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.
Find out all you need to know about practising in Kazakhstan
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.
Interview with Ben Wells, Solicitor at Shepherd and Wetherburn
Read our blog on the networking reception held for 14 Kazakh judges on 5th June 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.
The Law Society in partnership with the Kazakhstan Bar Association and the British-Kazakh Law Assciation organised English Law Day in Almaty. Read more.