PUBLICATIONS

22-Sep-2020

A multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in the United States has registered in Kazakhstan (through its Swiss subsidiary) an original drug (hereinafter the “OD”). A large generic company (Pakistan) has submitted documents in Kazakhstan for the examination of a generic drug containing the OD’s active ingredient with the aim of its subsequent registration....

16-Sep-2020

I have been preparing a presentation on enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Kazakhstan for a local event, and I have thought that it would be useful to share with you some of the points of my presentation. Apart from the boring stuff like the procedure, we have found out some interesting statistics which you may find useful....

10-Sep-2020

The purpose of this alert is to prepare a checklist with requirements to personal data collection and processing, which are to be introduced by every entrepreneur in its business processes, while entrepreneurs have a lot of obligations in this area. ...

10-Sep-2020

In March this year Kazakhstan courts shifted to an online format of hearing cases in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, we share our observations on the features and main issues which arise in the course of online court proceedings in the Kazakh courts....

23-Jun-2020

Declaration of the state of emergency in light of COVID-19, low oil prices, and subsequent devaluation of the national currency – the Tenge, is making a serious negative impact on the financial situation of Kazakh debtors. In response, the President of Kazakhstan, among other things, issued an order banning commencement of bankruptcy court proceedings until 1 October 2020...

10-May-2020

As I have been preparing for a presentation at the Pravo-300 online conference tomorrow (on online judiciary), I came across very interesting statistics on Kazakh courts as at the end of 2019....

10-May-2020

Four years ago, I wrote an article and a post on LinkedIn describing one of the advantages of the then New Kazakh Code of Civil Procedure, which entered into effect on 1 January 2016. ...

18-Mar-2020

On 15 March 2020 the President of Kazakhstan (“RoK”), K.K. Tokayev, signed a decree introducing state of emergency (“SE”) from 16 March to 15 April 2020. The decree is likely to cause contractual defaults, termination of contracts, sanctions, losses and litigation/arbitration in Kazakhstan and possibly abroad....