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.

24 March 2015

Kalikova & Associates provided expert assistance to the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic in drafting the bill proposing amendments to the Civil Code and the Law on Business Partnerships and Companies. The bill introduces the right of the founders/participants of limited liability companies to form the board of directors and to determine the status and powers of members of the board of directors in the structure of governing bodies of the company. The bill passed through first reading in the Parliament on March 12, 2015.

23 March 2015

Kalikova & Associates provided expert assistance to the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic in drafting the bill proposing amendments to the Labor Code and the law of the Kyrgyz Republic on assuring timely payment of salaries, pensions, allowances and other social benefits. The bill introduces maximum rates of interest on overdue salaries to balance the interests of employers and employees.

The bill passed through first reading in the Parliament on March 12, 2015.

20 March 2015

Kalikova & Associates teamed up with International Business Council provided expert assistance to the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic in drafting the bill proposing amendments to the Investment Law and other laws of the Kyrgyz Republic (Tax Code, Nontax Payments Law). These amendments introduce legal mechanisms facilitating the exercise of investors’ right to stabilization of legal regime.

The bill was passed by the Parliament on December 31, 2014 and signed by the President on February 13, 2015.

16 March 2015

Lawyers of Kalikova & Associates attended the two-day training on Effective technologies of legal marketing, held in Bishkek on 12th and 13th of March. The training was conducted by Iryna Khymchak, Head of Department of marketing and business development of Sayenko Kharenko Law Firm (Ukraine).

General trends in marketing of law firms of European market have been reviewed in the course of the training. Ms. Khymchak shared with practical experience as well as provided recommendations on the main directions of consulting business promotion– marketing, client relations management (CRM), development of relations with partner firms, business development and public relations (PR).

24 February 2015

Ulan Tilenbaev, Managing Partner and Ruslan Sulaimanov, lawyer of the Kalikova & Associates are taking part in the Global Law Summit 2015 which is dedicated to the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta held in London from 23rd to 25th of February. The Global Law Summit is an independent, international legal event supported by the Law Society of England and Wales and International Bar Association.

The program of Summit includes more than 40 sections on various topics. The Summit involves more than 2000 delegates from 95 countries. A well-known in the legal world practitioners of international law firms, public figures and experts, representatives of judiciary establishment, bar associations, prosecutors and justice officials, and business community participate in this event.

20 February 2015

On February 20, 2015 at the meeting of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, members of the Cabinet of Ministers approved the medium- and long- term mineral development strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic. During the meeting, Prime Minister Djoomart Otorbaev emphasized on the high quality of the drafted document.

On March 31 2014, the Kalikova & Associates teamed with a consortium of experts has completed work on drafting the Strategy administered by the Kyrgyz Mining Association that was commissioned by the Ministry of Economy of the Kyrgyz Republic and with the technical support of USAID reform. Lawyers of Kalikova & Associates have developed recommendations for improving Kyrgyz mining law, including the issues associated with mining licensing, state assessment of mining and geological projects, pretrial dispute resolution.

17 February 2015

Kalikova & Associates Partner Maksim Smirnov takes part in the event to be held in Moscow from 17th to 21st of February. The main purpose of the event is to build cooperation between sewing companies of Russia and Kyrgyzstan. The event is organized by Deloitte Consulting with support from USAID.

Maksim Smirnov will give a presentation on the legal aspects of doing business in Kyrgyzstan, including currency, tax and customs regulations and upcoming entry of Kyrgyzstan into the Eurasian Economic Union.

14 January 2015

Kalikova & Associates is pleased to announce the appointment of Nurbek Sabirov and Magomed Saaduev as Partners with effect from January 2015.

Nurbek Sabirov heads the firm's Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group. He has significant experience representing clients in commercial and civil litigation and international arbitration matters. He is a listed arbitrator with the International Court of Arbitration under the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic, the International Court of Arbitration under the Chamber of Industry and Commerce of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Riga International Commercial Arbitration Court, and the Georgian International Arbitration Centre. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). Nurbek graduated from the Kyrgyz National University. He is licensed to practice as a defense attorney.

Magomed Saaduev heads the firm’s Corporate & Capital Markets Law Practice Group. He also has vast experience counseling and representing clients on electricity and environmental law matters as well as participating in efforts on drafting amendments to civil and antitrust laws of the Kyrgyz Republic. Magomed graduated from the Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University. He is licensed to practice as a defense attorney.

15 December 2014

On December 10, 2014 Managing Partner of Kalikova & Associates Ulan Tilenbaev, participated in the Central Asian Internet Symposium on "Perspectives for the development of the Internet in the Kyrgyz Republic" that took place in the Kyrgyz Republic for the first time. The event was organized by the National Institute for Strategic Studies of the Kyrgyz Republic, Internet Society (ISOC), National Centre for Information Technology and Central Asian Research Education Network CAREN.
Professionals in the field of modern information technologies from Europe and the Kyrgyz Republic attended the symposium. The main program of the symposium was creating favorable opportunity for development at the local level, as well as providing a platform for the development of a sustainable infrastructure of the Internet.
"The Kyrgyz Republic has background for the development of the knowledge economy", - said the Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies of the Kyrgyz Republic, - "Our goal is to bring great benefit to the citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic and become a high-tech center for online communication and virtual movement of services”.

03 December 2014

Kalikova & Associates lawyers jointly with the Association of civil aviation enterprises of Kyrgyz Republic and Civil Aviation Agency of Kyrgyz Republic under the Ministry of transport and communication of Kyrgyz Republic with the support of USAID REFORMA project participate in the process of development of draft new Air Code of the Kyrgyz Republic

On June 30, 2014 was establish a working group for development of draft Air code consisting of representatives of Agency, air operators and lawyers of Kalikova & Associates. The working group started the work based on the draft Air Code developed by international expert, a representative of consulting company Integra, Mr. Karsten Theil.

As a result of work on November 24, 2014 has been approved and passed to the Agency the final version of draft Air Code for further distribution and organization of public discussion with all interested persons, entities and state authorities.



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