicable to chosen topic.

Selection Procedure: Application submission deadline is 5 pm October 20, 2010. Application documents shall be sent via email (with a subject line “K&A Scholarship 2010”). Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted candidates will be informed about interview dates by November 1, 2010. Final decision will be made by November 10, 2010. Dates and terms of internship at Kalikova & Associates will be separately agreed with the scholarship recipients.

30 September 2010

Kalikova & Associates is pleased to invite mining companies to attend a seminar “Execution of the License Agreements: Key Issues Affecting the Validity of the License Agreements” scheduled for October 5, 2010. The purpose of the seminar is to address the key issues affecting the validity of license agreements and the ways to minimize the risks of annulment of licenses due to invalid license agreements. The seminar will give an opportunity to its participants to share opinions with colleagues and specialists as well as to expand their professional contacts through networking. For more details and registration for the seminar please call us at 66 60 60, 66 63 63 or by email

30 September 2010

On September 29 – 30, 2010, Kalikova & Associates Senior Lawyer, Maksim Smirnov took part in Intax Expo, International Taxation conference held in Moscow, Russia. The conference was attended by 346 participants representing 34 countries and 171 companies. Such issues as optimization of international taxation, most appropriate jurisdiction, nominee directors and other officials, responsibility of tax consultants and other issues have been discussed at the conference. More information about the conference can be found at: http://intax-expo.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=&

30 September 2010

Article “Hiring Foreign Employees in the Kyrgyz Republic: Law and Practice” by Kalikova & Associates Lawyer, Nazik Satkeyeva, has been published in Taxes & Law journal, issue 10. The article describes the requirements of Kyrgyz migration laws applicable to the employment of foreign and stateless persons in the Kyrgyz Republic, the procedure of obtaining work permits and existing legal gaps.

30 September 2010

On September 30, 2010 Kalikova & Associates Managing Partner, Gulnara Kalikova took part in the first forum “Legal Business. Central Asia”, held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The event was attended by 60 representatives of law firms from Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The participants of the forum shared their experience in doing business in legal consultancy markets of their respective countries, discussed challenges and developments in law firm management and established new contacts with colleagues.

27 September 2010

We are pleased to announce that an article by Kalikova & Associates lawyer Nurbek Sabirov is published on akipress.org online news website. The article focuses on effective mechanisms to be made available to business entities and citizens to appeal against illegal decisions of public officials. Non-punishment gives rise to irresponsibility, therefore, it is necessary to make sure that career development of a public official is linked to the indicator of legitimate decisions adopted by such official, whereas a number of his/her illegitimate decisions, actions or inactions will negatively affect career development of this official. Full text of the article can be found at: http://analitika.akipress.org/news:961 or by clicking attached file.

21 September 2010

Kalikova & Associates, the Ministry of Justice of the Kyrgyz Republic and State Registration Office under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic have joined efforts to make and distribute leaflets on how to recover documents lost during June 2010 unrest in south of the country.

Financial support of the campaign was provided by the Mission of the International Organization for Migration in the Kyrgyz Republic. Assistance in distributing leaflets was provided by the representatives of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.

The purpose of leaflets is to provide information on how to recover the lost documents relating to civil status (certificates of birth, marriage or divorce), personal identification documents (ID card, passport), documents of title to real estate, and constitutive documents of legal entities.

Issued in the Russian, Kyrgyz and Uzbek languages, leaflets contain clarifications of the procedure for recovering lost documents and contact details for local offices of the Ministry of Justice, State Registration Office and representatives of the American Bar Association where leaflets are available.

19 September 2010

Kalikova & Associates gives advice on how to fight corruption Managing Partner Gulnara Kalikova and associate Magomed Saaduev contributed to Global Renewable Energy Guide 2010, by authoring a chapter on Kyrgyzstan. Global Renewable Energy Guide 2010 provides overviews of renewable energy sectors of 38 countries of the world including Kyrgyz Republic and addresses government regulation of renewable energy sector in different countries, legislative incentives to renewable energy facilities, and some statistical data related to renewable energy. You can find the English text of the chapter on Kyrgyzstan here.

26 January 2010

On January 26, 2010, the Ministry of Economic Regulation of the Kyrgyz Republic in cooperation with the Secretariat of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) organized a training Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) at the Business Center “Russia”.

The workshop was organized with the support of Secretariat of Business and Investment Development Council under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kalikova & Associates Law Firm, which is one of the founders of the Public Foundation “PPP and Investment Promotion Center”, International Financial Corporation (IFC), German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The specially invited UNECE experts and expert from Kazakhstan PPP Center presented the essentials of PPPs, peculiarities of implementing PPP projects and shared with their experience related to implementation of PPPs in foreign countries in diverse sectors of economy. The Managing Partner of Kalikova & Associates, Gulnara Kalikova, made a presentation on “Legal Regulation of PPPs in the Kyrgyz Republic”, and told about current legal framework on PPPs, drafting a new PPPs Law and importance of drafting high quality legal framework for the implementation of successful PPPs projects in Kyrgyzstan.

About 100 representatives of the state, municipal, private sectors, business associations, international organizations and non-governmental organization took part in the workshop. All of the participants considered it necessary to further develop PPPs in Kyrgyzstan to improve the quality of management, operation and maintenance of infrastructure facilities.

 

 

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