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.

19 April 2016

Kalikova & Associates launches a series of publications containing overviews of arbitration cases involving the Kyrgyz Republic in connection with settlement of investment disputes.

Please see our first case overview, Petrobart versus the Kyrgyz Republic (in russian). This publication is based on the information generally available from public sources.

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18 April 2016

Kalikova & Associates Senior lawyer, Satkyn Beketaeva, took part in the business forum “Kyrgyzstan is the land of new opportunities”. The business forum was organized within the regular meeting of the United States-Central Asian Council on Trade and Investment (TIFA).

The main purpose of the business forum was to strengthen the strategic alliances and to establish new partner relations among the business communities of Central Asia and United States.

14 April 2016

Kalikova & Associates Law Firm was ranked as the top-tier firm in the annual ranking of The LEGAL 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa 2016. This reputable international legal directory noted that Kalikova & Associates “advises a strong roster of Kyrgyz and international clients on a range of commercial matters”.

Gulnara Kalikova, Founding partner and Ulan Tilenbaev, Managing partner were recognized as leading lawyers. Alexander Ahn, partner and head of Banking, Microfinance & Insurance Practice Group was named as a top practitioner in banking and finance law.

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.

You may access the first issue by following this link:

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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”.



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