Licenses and Regulatory Permits

  • On assignment from the World Bank, we took lead with a full-scale project on drafting a new Kazakhstan law concerning permits and notices which has become the fundamental licensing law of the Republic of Kazakhstan

  • We have been on the market of license-related services since 1998
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Licenses and Regulatory Permits

Sayat Zholshy & Partners is a master developer of the effective Kazakhstan LawOn Permits and Notices, the most advanced legislative act in this domain which covers all issues related to the issuance of licenses and other permits by government authorities throughout Kazakhstan.  This work allowed us to exert a serious effect on the regulatory framework and ideology of the entire Kazakhstan licensing system.

Our Firm regularly renders legal assistance with the issuance and maintenance of government licenses, approvals, consents and notices.  We not only explain licensing regulations by means of advice, recommendations and legal opinions, but we also implement practical measures, help to compile checklists of required documents, and represent Clients in government authorities in connection with license issuance, renewal, extension or re-issuance and in connection with related government audits.  We possess the most advanced experience and know how to appeal against decisions and acts of licensing authorities.

The current Kazakhstan legislation provides for 84 licenses and 227 other permits.  Business regulation through licensing applies to nearly all corporations and individual entrepreneurs.  This sphere is of great importance to us and our Clients for the obvious reason – running business without an appropriate license or in violation of licensing regulations gives rise to administrative or criminal liability.  Moreover, proceeds from unlicensed business are confiscated in favour of the national budget.

Licensable activities may be carried out only under relevant licenses.  Our lawyers are always ready to assist Clients with prompt and legitimate acquisition of licenses and permits.  We can clarify all licensing regulations and requirements and we can help in preparing documents and materials required by government authorities.



Services

  • Legal support in connection with the issuance of licenses or other permits
  • Assistance with the preparation of documents required for the issuance of licenses or permits
  • Legal support in connection with the application for government or other authorities’ consents required for the issuance of licenses and permits
  • Legal due diligence of Client’s business for identification of licenses and other permits required in Kazakhstan
  • Training Client’s personnel in connection with government audits aimed to check the validity of earlier issued licenses or other permits
  • Appealing, on behalf of our Clients, against decisions and acts of licensing authorities

Experience

  • Comprehensive pre-investment due diligence of a major Kazakhstan construction material trading company; compiling a checklist of licenses and other permits required for operations in Kazakhstan; and providing all-inclusive support in the process of obtaining required licenses and permits.
  • Comprehensive legal due diligence of a major international joint operating company developing Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan; compiling a checklist of licenses and other permits required for operations in Kazakhstan; and providing all-inclusive support in the process of obtaining required licenses and permits.
  • Comprehensive pre-investment due diligence of a major Kazakhstan company engaged in crude oil refining, production and marketing of hydrocarbon derivatives; compiling a checklist of documents to be executed/obtained in compliance with applicable technical regulations (documents certifying conformance of products to national technical regulations, corporate standards, chemical products registration, etc.); and explaining the terms and procedures for such documents issuance.
  • Preparation of required documentation and arrangement for the issuance of state registration certificate in relation to a high-technology copyrighted item for a major Kazakhstan telecommunications company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance of an environmental designing license for an East European construction company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance of a license for a major Kazakhstan insurance company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance of a license for a CIS leader in alcohol manufacturing and distribution.
  • Arrangement for the issuance of a drug distribution license for a Kazakhstan pharmaceutical company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance of a drug distribution license for a major European pharmaceutical company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance and maintenance of a design, construction and assembly license for an Indian construction company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance and maintenance of 1stcategory design, construction and assembly license for a major West European designing and construction company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance and maintenance of a design, construction and assembly license for a Latvian construction company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance of an oil and gas drilling license for an Indian oil and gas company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance of an oil and gas drilling license for a major Cyprus oil and gas company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance of opinions by central environmental and technical surveillance authorities required for an ionizing radiation license.
  • Arrangement for the simultaneous issuance of hydrochloric acid handling licenses and related considerable quotas for two affiliated oil and gas service companies.
  • Arrangement for the issuance and annual renewal of licenses for well drilling, testing and workover and for other associated operations for an Indian oil and gas service company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance and annual renewal of licenses for well drilling, testing and workover and for other associated operations for a major Serbian oil and gas service company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance of a license by the Kazakhstan National Bank with respect to capital movement operations of a global leader in energy sector.
  • Arrangement for the issuance of a license for use and import of a number of ionizing radiation sources by an oil and gas service company.
  • Arrangement for the issuance and renewal of numerous designing, construction, operation and maintenance licenses for a number of European companies.
  • Legal assistance with the obtainment of consents/permits from government authorities for certification of conformance of an Indian construction company to Kazakhstan legislative requirements.
  • Legal assistance with the obtainment of consents/permits from government authorities for certification of conformance of a Serbian designing and construction company to Kazakhstan legislative requirements.
  • Legal assistance with the obtainment of consents/permits from government authorities for certification of conformance of a Latvian construction company to Kazakhstan legislative requirements.
  • Legal assistance with the obtainment of consents/permits from government authorities for certification of conformance of an Indian oil and gas company to Kazakhstan legislative requirements.