The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.

  • Legal Provisions: The Law on Arbitration of the Republic of Kazakhstan (entry into force in April 2016). 

  • Regarding interim measures and enforcement of arbitral awards, the Civil Procedure Code No 411-I of 13 July 1999 is also applicable.

Arbitral Institutions

  • Kazakhstan International Arbitrage (KIA)

  • International Arbitration Court (IUS)

  • Arbitration Center of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (ATAMEKEN)

  • The Astana International Financial Centre’s International Arbitration Centre (IAC)

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 20 November 1995); reservations: none.

  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 20 November 1995).

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 21 September 2000).

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 18 October 1995).


Last updated February 2019