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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.

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Kazakhstan: practice rights update from Sayat Zholshy and Partners

27 November 2015

Kazakhstan has recently adopted a new Civil Procedure Code as well as Entrepreneurial Code.

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How to practise in Kazakhstan

16 September 2014By Donna Evans

Find out all you need to know about practising in Kazakhstan

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English Law Week 2017: The Law - a noble profession or just business?

19 October 2017

The Law Society in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales is organising the fourth English Law Week event in Moscow and St Petersburg  from 20 to 23 November 2017.

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Interview: Legal business in the CIS region

6 September 2017

Interview with Ben Wells, Solicitor at Shepherd and Wetherburn 

The Law Society's reception with Kazakh judges of the Kazakhstan judicial training programme

9 June 2017

Read our blog on the networking reception held for 14 Kazakh judges on 5th June 2017. 

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Kazakhstan judicial training programme: opportunity for law firms to host a Kazakh Supreme Court judge

7 April 2017

The Law Society of England and Wales in partnership with the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan, the Astana International Financial Centre (“AIFC”), and City University is organising a judicial training programme for 14 Kazakh judges and legal representatives. The programme will take place from 10 April to 22 September 2017.

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English Law Day Forum in Almaty 2017

5 April 2017

The Law Society in partnership with the Kazakhstan Bar Association and the British-Kazakh Law Assciation organised English Law Day in Almaty. Read more.

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Your contacts for this region are Chika Muorah and Katharina Kirchberger


International Policy Adviser: CIS

Katharina Kirchberger

International Policy Assistant: Europe and CIS