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External publications and events

2017

Bankruptcy or how managers themselves become debtors

Bankruptcy or how managers themselves become debtors. The negative effects of this latest global financial crisis have been truly global, especially in those countries dependant on oil and gas. Unfortunately, Kazakhstan has been no exception, with events resulting in a wide range of economic and financial repercussions, such as general economic downturn, consumer difficulties and even recession.

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Knowledge week

The participants were trained on such topics as international and corporate taxation, transfer pricing, the specifics of the GES, BPS and Legal areas. Along with the theoretical part, the participants studied real cases from real business projects. The program was formed by the management team for trainees and consultants, based on the most relevant requests. The training week ended with a special course aimed at building an effective team.

 

Astana Finance Days and IFC conference on legal issues

On July 4, Nurzhan Dairbekov, senior Legal consultant took a part in Astana Finance Days and AIFC conference on legal issues, speakers at which were the Chairman of the constitutional Council of Kazakhstan Kairat Mami, Secretary of state Gulshara Abdykalikova and others. The events were held within the framework of the official opening of the AIFC. The conference participants discussed the special features and advantages of the international Arbitration Center in Astana, including the possibility of filing a claim and relevant documents through the online system, the involvement of professional arbitrators with extensive experience in the field of Finance, investment, subsoil use, etc.

According to the representatives of the AIFC, there is no mandatory requirement to be on the territory of the AIFC to have an official status of membership in it. Regarding the internal law in the AIFC, its developers indicated that it is based on the law of England, but has a more systematic and lightweight structure for the best convenience of its application.

Deloitte is an official partner of the AIFC on issues of the International Arbitration Center, as well as closely cooperates on General issues and advises its clients on activities in the AIFC territory.

 

English law Conference

On 25 April, the legal community of England and Wales with the UK Ministry of justice and the British Consulate, held a conference on English law in Almaty. The event was attended by the consultants of the Deloitte Legal team - Senior Manager, Olesya Kirilovskaya and Nurzhan Dairbekov.

The conference is a part of campaign to promote interaction between members of the legal community and businesses of the two countries, designed to identify the positive features of the application of English law and legal services within the jurisdiction of the UK.

The discussion touched upon topical and important issues, such as dispute resolution, execution of judicial acts, the principles of legal proceedings under English law.

 

Meeting of members of the European business Association of Kazakhstan with the Deputy energy Minister Bakhytzhan Djaksaliyev.

4 may in Astana the employees of the Tax & Legal Department, Olessya  Kirilovskaya, and Gulsara Ryskeldinova, took part at the meeting of members of the European business Association of Kazakhstan with the Deputy energy Minister Bakhytzhan Djaksaliyev.

The meeting discussed the future of the energy sector in Kazakhstan, the development of alternative energy sources, expanded obligations of producers and importers and other relevant topics.

 

English law conference

On 25 April, the legal community of England and Wales with the UK Ministry of justice and the British Consulate, held a conference on English law in Almaty. The event was attended by the consultants of the legal team of Deloitte - senior Manager Olessya Kirilovskaya and senior associate Nurzhan Dairbekov.

The conference was part of a campaign to promote interaction between members of the legal community and businesses of the two countries, designed to identify the positive features of the application of English law and legal services within the jurisdiction of the UK.

The discussion touched upon topical and important issues, such as: dispute resolution, execution of judicial acts, the principles of legal proceedings under English law.

Astana Finance Days and IFC conference on legal issues

On July 4, Nurzhan Dairbekov senior consultant in Tax&Legal department took a part in Astana Finance Days and AIFC conference on legal issues, speakers at which were the Chairman of the constitutional Council of Kazakhstan Kairat Mami, Secretary of state Gulshara Abdykalikova and others.

The events were held within the framework of the official opening of the AIFC. The conference participants discussed the special features and advantages of the international Arbitration Center in Astana, including the possibility of filing a claim and relevant documents through the online system, the involvement of professional arbitrators with extensive experience in the field of Finance, investment, subsoil use, etc.

