The official launch of the AIFC Law Pro Bono office took place during Astana Finance Days.
The event was attended by representatives of leading international and local law firms such as Baker & McKenzie, White & Case, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Grata International, and others.
In his welcoming speech, Marat Aitenov, First Deputy Chairman of the Board of Administration of the Astana International Financial Centre, noted that the AIFC Law Pro Bono Office seeks to create mutually beneficial conditions in which both parties – the practicing lawyer and the applicant for free legal services can benefit from the bono initiative.
“With the launch of the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), Kazakhstan is in a unique position to strengthen the rule of law, offering access to legal advice at the AIFC, which has a unique legal system that is unprecedented in the region. The AIFC Law Pro Bono office seeks to provide separate one-off advice on legal issues arising within the AIFC jurisdiction. The purpose of this scheme is to provide for everyone who wants access to legal advice, and, moreover, free of charge,” said Aitenov.
The office of AIFC Law Pro Bono offers free legal advice on legal issues arising in the jurisdiction of the AIFC, practicing lawyer can volunteer for those who need legal advice. The AIFC Law Pro Bono office is a unique platform that is a collection of traditional Bono values.