English Law Summit in Kazakhstan


The Bar Council together with the Law Society are organising an English Law Summit in Astana and Almaty from 23 - 25 April 2018, supported by the cross-government campaign, 'Legal Services are GREAT'. The Summit will bring together businesses and legal professionals across Kazakhstan and the UK to discuss recent updates in English law. The seminars will focus on issues such as international arbitration, corporate governance, anti-money laundering and financial regulation and many more.

Kazakhstan is the largest legal market in the CIS region after Russia and generates a significant number of disputes both in the Commercial Court and in arbitration in London and beyond. In 2016-17 it was listed as the third most frequent litigant country (following the UK and Russia) at the English Commercial Court. It is also a source of significant corporate governance and regulatory/criminal law issues which should make the mission interesting also for members of the Criminal Bar. This visit comes hot on the heels of the opening of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Court, which is based on best practices and principles of English common law. The visit is a unique opportunity to promote the Bar overall as well as raise your professional profile in this important and developing legal market.

Speaking opportunities

The opportunity to speak at this event is open to both barristers and solicitors. If you are interested in speaking at this event, please complete the application form electronically and return it along with your CV to Olga Ivannikova OIvannikova@BarCouncil.org.uk by 09:00 on Tuesday 20 February.

If you have any queries regarding the programme, please contact Jessica Crofts-Lawrence on JCrofts-Lawrence@BarCouncil.org.uk or on 0207 611 1357.