Mining 2021: Kazakhstan
According to the latest official statistics, the "mining and quarrying" sector (excluding the production of oil and gas) plays an important role in the Kazakh economy, with a contribution of 4.9% to the country’s GDP based upon the results of 2019.
The Procurement Rules play an important role in the day-to-day activities of the petroleum companies operating in Kazakhstan, considering that requests to clarify procurement issues constitute 55% of all requests for clarification of subsoil use issues sent to the Minister of Energy’s blog in 2019. This article reviews how the Procurement Rules are applied and the proposed amendments that will change or facilitate the procurement process.
Yerbolat Yerkebulanov held a seminar in Atyrau for representatives of oilfield service companies
During the event, issues of local content in procurement of subsoil users (including TCO, NCOC), including liability of subsoil users and suppliers, applicable reporting, as well as measures on mitigating legal uncertainty risks were discussed.
The Embassy of Malaysia together with the Atameken Chamber of Entrepreneurs organized a business conference on October 17, 2019 at the RIXOS Almaty hotel.
On 8-9 November 2018, the XIII Kazakhstan Forum of Corporate Lawyers was held in Almaty.
On 29 June 2018 Yerbolat Yerkebulanov, Partner of GRATA International (subsoil use practice (Almaty)) was a speaker at the Astana Legal Forum 2018.