On 24 May 2017, the Law Society in partnership with the Kazakhstan Bar Association, and the British-Kazakh Law Association organised English Law Day in Almaty. The event promoted legal links and business between both countries, the use of English law, and solicitors’ expertise. 

The forum was well attended by over 85 private practitioners, in-house counsel and business representatives from both the UK, Kazakhstan, and the wider CIS region.

The forum provided a valuable opportunity to discuss latest news and trends from England and Wales (Brexit, artificial intelligence and sophisticated pricing models), M&A transactions, disputes resolution, and what to expect when working with foreign firms on cross-border transactions and disputes.

Law Society Vice-President Joe Egan welcomed the delegates at the conference alongside co-organiser Aigoul Kenjebayeva, Chair of the Board of the Kazakhstan Bar Association, and Dana Inkarbekova, representing our venue sponsor PWC Kazakhstan; and also participated in the session on the latest news from England and Wales, focusing on the impact of Brexit on the use of English law in Kazakhstan and the Law Society’s research into the use of artificial intelligence in the provision of legal services. 

According to participants, the high quality of speakers and moderators and the interactive discussions made the conference a great success. In the attachment, you can view the full programme and presentations from the conference.

The forum also aimed to strengthen the relationship between legal practitioners from both countries. 

We would like to say special thank you to our speakers and moderators who helped make this event a success.

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