Mission to Kazakhstan

Supported by UK Trade and Investment, a Bar Council trade development mission visited Kazakhstan in April to raise the profile of the English and Welsh Bar and explore opportunities for arbitration and litigation. 

While there, barristers met local lawyers in Astana and Almaty. Christian Wisskirchen, Head of International Policy at the Bar Council, said: “Kazakhstan is a rapidly growing economic state in the Commonwealth of Independent States region and has the larg est legal market in dispute resolution after Russia”.

The mission, he said, would generate a “significant number of disputes both in the Rolls Building and in arbitrations in London”.