Formed in 2002, Kalikova & Associates (K&A) has grown into the largest and leading full-service law firm in Kyrgyzstan providing services both to business and public sector clients. K&A has established a reputation as a reliable partner among its clients which include leading foreign and local companies, transnational corporations, diplomatic missions and international organizations. Our legal advice is based not only on careful analysis of existing legislation but also on economic, political and cultural trends in the republic . We tailor our services to the individual needs of our clients. Our primary goal is to provide our clients with high quality legal services in the most efficient, responsible and cost-effective manner to facilitate effective business decisions.

Over the years, K&A has completed thousands of challenging assignments, accumulated rich professional experience and built a trustworthy professional team. We provide legal services to companies and international organizations operating in various sectors of the Kyrgyz economy, including banking and finance, mining, hydroelectric power, aviation, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, hospitality, education and other industries.

Area of Expertise

  • Antimonopoly Regulation & Competition
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Issues & Capital Markets
  • Employment & Migration
  • Enviromental Protection, Health & Safety
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade, Customs & Technical Regulation
  • Legislative Policy & Regulatory Practice
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Restructuring & Reorganization
  • Product Liability
  • Project Finance
  • Public-Private Partnership
  • Taxation

Key Members


Ulan Tilenbaev is managing partner. Ulan has extensive experience representing telecommunication and IT companies, finance and development institutions, companies in the mining and exploration industry, and manufacturers of fast-moving consumer goods, etc. He has been advising foreign and local clients on legal issues including mergers and acquisitions, corporate, business structuring, cross-border transactions, business licenses and permits, competition, technical regulations and others.




Gulnara Kalikova is a founding partner of the firm. Gulnara has extensive experience representing foreign investors in the Kyrgyz Republic. She has provided legal support to business projects in the Kyrgyz Republic both at the start-up and implementation stages; participated in drafting and signing investment agreements between foreign companies and the Kyrgyz Government; advised foreign investors on Kyrgyz law issues, including banking, secured transactions, subsoil and land use regulation, antimonopoly legislation, and other areas of law; performed legal due diligence of projects related to financing and acquisition of local companies by foreign investors. Gulnara contributed to the drafting of the medium- and long-term mineral development strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic by making recommendations to the Kyrgyz Government for improving mining law.