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.

27 September 2010

We are pleased to announce that an article by Kalikova & Associates lawyer Nurbek Sabirov is published on 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: 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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