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This is an archive of our previous Legal Alerts highlighting important legal developments from 2014-2016. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any of the issues we cover.

Immigration Law

What’s new in migration law. Registration rules for domestic migrants

In this issue, we will be discussing some of the most important changes in the rules for registering domestic migrants

July 2017

The New Work Permit Rules

In this issue we would like to remind you about some of the most interesting and important amendments to the immigration legislation that will be introduced by the New Work Permit Rules (the “Rules”) from 1 January 2017.

We would also like to draw your attention to the new Resolution # 459 dated 18 August 2016 approving the exact amounts of one-off state charges for the issuance of work permits to foreign nationals wishing to work in Kazakhstan

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 Personal Data Protection Law Updates

Personal Data Protection Law Updates for October 2016

In this issue we would like to remind you about some of the most interesting and important amendments to the Personal Data Protection Law (the “Law”) from 1 January 2016:

1. Location of personal data

The amendments oblige owners and operators of personal data and third parties to store personal data on databases located in Kazakhstan

2. Liability for violating the personal data location requirement

The authorities have introduced administrative and even criminal liability for violations of the location requirement

3. New means for a data owners to provide consent for the processing of their personal data

Data owners can now provide their consent through an “e-government” web-portal. 

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Special Legal Alert

Special Legal Alert

Change of currency residence status for branches and representative offices of foreign legal entities.

November 2017

Special Legal Alert

In this Special Legal Alert, we would like to discuss planned amendments to be introduced into various migration and employment laws.

October 2017

Special Legal Alert. October 2017

Additional quotas for 2017

October 2017

Special Legal Alert

Amendments to the Rules for Immigrants to enter and reside in the Republic of Kazakhstan, and depart from the Republic of Kazakhstan.

April 2017

Developments in prosecutor law

In this issue, we discuss the most interesting and important amendments and developments in prosecutor law

New Prosecutor’s Law

Remain Focused on Changes

In this issue, we discuss some of the latest interesting and important amendments

Remain Focused on Changes July 2017

Remain Focused on Changes

In this issue, we discuss some of the latest interesting and important amendments

Remain Focused on Changes June 2017

Tax disputes: what’s new in the pre-trial and court tax audit dispute resolution

In this issue, we discuss some of the most interesting and important amendments to Kazakhstan tax and civil procedural law with respect to the pre-trial and court tax audit dispute resolution.

Your Success Is Our Goal May 2017

Obligatory Social Medical Insurance Law

In this issue, we would like to remind you of several interesting and the most important aspects of the Obligatory Social Medical Insurance Law.

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Special Legal Alert for September 2016

Please find the Special Legal Alert for September 2016. This Legal Alert is dedicated to the obtainment of work permits for foreign nationals in Kazakhstan.

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Special Legal Alert for August 2016

Please find the Special Legal Alert for August 2016, which discusses about Innovations in intellectual property in the EAEU.

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Special Legal Alert for July 2016

Please find the Special Legal Alert for July 2016, which discusses about Innovations in intellectual property in the EAEU.

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Special Legal Alert for June 2016

The Law On the Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding the Transition to a “Green Economy” (“Green Economy Law”) enters into force on 29 June 2016 and introduces improvements to the legal regulation of renewable energy sources (“Renewables”), ecology and subsoil use.

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Legal Alert June 2016

Licensing in the construction industry

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Special Legal Alert for April 2016

Please find the Legal Alert for April 2016, which discusses new Labour Code, which entered into force from January 2016

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Legal Alert for April 2016

We continue to provide you with updates on key legislative changes and explanations on how they impact your operations

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Special Legal Alert for December 2015

Please find the Legal Alert for December 2015, which discusses new Kazakhstan Labour Code ¹ 414-V dated 23 November 2015

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Legal Alert for September-October 2015

We continue to provide you with updates on key legislative changes and explanations on how they impact your operations. This issue covers: 

  • Draft Law On the Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts regarding Taxation and Customs Administration
  • Law № 356-V dated 12 October 2015 On the Ratification of the Protocol for the Republic of Kazakhstan to accede to the Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organisation from 15 April 1994
  • Law № 365-V dated 27 October 2015 On the Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan in connection with entry to the World Trade Organisations
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Legal Alert for July 2015

Please find the Legal Alert for July 2015, which discusses key legislative amendments regarding employment and immigration, and other sectors of the economy.

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Legal Alert for June 2015

Please find the Legal Alert for June 2015, which discusses key legislative amendments regarding employment and immigration, and other sectors of the economy.

