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Kazakhstan's Astana International Finance Center: The New Curiosity Shop

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM ALMT

Join Morgan Lewis lawyers Aset Shyngyssov and Klara Nurgaziyeva for an overview of the tech, fintech, and other innovations and opportunities in Kazakhstan via the Astana International Finance Center (AIFC).

At a crossroads among the political, cultural, and financial influences of the European Union, Russia, and China, the AIFC was established as a financial free zone within a limited area of Kazakhstan’s capital, Nur-Sultan, with the main goal of promoting and organizing the provision of offshore corporate and financial services within the region. The AIFC, like other regional business hubs, operates as an English law enclave designed to attract and enable financial and high-tech investments, has its own courts and arbitration center, and offers various cutting-edge incentives for investors.

Topics will include:

  • AIFC law
  • Tax exemptions and other benefits
  • AIFC court and arbitration center
  • AIFC bodies (stock exchange, fintech, green finance center, and others)

CLE credit: CLE credit in CA, FL, IL, NJ (via reciprocity), NY, PA, TX, and VA is currently pending approval.