The joint Article of the Partner Askhad Koshkarbayev and the lawyer Lyudmila Kravtsova about a new concept of the License Area Transformation was published in the "Investors Voice"(magazine of the American Chamber of Commerce)
License area transformation is a relatively new concept in the subsoil use regime of Kazakhstan. It was introduced by the December 2014 amedments to the Law On Subsoil and Subsoil Use, Previously the Law regulated only the license area extension mechanism
Interview with Vitaliy Vodolazkin, the Managing partner of Sayat Zholshy & Partners, and Rustam Ilzhanov, its Senior partner, published by Maitre magazine
In the interview the partners of Sayat Zholshy & Partners have shared their views on managing the law firm and dealing with its legal staff.
Managing Partner Vitaliy Vodolazkin and Partner Dmitriy Chumakov Took Part in the Kazakhstan’s Annual Legal Forum
On 18 September 2015, SZP Managing Partner Vitaliy Vodolazkin and Partner Dmitriy Chumakov successfully made their presentations at the Kazakhstan’s Annual Legal Forum held in Almaty.
Partner Amir Begdesenov Participated in the Road Show Presenting the Investment Opportunities in the Republic of Kazakhstan to Potential Singapore Investors
On 18 September 2015, Raffles Town Club, Singapore hosted a road show devoted to the investment opportunities of Kazakhstan manufacturing industries.
Sayat Zholshy & Partners analyzed the anticipated novelties in labor legislation concerning the changes in work conditions
The Labor Code of Kazakhstan in its current edition establishes the procedure for changing the work conditions, but “strictly in accordance with the set of established rules”. Such rules are intended to limit the abuse of employees’ rights by the employer
Kazakhstan contemplates further liberalization of access to mineral resources and improvement of the relevant regulatory framework
The liberalization of access to mineral resources will attract investments to the Kazakhstan oil and gas projects.
Kazakhstan extends its Visa-Free Regime for the citizens of "developed countries"
The Government of Kazakhstan has adopted a resolution to extend the current pilot project of visa-free regime for citizens of developed countries until 31 December 2017.
Kazakhstan Government Adopted the Criteria for Acknowledging Subsoil Blocks/Fields as Strategically Important
By its Resolution of 7 August 2015 the Kazakhstan Government adopted the criteria for acknowledging subsoil blocks/fields as strategically important. The criteria set out in the Resolution are as follows: 1.the aggregate volume of recoverable reserv
Competing with the Government
In 2007, the working group of the Committee for Protection of Competition of the Kazakhstan Ministry of Industry and Trade developed amendments to the competition law aimed at limiting public participation in entrepreneurship (so called “Yellow Pages Rule