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.

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.

01 June 2015

On June 4, 2015, the lawyers of Kalikova & Associates will host the seminar for international organizations and their projects in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The seminar will cover the following issues faced by the representatives of international organizations in their day-to-day activities: employment contracts and issues related to obtaining work permits and visas for foreign employees, taxes and social insurance payments, and office lease agreements.

The seminar will be held at Sierra café. We plan to hold the seminar in the informal and cozy setting with a cup of morning coffee.

See you soon!

21 May 2015

On May 15 2015, Kalikova & Associates junior lawyer Meerim Talantbek kyzy attended the training course on «Evaluation of Board of Directors” organized by IFC Project on Corporate Governance in Central Asia together with “Audit Plus” audit firm.

The training course covered different approaches and techniques used during the process of evaluation of board of directors. The participants also had an opportunity to apply the received knowledge while reviewing practical exercises during the course.

The participants of the training course included members of board of directors, of the executive body, owners of business, employees of legal departments, etc.

20 May 2015

On May 16, 2015, an official ceremony of the 4th Annual "Ak Ilbirs" National Film Award took place at “Manas” cinema. Presentation of awards took place after the contest show of movies that were shot in 2014 and nominated for film awards this year. Screening of contestant-films was held in Cinema House named after Chingiz Aitmatov. The jury consisted of the famous Kyrgyz filmmakers, members of the Union of Cinematographers of the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as the last year winners of the award. Based on the voting, a historical film "Kurmanjan Datka" directed by Sadyk Sher-Niyaz was acknowledged as the best film of 2014.
Kalikova & Associates, being a partner of the Award for the past four years, provides an independent vote count to determine the winners of "Ak Ilbirs" National Film Awards.

07 May 2015

During the period from April 18 to 25, 2015, Kalikova & Associates lawyers Ermek Mamaev and Kurmanzhan Dastanbek kyzy attended the training course organized by the International Court of Arbitration in affiliation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Kyrgyz Republic for practicing lawyers interested in learning how to use arbitration opportunities most effectively.

The training covered tips and techniques used at all stages of arbitral proceedings from drafting arbitration clauses to enforcing arbitral awards. Arbitrators made presentations and shared interesting facts about general practice.

Upon completion of the training course, participants were awarded a certificate.

22 April 2015

On April 17, 2015, Kalikova & Associates hosted a delegation of secondary school students at its office. The delegation comprised the students of 7-10 grades of Bishkek secondary school No. 14. The purpose of this event was to acquaint the students with the legal practice of Kalikova & Associates and a career in law in general. Nurbek Sabirov, partner, and Ruslan Sulaimanov and Jyldyz Tagaeva, lawyers, discussed with the students best ways to become a successful lawyer, personal qualities, skills and knowledge necessary to become a high profile expert and shared their success stories.

During the discussion, the students asked questions about the career in law and personal experiences of Kalikova & Associates team.

This event was organized within the framework of the social project: “I consciously choose my successful future” implemented by the Trillionaire Development Center.

07 April 2015

Satkyn Beketaeva, Senior Lawyer at Kalikova & Associates, took part in the training course on legislative drafting in the Kyrgyz Republic held in Bishkek from March 5 to April 3, 2015. The course covered the basic principles of legislative drafting process in the Kyrgyz Republic as well as standards and methods of conducting assessments of legislative drafting process in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The course was organized by Training Center for Legislative Drafting at Kyrgyz State Law Academy under the framework of USAID/DFID Kyrgyz Republic Parliamentary Strengthening Program.

02 April 2015

On March 31, 2015 Kalikova & Associates law firm hosted a seminar on “Labor issues” through the series of seminars for USAID contractors in Kyrgyzstan which have been initiated by the lawyers of Kalikova & Associates.

Issues of hiring employees and consultants by USAID contractors under employment and service agreements, obtaining work permits, visas and registration for foreign employees were discussed during the seminar by lawyers Shuhrat Akhmatakhunov and Jyldyz Tagaeva, the partner Maksim Smirnov.

During the discussion seminar participants shared their experience in recruitment and obtaining consent documents.

25 March 2015

On March 24, 2015, the lawyers of Kalikova & Associates hosted a seminar covering the following topics: state registration of USAID contractors in the Kyrgyz Republic, taxes and insurance chargers and lease agreements for office space. The main focus was on legal requirements applicable to USAID contractors in Kyrgyzstan.

The participants and presenters at the seminar discussed the state registration requirements, taxes and insurance charges arising from payments to employees of USAID contractors, privileges and exemptions granted under the Agreement between the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the United States of America on cooperation to facilitate the assistance dated May 19, 1993. The seminar topics also included the practices of executing, performing and terminating the lease agreements for office space.

The presenters at the seminar were: Shuhrat Akhmatakhunov, Ruslan Sulaimanov, Asel Momoshova, Maksim Smirnov and Ulan Tilenbaev.



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