According to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the Permits and Notifications” No. 202-V dated 16 May 2014, licensing in the field of industrial activities is obligatory for:

  • operation of mining and chemical industries;
  • collection (preparation), storage, processing and marketing of ferrous and nonferrous metal scrap by legal entities;
  • purchase of electrical energy for energy supply.

 

  • obtaining a licence on behalf of a contracting company based in Kazakhstan for design of mining, petrochemical, oil and gas production enabling the company to further operate in the area of engineering, procurement and construction within the Caspian region;

  • obtaining a license on behalf of a contracting company based in Kazakhstan and engaged in comprehensive engineering, procurement and construction within the Caspian region for design, manufacture, installation, repair of chemical, drilling, oil-and-gas, exploration, mining, metallurgical, power equipment, flame proof electrical equipment, lifting equipment, as well as boilers with working pressures above 0.7kg/cm2 and coolant temperature above 115оС, and vessels and pipelines operating at pressures above 0.7kg/cm2;

  • Due Diligence for a large company on licenses and permits in the area of food industry;

  • advising of a foreign company on the safety requirements to machines and equipment specified by law;

  • advising of a foreign company on licenses and permits in the area of military equipment;

  • development of annual reporting and submission thereof to a licensor in the procedure specified by law;

  • advising on the issues of state control in the area of technical regulation;

  • re-registration of state license for repair of mine equipment due to the changes in legal address and production base of a large Finnish company;

  • drafting a legal opinion regarding state license on design of mining production, as well as submission of respective inquires to the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

  • submission of an annual report to the Industry Committee of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the leading and oldest design institute, which is operating in the area of complex design of mining enterprises using open-cut and underground mining methods; 

  • submission of the 2010 annual report to the Atomic Energy Committee for subsidiary company of a large Tunisian company;

  • submission of an annual report to the Committee of State Investigation in Oil and Gas Sector of the Ministry of Oil and Gas of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as well as drafting an application for the renewal of addendum to a license due to the changes in legal address for branch office of a marine drilling contractor, which specialises in rendering services on well construction in the Caspian Sea.

Additionally:

  • assistance to a large international law firm in preparation of the structure of the law on the regulatory approval system;

  • advising the world's leading IT company on marking of computer equipment;

  • advising foreign companies on the registration of medical equipment in Kazakhstan;

  • drafting legal opinion for a foreign trade company on import of the company’s products to Kazakhstan, as well as the procedures and conditions for certification;

  • advising foreign companies on selection of persons entitled to receive permits to engage foreign labour;

  • advising a Kazakhstani company on licensing of wholesale and retail sale of alcoholic beverages;

  • legal support of a loan agreement between a Kazakhstani company and a large Chinese bank in terms of all permits required by the legislation of Kazakhstan for construction of a gas pipeline;

  • advising a foreign company on legal requirements to purchase and maintenance of track machines;

  • advising oil companies on obtaining a license for activities associated with precursors;

  • review of existing licenses, approvals and permits from public authorities in the area of communications, precursors, safety, sanitary and epidemiological welfare of the population in order to identify the missing permits and assess the relevant risks.

Our lawyers have experience in providing consulting services related to the issue, execution and termination of licenses and other permits issued by public authorities.

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Introduction of 2nd 2017 Edition of FIDIC Forms of Contracts

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21.09.2018

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  • last calendar day of the month, when provision of services is started, and (or) the day of completing of provision of services – if the term of the agreement does not exceed one month.

20.09.2018

Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan On Concessions (unofficial English translation)

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20.09.2018

Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan On Public-Private Partnership (unofficial English translation)

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18.09.2018

Gulnur Nurkeyeva took part at the 10th China Overseas Investment Fair (COIFAIR)

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14.09.2018

Gulnur Nurkeyeva delivered a speech at Duane Morris & Selvam Ambassador Series

On 12 September 2018 Duane Morris & Selvam law venture held Ambassador Series dedicated to Kazakhstan event in Singapore.

13.09.2018

#NEARFOOTBALL or What a Sports Lawyer Should Know

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13.09.2018

Kazakh privatisation: a fresh start

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10.09.2018

Shaimerden Chikanayev was among the panellist at the IBA ECA Forum 2018

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How to incorporate a company or representative office in Mongolia?

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Land Law of the Republic of Belarus

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Administration of Almaty has officially announced public tender for participation in Almaty Light Rail Transport (LRT) Project

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Major Kazakhstan Legislation Changes for 2017

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