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 April 2016

Kalikova & Associates Managing partner, Ulan Tilenbaev, took part in the meeting with the representatives of the business community of Germany accompanying the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany during his visit to the Kyrgyz Republic. The delegation included the representatives of major German corporations such us HeidelbergCement, Andritz Hydro, MAN Truck & Bus, Knauf, Claas, Papenburg, Deutsche Kabel and others.

During the meeting, the representatives of Kyrgyz companies informed the German colleagues about the current political situation in the country, economic and fiscal policy, legislative reforms aimed at improving the investment climate and business environment. The Parties discussed the possibilities of development and promotion of economic cooperation between the Kyrgyz and German companies.

The meeting was organized by the International Business Council and was held on March 31, 2016 in Hyatt.

31 March 2016

On March 24 Kalikova and Associates law firm introduced its first issue of a newsletter in taxation and customs issues. The newsletter includes the news of the industry and legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic on taxation and customs issues in Russian and English languages, and will be issued bimonthly.

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17 March 2016

Kalikova & Associates Partners, Ulan Tilenbaev and Alexander Ahn, took part in the Kyrgyz- Czech business forum held in Bishkek on March 16, 2016. The business forum was organized with support from the Kyrgyz and Czech Chambers of Commerce and Industry for representatives of government authorities, diplomatic missions, enterprises, and business associations of both countries.

The main purpose of the business forum was to develop and expand economic relations between the Kyrgyz and Czech companies.

17 March 2016

On March 11, 2016, Jyldyz Tagaeva, Kalikova & Associates Senior Lawyer, participated in the forum on Mining Policy in Kyrgyzstan: prospects and issues. The forum was organized by the University of Central Asia with support from the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The topics covered by the forum included the management of revenues from the mining sector, operations and life cycle of the mining companies, attracting investment in the mining sector, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

05 March 2016

Magomed Saaduev, Kalikova & Associates Partner, participated in the meeting of IFC partners in CIS and the Balkans held from March 1 to 4, 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia. The meeting was organized within the framework of the Corporate Governance Project, in which Kalikova & Associates is involved.

The meeting was devoted to the discussion of the future development plans for corporate governance and the progress achieved in this regard.

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.



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