Managing Partner Vitaliy Vodolazkin Attending the Second Session of Samruk-Kazyna Legal Club

On September 15, 2016, Samruk-Kazyna Legal Club held the second session on Contemporary Challenges in Commercial Arbitration: Kazakhstan Practice and International Experience.

Sayat Zholshy & Partners offered a presentation on the relevant subject which was selected by the Legal Club Committee members as the most compelling.

Managing Partner Vitaliy Vodolazkin made a speech on the enforcement of arbitration awards in Kazakhstan and 2016 legislative innovations.  Vitaliy shared with the lawyers of Samruk-Kazyna the SZP’s experience of recognition and enforcement of Kazakhstan and foreign arbitration awards.

The event participants discussed major challenges to the enforcement of Kazakhstan and foreign arbitral awards in the light of the Kazakhstan Civil Procedure Code of 31 October 2015 and Kazakhstan Arbitration Law of 8 April 2016.

The second session of the Legal Club also featured Maydan Suleymenov, Chairman of the Kazakhstan International Arbitrage, and Tom Cummins, a partner of Ashurst international law firm, who raised the issues of the new Kazakhstan Arbitration Law and shared their experience in the settlement of arbitration disputes in foreign jurisdictions.

Samruk-Kazyna Legal Club was formed, through the sponsorship of Samruk-Kazyna JSC, of the leading lawyers of Samruk-Kazyna Group and its subsidiaries.

Samruk-Kazyna Legal Club holds regular sessions where its members discuss the most pressing concerns of Samruk-Kazyna Group in an attempt to develop the uninform law enforcement customs and practices, and organizes numerous workshops and lectures featuring Kazakhstan and foreign legal practitioners, prominent scientists, public figures and others.