1. The Claimant, KT Asia Investment Group B.V. ("KT Asia"), is a company incorporated in the Netherlands with its registered office at De Boelelaan 7, 1083 HJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2. Since 23 May 2012, the Claimant has been represented in these proceedings by ADDLESHAW GODDARD LLP, Millon Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. Until 24 February 2012, the Claimant was represented by STEPHENSON HARWOOD and Mr. Zachary Douglas and Ms. Michelle Butler of MATRIX CHAMBERS. At the beginning of these proceedings, the Claimant was also briefly represented by CLYDE & CO until it retained STEPHENSON HARWOOD on 17 March 2010.
B. THE RESPONDENT
3. The Respondent is the Republic of Kazakhstan (“Kazakhstan” or the “Respondent”).
4. The Respondent is represented in this arbitration by REED SMITH LLP, the Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2RS, and Messrs. Ali Malek QC and Christopher Harris of 3 VERULAM BUILDINGS.