 

English Law Summit in Kazakhstan 2018

On April 23, Astana hosted the event, which brought together leading experts from the UK and Kazakhstan - English Law Summit in Kazakhstan 2018.

Representatives of large companies, legal and consulting firms discussed the advantages of the application of English law, international arbitration and other relevant topics.

The Deloitte speakers were Caroline Armitage - Senior Legal Consultant and Viktoriya Tyan - Legal Manager, who highlighted the issues of business development and the latest legal reforms in Kazakhstan.

Tax Code changes will bring field development investment

Tax and Legal Partner Agaisha Ibrasheva and Senior Manager Aidana Abdaliyeva discussed the most significant Tac Code changes affecting business with Kursiv.kz

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Long arm of the law: the cross-territorial application of overseas legislation

Caroline Armitage, English Law Counsel and Senior Legal Adviser has an article in Forbes.kz

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies from a legal and tax perspective

Tax and Legal Department experts Aliya Tokpayeva and Viktoriya Tyan talk to Investors’ Voice (Amcham.kz) about how to not let fraudsters take advantage of the excitement around the new economic opportunities (p. 18).

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Seminars in Atyrau

On 11 and 12 January, Tax and Legal, and Audit colleagues held a client and partner seminar to discuss topical issues such as “Review of the New Tax Code” and “New IFRS 15,16 and 9 Standards and Possible Tax Consequences”

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Recycling waste

Olessya Kirilovskaya, Legal Senior Manager talks about how to regulate this issue in Kazakhstan in detail and current results – Kursiv.kz. 

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Quotas for greenhouse gases - a step towards a “green economy”

Senior Legal Consultant Assel Asubayeva speaks about the effectiveness of the greenhouse gas quota mechanism in the new edition of Investors’ Voice.

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Client webinar

On 29 August, the Legal Department, with the support of the Marketing and Communications Department and IT Department, held a webinar for ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Inc.

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Bitcoin will be controlled in Kazakhstan

Legal Department Director Artem Tolkachov talks to a Kazakhstan publication about which mechanisms may be used to regulate the new market.

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Digital Kazakhstan

Legal Department Manager Viktoriya Tyan shares her expert opinion on electronic document management for the Kazakh TVchannel’s Digital Kazakhstan programme. 

The end of fake business

Legal Senior Manager Olessya Kirilovskaya talked to Kursiv.kzabout some important amendments to the Criminal Code.

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Eurasian Women’s Business Forum 2017

9 June saw a unique forum in Almaty dedicated to giving business women in Kazakhstan a platform to exchange experiences and talk to potential partners. Legal Partner Agaisha Ibrasheva was one of the speakers at the event.

 

Outsource 2.0

Olesya Kirilovskaya, Legal Senior Manager, explains to National Business about the activities of General Service Centres, which have become a new trend, especially among international companies.

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Foreign Investors Council of Kazakhstan Working Group

On 12 April, Deloitte hosted a joint meeting of the Foreign Investors’ Council Working Group and representatives from the Kazakhstan National Bank to discuss investment policy implementation, including a new bill on currency regulation.

Deloitte participants included Partner and Head of Tax and Legal for the Caspian Region, Vladimir Kononenko, and Tax & Legal consultants Victoria Tyan and Kuralay Abdygalimova.

Electronic documents: myths and realities

Read an article by Senior Legal Consultant, Viktoriya Tyan on electronic documents in Kazakhstan

Investors' Voice

“Mentoring for Women Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan” within the framework of the “Women in Business” programme

The aim of the programme is to reduce gender inequality, both in terms of the availability of funding, and in terms of access to know-how, through a comprehensive approach at the levels of financial institutions

themselves, female entrepreneurs, the non-governmental and public sectors.Agaisha Ibrasheva, Deloitte Tax & Legal Department Partner will act as a business mentor for women entrepreneurs over 9 months starting from March 2017.

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