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 December 2010

Over the period from November to December 2010, Kalikova & Associates lawyers Omurgul Balpanova, Saodat Shakirova, Alexander Ahn, Karlygash Ospankulova and Maksim Smirnov have made presentations at the training seminars organized by the Union of Banks of Kyrgyzstan for specialists of Kyrgyz financial and lending institutions with the purpose of developing and improving their professional skills. The participants of the seminar have discussed the critical issues of securities market, intellectual property, labor and banking/lending law.

26 November 2010

On November 26, 2010, Kalikova & Associates lawyer Karlygash Ospankulova took part in the presentation on corporate governance “Survey of corporate governance practice in the Kyrgyz Republic: results and perspectives». The presentation was organized by the International Finance Corporation and the Authority for Regulation and Supervision over Financial Market under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic. The purpose of the survey was assessing the level of corporate governance in joint stock companies of Kyrgyzstan and revealing problems encountered by them. The presentation summed up the results of the survey and gave recommendations on the development of corporate governance in Kyrgyzstan.

26 November 2010

On November 26, 2010, at the annual meeting of the public organization Association of Lawyers of Kyrgyzstan (ALK) Ulan Tilenbaev, partner, and Nazik Satkeeva, lawyer, were elected as the new members of the management board of ALK for a term of 2 years. During the following two years, Ulan Tilenbaev will coordinate the work of the ALK committee on professional ethics, and Nazik Satkeeva will coordinate the ALK committee on development of international relations.

25 November 2010

On November 25, 2010, the noncommercial partnership «Assistance to development of competition in CIS countries» (Partnership), in which Kalikova & Associates is represented by its Managing Partner Gulnara Kalikova and lawyer Magomed Saaduev, and the Federal Antimonopoly Authority of the Russian Federation on behalf of the International Council on Antimonopoly Policy of CIS countries (ICAP) signed the Cooperation Agreement. The subject of the agreement is to organize cooperation among the parties to build the efficient state policy in the area of protection and development of competition and the efficient practical implementation of the antimonopoly law in CIS countries. Apart from Kalikova & Associates, the Partnership includes such law firms as «АLRUD» (Russia), «Kamenskaya & Partners » (Russia), «Stepanovsky, Papakul & partners» (Belarus), «Arzinger» (Ukraine), «SALKOM» (Ukraine), «Ameria» (Armenia), «Magisters» (Ukraine), «Baker & McKenzie CIS» (Kazakhstan), law bureau «Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners» (Russia), law bureau «Turcan & Turcan» (Moldova), Mobilnye TeleSystemy OJSC (Russia) and others.

19 November 2010

On November 19, 2010, Kalikova & Associates lawyers Karlygash Ospankulova and Asel Momoshova took part in the training seminar on corporate governance «Actual issues of corporate governance». The seminar was organized by the Union of Banks of Kyrgyzstan for lawyers of financial and credit institutions. The seminar addressed the issues of operation of the governing bodies of a company, public disclosure, etc..

12 November 2010

Kalikova & Associates Managing partner, Gulnara Kalikova, gave an interview on PPPs to Open Kyrgyzstan information and analytical portal. The full text of the interview can be found at: http://www.open.kg/ru/theme/interview/?theme_id=173&id=352

11 November 2010

On November 11, 2010, in Bishkek, Kalikova & Associates and the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic organized a seminar on public private partnership in road transport sector. Especially for this event, as the speaker of the seminar there was invited Mr. Antony Pearce, a member of Business Consulting Council of the European Economic Commission of the UN, an international expert in PPP. Mr. Pearce shared his personal experience in implementing PPP in road transport sector in various countries of the world. The seminar was attended by the officers of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Economic Regulation, and the lawyers of Kalikova & Associates.

05 November 2010

On November 3 – 5, 2010, Kalikova & Associates lawyer Nurbek Sabirov took part in the IX Qualification seminar «International treaty and settlement of disputes by international commercial arbitration», organized in Almaty by the UK Royal institute of arbitrators with participation of CCI of Russia, English–Russian legal association, Kazakh International Court of Arbitration and a number of arbitration tribunals of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is the first time when such seminar is held in Central Asia. Lawyers of the leading law firms of the Central Asian region attended the seminar. Presenters (trainers) at the seminar were David Goldberg (partner of White & Case LLP), Alexander Komarov (member of Presidium of MKAS of CCI of RF), and Vladimir Hvaley (partner of Baker & McKenzie).

05 November 2010

On November 5, 2010, in Bishkek, the regular meeting was held of Kyrgyz business community with the representatives of Korean Association of Importers (KOIMA), at which Kalikova & Associates Partner Ulan Tilenbaev took part. The meeting was attended by the representatives of Korean companies interested to importing in Korea food products, package materials, juice concentrates, dairy products, raw materials for medical preparations, mineral resources (uranium, gold, marble, granite, primary products for solar batteries, copper and iron ore, zirconium sand) and other goods.

03 November 2010

On November 2, 2010 Kalikova & Associates Partner, Aicholpon Jorupbekova took part in Annual Fall Conference of Internal Law Section of American Bar Association, where K&A and partner law firms from CIS Leading Counsel Network made a presentation on doing business in their respective countries and presented “Anti-corruption regulation in the CIS countries” brochure prepared jointly by the LCN firms. The event was attended by representatives of various law firms, in-house lawyers, and other members of ABA.

On November 3, 2010 Kalikova & Associates Partner, Aicholpon Jorupbekova jointly with the managing partners of leading national law firms from CIS Leading Counsel Network made a presentation on how to do business with the governments and state owned companies in former USSR countries for French-based companies interested in CIS economic region.

 

 

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