JUDGMENT OF THE JUDICIAL COLLEGIUM FOR CIVIL CASES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF KAZAKHSTAN RENDERED IN 2004 RESOLUTION NO. 3A-121/2-04
Subject Matter: Requirements for a valid arbitration clause under the laws of Kazakhstan.
Finding: Absence of reference to the applicable law, or to the rules of appointment of arbitrators is no flaw in the parties’ intention to choose to arbitrate any disputes arising out of the contract. The present arbitration clause contradicts neither the European Convention on International Arbitration of 1961, nor the law of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Claimant: ZAO International Airport Astana (Kazakhstan)
Place of Court Proceedings: The Republic of Kazakhstan
Applicable Law: The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan
The parties concluded a contract in 1998 concerning the planning and reconstruction of [an] airport building in the city of Astana by the Respondent. According to the contract, the parties agreed that all disputes and/or controversies that might arise out of the Contract or in connection therewith, should be resolved by arbitration with the Arbitration Court of Zurich, Switzerland.