English Law Day Forum in Almaty

The Law Society of England and Wales, The Kazakhstan Bar Association, and The British Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan requests the pleasure of your company at their English Law Day Forum in Almaty.


Date: 27 May 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m.-16:10 p.m.

Venue: Eurasian Academy of Law (named after D.A. Kunaev) event hall, 3rd floor,107 Kurmangazy str. (Corner of Baitursynov str.), Almaty District, 050072 Almaty, Kazakhstan.


As trade between the United Kingdom and Kazakhstan continues to grow so does the importance of understanding various recurring issues that arise in cross-border transactions and the most effective ways of addressing them.


The new Astana International Financial Centre brings in its wake an increase in commercial transactions governed by English law and an inevitable increase in commercial disputes. Therefore, it is important for business and their advisers to have advanced knowledge of how the English law principles can be used in Kazakhstan and a practical understanding of how their interest can be best protected.


A team of leading English and Kazakh practitioners will discuss these topics.

- capital markets and M&A transactions

- project finance and public private partnership

- Dispute resolution - international arbitration

- Astana International Financial Centre - legal implications

The conference is aimed at senior representatives from leading companies, law firms and financial institutions from both the UK, Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The working language for this event is English.


The seminar will be followed by a networking reception.


You will find a preliminary event program by following the link.


Registration for this event is free, please RSVP with your name, job title and company details to Irina Gaidukova at


We invite you to take part in Roundtable "Regulation of the legal profession in Kazakhstan” and Master-class “Successful lawyers in thriving firms”

KazBar together with The Law Society of England and Wales and the National Association of Advocates would like to invite all members, as well as other legal professionals, to take part in discussions on the regulation of the legal profession in Kazakhstan.

Date: 26 May 2016
Time: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. roundtable; 2:00-4:30 p.m. master-class
Venue: Kunayev Eurasian Law Academy, 107 Kurmangazy St. 3rd floor

Your participation will provide an opportunity to discuss such topics as:

- Developing KazBar as a self-regulatory organization of lawyers;

- Reforming the National Association of Advocates and potentially uniting KazBar and the National Association of Advocates;

- Requirements for advocates and lawyers related to money-laundering legislation;

- Other pressing issues related to the regulation of the legal profession.


Based on the results of the discussion, a joint statement on ways to improve the development of the legal profession in Kazakhstan will be issued.

Guest speakers:

- Jonathan Smithers, President of the Law Society of England and Wales;

- Hermann Knott, Partner of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH law firm


By Hermann Knott:

1. Practicing law as a business, but .. ethical restrictions, conflicts of interest, independence, confidentiality, governance: partners' rights vs. streamlining of decision making process;

2. How to run a law firm successfully fee structures, client development (including marketing and business development), project management, talent management (recruiting and developing young lawyers)

3. Managing Cross-border work - cooperation with international firms.


The Master-class will be in the form of an interactive session with the audience.  Leading practicing Kazakhstan lawyers as well as young lawyers will contribute to the discussion.


Discussions will be held in Russian and English.
Please note that to facilitate the format of this event, numbers are limited and early registration is recommended.
The event is FREE OF CHARGE, and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
You will find a preliminary event program by following 
the link.

For participation in this event, you can contact:
Aigerim Koishibayeva, tel.:+ 7 727 258 2380, e-mail: