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Azamat A. Kuatbekov

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Azamat Kuatbekov is a managing partner inBaker McKenzie'sAlmaty office. He has been recommended by legal directories such as Chambers Global and Legal 500 for his litigation and transaction work. Mr. Kuatbekov has solid experience in the natural resources sector, advising clients on dispute resolution, acquisitions and financing. Before joining the Firm, he had worked with the legal department of the national oil company Kazakoil. He has authored numerous articles on oil and gas, corporate law, bankruptcy and litigation in Kazakhstan and has acted for many of the country's major power companies.

Doing Business in Uzbekistan has been prepared as a general guide for companies operating or considering investment in Uzbekistan. The guide is intended to present an overview of the key aspects of the Uzbek legal system and the regulation of business activities in this country.

On 6 October and 19 December 2020, Kazakhstan’s President signed Law No. 365-VI ZRK1 and Law No. 384-VI ZRK2 (“Amendments”), respectively, which introduced certain changes to the country’s anti-corruption legislation, including the Anti-Corruption Law,3 Criminal Code4 and Civil Code.5 Law No. 365-VI ZRK became effective on 18 October 2020, and Law No. 384-VI ZRK came into effect on 31 December 2020.

Following the adoption of amendments to the Code on Public Health and Healthcare System, which introduced for the first time in Kazakhstan certain standards for ethical business practices with regard to the promotion of pharmaceutical products and medical devices, the Ministry of Healthcare recently published rules for ethical promotion of…

On 29 October 2015, the Republic of Kazakhstan adopted its first Commercial Code. It was adopted to facilitate the implementation of the “Plan of the Nation – 100 Specific Steps to Implement the Five Institutional Reforms” and to comprehensively regulate public relations in the business environment.