“After the signature of a strengthened cooperation agreement in 2016, the European Union is the largest partner of Kazakhstan with France being in the 5th place" - emphasized Mr. Galiev during his speech. Download the full speech in French here

The recent legislative changes in Kazakhstan reinforce and justify Kazakhstan's 36th place in the "Doing Business" rating in 2017. Me Joffroy, associate lawyer of Dentons, mentioned the upcoming changes such as: as of January 1, 2018, the elimination of two taxes 1) on the surplus exploration profit and 2) on the commercial discovery bonus, as well as adoption of a new Subsurface Resource Code starting from June 29, 2018. Download the full presentation in French here

Since September 1, 2017 François Marques is representative from the French side of the governmental agency Kazakh Invest that aims to help foreign investors to find investment projects and to assist companies in their activities before, during and after the local implantation. Download the full presentation in French here