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.

10 February 2016

Kalikova & Associates received top ranking from Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 in general business law section as a firm continuing to be a leader in the Kyrgyz legal market and known for its wider contribution to "improving the business environment in the country." The lawyers also attract accolades for their "top-grade technical skills" and ability to offer "very practical advice”

According to Chambers Global и Chambers Asia Pacific 2016, Managing partner Ulan Tilenbaev is known for his involvement in M&A and is further singled out as an arbitration expert. Ulan Tilenbaev is also praised by sources for his quick turnaround times and fluency in English.

Chambers Global и Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 identifies Gulnara Kalikova as "a major contributor in the development of the mining sector." She is also noted for her active involvement in PPP projects.

17 December 2015

On December 16, 2015, IBC and UNDP held a roundtable on “Role of Business for Sustainable Development”. The discussion focused on the targets related to sustainable development goals adopted by UNDP on September 2015.

Kalikova & Associates was represented by Gulnara Kalikova, Founding Partner, who delivered a presentation entitled “Bringing the global perspective to the individual level: vision as a businessperson and as a citizen”.

04 November 2015

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.

02 November 2015

In October 2015 Kalikova & Associates lawyers, Magomed Saaduev, Ruslan Sulaimanov and Meerim Talantbek kyzy, attended training courses on “Management of disputes and negotiations inside of the Board of directors” and “Corporate governance in small and medium-size enterprises” organized by IFC Project on Corporate Governance in Central Asia jointly with Anyk Audit company. Members of the Boards of directors and executive body, as well as representatives of business community and lawyers took part in training courses.

The main idea of the training course on “Management of disputes and negotiations inside of the Board of directors” was to help the participants to develop skills of inter-personal settlement of disputes, prevention of conflicts and management of conflict situations. In the framework of the training course “Corporate governance in small and medium-size enterprises” practical tasks have been reviewed and recommendations on introducing corporate governance in small and medium-size enterprises have been provided.

Upon completion of the training courses all participants received certificates.

29 September 2015

On September 17, 2015, Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia held the Challenges of Establishment, Operation and Expenditure of Regional Development Funds round-table discussion within the framework of its project on the transparent and effective local management of income of mining companies through regional development funds. The event was held with financial support from Soros Foundation -Kyrgyzstan and in partnership with the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The main goal of the round-table discussion was to develop key recommendations for the establishment and transparent administration of regional development funds based on the needs of the local communities.

Kalikova & Associates lawyers Satkyn Beketaeva and Jyldyz Tagaeva delivered a presentation on the challenges and recommendations based on the legal analysis of the standard regulation on the formation of regional development funds and the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic governing the establishment and operation of regional development funds.

The round-table discussion resulted in the decision to establish a working group responsible for the development of recommendations for amending the laws of the Kyrgyz Republic to improve the overall performance of regional development funds.

10 September 2015

Kalikova & Associates Senior lawyer, Asel Momoshova, participates in the International Summer School in IT-Law at Leibniz Universität Hannover (Hannover, Germany) from July 20 to August 14, 2015.

The program mainly covers such areas as European Regulation of Information Technology, Data Protection, E-Commerce Law and IT Contracts. The primary aim of the program is to provide an overview of EU regulation in the field of IT and to draw attention to its development in reaction to dynamic advancement of technologies and arising legal issues.

13 August 2015

On August 6, 2015 the President of the Kyrgyz Republic signed Air Code which will enter into force upon expiration of 6 months from the date of its official publication.

Lawyers of Kalikova & Associates took active part in activities of the working group established for the purpose of drafting Air Code. The project was implemented together with the Association of Civil Aviation Enterprises of the Kyrgyz Republic, Civil Aviation Agency of the Kyrgyz Republic under the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic with support of USAID BGI (Reforma) Project.

25 June 2015

Magomed Saaduev, partner, and Shuhrat Akhmatakhunov, lawyer at Kalikova & Associates, participated in the ECA (Europe- Caucasus-Asia) Legal Forum’s 10th anniversary held in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 17th to 20th of June.

The ECA Forum (formerly CIS Local Counsel Forum) is an international legal event conducted annually since 2006. The Forum is the main platform for the wide-scale gathering of leading business lawyers. The Forum brings together partners of leading law firms practicing in CIS countries, as well as senior partners and representatives of international law firms and professional media.

Traditionally, the Forum is organized by RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group with support from BLC Law Office – Georgia.

16 June 2015

Kalikova & Associates lawyer, Jyldyz Tagaeva, participates in the Executive Training Program on Extractive Industries and Sustainable Development organized by Columbia Center for Sustainable Investments (New York, USA) from June 8 to June 19, 2015.

The program covers five inter-related areas of the extractive industries value-chain:

1. A transparent and mutually beneficial legal and fiscal framework;
2. A commitment to long-term planning and revenue management at national and local levels;
3. A strategy to leverage investments for broad-based socio-economic development through infrastructure and other linkages;
4. An approach that promotes human rights and integrated development;
5. A system to manage environmental risks and impacts.

The program is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills to promote the responsible development of the extractive industries sector in resource-rich developing countries and to encourage a rich dialogue about best practices from around the globe.

05 June 2015

Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic has adopted the Law “On amendments to certain legislative acts of the Kyrgyz Republic regarding the simplification of registration and liquidation procedures of individual entrepreneurs and legal entities”. The President of the Kyrgyz Republic signed the law on May 22, 2015 which goes into effect starting from June 5, 2015.

Lawyers of Kalikova & Associates provided expert assistance to members of Parliament in drafting this legislative act.

 

 

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