Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, bordering Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It is located along the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean.

Kyrgyzstan, officially known as the Kyrgyz Republic, declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It is defined by the 1993 constitution as a parliamentary representative democratic republic, whereby the President is head of state and the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan is head of government.

Kyrgyzstan is a member of the OSCE, the Eurasian Economic Union, and the United Nations.

The Kazakh legal system is a civil law system.

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How to practice in Kyrgyzstan


Information on how to practice in Kyrgyzstan

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Interview: Legal business in the CIS region


Interview with Ben Wells, Solicitor at Shepherd and Wetherburn


Kyrgyzstan becomes a recognized QLTS jurisdiction


The Qualified Lawyer Transfer Scheme (QLTS) is a transfer scheme which provides qualified lawyers, who are not admitted as solicitors in England and Wales, with an alternative route to qualification as a solicitor of England and Wales. There is no experience or training contract required

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Legal Life in... Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan


Interview with Denis Bagrov and Zhanyl Abdurakhmanova from Centil Law Firm .

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The Law Society signs an MoU with the Advocatura of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan Bar Association)


On 1 October, the Law Society hosted a delegation from Kyrgyzstan to formalise our cooperation with the Advocatura of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan Bar Association).

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English Law Day Forum in Almaty 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.

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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