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Kazakhstan

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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AIFC Law Conference - 4 July

13 April 2018

The Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) organises its first law conference and introduces its unique legal framework and dispute resolution in the AIFC court.

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English Law Summit in Kazakhstan

23 March 2018

The Law Society in cooperation with the Bar Council of England and Wales organised a successful English Law Summit in Astana and Almaty from 23 to 25 April 2018.  

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Final Evaluation Report, presented in Astana, of the Law Society’s Kazakh Judicial Training Programme

16 March 2018

From 5-8 December 2017, Sir William Blair joined a small delegation from the Law Society and City Law School to present the final evaluation report of the judicial training programme for Supreme Court judges and senior clerks from Kazakhstan. This trip was undertaken under the auspices of the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan and kindly hosted by Madiyar Balken, a Supreme Court judge.

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Doing Legal Business in Kazakhstan - read more about our roundtable discussion

11 December 2017

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. 

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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 organised the fourth English Law Week event in Moscow and St Petersburg  from 20 to 23 November 2017.

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Doing legal business in... KazakhstanSubscription

5 February 2018

Our Doing Legal Business series provides a guide for lawyers to working in key international markets.

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Doing legal business in Kazakhstan reportSubscription

7 August 2013Updated: 21 November 2014

 

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Your contacts for this region are Chika Muorah and Katharina Kirchberger

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International Policy Adviser: CIS

chika.muorah@lawsociety.org.uk

Katharina Kirchberger

International Policy Assistant: Europe and CIS

katharina.kirchberger@lawsociety.org.uk