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Legal Alert for May 2015

Please find the Legal Alert for May 2015, which discusses key legislative amendments.  

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Legal Alert for April 2015

Please find the Legal Alert for April 2015, which discusses key legislative amendments: 

  • Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 7 April 2015 ¹ 300-V On the Introduction of Amendmendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding the Legal Regulation of Intellectual Property
  • Draft Law On Arbitration as at 31 March 2015
  • Draft Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan On the Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding Improvements to Civil Legislation
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Legal Alert for March 2015

Please find attached the Legal Alert for March 2015. Our aim is not to provide you with exhaustive analysis of the legislative changes, but to give you an insight on the possible consequences, which could arise due to the legislative changes.

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Legal Alert for January 2015

Please find the Legal Alert for January 2015, which discusses key legislative amendments regarding employment and immigration, and other sectors of the economy.

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Legal Alert for November 2014

Please find the Legal Alert for November 2014, which discusses key legislative amendments regarding employment and immigration, and other sectors of the economy.

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Legal Alert for October 2014

Please find the Legal Alert for October 2014, which discusses key legislative amendments regarding employment and immigration, and other sectors of the economy.

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Legal Alert for September 2014

Please find our Legal Alert for September 2014 containing useful, comprehensive and interesting information to help you and your employees understand your rights and obligations. Key amendments cover: 

  • Draft Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan On the Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan in relation to the Country’s Entry to the World Trade Organisation Download our brochure
  • Draft Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan On the Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding Subsoil Use
  • Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan On the Introduction of Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding Improvements to the Investment Climate
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Legal Alert for August 2014

Please find our Legal Alert for August 2014 containing useful, comprehensive and interesting information to help you and your employees understand your rights and obligations. Key amendments cover:

  • resolution and amendments of the Government of the republic Kazakhstan
  • rules for tax and other obligatory budget payment
  • president Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a draft administrative Offences code
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Legal Alert for July 2014

Please find our Legal Alert for July 2014 containing useful, comprehensive and interesting information to help you and your employees understand your rights and obligations. Key amendments cover: 

  • law of the ratification of a treaty between the Governments of the republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Estonia on the Stimulation and Mutual protection of investments 
  • law on Trade Unions 

 

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Legal Alert for June 2014

Please find our Legal Alert for May 2014 containing useful, comprehensive and interesting information to help you and your employees understand your rights and obligations. Key amendments cover:

  • changes to the employment and migration law
  • the concept for the further modernisation of the Kazakhstan pension system until 2030
  • the introduction of amendments and additions to the law combatting the legalisation of income received through criminal means and financial terrorism
  • the Government Resolution approving the rules for participants and employees of international specialist exhibitions in Kazakhstan to enter the country and register for exhibitions
  •  the law on the Innovation Technology Park innovation cluster
  •  the introduction of amendments and additions to the law aimed at improving the investment climate
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Legal Alert for May 2014

Please find our Legal Alert for May 2014, containing useful, comprehensive and interesting information which will help you and your employees understand your rights and obligations. The key changes cover:

  • the rules for calculating average employee headcount and the average annual income of private entrepreneurs
  •  the law on permits and notifications
  • approval of rules for drafting and maintinning state procurement registers
  • approval of the rules for transitioning pension savings to insurance organisations according to pension annuity agreements
  • approval of the Concept for the State Regulation of Entrepreneurial Activities until 2020
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Legal Alert for April 2014

Please find the legal alert for April 2014 containing useful, comprehensive and interesting information which will help you and your employees understand your rights and obligations.

The key amendments cover:

  • procedures for setting the minimum salary;
  • the minimum pension;
  • changes to the Administrative Violations Code;
  • additions to the resolution approving rules for setting fixed tariffs
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Special bulletin for March 2014

Please find a special legal alert for March 2014 in which we discuss the Presidential Decree improving conditions for the development of entrepreneurial activities. In this issue we talk about the potential for cardinal improvements to conditions for developing your business.

If you have any issues our experienced consultants will be pleased to give you and your company the relevant advice

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Legal Alert for February 2014

We continue to provide you with updates on key legislative changes and explanations on how they impact your operations. This issue covers: 

  • problems and the subtleties involved in changes to employment and migration legislation
  • useful information on visa issuance and extension
  • a detailed consideration of the Presidential Decree on measures adopted to improve conditions for developing entrepreneurial activities
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Legal Alert for January 2014

Please find the Legal Alert for January 2014, which discusses key legislative amendments regarding employment and immigration, and other sectors of the economy.

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