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Firm Profile

Kalikova & Associates Law Firm LLC

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 71 Erkindik Boulevard
  • Bishkek
  • Bishkek
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • 720040

Firm profile submitted by Kalikova & Associates Law Firm LLC

Managing Partner: Ulan Tilenbaev
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 14
Languages:English, Kyrgyz, Russian, Turkish

Kalikova & Associates has a reputation of a leading full-service law firm in the Kyrgyz Republic focusing on business law services and the public administrative sector. Founded in 2002, the firm is widely recognised for its experience in advising and representing major foreign companies and multinationals, governments and international organisations on high-profile, complex assignments and transactions, most often with cross-border elements. Sources note that‘working with this firm is a trouble-free exercise’ while its staff is ‘detail-oriented and responsive to all needs of the client’ and ‘focused on finding solutions’.

Practice Areas:Automative & MachineryAviationBanking & Finance Construction & Real Estate Development Energy FMCG Healthcare HORECA & Tourism Luxury, Fashion & Apparel IT & Telecommunications Minerals & Metals Oil & Gas Pharmaceuticals & Beauty Products Tobacco & Alcohol

Banking & Finance:

Formation and acquisition of banks, microfinance institutions, leasing and insurance companies, corporate management advisory, shareholding relations and directors’ liabilities, antitrust matters, licensing and regulatory compliance (data protection, sanctions, AML/CFT, etc.), structured finance, swaps, project finance, housing finance, trade finance instruments, leasing operations, aviation finance, due diligence of assets and securitisations, sovereign loans, sovereign financial assets management, support to policy reforms in the sector (mobile banking, online loans, mortgage registrations, local currency bonds market, etc.), other services.
Clients: EBRD, ADB, EIB, EC, EADB, IFC, ICD, OPIC, China Exim Bank, CDB, VEB, Turk Eximbank, Commerzbank, Ping An Bank, Habib Bank, Qazkom, Halyk Bank, Deutsche AM, CIBC World Markets, Citigroup Global Markets, Oikocredit, Triple Jump, BlueOrchard Finance, Jubilee Insurance, AerCap, VISA, MoneyGram, Divitia Global, Creditinfo.
Contact Name: Alexander Ahn
Email: [email protected]

Minerals & Metals and Oil & Gas:
M&As, traditional investment concession, farm-in, joint ventures, product sharing agreements, business restructuring, corporate management, mining licensing and permits, environmental and industrial safety compliance, land use rights, intra-group loans, project financing and operational contracts (supply, testing, survey, drilling, engineering, construction, etc.), personnel relations and labor unions, disputes with regulators, governing policy reforms in the industry (Mining Sector Development Strategy, EITI reporting standards, taxation, formation and operation of regional development funds, etc.), other services.
Clients: Russian Platinum, Zijin Mining, China National Gold, KAZ Minerals, Chaarat Gold, Cengiz Holding, CNPC, Gazprom Neft, Rosneft, Bashneft, World Fuel Services, Blue Seafronts Development, Petro-Bright Holdings, Shangfeng Cement, SGS, Intertek, EITI.
Contact Name: Aicholpon Jorupbekova
Email: [email protected]

Employment taxation and social security charges, taxation of commodities, goods and services, tax risk determination, tax optimisation for M&As, intra-group/cross-border financing and business structuring, transfer pricing, taxation of dividends, taxation of charities, tax due diligence, DTT and investment treaty disputes, tax desk audit appeals and litigation, policy reforms (fiscal policy program, tax laws, etc.), other services.
Clients: Big Four firms, World Fuel Services, Gazprom, Oikocredit, Taiwan Fund for Children, RFE/RL, Coca-Cola, Novartis, NDI, Mondelez, Globalink, Family for Every Child, DAI Global, Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, Denso Corporation, Chemonics, Avon, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Goethe-Institut.
Contact Name: Maksim Smirnov
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
Classic IP services (trademark search and registration, appealing refusal, renewal/extension, non-use cancellation, transfer or licensing), protection and enforcement of IP rights (customs control, market raids and reports, unfair completion, parallel imports, counterfeits and look-a-likes, infringements, etc.), franchising.
Clients: Bacardi, Baskin Robbins, Roust, Hard Rock Cafe, Papa John’s, Beiersdorf, Canon, COFCO Group, Chopard, Diageo, Hennessy, LEGO, Lotte Confectionary, Pernod Ricard, Reckitt Benckiser, Roberto Cavalli, RR Donnelley, Kigili, Subway, TGI Friday’s, United Confectioners
Contact Name: Ulan Tilenbaev
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Arbitration, Dispute Resolution & Litigation:
Pre-judicial dispute settlement, commercial disputes, administrative (antitrust, environment, tax, etc.) appeals, constitutional complaint proceedings, international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration matters.
Clients: Centerra Gold, Zoomlion, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Wimm Bill Dann, Gazpromneft-Aero, AKDN, FreeBalance, Gregori International, Cummins, SNR Group, Ulker.
Contact Name: Nurbek Sabirov
Email: [email protected]

Public - Private Partnership:
Preliminary and comprehensive feasibility studies of projects, preparation of tender documentation and implementing biddings, PPP and investment agreements, legal support of policy reforms (drafting new PPP law and regulations, tax incentives, risk management, bidding procedures, etc.), other services.
Clients: UNECE, JICA, Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, ADB, GIZ, KfW and IFC.
Contact Names: Gulnara Kalikova and Magomed Saaduev
Email: [email protected], [email protected]


Investments, privatization, joint ventures, management contracts, financing transactions for construction and reconstruction of hydropower plants, solar power plants, electric grids, biddings, licenses and permits, environmental and industrial safety compliance, land and water use rights, engineering and construction contracts, policy reforms (policy papers, power purchase agreements, implementation of pricing incentives for renewable energy, etc.), other services.
Clients: RusHydro, Inter RAO, IFC InfraVentures, Technopromexport, Voith Hydro, Fichtner, Hermann Verwaltungs, Fluentgrid, Andritz Hydro, China Energine, TW Solar Group.
Contact Names: Magomed Saaduev and Marina Lim
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

IT & Telecommunications:
Corporate and M&A, regulatory licenses and permits, import of equipment, devices and software, transactional matters, IP aspects, media content, consumer protection and antitrust, data protection, business and employee transfers, and litigationfor mobile, fixed-line, cable TV, ISP, electronic payments operators, mobile device retailers, infrastructure maintenance and upgrade service providers.
Clients: Apple, Alibaba, VEON, ZTE, Microsoft, RR Donnelley, Verny Investments Holding, Orange Business Services, AMT Group, Lalafo.
Contact Name: Ulan Tilenbaev
Email: [email protected]


  • 71 Erkindik Boulevard,
  • Bishkek,
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • 720040
  • Tel +996 312 666 060
  • Fax +996 312 662 788
  • Email : [email protected]
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