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Domestic gas market regulatory reform
On 26 January 2021 Kazakhstan’s President, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, held an Extended Session of the Government at which he stated that the domestic natural gas market is still over-regulated, which hinders increasing the resource base, investment in geological exploration, and construction of gas processing facilities.
Changes to the Labour Code of Kazakhstan Regarding Outstaffing Issues
This is to inform you that on 19 December 2020, the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan ‘On the Introduction of the Amendments to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on outstaffing services’ (hereinafter – the ‘Law’). Pursuant to the Law, the Labour Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Energy law and regulation in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is the largest economy in Central Asia and home to more than 18 million people.  As a country rich in coal, oil, natural gas and uranium, Kazakhstan’s economic focus remains firmly on its industrial sector and the extraction and processing of its natural resources.  There is also enormous potential for renewable energy in Kazakhstan, particularly from wind and small hydropower plan.
The Kazakh tax authorities approach towards the dividends tax exemption
This article covers such sensitive topic as tax exemption of dividends distributed by a Kazakh company in address of its foreign shareholders (participants). In particular, the recent tendency in the approach of the Kazakh tax authorities adopted in this regard.
Reformation of the Gas Market in Kazakhstan: Major Problems and Legal Aspects
This article examines the key problems domestic gas market in Kazakhstan faces right now and analyses, among other issues, current and future gas market designs as well as third-party access (TPA), unbundling, gas pricing and pipeline tariff setting regulation.
Lack of political will threatens Kazakhstan’s gas sector reforms
Kazakhstan’s gas sector has vast potential as recoverable gas reserves in Kazakhstan are approved at the level of 3.9 trillion cubic meters, about 1.7% of the world’s gas reserves. A significant part of natural gas resources is concentrated in western regions of Kazakhstan, whereas the biggest and most promising export market for Kazakh natural gas is in the east — China.
Will gas tariff become the dealbreaker for the Eurasian Economic Union?
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is a Russia-led economic union of the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation that represents, from an energy perspective, one-fifth of the world’s gas reserves and more than 50% of world gas exports.
Mongolia: Mining 2020
Due to Mongolia has a rich resource of minerals, it is attracted by many foreign investors and many foreign and domestic companies looking for investment or business opportunities in the mining and petroleum sectors.
Mongolia is one of the 29 resource-rich developing countries identified by the International Monetary Fund. Approximately 2745 legal entities are held the mining and exploration licenses for 7,248,800 hectares area. It is covered 4.6% of the overall territory of Mongolia .
Gas market liberalization in Kazakhstan — what to expect?
The Kazakh gas market continues to be organized on the basis of central command and control, and quasi-monopolistic principles, with KazMunayGas (KMG) as the state owned and vertically integrated oil and gas company dominating gas production, supply and transportation through its direct and indirect subsidiaries.
Nobel Brothers' history in Azerbaijan
The first foreign company in Baku was founded by the Nobel brothers - Alfred, Ludvig and Robert. Few people know about the deep connection of the Nobel Prizes with Baku’s oil.  12 percent of the prize was said to be from Alfred's shares in the Nobel Brothers' Petroleum Company in Baku.
What You Should Know When Purchasing an Oil&Gas or Mining Company
The sale and purchase of oil and gas or mining companies are one of the most complex transactions. There are many nuances in checking the acquired asset, obtaining transaction permits from state authorities, and taxation aspects. The article outlines the main practical tips for committing such transactions in Kazakhstan.
Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan On Concessions (unofficial English translation)
This Law determines legal conditions of concession, types of state support of concessionaire and regulates social relations arising during conclusion, execution and termination of concession agreements.