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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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English legal summit in Kazakhstan - Join us in Almaty and Astana from 23-25 April

8 February 2018

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

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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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Successful completion of the judicial training programme for judges and senior court officials from Kazakhstan

9 October 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.

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Interview: Legal business in the CIS region

6 September 2017

Interview with Ben Wells, Solicitor at Shepherd and Wetherburn 

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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

Chika_Muorah

International Policy Adviser: CIS

chika.muorah@lawsociety.org.uk

Katharina Kirchberger

International Policy Assistant: Europe and CIS

katharina.kirchberger@lawsociety.org.uk