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License agreement: main practical issues

October 4, 2018

In recent years, business environment of Kazakhstan states the increase of number of transactions related to franchising. Business structures provide their partners or receive from them brands, trademarks, patents and other objects of exclusive rights. Each party of these deals has certain advantages that can lead to beneficial cooperation.

Innovations to Kazakh laws on the court decision

August 8, 2018

On March 16, 2018 the Supreme Court of Kazakhstan issued the regulatory decree №3 (hereinafter – the «Regulatory Decree») on the amendment of the regulatory decree №5 as of July 11, 2003 “On court decision”. 

Legal audit: luxury or necessity?

June 4, 2018

Legal audit of a company before its acquisition, known in the business environment as due diligence, is commonly essential condition for making a final decision of the foreign investor on the purchase of shares in Kazakh legal entity. 


April 2, 2018

Within the execution of periodic messages of the President of Kazakhstan on cardinal improvement of national business, the ministries and their subordinate bodies continually declare about the measures on simplification of business conduct. We highly appreciate the results achieved by the government but at the same time we consider that the application of the Law “On Counteracting the Legalization (Laundering) of Proceeds from Crime and the Financing of Terrorism” (hereinafter – the “Law”) by the banks is not in line with the governmental trend on the support of business. 

Government to support digital startups

February 26, 2018

The Ministry of information and communications announced its intention to support digital startups within the Astana HUB start-up ecosystem. For this purpose, the digital economy will be able to use the results of adapting the legislation, tax and financial preferences as well as solid protection of intellectual property.