On 19 April 2019, SIGNUM lawyers spoke at the Astana Legal Forum

On 19 April 2019, Talgat Sariev, Gaukhar Kudaibergenova, Perizat Nurlankyzy and Sofiya Zhylkaidarova spoke at the Astana Legal Forum held in Nur-Sultan city.

Several sessions and panel discussions took place at the Forum on issues related to tax, competition, subsoil use laws, dispute resolution, setting up and operating in the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), as well as environmental, customs, labour laws and specifics of private-public partnership regulation.

Talgat Sariev spoke on certain issues of the application of the international treaties in settlement of tax disputes with the focus on mutual agreement procedure.

Sofiya Zhylkaidarova moderated the subsoil use session, where Gaukhar Kudaibergenova spoke on practical aspects of the new Subsoil Use Code. Gaukhar’s presentation covered SIGNUM clients’ practical cases and attracted attention of the audience.

The key new subject of the Forum this year was the AIFC-related session, where our colleagues Perizat Nurlankyzy and Sofiya Zhylkaidarova outlined the AIFC tax and legal framework. In their speech, the speakers emphasized on the special legal regime of the AIFC, regulatory scope, priority types of activities and tax aspects, including preferences. It is worth mentioning that the AIFC is separate and independent from the Republic of Kazakhstan judicial system.

Our speakers would like to express their gratitude to Lincoln Conferences for arranging the Forum at such a high level. SIGNUM is especially thankful to the participants of the Forum, represented by consultants, in-house lawyers, state authorities, for active participation in discussions.

In case of interest in speakers’ presentations or any other related topics, SIGNUM Academy and our lawyers are ready to arrange a client training upon request.