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.

17 July 2017

The World Justice Forum V took place on July 10 – 13, 2017 in the Hague, Netherlands. It was organized by the World Justice Project, an independent multidisciplinary organization, in cooperation with Microsoft Corporation and American Bar Association. The forum attracted 400 delegates from 75 countries, among who were practicing lawyers, current justices of the Supreme Courts, Stanford law school dean, ombudsmen and other representatives of the legal profession.

On the final day of the forum, 10 participants selected out of 400 presented their proposals on projects to strengthen the rule of law in their countries. The person who won the votes of the organizers and all participants of the forum was declared the winner. We are pleased to announce that the prize was awarded to Ermek Mamaev a Kyrgyz national and a lawyer of Kalikova & Associates law firm, who presented a project to strengthen the rule of law in Kyrgyzstan.

The World Justice Project releases the World's Rule of Law Index (The WJP's Rule of Law Index). This Index was introduced in 2010 and measures a country’s achievements in promoting the rule of law. The 2016 Edition expanded coverage to 113 countries with Denmark remaining the highest-ranked country in rule of law while Venezuela is the weakest performer among all the 113 indexed countries. Kyrgyzstan ranks 83-rd.

06 July 2017

From the 16th to the 20th of June 2017, Mr. Ermek Mamaev, a lawyer of Kalikova & Associates took part in the first Youth Regional Workshop on Water in Central Asia.The workshop took place in the Swiss Pavilion at Expo Astana 2017: Future Energy.

The workshop was attended young experts from the Central Asian region, including the representatives from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Republic of Korea. The workshop was organized by the International Secretariat for Water and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and held under the theme "Innovative solutions to water issues in Central Asia: challenges and contributions of young people".

The participants of the workshop met with experts and diplomats from Europe and Canada, including the former President of the Swiss Confederation, currently Swiss Federal Councillor Mr. Didier Burkhalter, who discussed with the participants of the workshop various problems in the water sector and their solutions.

As a result of the workshop, young experts developed their own vision and solutions for Water in Central Asia, which were presented to the official representatives of all Central Asian states during the Blue Peace Central Asia Conference in Astana on July 20, 2017.

06 July 2017

Nurbek Sabirov, Partner of Kalikova & Associates, prepared a handbook on arbitration “Concepts and legal regulation of arbitration in the Kyrgyz Republic”, which was published as part of USAID and IDLO project on strengthening the justice system in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The handbook was developed based on practical experience for the training of arbitrators of arbitration courts under the support of USAID and IDLO.

Nurbek Sabirov is an advocate and acting arbitrator of the International Court of Arbitration under the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic, arbitrator of Riga International Commercial Arbitration Court and arbitrator of the Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC).

30 May 2017

On May 24, 2017, Kalikova & Associates representatives, Ulan Tilenbaev, Managing partner and Ermek Mamaev, lawyer, participated in English Law Day Forum in Almaty, organized by the Law Society of England and Wales in partnership with the Kazakhstan Bar Association and the British-Kazakh Law Association. The Forum covered the latest legal news from England and Wales, transactional update – current market trends in M&A transactions and current market trends in international litigation and arbitration. The Forum brought together legal practitioners from the Great Britain, Russia and the Central-Asian region.

The Forum served as an excellent platform for discussing topical legal issues and strengthening partnerships among multiple jurisdictions.

24 April 2017

The 6th Annual Ak Ilbirs National Film Award ceremony took place at Manas cinema theater on April 14, 2017. The awarding ceremony took place after the demonstration of films shot in 2016 and nominated in 2017. The demonstration of nominated films was held at Chingiz Aitmatov Cinema House in late March. The jury included the members of the Union of Cinematographers of the Kyrgyz Republic. Based on the voting results, A Father's Will, a film directed by Bakyt Mukul and Dastan Zhapar Uulu, was announced as the best film of 2016. It previously won a number of prestigious foreign movie awards.

The Path to Mother, Kazakhstan, won Ak Ilbirs award in the category “The best film in Central Asia”.

The prize for an outstanding contribution to the National Cinematography was awarded to writer and Academician of the National Film Academy of Kyrgyzstan Mr. Mar Baydjiev.

The prize for an outstanding contribution to the World cinema was awarded to Film Director Hodjakuli Narliev.

The 6th Annual Ak Ilbirs National Film Award was established to recognize the best achievements in the cinema in the country and to stimulate the artistic growth of national cinema in all areas of filmmaking.

Kalikova & Associates is a partner of this award and for 5 years has been coordinating the work of the jury and carries out counting of votes to determine the winners.

24 April 2017

On April 6, 2017, Bishkek was visited by an Austrian business delegation headed by Mr. Michael Angerer, Director of the Department of Foreign Trade with Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

The main purpose of the visit was to expand and strengthen the trade and economic relations between our countries. The meeting was held with the participation of state and private companies in different sectors of the economy and was organized with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Magomed Saaduev, Partner at Kalikova & Associates, took part in the meeting with the business delegation.

05 April 2017

The lawyer of Kalikova and Associates, Albina Rakhmidinova, took part in the international seminar "Public-private partnerships legislative developments in the CIS countries and beyond” held in Moscow on 24th of March 2017. The seminar was organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Within the framework of the event the participants reviewed the experience of PPPs in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, Serbia and Belarus given the latest legislative developments in the field of PPP. During the seminar key features of preparation and implementation of PPP projects, as well as CIS Model Law on PPPs and the commentary to it, were considered.

Albina Rakhmidinova made a presentation on a subject "PPP pilot projects in the Kyrgyz Republic and draft amendments to the PPP Law of the Kyrgyz Republic", and shared information on pilot PPP projects in the Kyrgyz Republic, K&A experience in these projects and forthcoming changes to be made to the PPP Law in the Kyrgyz Republic.

28 March 2017

Kalikova & Associates retains its leading position in the Chambers Global 2017 rankings. This year, Kalikova & Associates has once again been named the top law firm in Kyrgyzstan, Band 1, General Business Law.

As noted by the directory, the clients of Kalikova & Associates admit that “working with this firm is a trouble-free exerciser” while its staff is “detail-oriented and responsive to all needs of the client” and “focused on finding solutions”.

Partner Alexander Ahn is admitted as a project finance specialist and given credit for his “responsive and comprehensive” approaches to finding solutions.

Partner Maksim Smirnov is admitted as a tax law expert and is given credit for advising corporate clients on tax structuring and controversial tax matters.

Managing Partner Ulan Tilenbaev is admitted as a "smart and competent lawyer" assisting overseas entities with various domestic law issues.

Company Founder Gulnara Kalikova is again admitted as a key figure in the legal market of Kyrgyzstan, "a strong lawyer and a strong leader” committed "to excellence".

30 January 2017

As part of its initiative to support the development of the new generation of legal professionals Kalikova & Associates announces its annual scholarship program among students of law schools. The Firm offers scholarships of 10 000 soms to the 3 finalists of the program and an opportunity to undergo up to 3 months of internship at Kalikova & Associates.

More information about the program you may find by the following link

24 January 2017

Kalikova & Associates is pleased to announce the release of the updated edition of its legal information guide: “Business in the Kyrgyz Republic: Legal Aspects” 2016.

The release has been prepared by the team of lawyers of Kalikova & Associates. We hope that the updated information will be useful for our clients and subscribers.



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