International arbitration in Kyrgyzstan continues to be governed by the Law On Arbitration Courts (the “Law”), enacted on 30 July 2002, to which no legislative amendment was made in 2014. The Law is based on the UNCITRAL Model Law.
A.2 Trends and Tendencies
Recently, a number of investors began arbitration proceedings against Kyrgyzstan. Most of these relate to the expropriation of foreign and domestic investments by the government of Kyrgyzstan that came to power as a result of the April 2010 Revolution.
As a result, the Kyrgyz Government decided to establish a special body, the Center of Representing the Government in Court Proceedings. This Center is responsible for handling any claims filed against the Kyrgyz Government or state authorities by foreign investors.