About the Court of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC)
The Court of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC), founded on January 1, 2018 at the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, is an independent judicial system based on the norms and principles of the law of England and Wales. It operates in accordance with the best international standards for resolving civil and commercial disputes. The AIFC Court is independent in its activities and is not part of the judicial system of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The AIFC Court has exclusive jurisdiction to hear cases and render judgments on:
- any disputes arising between AIFC participants, AIFC bodies and/or their foreign employees;
- any disputes relating to any transactions carried out in the AIFC and subject to the law of the AIFC;
- any dispute referred to the AIFC Court by agreement of the parties.
In order to represent the interests of clients in resolving civil and commercial disputes in the AIFC Court, it is necessary to register with the AIFC Court and obtain the right to speak in this Court.
All lawyers with a professional qualification as a lawyer or advocate and a valid license or certificate of the right to practice law, from anywhere in the world, have the right to register with the office of the AIFC Court to represent the interests of the parties in court cases after submitting to the office of the AIFC Court documents confirming the existence of a professional qualifications of a lawyer or advocate, a valid license or certificate of the right to practice law and a letter of confirmation of proper status from the relevant body regulating the activities of lawyers.
Lawyers who do not have the professional qualifications of an advocate or a lawyer or a license to practice law, and whose legal practice is not regulated by the Bar Association, have the right to register with the AIFC Court Office to represent the interests of the parties to disputes before the AIFC Court, after submitting a bachelor’s degree to the AIFC Court Office law and two judgments or rulings in which the applicant is named as a representative of the party. A letter or recommendation from a judge or client confirming the parties’ previous representation in courts may be submitted as an alternative to judgments or orders.
If you are a lawyer or lawyer and want to represent your client in the AIFC Court, you can become eligible to appear in this court by registering on the eJustice official website at ejustice.aifc.kz or by sending an email with scanned signed copies of the above documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
As for the law firm KORGAN, it is worth noting that in 2021 our Lawyers Alibaev Marat, Matsura Dmitry and Shirinov Emin successfully registered with the AIFC Court and received the right to act in the AIFC Court in order to represent the interests of clients in resolving civil and commercial disputes.