The Law Society of England and Wales in partnership with the Bar Council of England and Wales, the Ministry of Justice and the British Embassy in Astana organised English Law Summit in Astana and Almaty from 23 to 25 April 2018.

Deputy Vice President, Simon Davis gave opening remarks at the conference in Astana and Almaty alongside Richard Heaton CB, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice (UK) and Andrew Walker QC, Chair of the Bar Council. 

The summit was part of the ‘Legal Services are GREAT’ campaign to promote legal links and business between both countries, and to promote the use of English law and English and Welsh legal services globally.

The two-day conference attracted over 400 delegates from the UK and Kazakhstan. Attendees had opportunities to discuss recent developments in English law, the UK withdrawal from the EU, corporate governance, anti-money laundering and financial regulation, and international arbitration.

According to participants, the high quality of speakers and moderators, and the interactive panel discussions and case study sessions made the conference a great success.

Please find below the complete conference programme and presentation slides from Astana and Almaty.