Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. Its territory is 2,724,900 sq kms. The country has borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and the Caspian Sea. Its population is 18 million. The capital is Astana, it was moved from Almaty in 1997.
Kazakhstan was the last to declare independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Today, the country is a unitary republic. Its first and only President is Nursultan Nazarbayev. Kazakhstan is also a member of the UN, OSCE, Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). It is an active participant in the NATO Partnership for Peace program.
The Kazakh legal system is a civil law system.
Kazakhstan has recently adopted a new Civil Procedure Code as well as Entrepreneurial Code.
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The Law Society in cooperation with the Bar Council of England and Wales and the UK Ministry of Justice is organising a Legal is Great summit in Kazakhstan
The Law Society organised a breakfast roundtable with experts from the region and experienced practitioners to discuss the current business climate, growing business areas, and new investment opportunities for law firms and their clients, in particular in relation to the AIFC.
The Law Society in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales organised the fourth English Law Week event in Moscow and St Petersburg from 20 to 23 November 2017.
On 22 September 2017, the Law Society held a reception to mark the end of the first judicial training programme for judges and senior court officials from Kazakhstan, which was implemented in collaboration with City Law School and INTO City.
Interview with Ben Wells, Solicitor at Shepherd and Wetherburn