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


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

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How to practise in Kazakhstan

2014-09-16T15:14:00+01:00By Donna Evans

Find out all you need to know about practising in Kazakhstan

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Successful English Law Summit in Nur-Sultan


Following on from our successful English Law Summit last year, the Law Society in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales, organised a second English Law Summit in Nur-Sultan. Read all about it.

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The Law Society signs MOU with the AIFC Court and International Arbitration Centre


An agreement to work together on areas of mutual interest

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Doing legal business in... Kazakhstan


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

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Your contacts for this region are Chika Muorah and Eleanor Farrow


International Policy Adviser: CIS


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International Policy Assistant: Europe and the CIS